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FM Alert | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

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.

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

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™...

Marina Badoian-Kriticos Named IFMA's New Director of Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability

In the newly created position, Badoian-Kriticos will support the implementation of a variety of strategic and tactical sustainability initiatives throughout IFMA and help define, develop, and drive sustainability concepts internally and externally.

Boston Hosts Facility Fusion Conference & Expo

Facility Fusion Conference & Expo will help facility, design, and real estate professionals recharge their careers through instructor led educational courses, an expo showcasing the latest workplace products and services, facility tours, and other professional development and networking opportunities.

Project Management Trends For 2011

ESI International, an Arlington, VA-based project management learning company, recently revealed its Top Global Project Management Trends for 2011

Best Practices In Allocating CAM Charges

Allocating Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Charges in Mixed Use Properties and Other Strategies for Managing Live–Work–Play Developments should be a helpful resource for anyone involved in mixed–use properties.

Business Continuity Management ANSI Standard Released

ASIS International and BSI have released a joint American National Standard, Business Continuity Management Systems: Requirements with Guidance for Use (ANSI/ASIS/BSI BCM.1-2010).

Election Means Changes, Challenges For Construction Industry

Following an election that brought sweeping changes and switched the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, construction industry observers foresee changes in policies impacting this sector.

The TFM Forum: Energy & Sustainability Comes To Chicago

A powerful community of facility managers, industry leading suppliers, and world class speakers will gather at The Palmer House in Chicago on April 13, 2011 during The TFM Forum: Energy and Sustainability.

Cross-Border Facility Management Delivery Highlights Exchange

Global FM held its 10th International Workshop in Atlanta, GA. Entitled “Managing FM Across Borders,” the event took place one day prior to IFMA's World Workplace in Atlanta, GA.

IFMA Supports Bill Promoting Energy And Infrastructure

The bill directs the GSA to identify core competencies, professional certifications, a recommended curriculum, and continuing education courses to ensure that federal buildings are operated in accordance with industry best practices and standards.

OSHA Directive Supports Protection Of Federal Workers

The directive outlines the procedures for carrying out programmed inspections at some of the most hazardous federal workplaces.

IFMA Names New Director of Finance and Administration

Christeen Seymour has been hired as the association’s director of finance and administration.

Global FM Appoints New Chairperson And Board

Teena G. Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow, is now the new chairperson of Global FM. She and the new board will unite efforts to accomplish the objectives and activities planned for 2011, making sure Global FM continues to grow and to live up to its mission: to promote the strategic value and progress of facilities management.

IFMA Names 2010 Awards of Excellence Winners

IFMA has announced the winners of its Awards of Excellence, which recognizes groups and individuals who have made significant contributions to the facility management profession and the association.

Stadium Outage Underscores Importance of Facilities Personnel

The importance of facilities management was underscored on Sunday when nearly 81,000 people sat in total darkness for a few seconds at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The power outage brought Sunday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants to a halt.

Facility Management Solutions Coming Next Month

Today's Facility Manager is launching a new concept with its year end issue. For the first time, the magazine will devote a significant portion of its editorial content to exploring products and services that specifically address the challenges faced by facility management (FM) professionals.

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