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The holiday shopping season will kick into gear in just one week, but with such a gloomy economic picture looming, many people are wondering just how much–or how little–goodwill and cheer they can muster by the time Christmas rolls around. Extravagant office parties are being scaled down or even canceled, and Secret Santas may go […]


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The holiday shopping season will kick into gear in just one week, but with such a gloomy economic picture looming, many people are wondering just how much–or how little–goodwill and cheer they can muster by the time Christmas rolls around. Extravagant office parties are being scaled down or even canceled, and Secret Santas may go […]

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Latest: FRIDAY FUNNY: Black Friday Countdown - The holiday shopping season will kick into gear in just one week, but with such a gloomy economic picture looming, many people are wondering just how much–or how little–goodwill and cheer they can muster by the time Christmas rolls around. Extravagant office parties are being scaled down or even canceled, and Secret Santas may go […]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Black Friday Countdown

The holiday shopping season will kick into gear in just one week, but with such a gloomy economic picture looming, many people are wondering...

‘Hospital Of The Future’ Report Urges Major Changes

Joint Commission report proposes principles, actions to guide future hospital development.

Breaking News: Architecture Billings Index Drops to All Time Low

On the heels of a six-point drop in September, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) plummeted to its lowest level since the survey began in 1995.

Herman Miller Shares Social Responsibility Progress Report

Report details Michigan company's progress in a variety of social areas during its past fiscal year.

Students Voice Optimism About Future of Occupational Safety Professionals

Students see opportunities in construction, manufacturing, and the "green" movement despite the troubled economy.

One Out of Four Workers Have Encountered Employment Discrimination

More than one in four American adults – 27% – say they have encountered employment discrimination, and with unemployment rising and competition in the workplace increasing, it’s getting even tougher to get a job – or get ahead – in today’s market.

CertainTeed Gypsum Will Temporarily Shut Down Plant

Jacksonville, FL location to be suspended in early 2009; slow down in home construction cited as the reason.

Emerging Property Market Downturn Accelerates Except in China

The property market in China is showing more resilience while India has been hard hit by the global economic downturn.

Johnson Controls Presents Ken Webb with Lifetime Achievement Award

Johnstone supply brand manager honored at Coleman® service managers meeting.

The TFM Forum and LiveXchange: Day Two

The second day of The TFM Forum and LiveXchange kicked off with breakfast by the beach and a topical keynote from noted economist, Jeff Finn of NAI Global.

The TFM Forum and LiveXchange: Day One

The TFM Forum and LiveXchange kicked off an extremely successful first day out in Huntington Beach California. Events on Sunday included golf and two facility tours: UCLA's extensive athletic facilities and Disneyland California's behind the scenes sneak peak.

Garland Garners Three Awards

Cleveland, OH-based company considered one of best places to work in northeast Ohio, among accomplishments.

Custodial Teams Receive Recognition For Work

Through programs run by Oswego Industries, Inc., disabled workers have found sustained employment in buildings throughout the upstate New York region.

Looking back, looking forward

In this Web exclusive, Richard Byatt, Communications & External Affairs Director for the British Institute of Facilities Management, writes, "This 5th November, the U.K. woke to the news that Barack Obama had won an unprecedented victory in the U.S. presidential election. In a small way, the FM community here celebrated its own history yesterday."

Is Your Facility A Polling Place?

Schools, community centers, churches, and other facilities are pulling double duty today as millions of Americans vote across the country. How did you prepare for election day? Did you experience anything odd or unusual at your building? If your facility is serving as a polling place, we invite you to post your comments here and share your stories with other facility managers.

Surveys Help With BSC Customer Relations

Results also reveal responses to unsatisfied clients.

Further Softening in U.S. Warehouse Market During Q3

This ongoing notable weakness suggests that the industrial real estate market will continue to be impacted by recessionary conditions.

Professional Development: Focus Group Recommendations

Centralize real estate and facilities management assets? Guest Contributor William Manning says no under $5000.

Newly Troubled Commercial Properties Need Top-Notch Management Skills for Best Outcomes

IREM® President Pamela W. Monroe states, "Our nation's economic viability requires real estate management professionals with top-notch credentials to inject value back into distressed properties by protecting income streams, controlling expenses, positioning and/or repositioning them to deliver the best possible ROI and, ultimately, to command the best possible price when they are sold."

U.S. Office Market Shows Continuing Weakness In Third Quarter

National office vacancies stood at 13.7% at the close of the quarter, back to vacancy levels last seen in Q4 2005, according to Colliers International.

IFMA Names 2008 Awards of Excellence Winners

Nineteen awards handed out at concluding ceremony to 2008 World Workplace Conference and Expo.

Architecture Billings Index Falls More than Six Points

The institutional sector has entered negative category for the first time this year.

AlliedBarton Recognized For Employee Training Efforts

The provider of trained security personnel has received an ASTD BEST Award.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: 10/16/08 Is National Boss Day (Unless You Work For A “Seagull Manager”)

If you are unfortunate enough to be working for a seagull manager, perhaps a copy of this article should find its way onto his or her desk on National Boss’s Day.

InfoComm Opens European Headquarters

New office reflects growing international membership programs.

IFMA Names 2008 Fellows

The fellowship program was established in 1992 to recognize members dedicated to IFMA and the facility management profession.

National Industrial Real Estate Market Registers Overall Positive Net Absorption for the First Half of 2008

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Mid-Year 2008 National Industrial Real Estate Market Report, which analyzes activity in industrial properties 50,000 square feet and larger, shows that...

Niels B. Christiansen Becomes President and Chief Executive Officer At Danfoss

Jorgen M. Clausen retires and will become chairman.

Keeping things in perspective…

Markets rise and crash like the waves. Financial giants melt like ice cream on hot asphalt. But cherishing and loving friends and family and keeping their memories alive - THOSE are eternal gifts that can't be bought or sold.

FM Issue: Power Supply

There is high demand for backup power solutions, and there are many requirements that should be addressed before purchasing decisions are made.

Institutional Market Continues to be Lone Bright Spot in Non-Residential Sector

While conditions have improved somewhat for three consecutive months, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) continues to point to unfavorable conditions for the non-residential construction market.

Hirsch Earns Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation Award

Hirsch's advanced security products continue to receive recognition.

Hirsch Earns Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation Award

Hirsch's advanced security products continue to receive recognition.

Herman Miller Repeats Perfect Score in Corporate Equality Index Ranking

Company is only one in its industry to be recognized for this achievement.

Landscape Architecture Student Awards Chosen

Students from 11 colleges and universities were chosen for notable 20 projects.

Study Reveals Insights Into Office Romance

Office culture, not corporate policy, deters most workers from dating a colleague.

IFMA Fall Symposium Brings New FM Courses To Dallas

Facility professionals have opportunity to progress in certification progress at Texas meeting.

Back To School Scholarships

Eight college bound students have received funds toward their education in commercial electronic systems.

AFE Accepting Students for Certified Plant Maintenance Manager Courses

In September, AFE will be offering three different ways for facilities professionals to participate in CPMM programs.

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