• 1 Mar 2020

    March 2020 Content Feature: Technology

    Technology continues to evolve and advance across the built environment, continually reshaping the approach and job responsibilities of facility managers and other facility professionals. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends such as IoT, AI, machine learning and more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Integrating BIM with FM at NASA LaRC Learn how the U.S...
    • 28 Feb 2020

    Earth Day 2020 - Sustainability Resources

    In support of Earth Day 2020, we've pulled together a collection of sustainability and other environmental stewardship resources. This collection of content provides guidance on establishing, communicating and measuring sustainability programs in your facilities. Celebrate Earth Day with us and make sure you stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices for combating climate change and creating more sustainable...
    • 3 Feb 2020

    February 2020 Content Feature: Government Relations

    Now more than ever decisions made by elected officials at National, State and local level are having a significant impact on the business of facility management. Mandates for improved efficiency, incentives for investment in High Performance Building Systems and an increased focus on operations and maintenance means the FM needs to understand what’s required and how to comply. Learn about how IFMA interacts with...
    • 29 Jan 2020

    Health and Safety Resources to Safeguard Against Infection

    *UPDATE: We have compiled a list of useful links and resources to help you better prepare your facilities and protect your occupants. The latest coronavirus resources and information can be found here: IFMA Coronavirus Resource Center The outbreak of a new coronavirus, “2019-nCoV,” is a serious public health threat. Health care professionals and those working in health care facilities have an increased...
    • 21 Jan 2020

    Aramark's 20 Dining Trends for 2020

    Aramark shares 20 interesting dining trends that will impact higher education facilities in 2020. This short slide deck offers you insight on how to make sure your facilities provide the sustainable, convenient, healthy options for students. 20 DINING TRENDS FOR 2020 [SlideShare] For more resources like this, visit https://www.aramark.com/about-us/blog
    • 17 Jan 2020

    Special Feature: Climate Change Report, Fire Safety and Sustainability

    In response to the bushfires in Australia, IFMA is working with other FM associations and the Red Cross to support those in need. As part of that effort, we've complied this collection of helpful resources on climate change impact, sustainability and fire safety. If you have best practices or resources that would be helpful to other members, please share them in our Engage forum. Also, please consider contributing...
    • 8 Jan 2020

    January 2020 Content Feature: Quality

    **UPDATE: Sorry for the technical difficulties with this month's feature. We had some server issues that deleted the monthly feature. They have been resolved and here's the feature on Quality content posted again. Sorry for the trouble. Hope you enjoy this month's content! As a facility manager you need to manage and measure the standards and quality of your facility and service providers. This collection...
    • 3 Dec 2019

    Content Spotlight: IBM space planning and workplace experience

    Learn why space planning and optimization is important for enhancing the workplace, and how to leverage new technology like IoT and AI to execute data-driven space management. This collection of articles, videos and white papers comes from IBM, an IFMA Silver Partner. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access IBM Global Real Estate Group Talk Workplace Experience For...
    • 2 Dec 2019

    December 2019 Content Feature: Communication

    Effective communication is a cornerstone of productive business and is key to team and company success. And, with it reported that poor communication costs companies over US$37 billion a year , it is essential that you're up to date on the latest trends and best practices for communicating in the workplace. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access The Importance...
    • 4 Nov 2019

    November 2019 Feature Content: Project Management

    Manage your projects easier and more efficiently. Learn how to setup and plan projects, identify project challenges, encourage team alignment, get buy-in and support from leadership and more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Improving Facilities Work Management Using Statistical Process Control (SPC) Learn how a leadership team acquired standard performance...
    • 2 Oct 2019

    October 2019 Featured Content: Leadership & Strategy

    Brush up on your leadership and strategy skills with this month's featured content. Learn about change management in the workplace, how to enhance the strategic role in FM, how to develop future FM leaders and more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Workplace Change Management: An Overview People have a natural resistance to change. Despite good business...
    • 26 Sep 2019

    Special Feature: Beginner Resources for New FMs

    By popular request, we've compiled a list of content in the Knowledge Library that is perfect for facility professionals that are new to the industry or just starting out in their career. Learn the skills and best practices you need to be effective in your role. This collection of resources focuses on how-to, best practices and FM policies & procedures. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge...
    • 3 Sep 2019

    September 2019 Featured Content: Human Factors

    Learn practices and tactics to support the performance and goals of your facilities. This month's collection of Knowledge Library content covers everything from workplace etiquette and employee engagement to facility safety and change management techniques. Get insight on how office design affects morale, the skills FMs need to succeed, and much more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge...
    • 15 Aug 2019

    ESUS & IFMA RBI – Climate Change Fundamentals for FM Professionals

    Understand and prepare your facilities for the threat of climate change. Curated from multiple scientific studies, this free report reduces three-thousand pages of scientific evidence to 30 pages of key points that every FM can use immediately. Some of the insights you’ll learn are: How the science can make compelling cases for improvements Why it is important to improve impacts now Understand various...
    • 31 Jul 2019

    August 2019 Featured Content: Emergency Preparedness

    A constant challenge and something that is at the forefront of every great facility manager's mind is how to keep the workplace safe and secure. In addition to the myriad tasks a facility manager must attend to on a daily basis, they must also ensure that their facilities are prepared for the unexpected: natural disasters, violence in the workplace and other things that can disrupt business continuity. To make sure...
    • 1 Jul 2019

    July 2019 featured content: Finance and business

    Your ability to effectively demonstrate and communicate how facility management impacts your organization’s operations, performance and bottom line supports your position as a strategic business partner. Browse this month’s content for insights into improving organizational awareness, leveraging the power of your employees, creating environments that lead to spontaneous connections and conducting a facility...
    • 1 Jun 2019

    June 2019 feature: Real Estate and Property Management

    Gain insight into property management and maintenance practices, sustainable landscaping and more with this month's collection of content focused on the Real Estate and Property Management core competency. Some of the following features may require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access levels. How To: Sustainability How-to Guide: Carbon Footprint This guide provides process tools for monitoring building-related...
    • 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...