Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Professional-Development articles below.
The program evaluates commercial properties for building operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; training and education; energy; environment/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement.
Keeping staff healthy and happy improves productivity and boosts businesses’ bottom line, according to the World Green Building Council.
A newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES offers energy savings measures resulting from industry input.
Companies are increasingly taking a “lead-with-labor" approach when it comes to the location of their workplace, according to CBRE.
View this free webinar video and learn the definition of a "smart building," the latest trends in technology, benefits of smart building technologies, and steps to assess and create a smart building.
In addition to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting, OSHA is accepting nominations for eight members to serve on the 15-member ACCSH committee.
Faking a cough and claiming to be ill isn’t enough these days. Here are the year’s craziest excuses for calling in “sick,” courtesy of CareerBuilder.
Nine Campbell Institute member organizations share their successes and challenges in implementing worker wellbeing programs.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the City of Chula Vista, CA, and an Illinois industry expert are honored for their energy code compliance efforts.
Today’s innovations are making tomorrow’s workplace more digital while enhancing the human experience.
The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!
A new curriculum addresses the shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
OSHA seeks to amend its current respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols.
About two-thirds of Americans agree that appropriate restroom access should be available for transgender adults at work and in public, without requiring medical transition.
The recipients of IFMA’s 2016 Awards of Excellence—including the new FM Innovation Award—were announced at the World Workplace Conference & Expo in San Diego last week.
In assessing sustainability goals for 2017, an overview of five green building programs provides recent updates.
Organizations have distinct needs, but this roadmap to Centralized Facilities Management (CFM) may be effective for many facility executives.
CareerBuilder's latest survey reveals outlandish mistakes employers have found on candidates’ resumes.
In light of Zika outbreaks worldwide, organizations are urged to train and educate their workforce.
View this free webinar video and learn why it's imperative that IoT connected systems be protected from a very real threat facing facilities within any industry, from industrial to commercial: loss of power and power-related disturbances.
The plan is part of ongoing efforts between OSHA and Health Canada to reduce regulatory barriers between U.S. and Canadian systems responsible for chemical safety.
The proposed APPA 1100: Facility Management Terms and Definitions, will establish a database of nationally recognized terms and definitions used within the facilities, building, or supporting infrastructure industries.
Two-thirds of organizations name an active shooter as a top threat, but 79 percent are not fully prepared, more than 60 percent run no readiness drills.
If you’re the facility manager at a stadium or arena, a new survey is seeking your input on your sports venue's energy and water performance.
View this free webinar video and learn what Facility IoT is; how companies have used it save money, conserve energy, or create revenue; and much more .
IFMA has released its latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.”
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency awards at its 19th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
OSHA is accepting nominations for members to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).
Managers and employees don't see eye to eye when it comes to the ideal work environment for creativity, according to a new survey from The Creative Group.
Homemade soap, shared ice cream cones, and outright bribery are just a few of the things desperate job hunters have tried to land a position.
The goal is to bring about quicker resolution for whistleblowers and their employers regarding claims of retaliation for reporting safety and other concerns on the job.
A new global survey delivers surprising results about the amount of time employees spend in meetings, whether they consider them productive, and how and where they like to attend them.
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has translated eight of its most popular educational Technical Bulletins into Spanish.
For organizations looking to increase returns on the human capital of their workforce, simply rearranging employee seating may be one of the most cost-effective resources at their disposal.