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Facility management associations around the world will recognize the contributions facility management makes to the workplace as they celebrate the first ever World FM Day on 28 August, 2009.
Responses should be submitted by Monday, July 13, 2009.
IFMA has announced its 2009-2010 executive committee and board of directors, which began their terms July 1.
Workplace professionals from around the world will meet in Orlando, Fla., to analyze the trends and new products impacting today’s built environment during the International Facility Management Association’s World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo, Oct. 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center.
With the recent economic downturn, the prospect of finding employment this summer presents a challenge for students across the country, including those at Oklahoma State University. To one OSU student’s delight, the Tulsa Chapter of the International Facility Management Association has come to the rescue, offering her an internship with four local businesses whose employees are affiliated with the chapter.
This i-session helps fms prepare for current and future pandemics by focusing on challenges and priorities. Case studies from the current swine flu pandemic will be used to assist participants with establishing response plans.
The memorandum of understanding calls for sharing resources and collaborating on projects, publications, sustainability research, and educational offerings. ASHRAE and IFMA will also work together on legislative and regulatory issues through their Washington, DC, offices.
The International Facility Management Association has released “Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks, Research Report #32,” a study outlining the facility trends affecting workplaces throughout North America. Among the new report’s findings are that the average space per person has risen nearly 40 square feet since 2007 — likely due to recent corporate layoffs — and that companies are adjusting their thermostats higher or lower by an average of one degree Fahrenheit, compared to data from three years ago, in an effort to minimize energy use and cut costs.
Facility management (FM) professionals pursuing IFMA credentials may wish to attend IFMA’s 2009 Fall Symposium in Orlando, FL.
International perspectives will take center stage as facility and private-sector experts from around the world convene at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 16-17 for the sixth annual European Facility Management Conference.