The latest British Institute of Facilities Management FM Leaders Forum tackled the question of whether it is possible to define FM by outputs and whether a defined 'value of FM' would help strengthen understanding.
New research commissioned by the Middle East Facilities Management Association has found that the regional spend on FM hit $21.8bn (£13.5bn) last year, with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar leading in growth.
The poor performance of many buildings is a constant source of embarrassment to engineers and mystery to FMs. Building information modelling offers a glimpse a more efficient future. Bruce Bisset makes the case.