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IFMA | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom provides advice on how to get started in the field of facilities management.

Tricks Of The Trade: Getting Up To Speed

Tricks Of The Trade: Getting Up To Speed

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom provides advice on how to get started in the field of facilities management.

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.

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.

Tricks Of The Trade: Best Practices Pursuits

Creating facility management standards is a challenge that many professionals face. Folsom offers some assistance.

Tricks Of The Trade: Furthering Facilities Careers

While many facility management professionals have substantial "hands on" experience, certifications and accreditation advice is often appreciated.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Facility Management Career Advancement Advice

For one facility management professional with an abundance of hands on experience, the path to career advancement is somewhat unclear.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Swine Flu—Key Facts for Facility Professionals

More cases of this fatal illness have been reported, and facility managers may opt to take precautions.

IFMA Named A Top Workplace By Houston Chronicle

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

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.

Philadelphia Mayor Nutter To Address Facility Managers At World Workplace

Mayor Nutter will be part of the opening World Workplace events with remarks at 10 a.m. on October 2, 2013.

Tricks Of The Trade: Continuing Education

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom sorts through the various continuing education options for one operations manager. From the August 2013 issue.

IFMA Releases Sustainability Guide For Waste Management

IFMA publishes a free educational resource produced in association with the IFMA Foundation as part of popular how-to series.

IFMA Realigns CFM Credential; Two New Competency Areas Added

The updated CFM Exam accounts for the most recent Global Job Task Force Analysis which highlighted two new competency areas - emergency preparedness and business continuity and environmental stewardship and sustainability – bringing the total to 11.

Winners Of The 2013 Awards For Excellence In FM Announced

As the Awards grow in prestige and recognition, so too do the number of high quality, cutting edge projects and that are nominated, with 15 submissions from around the world received this year.

Facility Management Program Addresses Sustainability

New program launches this month with subject matter from the International Facility Management Association.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Air Conditioning Systems For Libraries

Libraries are very specialized environments, as all facility managers know. So when it comes time to replace an aging air conditioning system, facility managers in these environments benefit from various sources of input.

World FM Day – 27 June 2013 – Creating, Sharing & Learning

Global FM member organizations on six different continents will commemorate World FM Day by hosting events all around the world and undertaking others activities to celebrate and promote facilities management.

Tricks Of The Trade: Credential Management

Facility Management Expert Kevin Folsom shares some career tips regarding professional designations. From the April 2013 issue.

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.

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.

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.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Remodeling Benchmarks

Is there any kind of established benchmark for interior remodeling in facilities?

Special Report: 20 Years Of TFM

David J. Brady, president and CEO of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) shares his thoughts on two decades of facility management (FM) achievement.

World Workplace Asia, July 25-27

World Workplace Asia 2012 – Singapore will welcome facility practitioners and solutions providers from all over the world, representing aspects of the work environment

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What IFMA Credential Should I Pursue?

CFM prep exam or FMP? I am not sure what I am ready for and would appreciate any advice or shared experiences.

World Workplace 2012 Keynote Speakers Announced

Guy Kawasaki and Frank Abagnale have been named keynote speakers for World Workplace 2012.

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