Issue # 1, Vol: 6

Cofely Besix FM staff receive first accreditation in region from MEFMA

Category: Facilities Management

Ten facility managers from Cofely Besix Facility Management receive official accreditation from the Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA). The team has become the first official MEFMA Associate facility managers in the region, having completed five days of extensive training in operations and management, project management, finance and business essentials, sustainability in facilities management and leadership and strategy. “The key for customers is in knowing that they get an accredited standard of knowledge and knowhow in the manager. This allows the customer to have confidence that their assets are in the best hands going forward allowing the process of outsourcing will have the greatest benefits,” said Ian Harfield, General Manager of Cofely Besix Facility Management.

“It is always rewarding as a manager to see staff developing and even more so when through MEFMA when we have been able progress their learning on a structured and accredited course, which goes with our ethos of Cofely Besix Facility Management adding value to our staff,” he added. Supported by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) as a non-profit association, MEFMA provides a dedicated platform for facility management professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and owner associations. “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Cofely Besix on their most auspicious certificates ceremony, and congratulate them overall for their effort and success rate,” said Ahmed Hussain, member of the MEFMA Board of Directors.

“This marks the vision of Cofely Besix to educate their staff highlighting their determination to improve their overall performance with a competent, educated workforce. Being one of the MEFMA Board of Directors I am very proud to see the growth of MEFMA and its contribution to the region’s FM industry.”

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    Since its inception in 2010, MEFMA has never been confined to any one country and its current board is made up of industry leaders from across the region including Vice-President
  • Cool Solutions
    District Cooling is a viable, sustainable solution, particularly considering that we are living in a region where temperatures remain high for most part of the year says Adib Moubadder, Managing Director of Emicool in an interview with
  • Cleaning and maintenance at heights: a goldmine of challenging opportunities
    Despite traditional means of accessing facilities at heights, rope access is fast gaining momentum as one of the preferred means for cleaning and maintenance at heights. Muhammad Sekagya reports on different high-access solutions from Grako.
  • Century Management Consultancy broadens its range of FM services in UAE
    The Century Management Consultancy (CMC) group has officially announced the addition of Australian-based
  • Burj Khalifa: A challenge to the science of facilities management
    Sadhvi Sabherwal talks to Ali Al Suwaidi, Senior Director, Operations, Burj Khalifa, and member of Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA) to find out how the world’s tallest tower is being managed
  • British Institute of Facilities Management forms expert panel for Jordan
    FM consultants Gulfhaven to join the panel
  • Boosting business performance through responsible environment health, and safety management
    Maintaining a safe and healthy workplace creates immeasurable benefits for any business enterprise.
  • Benchmarking the global cleaning industry
    According to the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC), which has published its first comprehensive worldwide cleaning industry report,
  • Belcare benefits from UAE private villa sector
    Increased interest from owners of private villas in Dubai for facilities management services besides maintenance of swimming pools and landscaping has driven business by 100 per cent for Belcare, the facilities management division of Belhasa Projects over the last one year.
  • Bahrain airport signs facilities management deal with Hochtief
    Bahrain airport signs facilities management deal with Hochtief
  • ‘Work on the Move,’ IFMA’s new book on alternative workplace strategies to debut at world workplace
    The IFMA Foundation is said to announce a new publication that brings together global workplace experts to analyze how work is changing, the impact it is having on the workplace and how facility professionals can respond.
  • ‘We compete with ourselves to come out with the best’
    Dubai-based integrated FM services provider Imdaad targets GCC expansion, to open office in Saudi soon
  • “Facilities Management in the Middle East will be one of the world’s leading FM industries”
    Donald Trump made this bold statement at the annual MEFMA (Middle East Facilities Management Association) Conference
  • Arabian Construction Week 2011 to Address Green Building in Middle East Region
    Arabian Construction Week 2011 to Address Green Building in Middle East Region
  • Anti-slip floor coverings to be launched in region
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  • American hardwoods to open dialogue with region’s green building movement
    American hardwoods to open dialogue with region’s green building movement
  • Adopting the sustainable path
    FM industry experts tell Swaliha Shanavas how ‘sustainability’ has been understood (or misunderstood) and how they are putting in relevant efforts to make their operations more sustainable, with focus on water, energy and other key environmental aspects
  • A recruiter’s take on the GCC FM job market
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