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Industry-led updates to The Carpet and Rug Institute’s 104/105 Carpet Installation Standards focus on proper planning and preparation.

The Carpet and Rug Institute Unveils Changes to Carpet Installation Standards

The Carpet and Rug Institute Unveils Changes to Carpet Installation Standards

Industry-led updates to The Carpet and Rug Institute’s 104/105 Carpet Installation Standards focus on proper planning and preparation.

IFMA Announces Passing Of First President, George Graves

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced the death of its first president and one of its original founders, George Graves, IFMA Fellow.

OSHA Clarifies Whistleblower Dispute Process

OSHA directive explains new process to assist early resolution of whistleblower complaints.

FM Alert: National Institute of Building Sciences to Host Hearing on Productivity in the Workforce

A National Institute of Building Sciences hearing on productivity and the workforce will allow U.S. building industry members to speak about the challenges they face and offer potential solutions.

FM Alert: Proposed Facility Smart Grid Model Standard Open for Public Review

ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, would provide a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.

FM Alert: Energy Efficiency Key Priority For Higher Ed Facilities

Energy efficiency ranks as the key priority among higher education facility leaders, according to new study from Schneider Electric and the Alliance to Save Energy.

OSHA To Clarify Record Keeping of Work-related Injuries

OSHA issues proposed rulemaking clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.

OSHA Provides Guidance For Enforcing Revised Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA has issued instructions to compliance safety and health officers on how to ensure consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication standard.

OSHA Updates Inspection Procedures for Protecting Healthcare Workers from Tuberculosis

OSHA has updated instructions for conducting inspections and issuing citations related to worker exposures to tuberculosis in healthcare settings.

IFMA Announces 2015-16 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently introduced its 2015-16 board of directors and member-elected executive committee members.

OSHA Reminds Employers To Protect Workers From Dangers Of Handling Fireworks

In preparation for July 4th celebrations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers from hazards.

Urban Green Council Announces Winners of 2015 EBie Awards

Urban Green Council has announced the winners of its 5th annual EBie Awards™, a juried competition that celebrates the innovators behind significant improvements to building efficiency.

Star Of Energy Efficiency Award Winners 2015

On September 17, 2015 over 500 industry leaders and important representatives will gather at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC to honor the impressive achievements of these award winners.

World FM Day: June 10, 2015

In addition to June 10th, the entire week will be used to recognize World FM Day, providing more opportunities to celebrate the profession formally.

Building Commissioning Services To Reach Nearly $6.6 Billion By 2024

Monitoring-based commissioning is expected to appear in many new buildings over the next 10 years, report finds.

IFMA Foundation Launches INTERNnet

New program will match facility management students with internship opportunities.

U.S. Employers Suffer Largest Talent Shortage In Skilled Trades

For the 10th year, survey reveals one in three U.S. employers experiencing difficulty filling positions; skilled trades remains the hardest to fill for six consecutive years.

BOMA North Central Region Announces 2015 TOBY Award Winners

The regional winners will now proceed to international competition where winners will be announced live on June 30, 2015.

The International Facility Management Association Hosts Its Second Annual Virtual Career Fair

This online event will connect job seekers directly with employers who have open facility management (FM) career opportunities.

Building Safety Month Week One: Don’t Get Burned—Build To Code

Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and escape plans are keys to saving lives.

Earth Day 2015: Green Your Office!

On Earth Day, facility managers celebrate April 22 by considering the following easy steps to a more sustainable work environment.

Global FM Announces World FM Day 2015 To Celebrate Facility Management

The theme for the facility management event this year, which will be observed on June 10, 2015, is "Building Resilience for the Future."

AAMA Updates Documents Pertaining To Architecturally Finished Aluminum

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two documents specific to aluminum.

CBRE Group To Purchase Global WorkPlace Solutions Unit Of Johnson Controls

Together, CBRE and GWS will manage nearly five billion square feet of real estate and corporate facilities globally.

How Does Facility Management Align With Millennial Career Goals?

Millennials identify working with advanced technology and getting exposure to innovation as key factors they look for when choosing a career. Facility management might provide just the right mix of challenges.

Sustainable Building Codes In The Middle East Being Developed

ICC and ASTM International partner to support development of regional sustainable building codes.

IFMA’s Facility Fusion Conference And Expo Set For Orlando

The Facility Fusion Conference and Expo features workshops, training, and discussions related to the facility management (FM) profession.

Design-Build Continues To Grow Throughout U.S. 

More than half of non-residential construction above $10 million; highest market share includes state of Oregon at 70% and military sector at 81%.

Counter Terror Security: 10 Guidelines

When considering the impacts of terrorism, there are many issues to consider.

BOMA Florida Announces Recipient Of The 2015 Legislator Of The Year Award

Senator Hukill’s selection as The Legislator of the Year is bestowed to recognize and honor her significant understanding of issues impacting commercial real estate, most notably phasing out sales taxes imposed on commercial real estate leases.

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