Pressure on to improve efficiencies in recession
The recession has put pressure on property managers to improve efficiencies and deliver more innovative and effective management solutions. This was stated by Paul Whelan chairman of the Irish Property & Facility Management Association, at the association's recent annual conference.
"We need to develop innovative frameworks and methodologies that will optimise building performance, create effective space planning, provide enhanced procurement techniques, and ultimately deliver cost savings", he stated, adding that the key to sustainability is the cost effective management.
"The significant 'in-use' costs in areas such as energy, waste and water, provide opportunities to add value"
The keynote speaker was Kingsley Aikins, former CEO of Worldwide Irish Funds, who spoke on how the Irish diaspora can play a key role in economic recovery.