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TFM’s December 2011 issue featured a number of product and service solutions recently introduced by industry suppliers, and Anne Vazquez, TFM’s Managing Editor, spoke with some of these vendors about how their offerings are designed to help facility managers further their goals in 2012.


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TFM’s December 2011 issue featured a number of product and service solutions recently introduced by industry suppliers, and Anne Vazquez, TFM’s Managing Editor, spoke with some of these vendors about how their offerings are designed to help facility managers further their goals in 2012.

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December 2011 Issue (Volume 24, Number 12)

TFM’s December 2011 issue featured a number of product and service solutions recently introduced by industry suppliers, and Anne Vazquez, TFM’s Managing Editor, spoke with some of these vendors about how their offerings are designed to help facility managers further their goals in 2012.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Call Center Characteristics

What are the basic facilities management requirements for call centers?

Commitment To Emergency Preparedness Still Strong

As the 10-year anniversary approaches, commercial real estate and facilities management professionals are still reinforcing the resulting changes and integrating new best practices to keep their buildings and occupants safe.

How The Workplace Has Benefited From FM

Teena Shouse, Global FM chair stated, "Between now and World FM Day 2012, let’s work together to create additional opportunities to raise the awareness of the value we bring to our organizations, network to improve our operations, and continue to grow as FM professionals."

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Disaster Planning Coordination

Are there any resources, organizations, or groups that unite emergency officials (municipal, state, and federal) with corporate facility professionals?

IFMA And I2SL Sign MOU

As a result of this agreement, I2SL and IFMA will be able to address a variety of topics, from operations and maintenance training for high-tech facilities to using BIM as a facility management tool.

Just Two Days Until World FM Day: June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011 marks World FM Day 2011. As part of this worldwide event, Staples Advantage encourages every employee to find some way to thank his or her fm, not just on this day, but every day for helping to make a safer, healthier, and happier work environment.

IFMA Forms New Chapter in California’s Central Valley

The chapter was formed to promote the facility management profession and highlight educational opportunities available to facility professionals throughout the area. It joins 10 other IFMA chapters located in California.

Gearing Up For World FM Day, June 23, 2011

Global FM member organizations invite all facility professionals and business organizations to join in this celebration of the facilities management profession.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Stretched Resources

How do I learn to make the best of this situation, knowing I will not be hiring any new staff in the near future? My boss says it can be done but gives little indication as to the methodology for doing the job as is.

Free Webinar: Learn How to Implement Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building Efficiency

Join Us For a Free NEMA Webinar: Implementing Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building EfficiencyEnergy is the largest operating expense for commercial...

Johnsonite Launches TFM Resilient Flooring Channel

Johnsonite has unveiled its new Resilient Flooring Channel on the Today’s Facility Manager website.

KMC Controls Launches TFM Building Automation Channel

KMC Controls has unveiled its new Building Automations Channel on the Today's Facility Manager website.Many people wonder what exactly Building Automation is. By definition,...

IFMA Unveils Sustainability Facility Professional Credential

The International Facility Management Association has announced its newest credential, the Sustainability Facility Professional™. More than a building certification and rating system, the SFP™...

ASHRAE Applauds Federal Training Law Signing

Federal legislation recently signed into law will provide training for federal building personnel in the areas of building operations and maintenance, energy management, safety, and design functions.

The TFM Forum: Energy & Sustainability Comes To Chicago

A powerful community of facility managers, industry leading suppliers, and world class speakers will gather at The Palmer House in Chicago on April 13, 2011 during The TFM Forum: Energy and Sustainability.

Cross-Border Facility Management Delivery Highlights Exchange

Global FM held its 10th International Workshop in Atlanta, GA. Entitled “Managing FM Across Borders,” the event took place one day prior to IFMA's World Workplace in Atlanta, GA.

BOMI International Waives Fees Until January 1, 2011

On Monday, November 15, BOMI International announced it would waive all enrollment fees through the end of 2010.

IFMA Names New Director of Finance and Administration

Christeen Seymour has been hired as the association’s director of finance and administration.

Global FM Appoints New Chairperson And Board

Teena G. Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow, is now the new chairperson of Global FM. She and the new board will unite efforts to accomplish the objectives and activities planned for 2011, making sure Global FM continues to grow and to live up to its mission: to promote the strategic value and progress of facilities management.

IFMA Names 2010 Awards of Excellence Winners

IFMA has announced the winners of its Awards of Excellence, which recognizes groups and individuals who have made significant contributions to the facility management profession and the association.

Stadium Outage Underscores Importance of Facilities Personnel

The importance of facilities management was underscored on Sunday when nearly 81,000 people sat in total darkness for a few seconds at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The power outage brought Sunday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants to a halt.

Global FM and EuroFM Sign Affiliation Agreement

The affiliation agreement is the result of several months of discussions and exchange of information and ideas between both associations.

Facility Management Solutions Coming Next Month

Today's Facility Manager is launching a new concept with its year end issue. For the first time, the magazine will devote a significant portion of its editorial content to exploring products and services that specifically address the challenges faced by facility management (FM) professionals.

2010 IFMA Fellows Announced

Established to recognize members dedicated to IFMA and the facility management profession, the fellowship program creates an elite core of respected leaders who act as advisers to--and ambassadors of--the association. Being named an IFMA Fellow is the highest honor the association can bestow on a member.

National Clearinghouse For Educational Facilities Funding Cut By DOE

The Department of Education recently awarded its federal fiscal year 2011-2014 grant monies for maintaining the Clearinghouse to another entity.

ASHE, IFMA Release Healthcare Benchmarking Report

The report provides relevant data that professionals can use to compare their operations to those of similar institutions and make the case to the boardroom for capital investment and resource allocation.

IFMA People In The News: Steve Lockwood & Norman Polsky

The IFMA Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven A. Lockwood as the foundation’s new director of academic affairs; it also regrets to announce the passing of longtime foundation supporter Norman Polsky.

Excellence in Facilities Management Announced by Global FM

The Awards recognize efforts by individuals or teams within the FM industry — from researchers to facilities operators — who have made a positive contribution to the knowledge, practical application and communication of strategies to improve the workplace environment.

Submissions for IFMA's Facility Fusion Due 9/8/10

All abstract submissions must be new and never before presented prior to Facility Fusion.

BIFM And FMA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The goal of the MoU is to help both organizations to provide enhanced services to their members and raise the profile of facilities management through cooperation and collaboration.

World Workplace: First Look at 2011 Products and Services

IFMA’s World Workplace 2010 Conference & Expo is a multi-national, multi-disciplined discussion on workplace trends, challenges, and best practices.

World Workplace 2010: Trends and Innovations Come to Atlanta

Now in its 31st year, IFMA's conference will feature more than 75 educational sessions and new product demonstrations by manufacturers from around the globe.

Facility Training vs. Unemployment Checks

As unemployment throughout the country remains at record levels approaching 10%, AFE officials urged state employment agencies to provide unemployed workers with training in facilities-related professions where there is a growing shortage of skilled workers.

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