Professional Development

Resource pages for "Professional Development"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


Scholarship Program

IFMA Foundation Opens 2022 Scholarship Applications

Eric Teicholz SFP Scholarship supports young FM professionals interested in attaining a specialty credential in sustainability.
Facility Condition Assessment

Feeling Uncertain About Capital Planning? Start With An FCA

With a facility condition assessment (FCA), your organization can bridge the confidence gap, enter the planning processes on surer footing, and make smart long-term decisions.
Manufacturing Productivity

Manufacturing Productivity: Lack Of Digital Maturity Remains A Roadblock

A new iBASEt survey reveals U.S., U.K. manufacturers lag in modernization despite a surge of pandemic-driven investments.
CEFMA

CEFMA Names Facility Manager Of The Year

Loyola University Chicago’s Wesley Nader has been named the Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA) Facility Manager of the Year.
Dr. Deborah Birx

Dr. Deborah Birx Will Keynote Inaugural GBAC Symposium

Dr. Deborah Birx will be the keynote speaker at the GBAC Symposium on Air Considerations, to be held August 16-17 in Chicago.
AkitaBox digital twin

Defining “Digital Twin” For A New Generation

Digital twins exist on a spectrum: They can be whatever you need them to be and include whatever information brings value to you.
Return to the Office

Return To The Office: Creating A Uniform Experience For All Employees

Working remotely may be convenient for employees, but it's a challenge for employers who need everyone to feel like they’re on the same team.
Facilities Management Post-Pandemic

Did You Miss Our Facilities Management In The Post-Pandemic Era Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Michael A. Beauregard of IBM, Steve Weikal of the MIT Real Estate Technology Initiative, and Suri Suriyakumar of ARC Facilities explore the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on facilities management.
Sustainable IAQ

Achieving Sustainable IAQ In Facilities

The Clean First framework includes four steps facility management teams can follow to achieve Sustainable IAQ.
IFMA Foundation

IFMA Foundation Scholarship Program Adds Supply Chain Component

This expands the scope of the Eric Teicholz Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) Scholarship Program from IFMA Foundation.
Supply chain crisis

The Supply Chain Crisis And FM Strategies

As long-held practices are challenged, there is an opportunity for facility management to digitize its acquisition of parts and supplies.
Back to Work

Is Your Office Ready To Help Protect Employees?

As an employer or facilities manager, here's what you can do to help get employees back to work safely.
healthier indoor air

Healthier Indoor Air Through Operations & Maintenance

Industry sources discuss operations and maintenance practices that can support your journey toward healthier indoor air in your facility.
April 2022 Issue

Facility Executive: April 2022 Issue

The April 2022 issue focuses on the supply chain crisis, indoor air quality, water conservation, and lighting. Plus, the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Hybrid Work

Organizations Need To Address These Critical Facets Of Hybrid Work

New survey shows employers must prioritize mental health, remote options, and improved technology to promote employee advocacy and better work-life balance.
Kemper Lakes Business Center

Seven Buildings Win 2022 North Central Region TOBY Awards

Kemper Lakes Business Center has been named BOMA International's 2022 Regional TOBY Award winner in the Over 1 Million Square Feet Category.
Indoor Air Quality HVAC

Addressing Indoor Air Quality Begins With Your HVAC System

Facilities teams are rooting out hidden operations and mechanical IAQ issues with fault detection and diagnostics.
safety medical facilities

Americans Concerned For Loved Ones’ Safety In Medical Facilities

With workplace violence incidents in healthcare on the rise, a new GHX survey reveals that 88% of Americans believe hospitals and medical facilities should feel as safe as airports.
building management system

How To Make Your Building Management System Future-Ready

By making the right key investments in building management systems, facility managers can ensure their buildings are refreshed and future-ready.
LEED for Cities

15 Local Governments Join LEED For Cities Leadership Program

USGBC program brings local governments together to support LEED for Cities certification efforts with peer-to-peer networking opportunities, technical assistance, and access to educational resources.

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