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IFMA | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings


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Three primary issues are linked in the minds of facilities professionals, and a change in behavior and more education are needed in order to change these perceptions.

Survey Points To Efficiency Hurdles In Healthcare Facilities

Survey Points To Efficiency Hurdles In Healthcare Facilities

Three primary issues are linked in the minds of facilities professionals, and a change in behavior and more education are needed in order to change these perceptions.

San Antonio, Philadelphia to Host World Workplace 2012, 2013

World Workplace is headed to the Alamo City and City of Brotherly Love in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Guide Explains How To Implement Sustainable Practices Based On Government Guidelines

U.S. Government Policy Impacts and Opportunities for Facility Management is available online free of charge as part of IFMA's “Sustainability ‘How-to’ Guide" series.

Chicago Hosts 2012 IFMA Facility Fusion

The event will feature industry-leading keynote speaker presentations, 84 educational sessions, and an expo with more than 85 exhibiting companies.

Tafel Named IFMA Foundation Executive Director

Tafel will oversee the development of the foundation’s annual Balanced Scorecard, a strategic performance management tool; manage foundation research projects; oversee the foundation’s grant programs; and in coordination with the director of academic affairs, implement the annual foundation scholarship program.

IFMA Names Lowell Aplebaum Director of Membership and Councils

Aplebaum will ensure IFMA’s strategic objectives are being met through the association’s chapters, councils, and communities of practice, and that these component groups are positioned and maintained as the premier organizations serving stakeholders in their respective specialty or geographic region.

IFMA Launches Online Benchmarking Tool

All information entered into BEX will be securely stored online, and the identities of those submitting data will not be revealed. All participants will have free and unlimited access to survey results, while nonparticipants may purchase an annual subscription to the results.

Johnson Controls, IFMA Release Energy Study Results

The survey tracked priorities, practices, investment plans, and financial evaluation criteria to understand what projects facilities managers are implementing and the solution drivers and barriers they face.

Sustainability, Real Estate, Emergency Management Highlight World Workplace 2011

Additional World Workplace 2011 educational sessions will cover a variety of topics, including communicating with senior leadership, maximizing space utilization, and developing successful requests for proposals.

Emergency Preparedness: Facility Professionals See Room for Improvement

In spite of obstacles, fms largely report making progress in emergency preparedness and business continuity planning since 2001, while also noting there is more work to be done.

IFMA Celebrates 20,000 Member Milestone

IFMA members are a diverse group of facility management professionals concerned with the form and function of the built environment. Representing 78 countries, they manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US $100 billion in products and services.

World Workplace First Look

In addition to a conference offering more than 60 educational sessions and keynote presentations, the event will feature an expo as well as governmental agencies including the U.S. State Department and General Services Administration.

How The Workplace Has Benefited From FM

Teena Shouse, Global FM chair stated, "Between now and World FM Day 2012, let’s work together to create additional opportunities to raise the awareness of the value we bring to our organizations, network to improve our operations, and continue to grow as FM professionals."

Tricks Of The Trade: Facility Management In Nigeria

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge outlines the various international offerings for one facility management professional in Nigeria.

IFMA Announces Executive Committee and Board of Directors

IFMA's 2011-2012 executive committee and board of directors were installed on July 1, 2011.

World Workplace Brings Latest Trends, Innovations To Phoenix

The event brings workplace professionals from the world’s top business and government organizations together with educators and exhibitors to focus on the future of the work environment.

IFMA And I2SL Sign MOU

As a result of this agreement, I2SL and IFMA will be able to address a variety of topics, from operations and maintenance training for high-tech facilities to using BIM as a facility management tool.

RECAP: World FM Day 2011

“It was hard to stay focused last Thursday, World FM Day, as I was teaching a class at IFMA HQ in Houston, TX. I kept wanting to sneak a peek at the Tweets or check the different event links across the globe," said Teena Shouse, Global FM chair. Check out these highlights from last week's event.

Tricks Of The Trade: Achieving CFM Status

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge maps out the various ways for facility managers to become CFMs.

Tweeting World FM Day!

The goal of the event and others today is to promote facility management's ideals worldwide, not only within the profession and industry, but also among governments and the general public.

Just Two Days Until World FM Day: June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011 marks World FM Day 2011. As part of this worldwide event, Staples Advantage encourages every employee to find some way to thank his or her fm, not just on this day, but every day for helping to make a safer, healthier, and happier work environment.

IFMA And GEFMA Announce International Partnership Agreement

The two organizations have outlined plans to work together to promote facility management education, credentials, and research internationally.

IFMA Forms New Chapter in California’s Central Valley

The chapter was formed to promote the facility management profession and highlight educational opportunities available to facility professionals throughout the area. It joins 10 other IFMA chapters located in California.

Research Report: Top 10 Facility Management Trends

IFMA has released its 2011 research report, "Facility Management Forecast – Exploring the Current Trends and Future Outlook for Facility Management.”

Gearing Up For World FM Day, June 23, 2011

Global FM member organizations invite all facility professionals and business organizations to join in this celebration of the facilities management profession.

Virtual Facility Management Event: May 18

The virtual event is designed to connect peers, industry experts, and solutions providers worldwide in a convenient, secure online environment.

Facility Management Expert To Speak At ISSA Event

Presentation marks the first time ISSA and its partner PIGC bring a mixed discipline group in Europe to discuss the issues of planning facilities with a focus on their cleanability.

First IFMA Health Care Council Annual Report Released

The Council's board of directors has authorized complimentary distribution of the electronic version of the report to anyone working in the health care industry.

IFMA Unveils Sustainability Facility Professional Credential

The International Facility Management Association has announced its newest credential, the Sustainability Facility Professional™. More than a building certification and rating system, the SFP™...

Marina Badoian-Kriticos Named IFMA's New Director of Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability

In the newly created position, Badoian-Kriticos will support the implementation of a variety of strategic and tactical sustainability initiatives throughout IFMA and help define, develop, and drive sustainability concepts internally and externally.

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