Frost.com - Building Management Technologies Research http://www.frost.com/c/10219/home.do - Building Management Technologies Research Mon, 1 May 2017 7:15:29 The Middle East Fire Protection Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P984-01-00-00-00 Rising fire accidents, government mandates, and stringent implementation are leading to increased installation of fire protection systems in the Middle East. This, coupled with increasing fire protection expenditure by institutions and enterprises and technological innovations, is driving the overall market. Technology advancement driving adoption and smart integration is the way forward for the industry to scale new heights. Active fire protection systems dominate the market but passive systems are expected to gain greater traction in the forecast period. As of 2015, 95% of the market used active systems. Fire management systems, comprising sprinklers and extinguishers held the largest market share in 2015 and are expected to dominate the market till 2021. Fire detection and response systems comprising of smoke/fire/gas detectors and alarm systems work in tandem with fire management systems. The market for fire analysis software is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period, as the need for proper analysis of past fire accidents can help resolve future fire accidents for they help understand the environmental conditions and surrounding dynamics that led to fire accidents in the past. Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East for the fire protection market, as the government has commenced numerous infrastructure projects and the country also is the largest in the oil and gas sector. To address the issue of increasing population burden on existing resources, this government has taken up numerous construction and infrastructure projects, which are expected to push demand for fire protection systems. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) remains the largest commercial and residential market in the region. As authorities mandate the implementation of stringent fire protection norms in buildings, the demand for fire protection products is expected to rise. Oman and Qatar are largely oil-dependent economies and also strong users of fire protection products. Some of the key market trends include the rise of smart fire detectors and suppressants, the rise of public private partnership (PPP) arrangements for investments, enforcement of building codes, and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) for the integration of systems. The dominance of international participants Tyco, UTC, and Honeywell over the years in the market shows that they are the most preferred by end users. As they maintain consistency in product quality, performance, and high global standards, they are expected to continue to lead in future as well. NAFFCO is emerging as a leading domestic brand, with more than 12 manufacturing plants in the region. It is one of the largest suppliers for fire protection products to the commercial and residential segments, and is now focusing on expanding its offerings in the oil and gas sector. Saudi s SFFECO is also a growing local participant; both NAFFCO and SFFECO are the largest exporters in the region. The market is flooded with numerous agents and traders dealing in the supply of fire protection products, resulting in sub-standard products threatening to do more damage in the area of installation. The study covers fire protection market analysis from 2014 till 2021, using primary and secondary inputs and assessment of the derived data. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities in the UK Facility Management Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCD6-01-00-00-00 The facility management (FM) market in the United Kingdom is going through a transformation driven by technology innovation, new business models, emerging value propositions, and creative new service offerings. The UK FM market is one of the most developed and mature in the world with a highly competitive international supply base. FM services are commoditising and organic growth is hard to find so companies need to innovate if they are to keep growing and remain profitable. The industry will continue to move towards service integration and sophisticated advisory services focused on business productivity and M&A activity will continue apace. This study takes a deep look at the growth opportunities in the UK FM market in the wake of these transformations. The study includes growth forecasts, comprehensive market metrics, competitive analysis, service trends, customer sector trends, and a mapping of the most attractive opportunities for growth to 2025. The crucial questions answered by this strategic and dynamic study include: Which are the fastest growing service delivery models? How will the market evolve to 2025? What with the competitive landscape look like by 2025? Which are the fastest growing customer segments? What types of services will see growth and which will be the most challenged by the maturation of the market? How will suppliers react to the need for dynamic new value propositions? What impact will technology and new business models have on the future of FM in the UK in the future? What are the 5 most attractive growth opportunities for FM in the UK? This study also looks at opportunities in adjacent and converging markets such as energy management, sustainability, and workplace change management. All of these will have a transforming effect on FM in the UK over the coming years. The pace of change in the market is faster than suppliers have ever seen and collaboration is key to avoid being left behind. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P969-01-00-00-00 This outlook study provides an overall update on the Asia-Pacific energy and environment markets in 2017, covering eight broad industries namely oil and gas, power generation, distributed energy, grids, energy storage, critical power, homes and buildings, and environment and water. Research into each of these eight industries presents key findings, trends, and forecasts that will shape market revenues and opportunities in 2017. Key predictions in 2017 include slow recovery in oil and gas sector, slowdown in coal power, double-digit growth in distributed energy, robust grid investments, healthy growth rates in data center infrastructure solutions and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) markets, and optimistic opportunities in the buildings sector and water treatment space. Key geographies mentioned in this study includes China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia (predominantly ASEAN), and Australia. Some key highlights include: China to dominate in global petrochemical market and focus on nuclear power Suspension of building new coal-fired power plants in India to tackle overcapacity and reduce reliance on coal imports Japan to dominate virtual power plant model in Asia-Pacific Grid investments in Southeast Asia to cross $12.8 billion Australia to be key hotspot in microgrid market Key Questions this Study will Answer: What are the top 2017 trends influencing the eight industries? What are the key trends influencing the development of the industries? What is the forecast in price, revenue, or expenditure in these industries? What are some of the key initiatives undertaken by governments? What are the key growth opportunities for the market participants? Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Australian Facilities Management Market, Forecasts to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P976-01-00-00-00 The Facilities Management (FM) market in Australia has relatively high outsourcing rate due to the number of mature end-user sectors. However, due to its market nature and cost pressure, the split between in-house and outsourced FM is unlikely to change during the forecast period. During the forecast period, the market is expected to be fueled by demand from healthcare and education sectors, largely attributed to the expected increase in FM expenditure in these sectors. The shift in focus onto other sectors has cushioned the negative impact contributed by the mining sector s slowdown to the FM market in Australia. In addition to the market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces for the FM market. The growing needs among certain end-user sectors, cost controlling measure from established service providers, and continued outsourcing by public sector drive market demand for the maturing FM market in Australia. However, the declining demand from mining sector, challenges among service providers to stay up-to-date, and budget limitation and cost pressure are the deterring factors for market development. Market consolidation trend at the global and regional scale is observed in the domestic market as well. Key market participants are on the look out to acquire smaller specialized firms to expand presence and strengthen service offerings. The constant high outsourcing from public sector, together with public-private partnership trend in the sector, has sparked interest of established service providers due to the lucrative nature and long contract terms. Research Scope The market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2014 to 2023, with the base year being 2016. FM is the key focus area in this study. FM customer segmentation includes the healthcare, energy & resources, defense, government, education, leisure, sport, and entertainment, retail, general industry, transportation and infrastructure, and commercial office buildings sectors. Companies mentioned in the FM market's competitive landscape include Spotless Group Holdings Limited, ISS Facility Services Australia Limited, Broadspectrum Limited, Programmed Maintenance Services Limited, Serco Group Pty Limited, and Jones Lang LaSalle Australia Pty Limited. Individual vertical segment market revenues are also analyzed in this study. Key Questions this Study will Answer Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs? How will the structure of the market change with time? Is the market ripe for acquisitions? Are the products/services offered today meeting customer needs or is additional development needed? Are the vendors in the space ready to go it alone, or do they need partnerships to take their businesses to the next level? What are the trends affecting industry decision making in outsourcing and what are the competitors strategies in meeting these trends? Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000