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  • Langmead Associates at World Future Energy Summit, ADNEC Abu Dhabi, 16-19 January 2012

    The Future Build -- the first portal for green building materials to originate in the Arab world -- invites you to attend the World Future Energy Summit and to visit us at stand No. 10804. We will be promoting our joint initiative with Masdar and Objective World on xD Sustainability Manager for ratings compliance and OMTrak for online O&M Manuals as featured on TFB.

  • Langmead Associates at Facilities Management Middle East, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, 22 January 2012

    Douglas Langmead will be addressing the FMME Conference on 'Utilising the new Estidama compliance tool for maximising sustainability in FM operations'.

  • Langmead Associates launches its UAE-developed green-building management tool at FM Expo 2011

    Dubai, UAE, 19 May 2011: Locally based FM business consultancy, Langmead Associates WLL, has launched xD Sustainability Manager - an innovative new sustainable-building management tool at the FM Expo 2011 in Dubai this week. Jointly designed with software developers Objective World, xDSM delivers exceptional LEED and Estidama compliant green-building ratings for project developers...

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  • A Message for Davos – Waste Not, Want Not

    Not far from where I live in Bahrain, down a quiet residential side street populated with apartment blocks and villas, sits an uncompleted building. It's been there for as long as I have. No walls, just rectangular concrete pillars with steel reinforcement rods sticking out of the top like radio antennae. It's been raining recently, so pools of water lie stagnating among the foundations. Broken planks of wood and other debris are strewn around the site.

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  • Enterprising plan for not-yet-finished buildings

    It is time for developers to rethink their approach to the unfinished buildings dotting the landscape. Letting these structures lie dormant in the desert sun may not be the best plan.

    Enter Doug Langmead, who sees opportunity in the partially built towers that stand as a symbol of the global property market downturn.

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  • Practical incompletion

    Atypical construction project starts with the contract award, reaches the milestone of 'practical completion' at the time of hand over, and ends with the conclusion of the 'defect liability period'.

    There are well known forms of contract and project management processes to deal with the construction process, but virtually none to deal with a project that is suspended for long periods. For most stalled projects in the region contractors have remained on the job, but with little or no cashflow.

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  • Objective World Press Release - Dubai FM Expo 2010

    In conjunction with the Dubai FM Expo 2010 and their Middle East partner, Langmead Associates, Objective World have pleasure in announcing the release of version 1.0 of their premier tool for conceptualizing site and building designs, the xD Building Conceptualizer. The tool is one component of a holistic approach to total facility creation and management that Langmead is spearheading with their Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) product offerings.

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  • OfficeSpace Software Launches Partnership in Dubai with Langmead Associates

    OfficeSpace Software is pleased to announce a partnership with Bahrain and Dubai based Langmead Associates. OfficeSpace, an innovative move management and workspace allocation application will be featured at the Dubai FM Expo May 18-20 along with Langmead Associates in Hall 8, Stand 50. Designed to be intuitive and efficient, OfficeSpace's web-based interface and drag-and- drop capabilities make it easy for administrative assistants, office managers and facility professionals to allocate workspaces, schedule moves and generate the necessary reports to run their operations easily.

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  • Nomination of Langmead Associates for GCC FM Consultancy of the Year

    Why This Nomination Deserves to Win

    We have developed a binary model of the property lifecycle that elevates FM into a clearly defined and prominent position as a profit centre. In the global model typically used to illustrate the property development process, 80% of the cycle is taken up by feasibility, design and construction. FM has no clear identity, and only 20% of the circumference, resulting in the industry being largely unrecognised and unacknowledged.

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  • Nomination of Langmead Associates WebFM-OMTrak for Innovative Use of IT in FM

    Why This Nomination Deserves to Win

    In 2009 we successfully contracted with Rasis Developers to provide an intelligent software system to their Rasis Business Centre project for use by the Contractor Laing O'Rourke, which will facilitate the timely delivery of the building FM O&M manuals at handover.

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  • FM Expo Press Release

    Doug Langmead, Managing Director of Langmead Associates, is a conference speaker at the Dubai FM Expo 2010. In his speech Doug will outline the launch of two new and unique Facility Management concepts.

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