Free Facility Management Training (Giving Back Series 2017)

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Enroll for a free 1-day Facility Management career training to get introduced to the profession and explore all you need to take-on a successful FM career

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Lagos Portharcourt Abuja
Date Saturday 15th of July,
29th of July
Saturday 12th of August Saturday 5th of August
Time 10am to 3pm 10am to 3pm 10am to 3pm
Venue Human Resources Development Center Building, University of Lagos Main Campus, Akoka Notore Garden Camp, Notore Industrial Complex Onne, Rivers State check Inn Hotel, No. 37 Durban Street, off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse 2


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How does a large, diverse, and dynamic Facility respond to the constant requests for new and additional space? This is one of main parts of Facilities Management: Space Planning.

The facility planning role involves programming, working to understand how the space was used previously, the current status of the space, and what the future plan is for the space. Programming, the foundation for the design effort, is essential to informing the design aesthetics.

Even after a project has been planned, sent off to construction, built and completed, planning is involved in data collection, with an inventory of each space being documented every three years. Data collection of floor plans is ongoing because many changes that occur do not result in renovations. Once gathered, this information is widely used throughout the facility. Grant contract accounting uses information to track grant progress and overhead. Operations & Services uses it for energy management of buildings. Environmental Health & Safety collects floor plan data for its records. Information Services & Technology uses the data to map its networks.

The Planning Group

The planning phase includes data collection, an understanding of who’s in what space, how the space is used, and document management. Document management involves floor plans, past records of plans, and renovation work—basically, all documents related to a project.

The Design Group

In close consultation with facility clients, a staff of professional space planners and designers develops programs and plans to meet the need. The associate director/designer works with two full-time designers, a full-time consultant, and a Co-op group of design students to source materials and put together rough plans to get an idea of the project’s budget and scope. Projects can be as small as renovating an office or classroom to as large as 33 Harry Agganis Way! Often, these large-scale projects require the expertise of outside consultants.

Aside from documentation, the other side of planning is more interactive. Unlike most of the facility departments, summer is the busiest time for the Design group. From upgrading rooms to planning out larger building projects, summer is the season to begin construction and coordinate moves.

After programming schematics, plans, specifications, and construction documents have been determined, Planning & Design hands over the project to Construction Services, which oversees the construction and execution of the plans.

Under the guidance of the SPACE Committee and the sub-SPACE Committee, the Planning & Design group makes recommendations and presents them to the facility provost, senior vice president for operations, and the president for suggestions and final approval.

The sub-SPACE Committee includes:

  • Planning & Design
  • Construction Services
  • Vise president Office
  • Budget Office

Any time there is new construction or interior renovations on facility, the Planning & Design group is heavily involved.

Written by: Mohammad AlQara’wi, Facilities Management Expert | Posted by: Max-Migold Ltd.

Is your facility adding value to your organization? Are you bothered about your facilities costs? Do you know how to find the right resources to deliver superior services? How is your facility management department perceived in the organization? Can you link service contract line items to deliverables that matter to your core business? Are you a professional looking for a career upgrade? We have good news for you!

This course is for building services operatives who directly interface with building users, manage service providers, custodial, and maintenance teams. The course covers key learning requirements for Building Managers including communication, emergency preparedness and business continuity, environmental stewardship and sustainability, finance and business, human factors, leadership and strategy, project management, quality management, real estate and property management and technology with a very strong focus on operations and maintenance. See


We offer several Facility Management Training in our organization, see below our training calendar for the rest of the year.


Register online at pay into Skye Bank Account No: 4110055960, Max-Migold Ltd and send an email with evidence of payment to on or before one week to your chosen dates. For more information visit or call 08022020122.




The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) defines Facilities Management (FM) as:

‘The integration of processes within an organisation to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of the client’s primary activities.’

FM can also be defined as the provision of services that support a client’s wider business activities, and allow that client to concentrate on its core competencies.
For example, as a company grows, expanding its operations from a small, single site firm into a multi-site, multi-disciplinary organisation, the needs of its employees, customers and building users will naturally change. These requirements – for example, for adequate, safe and comfortable office space, or reception teams, security or regular cleaning, can quickly become a major issue for a growing organisation.
Companies start to address this issue by engaging with suppliers of the services they need – a cleaning company, a security provider, a recruitment agency and a waste management provider for example. As the complexity and cost of their requirement grows to match their business’ expansion, however, maintaining these relationships – not to mention legislative
compliance and safety – becomes a significant drain on existing teams, as well as a source of often unpredictable costs.
A solution to this issue is to outsource the support functions to a single provider, who can create cost-certainty over a number of years, a single-point of contact for the client organisation, and can guarantee that the client’s estate is managed in the correct manner.

FM Providers:

FM providers bring high levels of expertise to areas of a company’s operations that they may not necessarily possess as part of their in-house teams. Providers of FM services can deliver facilities services and energy solutions that support Customers’ activities, drive cost savings, environmental compliance and operational efficiencies from their businesses. FM providers enable client’s teams to concentrate on their business activities and commit to adding value and innovation to their operations.

Larger FM companies manage and operate TFM functions and categories within hard and soft FM, either separately or as a bundled service package. Within the hard FM sphere they can offer the full scope of mechanical and electrical maintenance, refurbishment and repair services, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, public health services, lifts, fire protection, lightning protection, power supplies and fabric.

Other areas in which a FM service provider could add value to your business include:

Hard Services

  • Technical Services
  • Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance
  • Construction projects
  • Maintenance and inspections
  • Space management
  • Porterage

Soft Services

  • Supply of Energy
  • Reception & concierge
  • Housekeeping, janitorial, logistics & porterage
  • Grounds maintenance & landscaping
  • Helpdesk operation & management
  • Cleaning services
  • Catering
  • Security & vehicle parking.
  • Operation & maintenance
  • Critical engineering
  • Fabric maintenance
  • Refrigeration & cooling
  • Building systems management
  • Automation & process systems
  • Installation & projects
  • Asset management


Energy Services:

Energy procurement, supply and generation are increasingly pivotal to organisations given the importance of a sustainable, low-carbon energy solution. Leading FM providers can also offer energy procurement solutions and carbon-reduction strategies to transform the environmental performance of your estate, and can manage all aspects of Customers’ energy and sustainability needs from procurement onwards..

Energy service areas include:

  • Energy consultancy
  • Utility procurement & risk management
  • Energy management
  • Energy performance contracts / ESCOs
  • Renewable & low carbon solutions
  • Co-generation & tri-generation
  • Utility asset management
  • Energy networks & district energy.

Business Processes:

FM providers can also offer the following advantageous solutions:

  • Transactional services
  • Information technology
  • Customer contact centres
  • Mailroom & digitisation
  • Human resources & payroll
  • Regeneration & planning
  • Architectural design
  • Supply chain management.


Written by: Shatrughna Sonar, Recruitment & Talent Sourcing Specialist/Facilities Management | Posted by: Max-Migold Ltd.