Emrill’s Shinaan snatches Young FM award
Kamal Mainali of OCS Emirates adjudged as the highly commended entry on the evening.
Shinaan Madathil was picked as the Young Facilities Manager of the Year at the 11th fmME Awards.
Madathil was recognised for his proactive involvement during the Torch Tower fire in Dubai. The young FM manager was put in charge in the wee hours of the morning, when he was entrusted with the evacuation of the building.
The 30-year-old joined Emrill in 2013 and holds a mechanical engineering and MBA graduate degree. Madathil was part of Emrill’s famed leadership programme ‘Futures Network’ after a strict selection process.
The Indian national is currently managing the Dubai Opera, which he says is a, “completely differenet ballgame, and unlike anything he has seen or worked on before.”
“I encountered one of the largest building fires in Torch Tower Dubai and I was put on the evacuation job. I was the first representative [from Emrill] to reach on site, and lead the evacuation. In conjunction with the authorities, we were able to complete the evacuation without any untoward incidents and we were also able to demonstrate FM practice,” he told fmME.
Madathil says the entire Emrill team developed its own ‘emergency preparedness plan’ following similar incidents in the past, in which monthly mock drills were carried out in different scenarios and with minimum staff during night shifts.
“Apart from that I was also able to make some savings in the Princess Tower [located in Dubai Marina], which includes IP certifying its elevators preventing it from getting affected by floods, which is a common problem in high-rise towers, and lifts are a critical asset of a building,” Madathil said.
The award was presented by Daniel MacGregor, director of business development Serco Middle East at the Waldorf Astoria in Dubai.
MJB Group was the Platinum Sponsors of the Event, along with Farnek and Mace Macro as the Gold Sponsors.
QBG FM, OSCO, Cofely Besix FM and CoreServ were the Silver Sponsors of the fmME Awards 2018.