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  • Photograph: Jimmy Baikovicius. (photo: Jimmy Baikovicius)
    FM Magazine  - 07.04.2014, 08:31

    Trading Up

    The Facilities Management Association (FMA) describes itself as the United Kingdom’s only trade association representing the facilities management sector on the grounds that its membership is limited to corporates. FM Magazine asked Chief Executive, Chris Hoar, whether his organisation’s membership structure confers any significant benefits.

  • Masdar City (Abu Dhabi, UAE): A good consciousness of tradition and historic forms.  (photo: )
    Professor Christian Baumgart ,  FM Magazine  - 21.03.2014, 03:10

    Dare or Dai

    In 2010 observations about the Burj Khalifa from the President of the 4,000 member Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine (DAI is the Federation of German Architectural and Engineering Associations and one of Europe’s most influential professional bodies), made international headlines. In an exclusive interview with FM Magazine, Professor Christian Baumgart reveals his comments were reported outside the context of his wider vision for the future development of the Gulf.

  • Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013, 19:17

    Daly Delivery

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

  • Multi-technical capabilities are a key ingredient of MAF Dalkia's services offering (photo: MAF Dalkia)
    FM Magazine  - 01.08.2012, 12:06

    Vive La Différence

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

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    FM Magazine  - 06.02.2006, 19:17

    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 and Training Manager for Farnek Services, tells FM Magazine how he does it.

  • FEELING GREEN?: residents’ representatives are in talks with Emaar over service charge rates. (photo: )
    FM Magazine  - 31.12.2005, 13:32

    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 Emaar homeowners to get to the bottom of the much-hyped service charge issue.

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    FM Magazine  - 10.08.2005, 19:17

    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 gearing up for the introduction next year of new energy efficiency standards in the United States.

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    FM Magazine  - 09.08.2005, 19:17

    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.

  • Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) (photo: )
    FM Magazine  - 18.03.2005, 11:56

    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 division in 2002.