Tag: sustainability

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-12 – Discussion by Jon Martens (USA), Stephen O. Jagun (Nigeria), Chris Payne (UK) & David Reynolds (USA)

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-12 – Discussion by Jon Martens (USA), Stephen O. Jagun (Nigeria), Chris Payne (UK) & David Reynolds (USA) on “Eko Atlantic City”

Recorded on: June 9th, 2015

Jon E. Martens, IFMA Fellow, President, JEMCOR LLC
Stephen Ola Jagun, Principal Partner, Jagun Associates
Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member as Social Media Coordinator
David Reynolds, FMCC STAG Member as Podcast & Audio Coordinator


The Nigerian government/Lagos State was in search of a permanent solution to protect Bar Beach in Victoria Island from the impact of severe coastal erosion, and to safeguard Victoria Island from the threat of flooding. This area is expected to become the new financial epicentre of West Africa by the year 2020. By that time, Nigeria will be one of the world’s 20 largest economies. Eko Atlantic is the essential city for Lagos currently under construction off Bar Beach, Victoria Island. The impact on the FM is significant, as it will demand a paradigm shift in the current state to a future state that combines influence and capabilities, the utilization of expertise and the reduction of cost, and the creation of a transparent environment requiring more effective communication. It is the transformation from management to leadership, from facility management to organizational leadership.


1. Have there been any steps taken to identify, recruit and train the facilities management personnel that will be required?
2. How does the Eko Atlantic planning process include occupant input while the city is not yet built?

Thinking deeply about sustainability by Stephen Brown

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

By Stephen Brown (FM-adviso, Ltd.) & FMCC STAG Member  11 June 2015. In aggregate, I have spent more than three weeks of my life under water:  20-70 minutes at a time. SCUBA diving in tropical climates has provided me a respite from the challenges of the work day and has revealed a completely different, some say alien, environment. There… Read the full article »