Sneak peek at IFMA's new logo

After more than a year of research and development in partnership with branding company Neiger Design, we are happy to announce that IFMA’s new logo has been approved by the board of directors. The logo was shown off at IFMA’s World Workplace conference last month and initial feedback has been excellent. The new logo accurately represents IFMA’s marketplace positioning and mission. Here it is!

IFMA

Complete logo rollout is a process which will take time, but we are well on our way into this exciting new chapter in IFMA’s history. The marketing team is now finalizing brand architecture. Council and chapter versions of the logo will be available very shortly. Be on the lookout — more details coming soon!

Questions? Contact IFMA Director of Marketing Stewart Dallas.

Education

FMP

CFM

Come one step closer to a credential at Spring Symposium

Held in conjunction with IFMA Facility Fusion D.C.,* Spring Symposium offers a series of instructor-led courses that will help build professional knowledge and assist those pursuing the Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) or Facility Management Professional™ (FMP®) credential.

Save the date! The following courses will take place April 13-14, 2014 in Washington, D.C., USA.

  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Facility Management: A Practical Introduction
  • Essentials of Facility Management: Operations and Maintenance Workshops 1-4
  • CFM Exam Prep Workshop

Learn more and register today!

Sign up via Facility Fusion online registration (you do not have to attend Facility Fusion to attend Spring Symposium).

*A separate Spring Symposium will also take place in Ottawa, Canada this March! Learn more.

Live BIM webinar takes place next week

Next week’s live BIM webinar will help you discover how to get the data you expect out of the BIM model. Find out how world-class organizations are putting this tool to use and earn CEUs and CFM® maintenance points for attending.

Capturing & Sharing BIM-related Information

Nov. 13, 2013/8 a.m. PST
US$49 members/US$69 nonmembers

The final BIM webinar in this series highlights best practices. The session describes how information developed during the creation of the BIM model can be captured and exchanged with a variety of stakeholders, including: facility management, corporate real estate, finance, security, environmental health and safety and information technology departments within your organization. You will also learn how to exchange information with external stakeholders who are using a variety of hardware and software products.

The following BIM recordings are also available on demand. Register today and take away methods and innovations that can be put into place at your facility.

Building Information Model Fundamentals

On-demand recording
Free for 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

Evolving Technologies for BIM-enabled Projects

On-demand recording
US$20 members/US$40 nonmembers

Community Connections

FF14 DC

IFMA Facility Fusion 2014: Now's the time to get on board

Experience a fusion of cutting-edge education, leadership training, industry-specific best practices and much more! Held in *Washington, D.C. April 15-17, 2014, IFMA Facility Fusion is a powerful opportunity for you to network with like-minded professionals and develop innovative solutions for the increasingly multifaceted layers of FM. 

FM in action

A vibrant new movement is taking place within the facility management profession. In recent years, trends like change management, sustainability and workplace strategy have been game changers for FMs.

These ideas have transformed the way we do business and provided new opportunities for success — but it’s up to facility professionals to determine how we get there. It’s time to embrace change, become proactive instead of reactive and define your own future.

Register today »

Learn more about Facility Fusion »

Learn more about Fusion power speaker Jason Roberts »

Tour unique facilities »

Detailed programming and session information coming soon!

*We will also hold a Facility Fusion conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada this March!

Facility Fusion Ottawa is a unique opportunity for those who work or have a professional interest in the region to gain valuable facility-related educational content that is specific to Canada. Find out more about Facility Fusion Ottawa. Note: IFMA’s Utilities Council and Airport Council will hold their spring meetings in conjunction with the Ottawa conference.

AIA TAP BIM Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community is hosting its tenth annual Building Information Modeling (BIM) Awards competition. IFMA is pleased to partner with the AIA TAP in an effort to highlight award-winning "best of breed" case studies from the profession in the harnessing of BIM technology and processes to further design, construction and project excellence.

The competition is seeking projects that exhibit exemplary use of integrated and interoperable building information modeling. Submission deadline: before 5 p.m. EST, Dec. 16, 2013.

Submission Categories*

  • A: Stellar Architecture Using BIM
  • B: Delivery Process Innovation
  • C: Outstanding Sustainable Design
  • D: Academic Program/Curriculum Development
  • E: Exemplary use of BIM in a Small Firm
  • F: Exemplary use of BIM in Facility Management/Operations
  • G: Process and Technology Innovation Integrating with BIM

*Submissions will be evaluated by the jury for consideration in any and all categories.

Recognition

Award-winning projects will be recognized in AIA publications and electronic media, and also at the BIM Awards presentation prior to the 2014 AIA National Convention, June 26-28 in Chicago, and partner events.

Submit Your Project

All entries and supporting materials must be submitted online. The submission deadline date will be strictly observed; no exceptions will be made. No entry fee will be refunded for entries that are disqualified, late or incomplete.

For full eligibility rules, judging criteria and submission fees, or to submit your project materials, visit the 2014 AIA TAP BIM Awards page.

Energy industry hiring event held in Houston, Texas

Attention job seekers: on Nov. 19 - 20, you are invited to interview at the nation’s largest hiring event for the energy industry! Powered by TOTAL ENERGY USA, meet with the top industry employers at the George Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas. Companies will be looking for professionals with skill sets in the following areas:

  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Facility Management
  • Technology / Geosciences
  • R&D
  • Subsea
  • Technical
  • Quality Control
  • Compliance and more!

Submit your resume in advance and learn more »

Sustainability Spotlight

Free webinar on lighting energy efficiency in parking

Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign – Lighting Controls for Parking Facilities

Date: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
Time: 2-3 p.m. EST
Presenters: Marina Badoian Kriticos, International Facility Management Association; Michael Myer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and Holly Blomquist, Harwood Engineering Consultants
Cost: FREE! Seating is limited.

The Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) campaign was launched by BOMA, the Green Parking Council and the International Facility Management Association in the fall of 2012. The LEEP campaign focuses on high-efficiency parking facility lighting solutions, which may include the use of lighting controls and/or efficient equipment to realize significant energy savings in parking facilities.

Webinar participants will:

  • Learn more about the LEEP campaign;
  • Review lighting controls for parking facilities; and
  • Discover how parking structure retrofits and efficient equipment can result in 45% energy savings.

Take the LEEP — register today »

FM Solutions

CSP

Corporate Sustaining Partners (CSPs) provide solutions to your everyday FM needs. Below are featured companies that are here to help you. If you’re looking for additional products or services, visit http://www.ifma.org/marketplace/csp.

Learn about 4-M facility support services

Mitch Murch's Maintenance Management Company (4-M) is a multiregional facility support company specializing in janitorial services. At 4-M, 3,000 employees serve 300 customers and more than 250,000 end users with consistent, quality service that is measured, documented and communicated.

4-M is recognized as an industry leader due to its depth of management and an arsenal of innovative best practices.

Learn more »

30% discount on any RSMeans online subscription

Access RSMeans’ unmatched database of construction cost data — anytime, anywhere. IFMA members get 30% off any RSMeans online subscription.

View the deal online »

Featured Events Calendar

Event Date Location
IFMA Facility Fusion 2014 Ottawa March 16-18, 2014 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
IFMA Spring Symposium April 13-14, 2014 Washington, D.C., USA
IFMA Facility Fusion 2014 DC April 15-17, 2014 Washington, D.C., USA