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  • REPORT: Facility management faces critical talent shortfall

    REPORT: Facility management faces critical talent shortfall

    March 27, 2017
    Facility management is facing a critical shortage of professionals and urgently needs to attract new talent. This emerged from a new research report by IFMA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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  • New issue of FMJ magazine: Optimizing Operations

    New issue of FMJ magazine: Optimizing Operations

    March 21, 2017
    With articles spanning from design-stage FM considerations to total cost of ownership, the March/April 2017 issue of FMJ focuses on methods to position FM as a key decision-making role during design, construction and throughout the life cycle of the facility.
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  • IFMA and GEFMA’s “The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology, Second Edition” now available

    IFMA and GEFMA’s “The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology, Second Edition” now available

    Feb. 28, 2017
    The fruits of a multi-year collaboration between the IFMA IT Community and the computer-aided facility management (CAFM) working group of the German Facility Management Association (GEFMA) have produced an updated edition of the popular book, “The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology.” Co-edited by Michael May, Ph.D., and Geoff Williams, FMP, an international team of more than 20 respected authors produced the book’s content, making this comprehensive subject and textbook an authoritative resource for the FM profession.
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  • New issue of FMJ magazine: Workspace as a Tool

    New issue of FMJ magazine: Workspace as a Tool

    Jan. 19, 2017
    The January/February 2017 issue of FMJ, IFMA's official magazine, explores how FMs can align business objectives with occupant needs to define the “place” of workplace.
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  • IFMA launches portal for FM professionals to forge a shared path forward with the Internet of Things

    IFMA launches portal for FM professionals to forge a shared path forward with the Internet of Things

    Jan. 05, 2017
    IFMA has launched a collaborative portal where FM professionals can go to pool knowledge and best practices and engage with other interested individuals and organizations relating to the Internet of Things (IoT). IFMA has created a dedicated IoT task force to ascertain the best way for FM professionals to utilize the vast potential of billions of interconnected physical objects (things), each gathering data to understand and interact with the built and natural environments.
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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.