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

Design-Build Continues To Grow Throughout U.S. 

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.

Fifth Annual Core Facility Management Benchmarking Survey Now Open

In its fifth year running, iLab's annual study will continue to capture the evolution of trends and growth in the core facility community.

Facility Management Credential Programs Earn ANSI Accreditation

IFMA’s “world-class, gold standard” facility management credential program earns ANSI accreditation with seven commendations.

New Report Brings Science Into Workplace Strategy Conversation

This reference tool not only informs contemporary debates about workplace strategy, it sets the stage for the workplace of the future.

Reroofing Clarifications Explained In New Resource

IMT, CEIR and PIMA issue energy code brochure to assist facility managers with reroofing projects and compliance with IECC codes.

Urban Green Council’s Green Building Award Call For EBie Entries

Sponsored by the USBGC, the awards recognize improvements in existing buildings, which make up almost 50% of greenhouse gas emissions.

Facility Contingency Plans For Terrorist Attacks

Chris Phillips, founder and managing director of the UK-based firm International Protect and Prepare Security Office (IPPSO), offers recommendations.

DTZ Vice President J. Patrick McKee Appointed To Board Of Trustees for the International Facility Management Association...

McKee served as the IFMA Foundation's first Corporate Advisor in 2014.

Cal/OSHA Cites Disney Construction For Two Worker Fatalities

Faulty equipment and untrained staff caused deaths at job site.

United States, Canada, And Mexico Recognize Architect Credentials

NCARB Is part of tri-national agreement that makes it possible for architects to work across North American borders.

Code Council And SRCC Finalize Consolidation

Combining services and resources of ICC and SRCC should help building safety professionals, manufacturers, and installers.

Coalition Formed To Extend Research On Sustainable Roofing

ARMA, ERA, and PIMA collaborate to compare high-performance roofing systems in northern climates.

ISSA Launches New Standardized Training For Cleaning Professionals

The Cleaning Industry Training Standard (CITS) has been designed specifically to help address the need for training, improved professionalism, and increased pride across all segments of the cleaning industry.

Accruent Acquires VFA, Inc.

Two major players in the facilities management field have combined forces with the goal of offering customers a unified enterprise solution.

On January 1, TFM Will Become Facility Executive

This change reflects the evolution of the facility management professional, recognizing the increasingly prominent role in their organization's success.

Green Building Market Study Shows 250% Growth In Alternative Rating Systems

Recent Turner study shows significant growth in interest in Green Globes® and other systems.

IFMA Names Aaron Clark Vice President Of Corporate Services

Clark has more than 16 years of business expertise in the areas of operations, IT, strategy, and finance.

Tuveson Recognized By IFMA

Kit Tuveson of Visual Mobile Technologies has been honored with the prestigious IFMA Chairman's Citation Award.

EU FM Coalition For FM Public Policy Advocacy Launched In Europe

As the number and influence of facility management professionals continue to grow throughout Europe, the EU FM Coalition is poised to become the preeminent public advocacy body for facility management within the Union.

Green Globes Included In New DOE Energy Rule

Green Globes uses the services of independent assessors and uses the ANSI national consensus process for developing its Green Globes tools for new construction and major renovations, the subjects of the U.S. DOE rule.

As Facility Management Positions Increase, Training Opportunities Increase As Well

The facilities management associate's degree program, established in April 2013, prepares students for careers in the field of facility management.

Johnson Controls | Selling Facilities Management Outsourcing Division

Johnson Controls announces its intention to divest its Global Workplace Solutions business.

IFMA Honors 2014 Awards Of Excellence Recipients

Winners were announced in 18 categories, with judging panels comprised of industry experts evaluating nominees individually and scoring them in a number of specific areas.

IFMA Names John Perry, MBA, Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining IFMA, Perry served as chief innovation/quality officer with Houston, TX-based NACE International, where he leveraged a background in information technology and change management to improve member value and bolster productivity.

Construction Industry Employment Hits Five-Year High

Sector adds 20,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate declines to 7.7%.

IFMA’s Executive Committee And Board Of Directors

As a truly international association for facility management professionals, the International Facility Management Association's (IFMA) executive committee and board of directors includes industry leaders from around the world.

Emergency Preparedness Planning Essentials

The following article relays 10 things that any emergency preparedness/business continuity plan should include.

Facility Management In Space!

The Facility Ops Challenge, developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), Total Learning Research Institute (TLRI), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), empowers students to perform as facility managers responsible for maintaining a virtual base on Mars while learning about building systems and the importance of teamwork.

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