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The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced the death of its first president and one of its original founders, George Graves, IFMA Fellow.

IFMA Announces Passing Of First President, George Graves

IFMA Announces Passing Of First President, George Graves

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced the death of its first president and one of its original founders, George Graves, IFMA Fellow.

Friday Funny: Top 10 Ways People Act Like Children In The Workplace

Whining, pouting, and temper tantrums are no longer confined to elementary school playgrounds or reality TV show reunions: Such adolescent behavior is also prevalent in today's workplace, according to a new CareerBuilder survey..

Friday Funny: Creative or Creepy?

Creative or creepy? Job seekers have pulled some strange stunts to get attention from hiring managers. If you want to land the job, and not just attention, this list of do's and don'ts could help you meet your goal.

Professional Development: Facility Executive As Polymath

As facility executives' responsibilities evolve and expand, communication is but one skill that should be honed.

IFMA Announces 2015-16 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently introduced its 2015-16 board of directors and member-elected executive committee members.

Urban Green Council Announces Winners of 2015 EBie Awards

Urban Green Council has announced the winners of its 5th annual EBie Awards™, a juried competition that celebrates the innovators behind significant improvements to building efficiency.

Question Of The Week: Communication Methods

Whether monthly memos or informal meetings, what methods are most effective to reach staff members?

On January 1, TFM Will Become Facility Executive

This change reflects the evolution of the facility management professional, recognizing the increasingly prominent role in their organization's success.

Question Of The Week: Where Are You Finding Your Future FMs?

Over the next 15 years, a high proportion of seasoned members of the facility management profession will be leaving the workforce as they reach retirement age.

Question Of The Week: Favorite Part Of Your Facility?

Is there a place in your facility that you thoroughly appreciate, enjoy, and are altogether proud of? For better or worse, facility managers get to know every square inch of the facilities they oversee.

FM Alert: Revisiting TFM Facility Executive Of The Year Winners

This first in the series is from the winner of the 2013 Award, J.B. Messer, director of facilities management at Oklahoma City Community College.

FM Solutions 2014 Podcasts

TFM recently spoke with several vendors on how their products are designed to help facility managers further their goals in 2014 and beyond.

Question Of The Week: Boosting The Bottom Line?

What is the single most effective change you've implemented recently to improve your bottom line?

Nominate An Outstanding Facility Manager Today!

TFM's 2014 Facility Executive of the Year Award competition is in full swing. This annual event honors an individual for his or her work on a recently completed construction project, and the value they bring to their organizations on a daily basis.

Today Is The 5th Annual World FM Day

“Creating, Sharing & Learning" is the theme for this year's celebration, chosen by the Global Facilities Management Association (Global FM).

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.

Professional Development: Lightning Safety Tips

On average, lightning kills more people than hurricanes and tornadoes combined every year.

NIBS Announces 2012 Board Of Directors

The individuals include those representing facility managers, building owners, local code officials, lighting manufacturers, and fire protection engineers

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Asset Management

I have been tasked with implementing a solid, yet flexible and functional asset/inventory tracking system for all of the company assets.

Professional Development: Reinventing The Plan Room Of The Future

Building Information Modeling can help facility managers stay up to date.

Professional Development: Revised Regulations

Guest Columnist Teresa L. Jakubowski explains how new standards of Titles II and III of the ADA can be decoded.

Professional Development: Stay In Shape For Survival

Occupational safety programs are key to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce, even in a down economy.

Professional Development: Helpful Hints For Evaluating Contractor Bids

Guest Columnist Bill Garland recommends facility managers look beyond face value when partnering with outside firms.

Professional Development: Keeping Tabs On Facilities

Guided self assessments are tools to supplement professionally administered data collection.

Webinar: Implementing Efficient Lamp Recycling

Tune in at 12:00 pm CST on Wednesday, June 22 for a free webinar as Joe Day, senior account executive at Air Cycle, explains...

Professional Development: Not Only Money Is Green

Tony Rankin explains how many aspects of sustainable design translate into substantial savings for budgets as well.

"Green" Internship Program Launched By ARAMARK

The company has partnered with the Student Conservation Association to foster and teach environmental stewardship in a variety of job types.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Food Waste Audits From LeanPath

Reducing the waste in food service facilities presents both economic and environmental benefits.

Professional Development: Getting Your Money’s Worth Out Of Commissioning

In part two of this commissioning feature, find out how savings can come from systems and equipment optimization.

BONUS Professional Development: Focus On Large Scale Lamp Recycling

In this final piece in the series, Columnist Krall looks at how recycling programs at large facilities can have big benefits.

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