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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.

Best Practices For Fire Readiness

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.

IFMA And I2SL Sign MOU

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.

Only Two Weeks Until World FM Day: June 23, 2011!

With this event, professionals aim at raising the FM profession profile around the globe, promoting facilities management's ideals worldwide, not only within the profession and industry, but also among the governments and the general public.

IFMA And GEFMA Announce International Partnership Agreement

The two organizations have outlined plans to work together to promote facility management education, credentials, and research internationally.

IFMA Forms New Chapter in California’s Central Valley

The chapter was formed to promote the facility management profession and highlight educational opportunities available to facility professionals throughout the area. It joins 10 other IFMA chapters located in California.

Facility Management Anticipates Increased Hiring and Spending

The most recent results show a gradual increase from previous surveys in those who anticipate hiring additional FM staff in the next six months, with 24% reporting such plans.

Research Report: Top 10 Facility Management Trends

IFMA has released its 2011 research report, "Facility Management Forecast – Exploring the Current Trends and Future Outlook for Facility Management.”

Gearing Up For World FM Day, June 23, 2011

Global FM member organizations invite all facility professionals and business organizations to join in this celebration of the facilities management profession.

Virtual Facility Management Event: May 18

The virtual event is designed to connect peers, industry experts, and solutions providers worldwide in a convenient, secure online environment.

Global FM Workshop Recap

Many questions were tackled at the 11th Global FM International Workshop held alongside the Th!nk FM conference earlier this month in Nottingham, UK.

Highlights From The TFM Forum: Energy And Sustainability

After the ENERGY STAR discussion, TFM Forum attendees participated in one-on-one meetings with a select group of product and service providers to discuss the solutions available to improve upon their energy and sustainability goals.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Prepping For An Interview

How should one hopeful fm prepare for his first "imaginary" week on the job?

Facility Management Expert To Speak At ISSA Event

Presentation marks the first time ISSA and its partner PIGC bring a mixed discipline group in Europe to discuss the issues of planning facilities with a focus on their cleanability.

First IFMA Health Care Council Annual Report Released

The Council's board of directors has authorized complimentary distribution of the electronic version of the report to anyone working in the health care industry.

IFMA World Workplace Expands To Asia

IFMA's World Workplace is expanding to Asia this coming June, with IFMA headquarters and the Hong Kong Chapter partnering to expand this year's World...

IFMA Unveils Sustainability Facility Professional Credential

The International Facility Management Association has announced its newest credential, the Sustainability Facility Professional™. More than a building certification and rating system, the SFP™...

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