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FEA release 3.9

March 9, 2011

Transatlantic Alliance Announced

Two leading International Facilities Consultancy and Training organizations have announced the signing of an agreement to work together on global projects that will provide advice to the facilities management and business support services sectors.
Agents4FM, whose expanding operations cover Europe and the Middle East, has teamed with a leading U.S. business, Facility Engineering Associates (FEA).
The leaders of both companies are well known across the globe in the facilities marketplace. Members of the alliance consist of Error! Reference source not found., Dave Wilson, CFM, Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow, Chris Hodges, P.E., CFM, IFMA Fellow, and Jim Whittaker, P.E., CFM. These distinguished individuals have held leadership positions that include board, Deputy, and Chairmanships in BIFM, EuroFM and IFMA, Chairmanship of Global FM, board member of the APPA Board for Educational Facilities Professional Certification, and IFMA Qualified Instructors.
The co-operation agreement covers advisory services and training, with FEA leaders already approved training instructors for IFMA across North America, and Agents4FM having its own specialist training business, Training4FM.
Announcing the collaboration, Lionel Prodgers said:
“This is a major step towards our shared goal of creating a world class specialist FM advisory business. FEA brings tremendous geographical presence across the USA and its related markets, and their team is one of the most highly respected in the FM field. The great synergy in our locations and services offers clients across the world access to leading advice and experience in all aspects of FM. We expect our collective capabilities to be highly attractive to international organisations, and to be able to deliver the best in FM for them in all main markets”
Chris Hodges supported this view:
“FEA has worked in over 25 countries over the past few years, but through this partnership with Agents4FM we expect to be able to expand our services and offer our clients a real international solution to their needs.
We already have a great reputation in North America, and we believe that together with Agents4FM we will be able to continue to deliver and build on that reputation globally. We share a vision of great FM, and we are looking forward to the future of working with Agents4FM”
Each business will trade independently and retain its own identity, but they will co-operate closely to develop business opportunities and new service solutions.
About Agents4FM International:
Agents4FM is an international group of facilities specialists, combining local expertise with best practice experience gathered through years of working across borders at the highest level. The business was founded in 2009 and currently operates in the UK, Belgium, Denmark, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The key service is to help clients achieve optimum efficiency in the management of assets, resources and knowledge so as to achieve the best performance from their Facilities Management operations.

Agents4FM offers a range of first class services, advice and resources around the world including the design and implementation of standards, assistance with procurement, hands-on interim management at all levels, market and technical research, performance auditing and both management and specific FM training.

Their local teams work exclusively for Agents4FM and are hand-picked from the best facilities professionals internationally and in each region.

About FEA:
Facility Engineering Associates (FEA) is an international engineering and facility management consulting firm delivering quality services to clients. FEA’s mission is to provide clients with tools to help extend the service life of existing facilities and building systems, and improve the way facility management organizations operate. FEA''s client-centered culture thrives on communicating effectively with clients and in making them a priority. FEA''s growth continues, but always within guidelines necessary for its senior personnel to maintain personal contact with clients, routine project-level involvement, and a commitment to teaching and training in the facility management profession. Their track record of repeat business with large and diverse clients is an indication of a commitment to high technical quality and responsiveness to client needs. FEA’s dedicated staff is knowledgeable of the latest trends, understands major industry issues, and develops individual recommendations based on the client’s environment.

FEA’s corporate office is located near Washington, DC, with additional offices located in Boston, MA, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, and San Francisco, CA. FEA staff has also has travelled around the globe providing engineering and facility management services in over 25 different countries.