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FM Alert | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

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

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.

Best Practices For Fire Readiness

In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, Cintas Corporation has released a list of best practices to help facility managers prevent and prepare for a fire.

September 19-23: World Green Building Week

Each year during the third week of September, Green Building Councils and their members mark this occasion with events and activities that reflect the diversity of their cultures and industries.

Emergency Preparedness: Facility Professionals See Room for Improvement

In spite of obstacles, fms largely report making progress in emergency preparedness and business continuity planning since 2001, while also noting there is more work to be done.

IFMA Celebrates 20,000 Member Milestone

IFMA members are a diverse group of facility management professionals concerned with the form and function of the built environment. Representing 78 countries, they manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US $100 billion in products and services.

World Workplace First Look

In addition to a conference offering more than 60 educational sessions and keynote presentations, the event will feature an expo as well as governmental agencies including the U.S. State Department and General Services Administration.

IFMA Atlanta Teams Up With Local Non-Profits

IFMA Atlanta has hosted its Non-Profit Facility Summit to educate and inform non-profit organizations on proactive facility management practices.

Gap Between Collaborative Expectations Now And In 2020

This shift to working in virtual teams using a range of technologies is coupled with a decrease in the amount of time office workers expect to spend at their desks, on the phone, or in traditional meeting rooms.

How The Workplace Has Benefited From FM

Teena Shouse, Global FM chair stated, "Between now and World FM Day 2012, let’s work together to create additional opportunities to raise the awareness of the value we bring to our organizations, network to improve our operations, and continue to grow as FM professionals."

BOMI International Announces New Officers

Dolores Bocian is the new Chairman, while Vyetta Sunderland, BOMI International’s current Chairman, has remained on the Board as Immediate Former Chairman. Greg Grainger is the Vice Chairman, and Dave Fagone is Secretary/Treasurer.

IFMA Announces Executive Committee and Board of Directors

IFMA's 2011-2012 executive committee and board of directors were installed on July 1, 2011.

World Workplace Brings Latest Trends, Innovations To Phoenix

The event brings workplace professionals from the world’s top business and government organizations together with educators and exhibitors to focus on the future of the work environment.


As a result of this agreement, I2SL and IFMA will be able to address a variety of topics, from operations and maintenance training for high-tech facilities to using BIM as a facility management tool.

RECAP: World FM Day 2011

“It was hard to stay focused last Thursday, World FM Day, as I was teaching a class at IFMA HQ in Houston, TX. I kept wanting to sneak a peek at the Tweets or check the different event links across the globe," said Teena Shouse, Global FM chair. Check out these highlights from last week's event.

Tweeting World FM Day!

The goal of the event and others today is to promote facility management's ideals worldwide, not only within the profession and industry, but also among governments and the general public.

Just Two Days Until World FM Day: June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011 marks World FM Day 2011. As part of this worldwide event, Staples Advantage encourages every employee to find some way to thank his or her fm, not just on this day, but every day for helping to make a safer, healthier, and happier work environment.

Green Standard For Furnishings Fabrics

NSF International has developed a national standard, NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric.

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