FM Buyer's Guide

IFMA’s FM Buyer’s Guide: Now Accepting Product Reviews

Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase. Customers trust other customer’s opinions; and as a facility decision maker, product and service recommendations made by your colleagues are often more valuable than an advertisement.

IFMA’s online Buyer’s Guide takes the uncertainty out of hit-or-miss Internet searches for facility solutions, connecting you directly to reputable companies in hundreds of FM categories. To make the Guide even more helpful, we recently introduced the ability to post customer reviews. You not only have the opportunity to share your product experiences with other professionals; you also benefit from candid reviews about potential vendors.

Submit a product review and you’re automatically entered in a chance to win a trip to Hawaii »

We want to build our database of reviews quickly so that you can start benefitting from others’ recommendations. MultiViewVisit the FM Buyer’s Guide to search for a company and write your review. No purchase is necessary – just your testimonial.

Thank you and good luck!

Contest sponsored by IFMA’s publication partner MultiView.


IFMA Webinar Series: Building Information Modeling

Produced by IFMA’s BIM Lifecycle Operations Community of Practice and IFMA’s education department, four upcoming live webinars on building information modeling will help you better understand BIM capabilities. Earn CEUs and CFM maintenance points for attending, and take away methods and innovations that can be put into place at your facility.

Evolving Technologies for BIM-enabled Projects »

Sept. 11, 2013 / 8 a.m. PST
US$49 Members / US$69 Nonmembers

Four software providers offering a variety of BIM-related functionalities will address the competitive advantage of BIM applications, including: reducing project delivery time and risk; improving long-term operational performance; and optimizing CAPEX and OPEX related expenditures.

Presenters representing Autodesk, Ecodomus, FM:Systems and Onuma Systems will cover:

  • Building & Infrastructure Design
  • Risk Avoidance
  • Building Commissioning
  • Asset Tracking & Management
  • Equipment Sensors for Performance & Energy Monitoring/Management
  • Facilities & Space Management, Asset Tracking & Work Orders

Capturing & Sharing BIM-related Information »

Nov. 13, 2013 / 8 a.m. PST
US$49 Members / US$69 Nonmembers

Building Information Model Fundamentals »

On-demand Recording
Free to Members / US$10 Nonmembers

How Integrated Project Delivery & BIM Are Used to Provide Value for Your Capital Projects »

On-demand Recording
US$20 Members / US$40 Nonmembers




Fall Symposium: Begins in less than two months

Held in conjunction with IFMA’s World Workplace, the Fall Symposium is a series of instructor-led IFMA courses that will help you build your knowledge, skills and network.

Whether you’re interested in acquiring top-notch FM education as part of your professional development plan or you’re pursuing one of IFMA’s three globally recognized credentials, IFMA’s Fall Symposium is an ideal way to benefit from expert classroom instruction and interaction with your peers.

Register for Fall Symposium by Sept. 1, and you’re automatically entered in a drawing to win an iPad Mini.

Register for courses online using the World Workplace registration form or by mail/fax using the Workshop Registration form (pdf). GSA pricing is available; click here for course registration rates.

Courses & Dates:

Sept. 28-29
Project Management Course / FMP

Sept. 28-29
Leadership and Strategy Course / FMP

Sept. 28-29
Facility Management: A Practical Introduction

Sept. 29 - Oct.4
SFP Course Series / Classroom
Offered by IFMA

Sept. 29 - Oct.1
SFP Course Series / Classroom & Online
Offered by education partner Villanova University

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1
Operations and Maintenance Course / FMP

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1
Finance and Business Course / FMP

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1
Essentials of FM: Operations and Maintenance
Workshop 1-4

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1
SFP Action Plan Workshop
FREE for SFPs (verification required)

Sept 29, 30 & Oct. 1
CFM Exam Prep Workshop Plus

Oct. 1
CFM Exam Prep Workshop

Community Connections

Upcoming IFMA Events: Stay Informed, Stay Connected

Making professional connections is one of the reasons you joined IFMA. Acquiring relevant information and top-quality education from a reputable resource is another reason. Contributing to the advancement of your profession is still another.

Opportunities for you to learn, connect and contribute are available year-round; but there’s nothing quite like coming together as a professional community to do all three in one place, at one time.

IFMA hosts and co-hosts a number of major learning and networking events throughout the year.

If you haven’t yet registered for these upcoming conferences, we encourage you to make room on your calendar for at least one of them. In addition to gaining valuable FM instruction and insights, you’ll come away with memories and friends to last a lifetime.

IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2013
Sept. 5-6, 2013
Shanghai, China

IFMA’s Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum
Sept. 17-18, 2013
Washington, D.C., USA

IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo 2013
Oct. 2-4, 2013
Philadelphia, Pa., USA

IFMA Facility Fusion 2014 / Ottawa
March 18-19, 2014
Ottawa, Canada

IFMA Facility Fusion 2014 / D.C.
April 15-17, 2014
Washington, D.C., USA

Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability How-To Guides: Get Started With “Getting Started”

With support from IFMA’s Sustainability Committee, the IFMA Foundation is producing a series of white papers to provide data and information on a wide range of subjects related to sustainability.

Each guide is 25-35 pages and features charts, tables, sidebars, templates and links. Readers can view examples of successfully implemented practices and learn how to initiate no-cost or low-cost energy efficiency strategies, develop a business case for sustainability, and measure and monitor the effectiveness of their programs.

The foundation has partnered with leading topic experts, companies, initiatives and organizations to present the most informative and constructive processes for FMs to follow. From the original “Getting Started” guide to direction for reducing data center energy costs and how to complete the commissioning process for a building or campus, these practical handbooks are free to download.

Visit to acquire steps and tools for developing and implementing a successful sustainability strategy.

  • Getting Started Guide
  • EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
  • Food Service Guide
  • No Cost/Low Cost Guide
  • Lighting Guide
  • Landscaping Guide
  • Water Guide
  • Green Building Rating Systems
  • Data Centers
  • Global Green Cleaning
  • Commissioning Existing Buildings
  • U.S. Government Policy Impacts & Opportunities for Facility Management
  • Carbon Guide


Email IFMA’s sustainability team at

FM Solutions

US Lawns

U.S. Lawns: Valuable & Consistent Service

At U.S. Lawns, we take pride in our unrivaled ability to deliver quality and reliable service on a local, regional and strategic scale. With hundreds of locations nationwide, we are uniquely positioned to thoroughly manage all of your landscape needs. We set out in 1986 to transform the commercial landscape industry with four ideals in mind:


By staying true to this model, we have been able to offer our customers a valuable and consistent service unparalleled in the industry.

We understand that you have a reputation to uphold, and so do we. Put your trust and the appearance of your property in the hands of U.S. Lawns, today’s #1 brand in the commercial landscape management industry.

Click here for more information or to find a location near you »

Corporate Care

Corporate Care: Free Site Analysis & Demonstration

From routine maintenance of a wide range of assets, to emergency response and even asset consulting, no one provides a more comprehensive package of interior solution services than Corporate Care. We are not just a cleaning company – we can help you see your facilities in a whole new light!

IFMA Members: CLICK HERE to schedule your FREE site analysis and demonstration.

Featured Events Calendar

Event Date Location
World Workplace Asia 2013 Sept. 5-6, 2013 Shanghai, China
IFMA's Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum Sept. 17-18, 2013 Washington, D.C., USA
IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo 2013 Oct. 2-4, 2013 Philadelphia, Pa., USA
IFMA Facility Fusion 2014 Ottawa March 16-18, 2014 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
IFMA Facility Fusion 2014 DC April 15-17, 2014 Washington, D.C., USA