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FSI Middle East Category Sponsor at the fmME Awards 2015

fmME: What is FSI's interest in being associated with the
fmME Awards?


ADRIAN JARVIS: Despite attending every edition of the
fmME awards 2015, this will be the first time FSI Middle
East has sponsored the event.


As provider of FM technology used by many industry
players, it is great to be connected with their success
through an event that raises the profile of the FM industry
and provides recognition for organisations and their
achievements.


fmME: What value do platforms such as fmME Awards
have in helping drive the industry?


AJ: Through the awards the impact and value of facilities
management, as well as the progress and development of the
industry in the region will be highlighted. Being recognised
by your peers will help stimulate future innovation.


fmME: What trends do you believe will become important
in 2015?


AJ: With Expo 2020 around the corner, property owners
and developers are actively looking at technology as a
means of controlling costs and operating their buildings
more efficiently. FSI is witnessing a move towards the
inclusion of FM in the design and build stages, to ensure
that all data required for the operation of the building is
available at handover stage.


Additionally, we believe the trend toward output performance
based contracts will continue to gain momentum.
Technology will be the key enabler in driving these
contracts to improve operational efficiency, thus making
output contracts more widely recognized by clients and
service providers.


Building owners will also realise the importance of retaining
control of their data and will increasingly look to use
in-house CAFM software systems. With more and more soft
and hard services activities, asset collection exercises and audits
being performed on mobile devices there will be greater
demand for flexible workforce mobility software.