Reforms will drive FM services: Imdaad
Dubai, November 27, 2011
Reforms being introduced by governments to improve the quality standards and minimise the ecological impact of facilities and buildings will help drive demand for sustainable facilities management services, Imdaad, a leading facilities management company, has said.
The green building standards that are in place in Dubai, the pearl rating system in Abu Dhabi and the global sustainability assessment system (GSAS) in Qatar are among the programmes being implemented by governments that are pushing Middle East developers to integrate sustainable facilities management solutions in their developments, a statement from the company said.
The growing demand for sustainable FM solutions is likewise expected to contribute significantly to the robust growth forecast of the GCC's facilities management sector, which has been forecast to grow by up to 20 per cent within the next five years, driven by strong demand in key markets such as UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Imdaad further noted that it has already witnessed a marked increase in demand for sustainable FM solutions as property owners and developers seek to align their projects with new government building regulations and international quality standards.
Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: 'The introduction of green building regulations and environmental standards by governments in the Middle East have driven developers and property owners to adopt a more holistic approach in the development and maintenance of their properties. This trend has in turn expanded the role being played by facilities management companies in realising the sustainable development agenda of the government and the private sector.
“Imdaad has been proactively expanding and enhancing our core services, putting us in an excellent position to adequately address the growing focus on sustainability by developers and property owners,” he said.
He said that sustainability remains a key guiding principle behind the company’s continuing search for innovation and improvements in the delivery of FM services, and it conducts regular sustainability audit to uncover new ways to improve and enhance its services, while creating opportunities to incorporate innovative technologies and best practices into its operations.
Imdaad has been a leading proponent of environment-friendly technologies and sustainable business practices in the FM industry, the statement said.
The company has introduced numerous pioneering initiatives that have improved Imdaad’s business and environmental performance, while delivering practical benefits to customers, employees and the society in general, it said. – TradeArabia News Service