Built to inform

Sign up for the daily newsletters

No, Thank you

Video: Construction Week In Focus – Google's FM shake-up

The latest episode of Construction Week In Focus explores how the effects of Google's facilities management reinvention will be felt in the Middle East

Google is shaking up its facilities management (FM) as other tech giants target enhanced market penetration, but what effect will this have on companies in the Middle East?

In the latest episode of Construction Week In Focus, Oscar Rousseau, deputy editor of Construction Week, and Nikil Pereria, deputy editor of facilities management Middle East discuss big tech's pursuit of the FM space, and what it means for businesses in the region.

READ: Al Naboodah launches new facilities management company

Google is exploring experiential FM, where it uses data and analytics to enhance FM operations. Discussion is even ongoing about creating a Google company focused solely on FM, and this entity would not be exclusive to the tech giant's California headquarters, but its global offices including Dubai as well. 

Construction Week In Focus is a weekly bulletin of the Middle East's top news from the real estate development, contracting, MEP, FM, and equipment sectors.

Subscribe to the Construction Week channel for the latest from the region's construction sector.

Construction Week In Focus episodes are published each Tuesday at 9am.

Most popular


The road to gender equality in Middle East construction
The story behind the CW Awards' Rising Star accolade, each of which has to date


Leaders Kuwait 2018: New Kuwait 2035 needs smart city-led contracts
Localisation and contract modernisation are essential for Kuwait's diversification strategy
Construction Week's Leaders Kuwait 2018 summit opens
Speakers from Kuwait's Supreme Council for Planning and Development and CSCEC ME are at today's

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 738
Apr 21, 2019