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IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs, content and resources, and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages.

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  • REPORT: Facility management faces critical talent shortfall

    REPORT: Facility management faces critical talent shortfall

    March 27, 2017
    Facility management is facing a critical shortage of professionals and urgently needs to attract new talent. This emerged from a new research report by IFMA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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  • New issue of FMJ magazine: Optimizing Operations

    New issue of FMJ magazine: Optimizing Operations

    March 21, 2017
    With articles spanning from design-stage FM considerations to total cost of ownership, the March/April 2017 issue of FMJ focuses on methods to position FM as a key decision-making role during design, construction and throughout the life cycle of the facility.
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  • IFMA and GEFMA’s “The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology, Second Edition” now available

    IFMA and GEFMA’s “The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology, Second Edition” now available

    Feb. 28, 2017
    The fruits of a multi-year collaboration between the IFMA IT Community and the computer-aided facility management (CAFM) working group of the German Facility Management Association (GEFMA) have produced an updated edition of the popular book, “The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology.” Co-edited by Michael May, Ph.D., and Geoff Williams, FMP, an international team of more than 20 respected authors produced the book’s content, making this comprehensive subject and textbook an authoritative resource for the FM profession.
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  • New issue of FMJ magazine: Workspace as a Tool

    New issue of FMJ magazine: Workspace as a Tool

    Jan. 19, 2017
    The January/February 2017 issue of FMJ, IFMA's official magazine, explores how FMs can align business objectives with occupant needs to define the “place” of workplace.
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  • IFMA launches portal for FM professionals to forge a shared path forward with the Internet of Things

    IFMA launches portal for FM professionals to forge a shared path forward with the Internet of Things

    Jan. 05, 2017
    IFMA has launched a collaborative portal where FM professionals can go to pool knowledge and best practices and engage with other interested individuals and organizations relating to the Internet of Things (IoT). IFMA has created a dedicated IoT task force to ascertain the best way for FM professionals to utilize the vast potential of billions of interconnected physical objects (things), each gathering data to understand and interact with the built and natural environments.
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  • IFMA statement on President Obama signing into law the Federal Asset Sale and Transfer Act and the Federal Property Management Reform Act

    IFMA statement on President Obama signing into law the Federal Asset Sale and Transfer Act and the Federal Property Management Reform Act

    Dec. 20, 2016
    IFMA has released the following statement praising the bipartisan effort in the United States Congress to send two critical pieces of legislation to President Obama who signed them into law. The bills — H.R. 4465, the Federal Asset Sale and Transfer Act and H.R. 6451, the Federal Property Management Reform Act — were both top advocacy priorities for IFMA’s government affairs program and subjects of support at IFMA’s Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., for several years running.
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  • IFMA, RICS launch one-stop FM online training platform

    IFMA, RICS launch one-stop FM online training platform

    Dec. 12, 2016
    IFMA, in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), has launched an exciting new platform that jointly hosts all IFMA and RICS facility management (FM) training materials on a single, easy-to-use website. The site, www.fm.training, offers convenient access to a robust catalogue of FM continuing education resources.
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  • New issue of FMJ magazine: Strategic Planning

    New issue of FMJ magazine: Strategic Planning

    Nov. 18, 2016
    The November/December 2016 issue of FMJ, IFMA's official magazine, examines the theme of srategic planning as an essential component of effective facility management.
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  • IFMA releases Year in Review: FY 2016 Annual Report

    IFMA releases Year in Review: FY 2016 Annual Report

    Nov. 09, 2016
    IFMA has released its Year in Review: FY 2016 Annual Report, which outlines the organization’s continued initiatives and association-wide achievements from the 2015-16 fiscal year, as well as strategic projections for the future.
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  • Chair of IFMA Board of Directors honors outstanding accomplishments by members, staff at World Workplace 2016

    Chair of IFMA Board of Directors honors outstanding accomplishments by members, staff at World Workplace 2016

    Oct. 07, 2016
    Four longstanding members and four employees of IFMA were honored for contributions to the association and the FM community with Chair Citations issued by 2016-17 IFMA Chair Maureen Ehrenberg, FRICS, CRE. Individual citations were presented to: James E. Loesch, P.E., CFM, IFMA Fellow, Nancy J. Sanquist, IFMA Fellow, Steve Lockwood, CFM, IFMA Fellow, and Rick Corea; with two joint citations presented to Cathy Pavick and Brenda Varner, RCFM; and Andrea Sanchez and Geoff Williams, FMP.
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