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While politicians are the true pros when it comes to Orwellian manipulation of language, representatives from big business are building a laughable linguistic stockpile of their own.

Friday Funny: Management Mumbo Jumbo

Friday Funny: Management Mumbo Jumbo

While politicians are the true pros when it comes to Orwellian manipulation of language, representatives from big business are building a laughable linguistic stockpile of their own.

World Workplace 2012 Keynote Speakers Announced

Guy Kawasaki and Frank Abagnale have been named keynote speakers for World Workplace 2012.

Are Your Occupants Worried About Fire?

A survey by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers found two other facility issues of more importance.

April Is National Landscape Architecture Month

During the month of April, landscape architects will show their communities how they promote healthy living.

Survey Points To Efficiency Hurdles In Healthcare Facilities

Three primary issues are linked in the minds of facilities professionals, and a change in behavior and more education are needed in order to change these perceptions.

IREM Tightens Requirements For AMO Accreditation

The AMO® Code of Professional Ethics has been modified to complement the IREM Code of Professional Ethics. In the process, it has been made more rigorous and more reflective of industry standards.

San Antonio, Philadelphia to Host World Workplace 2012, 2013

World Workplace is headed to the Alamo City and City of Brotherly Love in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Guide Explains How To Implement Sustainable Practices Based On Government Guidelines

U.S. Government Policy Impacts and Opportunities for Facility Management is available online free of charge as part of IFMA's “Sustainability ‘How-to’ Guide" series.

Celebrate National Engineers Week

National Engineers Week (February 19-25) celebrates the contributions that engineers make to our society and encourages engineering as a career path among young students by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science.

Chicago Hosts 2012 IFMA Facility Fusion

The event will feature industry-leading keynote speaker presentations, 84 educational sessions, and an expo with more than 85 exhibiting companies.

IFMA Leads Broad Industry Coalition in Support of the Civilian Property Realignment Act

As the nation’s largest holder of real estate, the federal government has the opportunity and resources to influence the development and implementation of integrated building operation, maintenance, and space utilization practices.

Tafel Named IFMA Foundation Executive Director

Tafel will oversee the development of the foundation’s annual Balanced Scorecard, a strategic performance management tool; manage foundation research projects; oversee the foundation’s grant programs; and in coordination with the director of academic affairs, implement the annual foundation scholarship program.

Commercial Sector Expected to Lead Real Estate Recovery

Slight increase in nonresidential construction spending expected in 2012 with substantial growth projected for 2013.

BOMA, USGBC Update Green Building Report

The release of this report comes on the heels of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) review of the 2010 report and calls for additional coordination between federal agencies in funding projects with green building criteria.

IFMA Names Lowell Aplebaum Director of Membership and Councils

Aplebaum will ensure IFMA’s strategic objectives are being met through the association’s chapters, councils, and communities of practice, and that these component groups are positioned and maintained as the premier organizations serving stakeholders in their respective specialty or geographic region.

Nominations Open For Newly Launched BOMA Fellows Program

The first class of Fellows will be honored at BOMA International’s annual conference in June 2012; nominations are due January 15, 2012.

Drexel's Goodwin College Announces New Property Management Advisory Board

One of the board’s primary goals is to establish awareness for the program and its necessity and value.

Drexel’s Goodwin College Announces New Property Management Advisory Board

One of the board’s primary goals is to establish awareness for the program and its necessity and value.

FM ALERT: IFMA Survey Looks At FM Salaries, And More

The “Profiles 2011 Salary and Demographics Report,” based on a survey of 4,353 fms in 45 nations, points to a career that compensates well.

Top 10 Most And Least Expensive Markets to Operate a Building

Amid the economic downturn in real estate markets, few markets demonstrated significant increases in rental income, suggesting that rental rates remain relatively stable. Among the most expensive cities, only New York and San Francisco showed increases in rental income.

Johnson Controls and BASF Extend Facility Management Partnership

Johnson Controls GWS has provided services to BASF in conjunction with consortium partner, Lieblang Cosmos, for more than six years.

Office Building Performance Reported in IREM Benchmarking Study

This annual research study analyzes operating income and costs in major metropolitan areas and regions in the United States and Canada. For the very first time, it also contains financial data for 354 medical office buildings.

IFMA Foundation Awards $100,000 in Scholarships

The foundation has been awarding facility management scholarships to deserving students for more than two decades to ensure the quality of the built environment in a changing world.

IFMA Launches Online Benchmarking Tool

All information entered into BEX will be securely stored online, and the identities of those submitting data will not be revealed. All participants will have free and unlimited access to survey results, while nonparticipants may purchase an annual subscription to the results.

BOMI International and BOMA International Announcement

The organizations will dedicate resources in pursuit of four initiatives beginning this fall. As progress is made, both groups will report back to enlist the help of their constituencies.

FMA Australia Announces New Chairs for 2011/12

Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Burt believes that the newly elected chairs bring considerable talent and experience to the Association.

Johnson Controls, IFMA Release Energy Study Results

The survey tracked priorities, practices, investment plans, and financial evaluation criteria to understand what projects facilities managers are implementing and the solution drivers and barriers they face.

CONSTRUCT Attendance Powerful

The September 13-16, 2011 event in Chicago offered real world building solutions for the commercial building industry and was structured to offer practical, every day knowledge through education and interaction with manufacturers.

Resolution Provides Building Owners With Whole Building Energy Data

This resolution gives building owners and tenants the capacity to make informed decisions to drive energy efficiency improvements, while the aggregate nature of the data protects the privacy of occupants.

Sustainability, Real Estate, Emergency Management Highlight World Workplace 2011

Additional World Workplace 2011 educational sessions will cover a variety of topics, including communicating with senior leadership, maximizing space utilization, and developing successful requests for proposals.

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