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Millennium Press has released a new book: "Facilities Management Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities" by Joel Levitt.

Millennium Press Releases New Book On Facilities Management

Millennium Press Releases New Book On Facilities Management

Millennium Press has released a new book: "Facilities Management Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities" by Joel Levitt.

Space And Project Benchmarks From IFMA

Factors such as layoffs and stagnant hiring due to the troubled economy, more people working off site and the growth of collaborative space may actually mask this trend, elevating the total amount of space per person available throughout the office.

IFMA Announces Building Information Modeling Community Of Practice

The development and use of BIM provides value to Architects, Engineers & Contractors (AEC) by reducing project risk, costs, and time while improving the overall quality of the project via improved communication and collaboration of design intent.

NCGBCS Releases Taxonomy of Building Codes and Standards

This compilation of codes and standards relating to the built environment is intended to serve as a resource when educating the industry, government, and the public about the regulations and referenced documents that are used when constructing buildings and facilities. Comments are due March 8, 2013.

Design-Build Hotline Makes Expertise Readily Available to Facility Professionals

The DBIA Owner Hotline is staffed by experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in the delivery method and deep knowledge of design-build best practices—from both owner and practitioner perspectives. The Hotline is a resource for key aspects of the delivery method and guidance on additional tools and resources.

BOMA International and BOMI International Leadership Build for the Future

The results of these efforts will be gradually reflected in each organization’s education menus and are expected to be visible by BOMA International’s annual conference in June.

BOMA International and RICS Collaborate to Advance International Property Measurement Standards

Widespread market adoption of these new standards will provide the building blocks for well-functioning global real estate markets and will be complementary to International Financial Reporting Standards and International Valuation Standards: two layers shaping the global financial system.

OSHA Issues Plan To Help Reduce Injuries And Illnesses At High Hazard Workplaces

In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local emphasis inspection programs, which include programmed inspections, to target high-risk hazards and industries.

10 Things To Keep In Mind With ADA Compliance

Did you know that facility renovation plans could be impacted by the 2010 ADA regulations—the first major update to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) since the regulation was first published in 1991?

CareerCast.com Reports on Best Jobs For People With Disabilities

Healthcare job growth is rising steadily, with the sector expected to increase by 5.6 million jobs within the next eight years, creating many available positions for disabled candidates.

ICC, UL Collaborate On New ANSI Standard For Landscape Irrigation Controllers

The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical devices.

New Report Examines How Environmental Design Impacts Falls In Patient Rooms

Report provides additional evidence-based design resource tool; fills knowledge gap and helps to inform facility professionals in the healthcare industry.

GSA FBPTA Matrix Highlights BOMI International Designations, Core Competencies

BOMI International's designation programs deliver broad range of knowledge and skills needed by building and facility personnel to operate high-performance buildings.

AFE Appoints New Executive Director

Saya replaces former Executive Director Dr. Wayne Carley, who resigned from AFE on October 29, 2012 citing personal obligations.

Staples Advantage To Award $15,000 In Scholarships To Future Facility Managers

As a show of investment in the profession, Staples is awarding scholarships to young facility managers; it also offers supplies and services to help seasoned managers keep their buildings running smoothly.

BOMI International To Release 2013 Edition Of Environmental Health And Safety Issues Course

The course takes the approach of building a comprehensive environmental health and safety (EHS) program from the bottom up. The focus is on enhancing EHS management skills to ensure effective implementation of the program. The management strategies emphasized, when applied, can minimize the risks and liability inherent in operating buildings and the equipment in them.

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations For 2012 Announced

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2012.

BOMA Joins Lighting Energy Efficiency In Parking Campaign

Projects with notable energy savings will receive awards from the LEEP campaign and will be profiled on the site. The deadline for submitting project information is November 30, 2013. Results and awards will be announced on February 2014.

Global FM Concludes 2012 With Three Events In The Americas

Global FM representatives will announce the winners of the third annual Global FM Awards for Excellence in Facilities Management during IFMA's World Workplace. The 2012 series of international workshops will finish with events in Brazil and the U.S.

Mosquitoes Pose Risk To Businesses Despite Dry Weather Conditions

Businesses should continue to be vigilant about keeping flying, biting insects at bay, even as the warm summer days draw to an end.

New Metric Could Help Facility Managers Optimize Daylighting

The development of daylighting metrics has been the subject of considerable effort and debate, but no widely accepted metric has emerged to help recognize well-daylit buildings. Although simulation software exists to assist in daylight analysis, these programs are often overly complex and involve a high level of expertise. On the other hand, rule-of-thumb approaches that are often used to aid in the decision making process are based on overly simplified assumptions.

Energy Efficiency And Cost Savings Report For The Industrial Sector Released

More than ever, industrial companies rely on sustainability minded facility management teams for value driven and innovative solutions to reduce consumption and, in turn, operational expenses.

White House Announces Executive Order On Industrial Energy Efficiency, Including CHP

In support of the Executive Order, DOE and EPA released a new report that provides a foundation for national discussions on effective ways to achieve 40 GW of new, cost-effective CHP by 2020, and includes an overview of the key issues currently impacting CHP deployment and the factors that need to be considered by stakeholders involved in the dialogue.

The FM Event Set For October 10-11, 2012

The FM Event, run in association with British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), is directed at facilities, estate, and property managers.

BOMA International Releases New Floor Measurement Standard

BOMA first published the Standard Method of Floor Measurement for Office Buildings, an accepted and approved methodology by the American National Standards Institute. Throughout the years, the standard has been revised to reflect the changing needs of the real estate market and the evolution of office building design.

Outsourcing In FM Still Hot Topic Of Conversation

The Global Facility Management Association (Global FM) kicked off its series of International Workshops in 2012 with two successful workshops held in Dubai, U.A.E. and in Paris, France. Both examined the topic of facilities management outsourcing from two very different perspectives.

Chancey Honored with BOMA International Chair’s Award

Chancey has been given the Chair’s Award, the highest recognition presented by the BOMA International Chair. The award is bestowed annually upon those who—through innovation, talent, and dedication—have set new standards of excellence for the commercial real estate industry.

Grainger Heads BOMI International Board of Trustees

Greg Grainger fills the unexpired term of Dolores A. Bocian, RPA®, FMA®, who served as Chairman since her election in June 2011.

Workshops Underline Value of FM In Low Carbon Economy

Energy efficiency needs will become the core business of all sectors of activity, which will require a drastic change in culture and way of doing business, but facility managers (fms) could take this opportunity to show how they can help companies reduce their carbon emissions.

Oliver Elected To Vice Chair Of BOMA International

In this role, Oliver will concentrate primarily on BOMA membership activities for its 16,500-plus members while preparing to assume the position of chair-elect.

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