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FM Alert | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

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

On January 1, TFM Will Become Facility Executive

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.

New High-Performance Sustainable Building Principles Course Now Available

There are no prerequisites for the HP Principles course—industry professionals of all levels are invited to participate.

EH&E, Brigham And Women’s Hospital Win IFMA Excellence Award

The award honors a new approach—commissioned by BWH and designed by EH&E—that "sets a new benchmark" and establishes a "model of best practices" for the improvement of fire and life safety compliance during and after construction of healthcare facilities.

The Gordian Group Acquires RSMeans, Combines Two Industry Leaders

The RSMeans acquisition reflects The Gordian Group’s commitment to assembling best-in-class solutions for the facility owners, contractors, and other stakeholders in the construction industry.

JLL Acquires CLEO Construction Management

Acquisition of project management company will help to meet the needs of healthcare facilities with expanded, specialized services.

FM Alert: Planning To Fail

The value of good as-builts for daily operations is widely recognized. After a flood at Columbus Regional Hospital, these plans were crucial to disaster recovery.

FM Alert: Making Waves At Shedd Aquarium

Bob Wengel, vice president of facilities at the John G. Shedd Aquarium and 2012 TFM Facility Executive of the Year, writes on the strides the facility is making in sustainability.

BOMI International Designated as an FBPTA-Aligned Education Provider

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has designated BOMI International’s curriculum as aligning with the skills and competencies required to meet the standards identified in the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA).

FM Alert: Revisiting TFM Facility Executive Of The Year Winners

This first in the series is from the winner of the 2013 Award, J.B. Messer, director of facilities management at Oklahoma City Community College.

JLL Issues New Report: Millennials In Facilities Management

JLL commissioned an independent study in March, 2014, probing the views of more than 200 millennials who hold professional jobs or who are still in college. The study shows there are positive impressions of FM careers when those working were exposed to several different job titles.

Positive U.S. Employment Trend Predicted For Quarter 3 2014

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey shows positive trend in U.S. hiring plans for Quarter 3 2014; strongest since 2008. Opportunities for job seekers expected to remain mostly positive worldwide.

How Did You Celebrate World FM Day?

Held on June 4, 2014, World FM Day aims to raise the profile of the FM profession, not just in local markets, but anywhere facility managers influence the health, safety, productivity, and well-being of people who use the built environment; and that means everywhere.

Executives Unconcerned About Near-Term Baby Boomer Retirements

Businesses of all sizes can benefit by implementing programs that allow professionals to transition into retirement and remain engaged with the firm.

Tax Implications Of Building System Maintenance Or Replacement

Whether the expenditure is considered routine building maintenance or an improvement or betterment will have an impact on tax implications under the new regulations.

Mixed Outlook For Facilities Services Sector

Underlying demand for Industrial Services suggests improving industrial growth is on the horizon.

Facility Management Market Worth $43.69 Billion By 2019

This research report helps to identify the factors driving this market, various restraints, challenges, and opportunities impacting it along with the future roadmaps.

IFMA Credential Now Aligned With Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act Requirements

IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane explains, “With the passage of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act, the U.S. federal government acknowledged for the first time in code the critical role of facility management (FM)."

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