• 6 May 2019

    May 2019 Feature: Operations and maintenance

    Facility operations and maintenance (O&M) are an FM professional’s bread and butter; but ensuring the safety, comfort and optimal performance of your facility now and into the future is anything but routine. Browse O&M-related content for guidance on keeping your facility, its systems and equipment, and occupants/users safe, compliant and operating at peak efficiency. Some of the following features require...
    • 1 Apr 2019

    April content spotlight: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

    Talent recruitment, brand, reputation, productivity, efficiency, wellness and responsibility are all tied to sustainable facility practices. The FM team is instrumental in helping achieve organizational sustainability goals for the good of the business, the people and the planet. As more facilities become greener and smarter, FMs have an important role to play in optimizing the workplace — finding ways to reduce...
    • 27 Feb 2019

    March content spotlight: Technology

    New technologies have already changed the way we work; but tech is still evolving, and quickly. What else is coming and how will it affect FM? How do we distinguish useful tech from the latest bright, shiny object? And just how tech-savvy must we be to ensure we’re not outsmarted by our buildings or overwhelmed by unrealistic wants? FM thought leaders help you hone in on technology essentials good for you and...
    • 12 Feb 2019

    Love is in the...Library

    Valentine's Day is just two days away , so no doubt it's on many people's minds. And while a lot of your time and energy will (and should!) be devoted to planning a romantic dinner or getting your special someone chocolates and flowers, don't forget to embrace your love of learning and self-improvement. Here's a list of the top 10 pieces that were flying off the shelves this January. Hopefully they...
    • 31 Jan 2019

    Government Relations: House of Representatives reestablishes committee on climate change

    As I mentioned in my last post, we switched gears on our February feature. Usually, every February, we highlight content that is in some way tied to government relations. However, because there's isn't a lot of content available in the Knowledge Library on that topic--and because the polar vortex is seriously disrupting facilities--we are highlighting winter preparation, emergency preparedness, sustainability...
    • 31 Jan 2019

    February content spotlight: Emergency Preparedness & Sustainability

    Record low temperatures across the Midwest and Northeast U.S. are collapsing electrical grids, freezing gas lines and creating power outages. Some states have even asked residents to lower their thermostats to ease the strain on local utilities. Extreme weather conditions can cause equipment and system malfunctions, not only posing serious risks to life, but the everyday operation of your business. For the month of...
    • 14 Jan 2019

    Our Top 10 Most Popular Pieces of 2018

    The New Year brings with it time for reflection. You might find yourself asking questions like, ‘How did I do last year? What progress did I make in my life, my career? What goals did I achieve?’ Well, we hope you had an incredible year and that you made great strides in growing your FM career. And so, in the spirit of reflection, we wanted to look back on last year and showcase the content you found most...
    • 2 Jan 2019

    January content spotlight: Quality

    Customer service and satisfaction, workplace productivity, work processes, compliance, performance, benchmarking — the management and measurement of organizational quality is in your hands. Discover ways to improve services, cut costs, measure the effects of current processes and manage the implementation of improvements with this month’s featured content. Search the library by Category > Quality to find...
    • 19 Dec 2018

    Enhancing the Value of IFMA Credentials with Kristen Hurtado!

    The Knowledge Library is excited to have a new webinar led by Kristen Hurtado, Engaging Member Companies to Improve the Value and Perceptions of IFMA Credentials . Kristen Hurtado is Assistant Region Professor at Arizona State University with over 8 years of experience executing value-based project management techniques and procurement technologies on construction projects to increase performance of outsourced services...
    • 6 Dec 2018

    Highlighting our Stellar Content Expert: Jeffrey Budimulia

    The Knowledge Library team wants you to meet Jeffrey Budimulia, IFMA’s Content Expert for the Knowledge Library. Budimulia is an ambassador for IFMA in the international arena, especially in Asia, where he helped launch IFMA’s Beijing and Singapore Chapters. In 2001, he was the first FM professional in Singapore to earn the CFM designation. He then became an IFMA qualified instructor, as well as a mentor...
    • 4 Dec 2018

    Welcoming our new addition to the Knowledge Pass Access: Recorded World Workplace Sessions!

    The Knowledge Library has added for the first time ever recorded sessions from World Workplace. If you missed out on the amazing technology sessions, you can now access them with the Knowledge Pass subscription. We are thrilled to bring you four technology sessions led by an amazing panel of innovators who will present on various topics critical for the FM career today. You will finish each session feeling inspired...
    • 4 Dec 2018

    December's Featured Author: T.R. Hernacki & Jim Justus

    T.R. Hernacki & Jim Justus are our December featured authors , recognized for having the most downloaded content piece of 2017! “Is There a Standard in Rooftop Fall Protection?” continues to be a popular piece in the Knowledge Library, focusing on recommendations from the Facility Engineering Association (FEA) on the prevention of accidents, how to defend against litigation and most importantly how to...
    • 3 Dec 2018

    December content spotlight: Communication

    From team building and employee engagement to effectively delivering information across all channels, this month’s featured authors and presenters will help you build your interpersonal and technological skills. Holiday sale: Through Dec. 31, IFMA members can take advantage of a 20 percent discount on Knowledge Pass subscriptions. This all-inclusive subscription service gives you a first look at new content and...
    • 28 Nov 2018

    We are in the Spirit of Saving You Money for the Holidays!

    The Knowledge Library team is excited to announce our 2018 Holiday Sale for the Knowledge Pass. We are offering 20% off the Knowledge Pass subscription for IFMA members now through December 31 st . This is our biggest sale thus far, this is only possible because of our existent Knowledge Pass subscribers finding true value in their annual subscription. We are certain you will too! The Knowledge Pass is an all-inclusive...
    • 17 Nov 2018

    Highlighting our Stellar Content Expert: Lisa VanderHeyden

    The Knowledge Library team wants you to meet Lisa VanderHeyden, IFMA’s Content Expert for the Knowledge Library. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in Project Management, Facility Management (with additional focus on procurement, contract administration, LEED, ergonomics and continuity planning). In her current position, as a Senior Project Manager for Arapahoe County (CO) Facilities & Fleet, she shares...
    • 9 Nov 2018

    November's Featured Author: Diane Coles Levine

    Diane Coles Levine is our November featured author , recognized for her constant contributions to the Knowledge Library and FM world by sharing her knowledge and experience in topics such as workplace management, workplace change and workplace strategies in the FM industry to name a few. To find Diane Coles Levine content, you can simply search by author name, typing "Diane Coles Levine" in the search box...
    • 1 Nov 2018

    November content spotlight: Project Management

    Given the broad range of projects assigned to the facility organization, project management is a core facility management skill. Projects can vary in scope, complexity, duration and financial risk, and can include planning and design, execution, delivery and evaluation. Whether you’re overseeing a new construction, renovation, move or other facility project, this month’s featured content provides expert guidance...
    • 29 Oct 2018

    11 Competencies of the Successful Facility Manager

    To be a strategic facility manager, one must constantly be learning and developing across a plethora of key areas. Effectiveness as an FM requires the development of a catalog of both hard and soft skills--and this broad range of skills can seem quite daunting to learn for those new to the profession. Make sure you're staying up-to-date with your learning and self-study by reviewing the list of IFMA's 11 core...
    • 26 Oct 2018

    5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Knowledge Library

    Here are 5 quick tips to help you get the most out of the Knowledge Library. Whether you've been using the Knowledge Library for a while, off-and-on, or even if this is your first time here, it can be a little overwhelming. With over 950 resources available--and new content added weekly--it can be hard to keep up with all the features and benefits the Knowledge Library has to offer. This short infographic outlines...
    • 10 Oct 2018

    Announcement for Council and Community Facility Professionals

    IFMA and the Knowledge Library team have been working to bring you an incredible opportunity to showcase your hard work and dedication as a facility management professional within your industry. As a council or community leader , you have likely encountered a problem that you've found an effective solution for. And, someone else could be facing that very same problem right now. That’s where YOU come in! We...
    • 9 Oct 2018

    October's Featured Author: Paul Djuric

    Check out this incredible piece from author Paul Djuric. Paul Djuric is October's featured author, recognized for having one of the most innovative content pieces in the Knowledge Library while making valuable contributions to the important topics of IoT and the importance of being prepared with cyber security solutions in the FM world. Cyber Threat and The FM solution This white paper explores the threats posed...
    • 1 Oct 2018

    October Content Spotlight: Leadership and Strategy

    Leaders are found at all levels of an organization. Whether you lead a team, a project or the whole shebang, you're in a position to inspire and influence your organization, ignite and manage change, elevate business performance and enhance the workplace experience. Browse the following content on improving processes and making a difference through workplace, culture and staffing strategies. Search the library by...
    • 18 Sep 2018

    Why Should your Content be in the Knowledge Library: We Want Your Content!

    The Knowledge Library was born in 2015 out of a request from our members. Since then, the Knowledge Library continues to grow and evolve as additional content comes in. The Knowledge Library has become a resource for many FMs around the world and that is thanks to the many authors that have written and sent their content our way. The content published in the Knowledge Library is carefully reviewed for value, quality,...
    • 5 Sep 2018

    September's Featured Author: Chris Hodges

    Check out this incredible content collection from author Chris Hodges. Chris Hodges is September's featured author, recognized for being one of the most prolific authors of the Knowledge Library and has made incredible contributions to the topics of sustainability in facility management. Sustainable FM Getting Started The basics of sustainable facility management, including an outline of essential strategies and...
    • 30 Aug 2018

    September featured topic: Human factors

    Your management of place has a direct impact on the people inside. Equally, the needs and expectations of people within the built environment directly influence the development, operations and experience of place. The human factor plays an essential role in the performance and goals of the organization and in creating the workplace of the future. Browse content to better facilitate elevated workplace experiences. Search...