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FRIDAY FUNNY: Furniture In Bloom

It's a table! No, it's a display case! It's a science project! No, it's all of the above (and so much more)!

Facility Managers Get Noticed!

Nominations are now being accepted for the facility management profession's most prestigious award, The TFM Facility Executive Of The Year. Submissions will be accepted until 10/1/10.

NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Greenpipe By Aquatherm

This recyclable piping system is designed specifically for potable water applications.

FRIDAY FUNNY: What's The Latest Buzz Around IAQ?

The retro-technology, called "biomonitoring," uses live honeybees to gauge air pollution levels from jet exhaust and ground transportation vehicles used in and around the facilities. The honey is taken from these bees is then tested for impurities.

IFMA Announces 2010-2011 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

The International Facility Management Association is pleased to announce its 2010-2011 executive committee and board of directors, which begin their terms July 1. Francis J. Kuhn, CFM, CFMJ, will serve as the new chair of the association’s board of directors, succeeding Thomas L. Mitchell Jr., CFM, CFMJ.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: RoofGenuity From Firestone

Facility managers can use the RoofGenuity modeling tool to discover the optimal roofing configuration for their buildings.

Call for Presentations Issued by CONSTRUCT

CONSTRUCT, which will take place September 13 to 16, 2011, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, is accepting submissions for the 2011 education program until September 6, 2010.

FRIDAY FUNNY: What It Might Be Like To Work For Nintendo

Working at a place like Nintendo sounds like a fun job for anyone who enjoys the gaming experience. But in reality, it's still a job, just like any other--especially in terms of facility management issues.

IFMA Offers "Facilities Snapshot" Quarterly FM Poll

The new survey features input from a broad cross section of IFMA members from around the globe and highlights the latest trends and developments impacting the facility management (FM) profession.

Celebrate World FM Day TODAY!

Join IFMA and facility practitioners around the world today, June 24, as we celebrate the second annual World FM Day.

Lack Of Credit Plaguing Design Industry

After three straight months of improving conditions, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell nearly three points.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: EverSeal Roof Repair Tape

This product from OMG Roofing Products bonds to all common roof materials for long lasting, watertight repairs.

World Workplace Keynote Announced: Alexis Herman

Herman will deliver the conference’s keynote presentation, “The Changing Global Workforce: Ways to Understand it and Leverage It,” on Wednesday, October 27.

FRIDAY FUNNY: (No) Power To The People…

Power authorities are requesting retailers in Bangladesh to shut down in the evenings so football followers can watch at home without testing load management limits.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Total Brewed Beverage Solutions

Standard Coffee Service Company is a single source provider of coffee and tea service, along with other products, for regional and national accounts.

Importance of Sustainable Building Practices Highlighted This Week

Held in Washington, DC, the week helps underscore the importance of sustainable practices to federal, state and local lawmakers, as well as the public.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Epson BrightLink 450Wi Projector

This projection system is available for businesses looking for an interactive, widescreen collaboration tool.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Gulf Employees On The Edge Of Their Seats

How high are tensions running in the energy industry down in Louisiana? At one company, the president makes the link between improper swivel chair usage and the BP oil spill.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Easier To Be A Wall Than A Window?

When it comes to energy efficiency, windows play a big part in facility performance.

CONSTRUCT and The TFM Show Attendance Grows

The increased attendance numbers are attributed to the strong education program, CSI Convention participation, and the prominent exhibitors on the show floor.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LEED Calculator

The online calculator is aimed at determining how the company's products may contribute to LEED credits.

50 Receive IFMA’s FMP Certification in Macau

Fifty facility practitioners in Macau, China, received IFMA’s prestigious Facility Management Professional credential at the 2009/2010 Facility Management Professional Graduation Ceremony held earlier this month.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Visitor Pass Solutions

Data Management, Inc. makes a variety of security badging and registry book offerings to provide facility managers the best fit for their particular situation.

FRIDAY FUNNY: What NOT To Do At An Interview

According to a CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,700 hiring managers, some candidates make unusual, and sometimes unfavorable, interview mistakes.

New York Tech Valley Chapter of IFMA Formation

The New York Tech Valley (Albany) Chapter of IFMA was approved by IFMA’s board of directors at their April meeting.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Reseller Of Packaging/Containers

Container Exchanger resells folding bulk containers, metal storage bins, plastic industrial totes, plastic pallets, and used gaylord boxes throughout the U.S.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Gecko Adhesive Textile

The product from 3form enables facilities managers to add privacy and transform any glass application into a piece of art.

Legal Industry Council of IFMA Releases Benchmarking Report

This benchmarking report is the first to provide facility professionals in the legal field with a way to compare operational costs and best practices with others in the industry.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Toga! Toga!

If you wear a coordinated uniform to work, you’re following what amounts to fashion advice from the great Greek philosopher Aristotle who proclaimed, “The whole is more than sum of its parts.” So go Greek and put on a toga if you want to dress for success.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Financing From NOTIFIER By Honeywell

This program aims to assist with the expense of new fire/life safety systems, and upgrades to existing systems mandated by code.

NASCAR's Jeff Gordon Taps Geothermal Power

Energy conservation isn't necessarily something you'd associate with NASCAR. But environmental responsibility is one of the driving factors behind four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon's selection of a geothermal comfort system.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Performance Contracts, PACE Bonds, And More

This Q&A with Derek Supple, program director for global energy and sustainability at Johnson Controls, answers targeted questions from TFM.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: ID For Recycling Containers From MOD

Meese Orbitron Dunne offers permanent, molded-in company logos and other markings to promote cart security.

FRIDAY FUNNY: One Funky Fish At A Time

For one facility, the question was not "how to build a better mousetrap" it was "how to build a better fish ramp?"

IFMA Foundation Director of Academic Affairs Retires, Position Becomes Available

IFMA Foundation Director of Academic Affairs Charles N. Claar, P.E., CFM, CFMJ, will formally retire this fall after 10 years of service to IFMA and the IFMA Foundation. With Claar’s retirement, the role of director of academic affairs is open.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: iCOMM Monitoring By A.O. Smith

The iCOMM system allows facilities to manage and monitor their A. O. Smith water heaters and boilers remotely.

IFMA and Today’s Facility Manager Team Up to Create Snapshot of Staffing Trends in Facility Management

New report from IFMA and TFM estimates that there are a total of 408,000 facility professionals working in the U.S. In addition to staffing tables, the report delves into factors that drive staffing, such as industry sector, facility size/type, and outsourcing practices.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Super Quad-Blaster With Strobe

This Bird-X product repels unwanted birds using ultrasonic sound paired with a flashing strobe.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Tom Henderson, New Office Manager and W*nker…

Ever been forced to make a hiring decision that you regretted? Or have you ever been made to feel completely unpopular as the new hire on the block? Here's a brief skit from the BBC program, "Big Train," depicting just that sentiment.

Incentives Needed to Finance Renewable Energy Projects

Congress is being urged to develop legislation that provides benefits and opportunities for public power to receive comparable incentives for renewable energy projects.

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