Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. IFMA articles below.
The Facility Ops Challenge, developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), Total Learning Research Institute (TLRI), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), empowers students to perform as facility managers responsible for maintaining a virtual base on Mars while learning about building systems and the importance of teamwork.
TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom provides advice on how to get started in the field of facilities management.
The award honors a new approach—commissioned by BWH and designed by EH&E—that "sets a new benchmark" and establishes a "model of best practices" for the improvement of fire and life safety compliance during and after construction of healthcare facilities.
IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane explains, “With the passage of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act, the U.S. federal government acknowledged for the first time in code the critical role of facility management (FM)."
Attendance is free for job seekers and is open to both IFMA members and prospective members.
Creating facility management standards is a challenge that many professionals face. Folsom offers some assistance.
While many facility management professionals have substantial "hands on" experience, certifications and accreditation advice is often appreciated.
For one facility management professional with an abundance of hands on experience, the path to career advancement is somewhat unclear.
More cases of this fatal illness have been reported, and facility managers may opt to take precautions.
Overall workplace satisfaction in the new location is 80%, a significant increase from the previous location.
Davies Office has won this award for the innovation displayed in designing, manufacturing, and delivering an environmentally conscious exhibit at World Workplace 2013.
The awards were announced at IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo at an event honoring those who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of the FM profession and the association.
Mayor Nutter will be part of the opening World Workplace events with remarks at 10 a.m. on October 2, 2013.
Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom sorts through the various continuing education options for one operations manager. From the August 2013 issue.
IFMA publishes a free educational resource produced in association with the IFMA Foundation as part of popular how-to series.
The updated CFM Exam accounts for the most recent Global Job Task Force Analysis which highlighted two new competency areas - emergency preparedness and business continuity and environmental stewardship and sustainability – bringing the total to 11.
As the Awards grow in prestige and recognition, so too do the number of high quality, cutting edge projects and that are nominated, with 15 submissions from around the world received this year.
New program launches this month with subject matter from the International Facility Management Association.
Libraries are very specialized environments, as all facility managers know. So when it comes time to replace an aging air conditioning system, facility managers in these environments benefit from various sources of input.
Global FM member organizations on six different continents will commemorate World FM Day by hosting events all around the world and undertaking others activities to celebrate and promote facilities management.
Facility Management Expert Kevin Folsom shares some career tips regarding professional designations. From the April 2013 issue.
Factors such as layoffs and stagnant hiring due to the troubled economy, more people working off site and the growth of collaborative space may actually mask this trend, elevating the total amount of space per person available throughout the office.
The development and use of BIM provides value to Architects, Engineers & Contractors (AEC) by reducing project risk, costs, and time while improving the overall quality of the project via improved communication and collaboration of design intent.
As a show of investment in the profession, Staples is awarding scholarships to young facility managers; it also offers supplies and services to help seasoned managers keep their buildings running smoothly.
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.
Global FM representatives will announce the winners of the third annual Global FM Awards for Excellence in Facilities Management during IFMA's World Workplace. The 2012 series of international workshops will finish with events in Brazil and the U.S.
Is there any kind of established benchmark for interior remodeling in facilities?
David J. Brady, president and CEO of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) shares his thoughts on two decades of facility management (FM) achievement.
World Workplace Asia 2012 – Singapore will welcome facility practitioners and solutions providers from all over the world, representing aspects of the work environment
CFM prep exam or FMP? I am not sure what I am ready for and would appreciate any advice or shared experiences.
Guy Kawasaki and Frank Abagnale have been named keynote speakers for World Workplace 2012.
Three primary issues are linked in the minds of facilities professionals, and a change in behavior and more education are needed in order to change these perceptions.
World Workplace is headed to the Alamo City and City of Brotherly Love in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
U.S. Government Policy Impacts and Opportunities for Facility Management is available online free of charge as part of IFMA's “Sustainability ‘How-to’ Guide" series.