#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay repcap #Session06 by Mohamed El Agroudy “Facility Management in the Middle East, Opportunities and Challenges”

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Mohamed El Agroudy, Chairman, PhD, CCT, PMP, RMP, TRC, ACIArb, M.ASCE, Misr for Services & Maintenance, MSM

Recorded on Houston:      13.07.2016, 02:30 (2:30 am)
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For a long period of time, owners of most projects used to focus on the initial cost of any facility rather than the life-cycle costing. They considered the short-term cost saving of vital importance. Recently, there is an elaborated attention to decreasing operation & maintenance cost that constitute a considerable portion of the facility life-cycle cost. The aim of this webinar is to figure out challenges facing Facility Management (FM) Industry in the Middle East and discuss opportunities and proposed mitigation actions to overcome these challenges.

One of the major challenges is the lack of awareness of FM importance and that most of stakeholders in many projects are not matured enough towards the application of FM in their projects. Another challenge is the late involvement of FM in different project phases: concept, design, construction and commissioning leading to miss-coordination and lack of integration between different disciplines and missing the opportunity of potential cost saving because of gained lesson-learned by the FM team.

The need of standard legislative and regulating laws is very crucial as this will encourage the application of the different business models achieving goals of key stakeholders and preventing the vagueness of service cost breakdown. Lack of most project documentation like (As-Built) drawings represents another important challenge as this will make it hard for the FM entity to handle the different (architect, civil, electromechanical and infrastructure items), Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a very useful tool to update and integrate project information and documentation. Last but not the least is the lack of skilled and FM’s specialized manpower representing the big challenge for the FM service providers as they are investing in the human resources.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Illustrate different challenges facing Facility Management Industry in the Middle East
  2. Discuss how to overcome these challenges and enhance market opportunities for the right use of Facility Management
  3. Highlighting legal requirements (adapting new regulations and/or modifying existing ones) to improve Facility Management application
  4. Steps towards standardizing Facility Management business models

Mohamed El Agroudy, Chairman, PhD, CCT, PMP, RMP, TRC, ACIArb, M.ASCE, Misr for Services & Maintenance, MSM


Dr. Mohamed El Agroudy has decades of experience in construction engineering and management. He is a Certified Corporate Trainer (CCT), a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Risk Management Professional (RMP), a Transnational Referral Certified (TRC) and an International Arbitrator. Dr. El Agroudy had his BSc in civil/construction engineering, a Masters in contracts and a PhD in contracts and risk management. He is teaching Contracts/Risk Management at the American University in Cairo. He is also the Chairman of Misr for Services & Maintenance, MSM, one of the leading Facility Management companies in the Middle East. Moreover, he is a project management consultant for mega projects in the Middle East. With both his academic and practical construction industry experience, El Agroudy has trained many professionals around the globe and has performed a lot of workshops and keynote speeches in many countries. His areas of expertize include: Contracts, Risk and Facility Management. He is an active member of Project Management Institute (PMI), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Society for Quality (ASQ).

The Session is proudly presented by

World FM Day 2016 – The FMCC Event Team:

Ondrej-1Teena Shousejamos

Ondrej Strup, IFMA FellowFMCC Board Member as Secretary
David Reynolds – FMCC STAG 1st Co-Chair and Podcast & Audio Coordinator
Teena Shouse, IFMA Fellow – FMCC Board Members as President-Elect
Joshua Amos – Component Liaison at IFMA

Markus GrollFMCC Board Member as 1st Vice President & STAG Liaison

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