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  • IFMA releases FM benchmarks report on operations and maintenance

    IFMA releases FM benchmarks report on operations and maintenance

    Oct. 03, 2017
    IFMA's FM Research and Benchmarking Institute (RBI) has published definitive benchmarks for facility management (FM) professionals covering janitorial, maintenance, utility costs and sustainable practices. IFMA’s 2017 O&M Benchmarking Report, released in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), draws data from 2,000 survey respondents throughout the United States and Canada and includes analysis of 98,000 buildings. New subjects in this year’s edition include security operations costs and staffing, organizational characteristics, FM supervisory trends and FM department placement within the organizational structure. The report is available for digital download from IFMA’s bookstore at bit.ly/omresearch for US$445 (US$295 for IFMA members).
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  • IFMA conference offers timely expertise on emergency preparedness and business continuity

    IFMA conference offers timely expertise on emergency preparedness and business continuity

    Oct. 02, 2017
    43 percent of businesses that close their doors following a natural disaster never re-open, yet 81 percent of organizations surveyed did not have an up-to-date business continuity plan. IFMA invites professionals to learn about emergency planning at its flagship event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo, in Houston, Texas, USA, on Oct. 18-20.
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  • IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo has plenty to offer for early arrivers

    IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo has plenty to offer for early arrivers

    Sept. 26, 2017
    Although IFMA’s flagship event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo, officially kicks off on Wednesday, facility professionals will have plenty to see, do and learn on Tuesday, Oct. 17. IFMA, in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), has scheduled the conference for Oct. 18-20 in Houston, Texas, USA.
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  • IFMA announces out-of-this-world keynote speakers for World Workplace Conference and Expo in Houston

    IFMA announces out-of-this-world keynote speakers for World Workplace Conference and Expo in Houston

    Sept. 22, 2017
    IFMA has upped the stakes for its flagship event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo, by introducing a keynote speaker lineup that is out of this world. For the opening keynote, visionary economist Jeremy Rifkin will look beyond the world as it is today to see the possibilities of tomorrow. The closing keynote speakers, Captains Mark and Scott Kelly, will share their experiences from leaving the planet as NASA astronauts.
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  • Early savings end Aug. 25 for World Workplace, set for Oct. 18-20 in Houston

    Early savings end Aug. 25 for World Workplace, set for Oct. 18-20 in Houston

    Aug. 18, 2017
    Facility management (FM) professionals have until Aug. 25 to save US$100 on registration for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) flagship event: the World Workplace Conference and Expo. The conference, presented by IFMA in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), will be held in Houston, Texas, USA, on Oct. 18-20.
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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.