Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. IFMA articles below.
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.
Extra space around the office doesn’t necessarily mean additional workspace for staff. That is the conclusion of a new IFMA research report which provides information on current costs and best practices associated with office space, office moves, furniture acquisition, and project management.
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.
All abstract submissions must be new and never before presented prior to Facility Fusion.
IFMA’s World Workplace 2010 Conference & Expo is a multi-national, multi-disciplined discussion on workplace trends, challenges, and best practices.
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.
International Facility Management Association President and CEO Tony Keane, CAE, has been selected to join the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors.
The survey, podcast, and seminar series are part of the IFMA Healthcare Council’s mission to keep health care professionals abreast of the most critical trends in 21st Century hospitals.
SmartPower, the nation's leading non-profit marketers of clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency, announced today the launch of My Gulf Action, an online campaign for individuals who are deeply concerned about the BP oil spill and want to help reduce our nation's collective reliance on fossil fuels.
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.
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.
Join IFMA and facility practitioners around the world today, June 24, as we celebrate the second annual World FM Day.
Herman will deliver the conference’s keynote presentation, “The Changing Global Workforce: Ways to Understand it and Leverage It,” on Wednesday, October 27.
Held in Washington, DC, the week helps underscore the importance of sustainable practices to federal, state and local lawmakers, as well as the public.
The New York Tech Valley (Albany) Chapter of IFMA was approved by IFMA’s board of directors at their April meeting.
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.
This Q&A with Derek Supple, program director for global energy and sustainability at Johnson Controls, answers targeted questions from TFM.
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.
In March 2010, the IFMA international sustainability committee (ISC) launched the IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR® which encourages facility professionals to track energy consumption in facilities and embark on a continuous monitoring and energy improvement program.
Under current executive authority, the Obama Administration has the ability to use over 30 existing federal programs worth $72 billion to enhance efficiency in commercial buildings and multifamily housing, with no new legislation.
A survey of more than 1,400 North American executives and managers responsible for making investments and managing energy in commercial buildings found that planned investment in energy efficiency is expected to rebound in 2010.
The Energy Forum, set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13 during IFMA's Facility Fusion event in Philadelphia, will feature representatives from the National Academies of Sciences’ Federal Facilities Council, General Services Administration, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Architect of the Capitol, and Air Force.
ASBE and IFMA will conduct a half-day event TODAY to illustrate how federal facility managers can achieve sustainability goals set by President Obama in Executive Order 13514.
The Global FM Awards for Excellence in Facilities Management 2010 will recognize efforts by individuals and groups in the facility management industry who have made a positive contribution to the knowledge, practical application and communication of strategies to improve the built environment.
IFMA has created a master account within the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and asks facility professionals to create their own accounts, add information about their facilities, and share that information with IFMA.
For the second consecutive year, K-C will be recognized for its energy management practices and commitment to sustainable operations, resulting in significant energy and financial savings.
EuroFM recently released its FM Futures Report, sponsored by IFMA. The document was created through multiple industry workshops throughout Europe, in locations including Helsinki, Finland; Manchester, England; and Zurich, Switzerland. Panels of European academics and FM practitioners gathered with the goal of developing a vision for the future of facility management.
The new community will provide a network for gaming facility professionals to connect with one another and share resources through webinars, roundtables, benchmarking studies, and other continuing education opportunities.
Minus5, who opened America's first ice lounge, will be debuting their new concept, The Minus5 Igloo, during the Winter Olympics. The portable ice lounges will be unveiled at Monk McQueen's Restaurant and Patio in Vancouver, BC and Monk's Grill at the base of Whistler Mountain beginning this week. The portable structures will be at both locations for the next two months.
IFMA has combined its 2010 spring events into one conference, offering facility professionals a fusion of new ideas, best practices, and leadership and management training.
The International Facility Management Association has released its sixth annual FM Resource Guide, a comprehensive, easy-to-use listing of hundreds of facility-related companies, products and services organized by region and category.
While much of the last decade had all of us focused on shiny new green buildings as the silver bullet for the many environmental challenges in the built environment, the virtual collapse of new development has helped the industry to refocus on the real solution: greening existing buildings.
The City & Country Clubs Council of IFMA is pleased to announce its partnership with the Club Managers Association of America, a professional association of nearly 7,000 managers of city, country, golf, yacht and athletic clubs.
Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new “School Energy and Environment Survey” from Honeywell and Education Week Research have made spending cuts or modifications as a direct result of rising energy bills.