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FM Alert | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

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

Facility Management Market Worth $43.69 Billion By 2019

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)."

FM Alert: IFMA Announces First Virtual Career Fair On June 11

Attendance is free for job seekers and is open to both IFMA members and prospective members.

Seven Positive Ways Facilities Managers Can Solve Team Conflict

This guest post comes from Elizabeth Dukes of iOffice, which provides integrated workplace management systems for more than 1,800 clients.

DTZ Announces Facility Management Wins, Contract Extensions

The company now provides a range of facility management services to 17 organizations; represents more than 300 clients throughout the Northeast.

Employee Activists Spark A New Social Movement

Study from Weber Shandwick indicates that 21% of employees are "employee activists" and 56% of employees actively defend their companies and serve as first responders. Also, employees with socially encouraging employers are significantly more likely to help boost sales than employees whose employers aren't socially encouraging.

City Of Toronto Mandates CIMS

The City of Toronto will now require CIMS/CIMS-GB certification for all future custodial RFPs.

OSHA Announces National Stand-Down For Fall Prevention In Construction

The stand-down is part of OSHA’s ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign, which was started in 2012 and was developed in partnership with NIOSH.

AISC Names 2013 Safety Award Winners

To qualify for an AISC Safety Award, a plant or the reporting unit must report a minimum of 300 hours of work in each of the four quarters of a year.

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Three Landscape Projects

The new projects join 23 others across the country that have achieved certification since June 2010 as SITES pilot projects. These diverse projects represent landscapes of various sizes, locations, types, and costs.

OSHA To Focus On Cell Tower Employees After Increase In Worksite Fatalities

OSHA is concerned about the alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower worksites. In 2013, 13 fatalities occurred in this industry, more than in the previous two years combined. This disturbing trend appears to be continuing, with four worker deaths occurring in the first five weeks of 2014.

New Association Advances Energy Management Services

The ACG board has created the EMA as a stand-alone association to administer the EMP program and other energy related programs.

London Retains World’s Most Expensive Office Market Title

Strong demand amid dwindling supply in London's West End pushes rents up by 5%; London confirms its position as the world's most expensive office market for the second consecutive year. Hong Kong ranks second after losing top spot to London last year for the first time since 2008; global office rents increase by 3% overall.

Today’s Facility Manager Names Ted Bielicky, CFM 2014 Facility Executive of the Year

Providing a dynamic and diverse workplace was a key driver for this senior director of facilities’ latest project.

Commercial Real Estate Industry Continues To Achieve Utilities Savings

Data from BOMA’s Experience Exchange Report reflects results of the industry's focus on energy efficiency.

Use Of Building Codes On The Rise Across The Country

Using current codes demonstrates commitment to safety and savings; 32 states have updated to the 2012 I-Codes at the state or local level.

Construction Employment Down By 16K Jobs

Industry added 122,000 jobs during past 12 months, but public sector and certain nonresidential construction sectors remain weak.

OSHA Extends Comment Period On Proposed Workplace Injuries And Illnesses Reporting

OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.

What’s the Future Of Green Buildings In 2014? Industry Leader Offers Top 10 Megatrends

Green building consultant, speaker and author, Jerry Yudelson has announced his annual list of major green building trends that will affect the industry in 2014 and beyond.

ISSA Engages GSA On Federal Strategic Sourcing

While ISSA supports strategic sourcing, it is opposed to implementing it in a manner that would have an unreasonably burdensome economic impact on the JanSan community and the private sector generally.

AAAS Earns LEED® Platinum Certification

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) awarded one of 11 Platinum recertifications worldwide.

Group Announces Support Of The Green Hippocratic Oath

The nonprofit Renewable Cleaning group has announced its support of The Green Hippocratic Oath – Renewable Cleaning Edition.

IFMA Named A Top Workplace By Houston Chronicle

Overall workplace satisfaction in the new location is 80%, a significant increase from the previous location.

DBIA Honors Michael C. Loulakis With Lifetime Achievement Award

Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award is DBIA's highest honor.

AHRI Launches Certification Programs: Variable Frequency Drives And Datacom Cooling

These new programs have been introduced in order to meet increasing demand for independent performance verification for VFDs and datacom cooling products.

Survey Shows Business Outlook Weakening For Landscape Architect Firms

Billings and inquiries for work drop; hiring plans on hold.

GSA Issues Recommendation For Green Building Certification Systems

LEED and Green Globes approved as third party certification programs for federal facilities.

New Energy Code Includes Efficiency In Existing Buildings

Lighting controls and advanced HVAC also gain ground at 2015 IECC final action hearings.

Davies Office Receives Recognition For Sustainability From IFMA

Davies Office has won this award for the innovation displayed in designing, manufacturing, and delivering an environmentally conscious exhibit at World Workplace 2013.

IFMA Congratulates 2013 IFMA Awards Of Excellence Recipients

The awards were announced at IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo at an event honoring those who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of the FM profession and the association.

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