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  • IFMA joins forces with ISSA Show Canada

    IFMA joins forces with ISSA Show Canada

    Jan. 23, 2019
    IFMA is joining forces with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association, and MediaEdge Communications to support a new trade show and conference for the larger built environment. The joint trade show will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre June 11-13, 2019. The trade show will be held in tandem with the REMI Show whose delegates will include building owners and managers. This joint event supports IFMA’s critical goal of unifying the global built environment industry.
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  • IFMA releases benchmark report for facility management

    IFMA releases benchmark report for facility management

    Jan. 21, 2019
    IFMA has released the latest product of its FM Research and Benchmarking Institute, the 2018 Operations and Maintenance: Qualitative Analysis Benchmarking Report. The report is a comprehensive analysis of the most recent operations and maintenance benchmarking survey of more than 2,000 individual responses representing 98,000 buildings in 35 industries. Of unique interest in this report is a section exploring FM strategies for organizational agility and change management.
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  • IFMA growth continues with new chapters, council expansion and unification

    IFMA growth continues with new chapters, council expansion and unification

    Jan. 10, 2019
    IFMA continues to grow its global community while improving the scope and service to existing component groups. IFMA’s global board of directors approved petitions to form new chapters in France and Croatia. The Religious Facilities Council has been renamed the Nonprofit Facilities Council, expanding its constituency and services, and the Health Care Council — until recently, the Health Care Institute — has been restored to full council status.
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  • IFMA Foundation introduces training framework

    IFMA Foundation introduces training framework

    Jan. 07, 2019
    The IFMA Foundation, with support from IFMA, has released a new Facility Management Training and Development Framework to address the challenge of insufficient wholistic guidelines for training, particularly in the technical fields. While IFMA’s world-class suite of professional credentials remains focused on core competencies for practicing facility managers, the Facility Management Training and Development Framework provides needed guidance on acquiring or demonstrating mastery of specialized skillsets necessary in the built environment industry.
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  • IFMA Reaccredited as a Provider of IACET CEUs

    IFMA Reaccredited as a Provider of IACET CEUs

    Nov. 14, 2018
    IFMA has earned reaccreditation status from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time. IFMA originally received accreditation as a provider of IACET CEUs in June 2008.
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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.