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In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we've received exceptional support in the interest of our members and the IFMA family. We understand concerns about traveling to Houston at this time, but assure all our members, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors that Houston is ready and open for business! The officials of the George R. Brown Convention Center and the City of Houston have assured us that they will be ready to accommodate our World Workplace Conference and Expo and attendees at the high level you've come to know. The IFMA Foundation has also established an IFMA Employee Assistance Fund — you can contribute here.

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IFMA, RICS celebrate World FM Day 2017

May 17, 2017

In honor of World FM Day, IFMA is pleased to join professionals and organizations from around the globe — including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) — in recognizing the contributions of facility management (FM) to our world. While May 17 is designated as World FM Day this year, IFMA and RICS are celebrating the positive impact of facility management on health, safety, productivity and well-being all week.

The 2017 theme, “enabling positive experiences,” highlights the growing focus on end-user satisfaction within the built environment. As a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology, FM has a tremendous impact on the quality of life for billions of people around the world who work in or use public and commercial facilities. FM professionals are responsible for every aspect of building operations, from indoor air quality to security and environmental stewardship.

To celebrate, IFMA is offering a different FM resource free of charge each day this week, including research reports, how-to guides and issues of the highly regarded FMJ magazine. In addition, IFMA’s Facility Management Consultants Council is hosting a marathon virtual conference throughout the week, with nearly 40 webinar sessions by RICS and IFMA professionals. Presenters from around the globe are covering critical FM topics, including efficiency, space utilization, risk, technology and more. Visit bit.ly/WFMD2017 for details on the celebrations and resource links.

IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane joined RICS Chief Executive Sean Tompkins to commemorate World FM Day 2017 and extend well wishes to the global FM community. Watch the video message at www.youtube.com/watch?v=56jJv-I-kcc.

In addition, IFMA extends congratulations to the winners of this year’s Global FM Awards of Excellence. Each year, these awards recognize three facility management projects from around the world that represent the highest level of FM best practices in enabling business performance. In 2017, the top two awardees are IFMA members:

Platinum Winner
Creating a Model for Sustainable FM – IFMA

  • Submitted by Todd Greenwald, 2016 winner of IFMA’s Sheila Sheridan Award for Sustainable Facility Operations and Maintenance

Gold Winner
Leadership in Professional FM – IFMA

  • Submitted by Jack Christensen, 2016 winner of IFMA’s George Graves Award for Facility Management Achievement

Visit globalfm.org/news/global-fm-awards-excellence-2017 for more information on the awards and this year’s winners.

In 2016, IFMA and RICS initiated a landmark collaboration to help unify the global FM industry and integrate the profession into the larger built environment conversation. To learn more, visit define.fm.

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September featured content: ​Human Factors

Facility managers develop and implement practices that support the performance and goals of the entire organization — this includes creating spaces conducive to innovation, providing safe and healthy environments, and supporting employee retention and productivity. Browse recently added content to better understand and address human factors in the workplace — from resistance to change and employee satisfaction, to ensuring optimal lighting performance. Learn more »

 
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 IFMA's FMJ September/October 2017

People, Process, Place: September/October 2017 issue 

How do workforce changes intersect with the built environment? How does building design help boost productivity? The new issue of IFMA’s FMJ – People, Process, Place – answers these questions and more.

In this issue, learn how an iconic American greeting card company built a creative space that encourages collaboration while meeting ever-changing business demands. Get tips for leveraging knowledge worker productivity and managing workplace change. Read this ​​issue now»

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