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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Vertical circulation

FM Magazine – GCC Edition caught up with Jay A. Popp, the Asia pacific - Middle East Executive vice president of Lerch Bates and Associates, Inc. elevator consulting group to discuss the affect...

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Through the looking-glass

There are many innovative ways of conserving energy in a building. FM Magazine interrogates K.T. Govindarajan, general manager at V-Kool Emirates, over claims his company is making about the...

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Raising the bar

Richard Cowl for Jotun Powder Coatings on epoxy coatings as an anti-corrosion solution.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Outside looking in

Duncan Waddell, managing director of FM Intelligence critically assesses the UAE property and FM markets.

CLEAN SWEEP: it is imperative that service specifications are adequately defined in SLAs (photo: )
Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

On the level

Drake & Scull's Scott Wilson discusses service level agreements (SLAs).

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

More to floors

André Dulka from Armstrong Floor Products discusses the maintenance and operating costs of flooring solutions.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Managing properly

Asteco explains the distinction between the terms, "property management", "asset management" and "facilities management" as they are used in the GCC.

Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Desert flower

Pacific Controls pioneers Dubai’s first green building initiative.

Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Daly Delivery

IDAMA’s Billy Daly discusses how the FM division of Dubai Holding was born, it’s structure and where it’s heading.

Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Built to last

Paul Lowndes, Managing Director of Degussa Specialty Chemicals, on what role chemicals can play in increasing the lifecycles of structures.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Sustain and gain

Walton Dunlop from Dunlop Design Engineering and Arpal Gulf's John Gavigan discuss the environmental and financial benefits of industrial wastewater management systems.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Peer pressure

Dr. Ravi Chinta (Assistant Professor of Management) and Dr. Mohammed Ashraf Ali (Assistant Professor of Electronics Engineering) present findings from their benchmarking of American University of...

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Living in a material world

Dubai Municipality is stepping up efforts to ensure materials meet specifications. Dubai Central Laboratory's Ali Ahmed Elian argues that consultants should take the driving seat.

Multi-technical capabilities are a key ingredient of MAF Dalkia's services offering (photo: MAF Dalkia)
FM Magazine  - 01.08.2012

Vive La Différence

FM Magazine discussed MAF Dalkia’s energy-centric service delivery model with CEO, Alexandre Mussallam.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.09.2007

Clearing the air

Ron Vallort, global President of ASHRAE, talks about how the future of mankind depends on refrigeration.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.06.2007

Down the Hudson

An interview with Ken Hudson of MAB Properties.

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FM Magazine  - 14.02.2006

Absolutely smart RFID

To understand why radio frequency identification (RFID) systems are being used on the Dubai International Airport extension project, FM magazine caught up with Cliff Wilson, Senior Commercial...

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FM Magazine  - 14.02.2006

All Rêved Up

FM Magazine spoke with MAF Dalkia Middle East CEO Christophe Ploux and Arabtec project marketing director, Andrew Lemon, about the luxury Le Rêve Dubai development which has been introduced as the...

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FM Magazine  - 06.02.2006

A class apart

Transforming a newly arrived low-skilled worker from the sub-continent into an efficient customer-friendly cleaner, security guard or maintenance technician is no easy task. Jeremy Martin, Quality...

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Melissa-Kate Ashwell ,  Serco Group Plc  - 09.01.2006

Playing it safe

Health and safety is an essential element of any business practice, and particularly so in the labour-intensive facilities management industry, writes Serco Gulf's Melissa-Kate Ashwell.

FEELING GREEN?: residents’ representatives are in talks with Emaar over service charge rates. (photo: )
FM Magazine  - 31.12.2005

All Charged Up

Although Emaar Properties has set the pace for property development in the Middle East, it has encountered hurdles on the way. FM Magazine met separately with Emaar corporate representatives and...

FM Magazine  - 16.11.2005

Sustain and Gain (Duplicate)

FM Magazine met with Lindsey Parnell, President and CEO (Europe) of Interface to discuss how the company is leading a worldwide war on waste.

FM Magazine  - 20.10.2005

Go one better

In conjunction with MBI Ltd, Dubai’s Better Homes Properties has established a dedicated facilities management company. FM Magazine talks to the senior management of the new entity about how and...

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FM Magazine  - 14.10.2005

Anyone for tee?

Having a sub-zero handicap doesn’t qualify you to design golf courses. Peter Harradine, Managing Director of Orient Irrigation Services and Golf Course Architect, tells FM Magazine what you need...

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FM Magazine  - 18.08.2005

Sky's the Limit

Zack Zainal, Emirates Senior Security Manager of Training and Facilities, discusses the scope of Transguard Group’s activities with FM Magazine's Ayman Dunseath.

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FM Magazine  - 14.08.2005

Flowering Ambition

Jeremy Hodgson, managing director of Dubai-based Desert Turfcare, discusses water management and green waste recycling in sustainable landscape maintenance.

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FM Magazine  - 10.08.2005

Pay me now or pay me later

As chairman and chief executive officer of American Standard Companies, Frederic Poses has a lot of business to take care of. FM Magazine asks him how one of its firms, Trane Air Conditioning, is...

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FM Magazine  - 09.08.2005

A view from above

Mohammed Bukrash, assistant director general of Dubai Municipality, explains how architecture is being used to preserve the Emirate's traditional cultural values and heritage.

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FM Magazine  - 23.07.2005

Polishing Qatar's pearl

FM Magazine traveled to Doha to speak with David Cannon, General Manager of Operations for the Pearl-Qatar project.

VISIONARY: all central air conditioners manufactured in the US after January 23, 2006
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FM Magazine  - 17.06.2005

SEERious business

FM Magazine discusses the introduction of higher energy efficiency SEER legislation for the HVAC industry in the United States with Group Vice-President of Emerson Climate Technologies, Dick Schul.

FM Magazine  - 01.06.2005

In the Beginning

Scott Wilson, managing director of Drake & Scull FM elaborates on the merits of bringing building operators and developers together at the design phase of a project.

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FM Magazine  - 01.06.2005

Blind faith

FM Magazine spoke with Jean Chemali, Manager of Window Covering Products for Hunter Douglas Middle East, about the company's innovative solar shading systems.

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FM Magazine  - 01.05.2005

Tour de Force

MAF Dalkia is leveraging its energy management expertise in its FM services offering, says CEO Dr. Hayan Sayed in an interview with FM Magazine.

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FM Magazine  - 18.03.2005

Mind over Matter

FM Magazine (GCC Edition) spoke with Bill Heath, managing director of Mace Macro which has been making significant inroads into the Middle East since leveraging Mace's position to launch an FM...