Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. BOMA articles below.
In honor of Earth Day 2017, BOMA International has issued five suggestions for how facility professionals can promote sustainable best practices.
Utilizing data from its 2016 Office Experience Exchange Report (EER), BOMA compiled a list of the most and least expensive office markets in the United States, both in terms of operating expenses and rental rates.
With data on office and industrial facilities, these reports offer insight into income and expenses within the commercial real estate industry.
This program evaluates commercial properties in six areas, including operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; and training and education.
Seven practical ways facility executives can make their landscapes even “greener” this Earth Day, and throughout the year.
In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.
The regional winners will now proceed to international competition where winners will be announced live on June 30, 2015.
TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom provides advice on how to get started in the field of facilities management.
What is the most effective way to get a recycling program to work within the building?
Data from BOMA’s Experience Exchange Report reflects results of the industry's focus on energy efficiency.
The new standard is considered one of the most significant developments in the real estate profession in recent history and will go beyond office measurement standardization to include other property types in the coming months.
While each facility is different, all of the processes have to start somewhere. What is the sequence in your facility?
Facility Management Expert Kevin Folsom shares some career tips regarding professional designations. From the April 2013 issue.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International passed two new policy positions and reaffirmed its position in opposition of mandated luminous egress path markings.
The results of these efforts will be gradually reflected in each organization’s education menus and are expected to be visible by BOMA International’s annual conference in June.
Widespread market adoption of these new standards will provide the building blocks for well-functioning global real estate markets and will be complementary to International Financial Reporting Standards and International Valuation Standards: two layers shaping the global financial system.
Did you know that facility renovation plans could be impacted by the 2010 ADA regulations—the first major update to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) since the regulation was first published in 1991?
I was in the process of winterizing the fancoil units, and I noticed that one of them is not getting any flow in the hot water coil (even though I opened both the manual and control valves). What could be the problem?
In a post-Sandy world, how can facility managers prepare to bring operations back online without causing even greater problems?
Projects with notable energy savings will receive awards from the LEEP campaign and will be profiled on the site. The deadline for submitting project information is November 30, 2013. Results and awards will be announced on February 2014.
When faced with an emergency situation like a flood or a fire, how should facility management professionals prioritize their efforts AFTER the event?
BOMA first published the Standard Method of Floor Measurement for Office Buildings, an accepted and approved methodology by the American National Standards Institute. Throughout the years, the standard has been revised to reflect the changing needs of the real estate market and the evolution of office building design.
Chancey has been given the Chair’s Award, the highest recognition presented by the BOMA International Chair. The award is bestowed annually upon those who—through innovation, talent, and dedication—have set new standards of excellence for the commercial real estate industry.
How do you handle temperature complaints in your facilities?
In this role, Oliver will concentrate primarily on BOMA membership activities for its 16,500-plus members while preparing to assume the position of chair-elect.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International elected six members to its Executive Committee.
BOMA International's 2012 Experience Exchange Report hints at more sustained recovery for commercial real estate.
BOMA International has two new publications now available in the BOMA store.
"If You See Something Say Something" program was launched by the DHS to help bolster security awareness and anti-terrorism efforts in buildings across the country.
In today’s changing climate, what’s the new normal in terms of security? Constantly evolving challenges of keeping a building secure are the reality for facility managers.
The release of this report comes on the heels of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) review of the 2010 report and calls for additional coordination between federal agencies in funding projects with green building criteria.
The first class of Fellows will be honored at BOMA International’s annual conference in June 2012; nominations are due January 15, 2012.
Amid the economic downturn in real estate markets, few markets demonstrated significant increases in rental income, suggesting that rental rates remain relatively stable. Among the most expensive cities, only New York and San Francisco showed increases in rental income.
This resolution gives building owners and tenants the capacity to make informed decisions to drive energy efficiency improvements, while the aggregate nature of the data protects the privacy of occupants.