Global FM announces the winners of the 2013 Awards for Excellence in FM

BRUSSELS, Belgium — (2 July 2013) Amid a buzz of anticipation, Duncan Waddell, Chairperson of Global FM, the Global Facility Management Association, announced on 27 June the winners of the fourth annual Global FM Awards for Excellence in Facilities Management.


The Global FM Awards for Excellence is the premier international Awards recognising the best of the best in the FM world, highlighting a range of innovative practices, improvements and sustainable projects undertaken by FM professionals over the past year.

As the Awards grow in prestige and recognition, so too do the number of high quality, cutting edge projects and that are nominated, with 15 submissions from around the world received this year. The 2013 winners are:

  • Platinum Award of Excellence in FM: Ken Fletcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Facilities Division ― Meeting Facility Sustainability at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory” – application supported by IFMA
  • Gold Award of Excellence in FM: Maurício Canto Savassa, Jones Lang
  • LaSalle, ―Water REUSE Project. Effluent treatment of the World Trade Centre of São Paulo, Brazil‖ – application supported by ABRAFAC
  • Silver Award of Excellence in FM: Nicolas Cugier & Thierry Berthomieu, Thales Group ―COPERNIC‖ – application supported by ARSEG


At the announcement Duncan Waddell said, ―The Awards provide an opportunity to recognise the world’s best in FM, with this year’s recipients clearly demonstrating the value of their innovations and improvements through sustainable outcomes.”

The Platinum winner Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is a leading research centre for environmental studies, nanoscience, quantitative biology, physics and nuclear energy, consisting of 107 buildings across 203 acres. LBNL’s Facilities

Division developed an effective and efficient way to critically evaluate facility sustainability and identify cost-effective measures to support their ability to meet government sustainability mandate requirements. IFMA President and CEO Tony

Keane, said ―The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is proud to congratulate IFMA member Ken Fletcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for earning the Global FM Platinum Award for Excellence in FM for his ground-breaking work in sustainability. We are also happy to congratulate Global FM on another successful year of finding and promoting the best FM solutions from around the world. Ken’s work is truly an inspiration.”


Gold Award winner Jones Lang LaSalle, led by Maurício Canto Savassa, started a partnership with General Water to develop a water recycling system for the World Trade Centre of São Paulo, the largest multi-use complex in Latin America. It recycles about eight million litres of water  a month, an amount equivalent to 4.2% of the total water for reuse supplied by the Public utility in São Paulo state. The project is one of the pioneers in the country for dealing with the reuse of sanitary effluent. ABRAFAC’s Chair, Marcos Maran, said ―ABRAFAC congratulates all the competitors for the prize, and in particular our associate member who has been recognised with a grand trophy which is very special to us. We are sure that our efforts are being rewarded and we are already preparing for 2014. The Facilities Management in Brazil advances through the activities of the Association. Congratulations Jones Lang LaSalle for the hard work and for supporting ABRAFAC”.


Silver Award winner Thales, has a long history of FM externalisation and is faced with a range of efficiency challenges in a very competitive market, including 1.3 Million square meters across 115 sites worldwide and 68,000 headcount. Thales successfully tackled the situation by implementing an 18 months project with clear policies to improve the consistency of the FM strategy within the company. ARSEG’s CEO Josselin Fouquet said the association was very proud of this Award, We congratulate Nicolas Cugier and Thierry Berthomieu as well as the other winners of the Global FM Awards for Excellence in FM of 2013. Despite being quite new in the FM profession, Nicolas Cugier developed a tremendous action at the head of FM of the famous multinational Thales Group. The multi sites, multi activities FM strategy embedded collaborative works with all the actors as well as the best SLAs and dashboards ever developed in the profession in France. In addition of being a real leader, Nicolas Cugier is a thinker and is the French Workplace Environment Manager of the year 2012.”Global FM congratulates all the teams who submitted nominations this year. Waddell said, ―It is fantastic to see the quality of submissions and the range of projects taking places in all corners of the globe. We thank all the Associations for their efforts in promoting local projects and for highlighting the great work that is being done in FM, everywhere. As a Federation of Associations, Global FM is truly representative of the world’s FM industry and able to ensure the Awards position FM on an international footing.”


The other submissions received this year included:

  • Athié Wohnrath, Athié Wohnrath, supported by ABRAFAC
  • Thiago Santana, ISS Facility Services A/S, supported by ABRAFAC lham El Ouazzani (Saguez Workstyle), LINKEDBYNET (with SAGUEZ WORKSTYLE), supported by ARSEG
  • Richard Bettinson, BAE, supported by BIFM
  • Jon Barnes, PwC with MITIE, Honeywell and ARAMARK, supported by BIFM
  • Anthony Bates, G3 Systems, supported by BIFM
  • Jane Spellacy, Brookfield Johnson Controls, supported by FMA Australia
  • Beck Otto, K&H Bank, supported by HFMS
  • Gábor Décsi, Dome Facility Services Group, supported by HFMS
  • Landi Gábor, STRABAG Property and Facility Services Hungary, supported byHFMS
  • C. Odgers, Absa, supported by SAFMA
  • Winston O. Boikhutso, Maxima Global Facilities Managers (Pty) Ltd, supported by SAFMA

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