• 29 Oct 2017

    Key Takeaways from the Latest FMJ

    -Jocelyn Kerr, Editor, FMJ The September/October 2017 issue of FMJ explores the intersection of the built environment, a productive workforce and how to create collaborative spaces that meet the needs of the next generation of workers. "People, Process, Place" brings together industry-leading expert advice and tips to make the FM's job easier. How did a century-old greeting card company completely reinvent...
    • 11 Oct 2017

    FM Advocacy Day Recap

    -Christine Neldon CFM, IFMA Fellow On September 13, IFMA delegates (myself included) converged to Washington, DC for FM Advocacy Day . It was a totally eye-opening experience. There was one day of briefing on what to expect and the next day we were off to whirlwind meetings. Standing on the Capitol steps for a group photo, we had our first glimpse of the stately and immense federal buildings. Little did we know that...
    • 11 Oct 2017

    Why You Shouldn’t Underestimate the Importance of Lighting

    -Justin Stouch Lighting is an often-underestimated facet of buildings, outdoor spaces, and interiors. It can serve to enhance, detract, annoy, highlight, or even hide certain features. Even more important, lighting can play a crucial part in the energy consumption and environmental footprint of a building or space. Let's examine different ways that LED lighting solutions can be used for both interior and exterior...
    • 11 Oct 2017

    Higher Level Communication

    Geoff Snavely, co-host of The FM Innovator podcast, episode "Higher Level Communication-Translating Great Ideas Into Action" provided useful insight into the inspiration behind the really interesting and insightful conversation that provided helpful tips for communicating in the workplace. "I am so fortunate to have an opportunity to spend time with Facilities Management Professionals daily. In those...
    • 4 Oct 2017

    Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

    In light of the recent events in Las Vegas our hearts are heavy and our thoughts are with the many families whose lives have forever been changed. With this and other recent events in mind, the need to quickly and effectively secure our facilities, workers, and patrons is more important than ever. IFMAs Knowledge Library has compiled 11 documents to provide facility managers with the tools to prepare for this and other...
    • 1 Oct 2017

    October featured content: Leadership and Strategy

    Leaders have vision, passion and drive. They take on tough challenges, innovate and problem-solve. They support and inspire their team because they know that success isn't achieved single-handedly. They plan strategically and communicate thoroughly. This month's content provides leadership strategies for workplace location decisions, planning for business resilience and managing change productively. Click on...
    • 4 Sep 2017

    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...
    • 30 Jul 2017

    August featured content: Emergency Planning & Business Continuity

    Security risks to your systems, digital assets and people can be addressed by the same three areas you're trying to protect - encrypted systems, automated safeguards and employee training are all part of a solid security plan. Browse new content on smart safety measures for your facilities. Click on the titles below to link directly to each recently added resource: What Kind of Access Control is Right for You? The...
    • 29 Jun 2017

    July featured content: Finance and Business

    FM is building a presence in the C-suite, and facility managers have a growing opportunity to communicate the connections between FM operations and achieving financial objectives. Browse the recently added content below to learn more about representing the business side of FM in your organization. Click on the titles below to link directly to each recently added resource: 3 Ways to Optimize Your Resources for Growth...
    • 28 Jun 2017

    Wednesday Weekly Tip: FMJ in the Knowledge Library

    Welcome to your Wednesday Weekly Tips! We continue to add content pieces thanks to the many contributors that see the value in adding their content to the Knowledge Library. We are proud to feature pieces in the Knowledge Library from our own IFMA's official magazine, FMJ. The magazine is written by and for workplace professionals. The pieces featured in the Knowledge Library have their own cover image to help...
    • 21 Jun 2017

    IoT has arrived…and it’s here to stay

    — Laverne Deckert, Standards Specialist IFMA members have been exploring the Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on facility management (FM) and the built environment over the past few months. An interactive portal was started in October 2016 using the platform SLACK to host conversations about IoT and its effect on FM issues, including analytics and business intelligence, asset management, finance, security...
    • 30 May 2017

    June featured content: Real Estate and Property Management

    From workplace strategy to building portfolio management, best practices for overseeing real estate and property are increasingly important to strategic facility management. Browse the recently added content below to learn more about leveraging property to achieve your business objectives. Click on the titles below to link directly to each recently added resource: Merging Brand and Culture Within a Facility Employee...
    • 16 May 2017

    Wednesday Weekly Tip: Introducing the New Search Function!

    Wednesday Weekly Tip: Introducing the New Search Function! Welcome to your Wednesday Weekly Tips! We are so excited to introduce the new KL search functionality. This development means less time searching for content and more time reading the content! You have the ability to customize your search by title, content type, access level and much more. KL Weekly Tip #11 How to Filter/Sort with the New Search Tool ...
    • 26 Apr 2017

    May featured content: Operations and Maintenance

    Operations and maintenance (O&M) is foundational to FM — but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. And as the industry continues to evolve, O&M becomes even more dynamic. Browse the recently added content below for guidance on methods, processes and technology for optimizing your facility operations. Click on the titles below to link directly to each recently added resource: Facility Condition Index...
    • 12 Apr 2017

    Wednesday Weekly Tip: How to Comment on Knowledge Library Content Pieces

    Welcome to your Wednesday Weekly Tips! Last week, we addressed one of the features we created for the Knowledge Library to allow it to be interactive: how to rate content pieces . This week we are taking it a step further! Adding comments to a content piece you have viewed and/or downloaded allows you to communicate with others in the facility industry, or even better, in the same field of work as you. Like...
    • 29 Mar 2017

    April featured content: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

    The facility management industry is at the forefront of implementing sustainable practices and solutions to promote environmental stewardship and meet sustainability goals. Browse the IFMA Sustainability How-to Guide Series , or the recently added content below for tips and tools to support your sustainability efforts. Click on the titles below to link directly to each recently added resource: Sustainability How-to...
    • 26 Feb 2017

    March featured content: Technology

    From big data to building information modeling, March is all about technology. Browse our newest resources to see what’s trending and what’s coming next in the FM industry. Click on the titles below to link directly to each recently added resource: Trends and Developments Within Facility Management Big Data in the Workplace: Can It Enhance Employee Productivity and Quality of Life? RICS Modus: Facilities...
    • 12 Feb 2017

    IFMA research reports archived to Knowledge Library, new research underway

    As IFMA continues to conduct and publish ground-breaking FM research, the association’s foundational research publications will be selectively archived in the Knowledge Library for IFMA member and nonmember access. IFMA research recently added to the Knowledge Library addresses asset and property management, workplace strategy and perspectives on the global practice of facility management. Browse by Research content...
    • 30 Jan 2017

    Spotlight on Government Relations

    With the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – IFMA Facilities Management Workshop just around the corner, IFMA’s Knowledge Library is featuring new and highly-rated resources relating to U.S. government relations and projects throughout the month of February. Click on the titles below to link directly to each resource: Sustainability How-to Guide: US Government Policy Impacts Adding a Stand-alone...
    • 28 Dec 2016

    January featured content: Quality in FM

    From processes to services, quality is often challenged. But when facility safety and success is on the line, quality is nonnegotiable. This month’s featured content showcases insights from FM experts whose experience spans everything from consulting to cloud-based technology — and it’s all targeted toward quality improvement. Click on the titles below to link directly to each recently added resource...
    • 30 Nov 2016

    Making resolutions for the new year? Consider your communication skills

    Aligning organizational strategies while making the business case for facility management is challenging enough without the communication gaps that come with growing and large-scale operations. IFMA’s Knowledge Library adds new content every month to give FMs resources, and the December featured content is all about Communications . Check out these tips from FM experts to build your communication techniques for...
    • 31 Oct 2016

    November featured content: Project Management

    Throughout November, IFMA’s Knowledge Library is featuring presentations, how-to guides and white papers related to FM project management . This featured content includes new resources, as well as popular content that has been highly rated by Knowledge Library users. Click on the featured titles below to link directly to each resource: Relocation Project Management General Checklist for Relocation Preparations...
    • 29 Sep 2016

    Now available: RICS content

    Featuring articles from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) magazine Modus , as well as industry insights, case studies and research reports, our new RICS-contributed content has been specifically selected to address FM strategy and practices worldwide. Click on the titles below to link directly to each resource: RICS Professional Guidance - Global: Strategic FM, 1st edition RICS Professional Guidance...
    • 29 Sep 2016

    IJFM research finds a new home in IFMA’s Knowledge Library

    Previously accessible through the IFMA Foundation website, our collection of scholarly research from the International Journal of Facility Management (IJFM) offers academic inquiry and expert insights ranging from operations and maintenance issues to the executive view of facility managers. Read IJFM research »
    • 16 Sep 2016

    New: Global FM study just released

    The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) joins its partners at Global FM in releasing a provocative new study that estimated the global facility management (FM) market to be worth US$1.12 trillion in 2015. The findings, which break down...