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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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  • Event recap: FM-Day Austria 2017

    Event recap: FM-Day Austria 2017

    Sept. 27, 2017
    On 27 September, Facility Management Austria (FMA) collaborated with the IFMA Austria Chapter to bring together decision makers from the national facility management and real estate management industry with the third Austrian FM Day, held at the Park Hyatt in Vienn​a.
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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 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.