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In February, IFMA launched the 2009 Global Job Task Analysis (GJTA)—an important undertaking for the purpose of identifying responsibilities and job activities shared by facility managers worldwide. IFMA is now entering the survey phase of the GJTA project, and the participation of active facility professionals is crucial.


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In February, IFMA launched the 2009 Global Job Task Analysis (GJTA)—an important undertaking for the purpose of identifying responsibilities and job activities shared by facility managers worldwide. IFMA is now entering the survey phase of the GJTA project, and the participation of active facility professionals is crucial.

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Latest: IFMA Survey Open: Identifying FM Responsibilities - In February, IFMA launched the 2009 Global Job Task Analysis (GJTA)—an important undertaking for the purpose of identifying responsibilities and job activities shared by facility managers worldwide. IFMA is now entering the survey phase of the GJTA project, and the participation of active facility professionals is crucial.

IFMA Survey Open: Identifying FM Responsibilities

In February, IFMA launched the 2009 Global Job Task Analysis (GJTA)—an important undertaking for the purpose of identifying responsibilities and job activities shared by facility managers worldwide. IFMA is now entering the survey phase of the GJTA project, and the participation of active facility professionals is crucial.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Bariatric Dining Chair From Kwalu

This chair is designed to withstand weights of 250, 500, 700, or 1000 pounds.

A Look At LED Lighting

LED lighting, with its promise of high levels of energy efficiency and long operating life, is being used in certain applications in many facilities. However, the technology is not mainstream in today's facilities.

Strategy During Economic Downturn? Back To Basics

The 2009 Ernst & Young real estate business risk report, produced in conjunction with Oxford Analytica, itemizes the 10 top business risks faced by the industry as ranked by leading sector analysts.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: E-Krete From PolyCon

This coating is designed to extend the life of asphalt and other surfaces.

Global FM Launches World FM Day, August 28, 2009

Global FM member organizations on five different continents will celebrate World FM Day by organizing events such as luncheons, seminars, and workshops, or by undertaking any other activity to celebrate and promote facilities management.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: MGE Galaxy EPS 8000

The new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) from APC by Schneider Electric is designed to meet the needs of many environments.

IFMA Joins Group to Advise Department of Energy on High-Performance Green Building

IFMA has joined a consortium of other organizations from the building community that seeks to provide guidance and technical expertise on sustainability issues to the DOE's Building Technologies Program.

New York City Icon Goes Greener

Now underway, energy efficiency retrofits at the Empire State Building are being implemented through an integrated approach.

GSA Submits Economic Recovery Plans to Congress

The GSA has submitted a $5.55 billion spending proposal highlighting the public building projects it plans to accomplish with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. IFMA is working with GSA as an industry partner to educate the public about GSA’s efforts.

IFMA Announces New Council for City and Country Club Professionals

The City Country Clubs Council of IFMA gives facility professionals from public and private clubs offering recreational activities, event hosting, and gourmet dining a network to share resources, connect with other professionals, and benefit from continuing education courses.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Am I Annoying You Yet?

Who is the most annoying person in your office? Or is you (heaven forbid)?

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: It Floats!

The new headquarters for Mayr-Melnhof, an Austrian wood processing company, appears to float in the Styrian landscape.

IFMA President and CEO David J. Brady Announces Retirement

President and CEO David J. Brady has announced he will retire from IFMA during the first quarter of 2010.

Data Center Key In The World Of High Tech Racing

Scuderia Ferrari relies on its facility to bring it through the Formula 1 season.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Extreme Demolitions

Some of these explosions/implosions are spectacular illustrations of how facility managers feel when frustrated by their buildings.

Autodesk Inventor Helps Designers Focus on World’s Largest Telescope

The telescope will be housed in an astronomical observatory created by Dynamic Structures, one of the world's premier providers of complex movable structures.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Cave Foreclosure Averted

A family in Festus, MO facing foreclosure on its cave home recently found a way to keep it. In February, Curt and Deborah Sleeper had plans to auction their 17,000-square-foot home (built inside a former limestone and sandstone cave) on eBay with an opening bid of $300,000. But, early this month, the founder/owner of Logical Source, Inc., a New Jersey-based document management company, made the couple an offer that will allow them to stay in their cave.

Retail Facilities Of The Future

The International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc. is holding a design competition to envision what shopping centers will look like 20 years from now.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Murphy’s Lesser Known Laws

Typically, facility managers appreciate the classic Murphy's Laws (which go back as far as 1841, according to Wikipedia, but were formalized in 1877 at a meeting of an engineering society). This week, we have Peter SJF Bance to thank (again) for these lesser known laws from Murphy.

Hurricane Ike Anniversary is a Reminder to Prepare

The six month anniversary of Hurricane Ike is a reminder to all coastal residents of the very real threat they face from high winds and storm surge.

Expanded Pasadena Convention Center Pursuing LEED Silver

The expanded facility opened on March 1, 2009, six weeks ahead of schedule.

Pizza Fusion Unveils World’s First LEED® Certified Pizzeria

Pizza Fusion was recently awarded Gold and Silver certifications by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for its first two restaurants built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specifications in Palm Beach Gardens and Weston, Florida. This recognition makes Pizza Fusion the first LEED certified pizzeria in the world.

New Product Flash: STI-6200 From Safety Technology International

The battery operated alarm helps stop the theft and vandalism of fire extinguishers.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Maine Coffee Shop Tries Stripped Down Marketing Tactic

Less is more, at least for one innovative coffee shop in the small town of Vassalboro, ME. Owner Donald Crabtree has found a way to bolster business and bring in the customers (and job applicants) during this tough economic spike: topless servers.

What Exactly Is A Smart Grid?

In 2009, the economic stimulus package included $54 billion for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid projects. What exactly does that all mean and how will it affect your area?

ASHRAE Grant Challenges Students On Plug Loads

From computers to popcorn poppers to hair dryers, energy use in dormitories often runs rampant due an overload of appliances.

Registration Open for IFMA’s World Workplace 2009!

The International Facility Management Association has opened registration for World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo! This event is one you don’t want to miss. Held Oct. 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., World Workplace brings industry leaders from the world's top business and government organizations together with educators and exhibitors to focus on the future of the work environment.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: A Response to "Reaching Into The Tech Toolbox"

In this Web Exclusive, find out about opportunities to save money with a bit of intelligent waste management.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Employee Happiness Kit

With jobless rates topping 8% around the country, employers are scrambling to find options to pacify staff members left to do the work left behind. Here is a low cost option for facility managers to consider.

Employers Unnerved by Ruling Upholding the Legality of Guns in Workplace Parking Lots

A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running high.

SunPower Completes Australia’s Largest Roof-Mounted Solar System

SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency, solar cells, solar panels, and solar systems, has completed construction on a 305-kilowatt SunPower solar power system atop the roof of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Infrastructure Spending Fast Forwards in Missouri

The first infrastructure project to move forward under the new federal economic stimulus package was announced earlier this week on 2/24/09.

Friday Funny: Decoding Cyberjargon

In order to help keep its visitors up with the times, FacilityBlog brings you this glossary of terms that apply to today's techno-times.

Starbucks Opens LEED® Certified Coffee Roasting Plant

Starbucks Coffee Company recently announced the opening of its state-of-the-art roasting plant located in Calhoun County in central South Carolina. The facility employs 100 full-time Starbucks partners (employees) and supplies coffee to the company’s southeastern U.S. stores. The facility is also is an example of the company’s global commitment to green design and has been awarded LEED Silver certification for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

FM Alert Launched!

Published regularly with exclusive content, FM Alert will keep industry professionals up to date on breaking news, emerging trends, and the latest innovations and insights.

IFMA Announces Global Job Task Analysis Project

IFMA's education department hopes to define and advance facility management globally by identifying a universal body of knowledge that forms the foundation of the profession.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Improve Morale Through Cleaner Workplace Banter

Three of the most critical factors that affect morale are lighting, temperature, and noise. And improved morale can lead to higher productivity and lower absenteeism. Find out how you improve morale in your workplace with these few free suggestions.

IFMA Kicks Off FM-3D Conference on Monday, Feb. 23

Hear expert advice from some of the most prominent speakers in the industry, and find out which methods for success they have adopted internally.

World’s Most Innovative Ecoresort to Be Built on Monterey Coastline

To be located on a degraded former sand mining site, Monterey Bay Shores Ecoresort will be an environmentally friendly development that will provide visitors, tourists, and residents with an ideal green living environment as well as educational facilities for instruction on sustainability and environmental principles.

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