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Tulsa Chapter of IFMA Takes New Approach to Summer Internship Program

Tulsa Chapter of IFMA Takes New Approach to Summer Internship Program

With the recent economic downturn, the prospect of finding employment this summer presents a challenge for students across the country, including those at Oklahoma State University. To one OSU student’s delight, the Tulsa Chapter of the International Facility Management Association has come to the rescue, offering her an internship with four local businesses whose employees are affiliated with the...Read More...

IFMA's Pandemic i-Session Available On Demand

IFMA's Pandemic i-Session Available On Demand

This i-session helps fms prepare for current and future pandemics by focusing on challenges and priorities. Case studies from the current swine flu pandemic will be used to assist participants with establishing response...Read More...

New Benchmarking Research Shows how Economy, Sustainable Practices Impact Workplace Operations

New Benchmarking Research Shows how Economy, Sustainable Practices Impact Workplace Operations

The International Facility Management Association has released “Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks, Research Report #32,” a study outlining the facility trends affecting workplaces throughout North America. Among the new report’s findings are that the average space per person has risen nearly 40 square feet since 2007 — likely due to recent corporate layoffs — and that companies are adjusting their...Read More...

The Greening of the Data Center

The Greening of the Data Center

The Obama administration's economic recovery package includes commitments to work towards a sustainable, energy efficient future. With the world's servers currently consuming some 408 MWh of electricity, the effort is certainly...Read More...

IFMA's 2009 Fall Symposium

IFMA's 2009 Fall Symposium

Facility management (FM) professionals pursuing IFMA credentials may wish to attend IFMA's 2009 Fall Symposium in Orlando,...Read More...

Frank Booty's Facilities Management Handbook Now Available

Frank Booty's Facilities Management Handbook Now Available

The newly updated Facilities Management Handbook will be essential reading for professionals responsible for facilities, services provision, and health and safety in the...Read More...

Sixth Annual European Facility Management Conference Heads to Amsterdam

Sixth Annual European Facility Management Conference Heads to Amsterdam

International perspectives will take center stage as facility and private-sector experts from around the world convene at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 16-17 for the sixth annual European Facility Management...Read More...

MSNBC Story Features IFMA Research and the Economy

MSNBC Story Features IFMA Research and the Economy

When MSNBC workplace and career columnist Eve Tahmincioglu began her recent story on corporate layoffs resulting in “cubicle graveyards” full of unused office space, she looked to the International Facility Management Association for research to back up her...Read More...

FacilityBlog Exclusive: Deterring Birds from Hangars

FacilityBlog Exclusive: Deterring Birds from Hangars

This Web Exclusive is written by Jordan Fox on behalf of...Read More...

New Embassies in Panama and Bulgaria Practice “Green Diplomacy”

New Embassies in Panama and Bulgaria Practice “Green Diplomacy”

In what amounts to a “green” diplomatic effort, the U.S. Embassy in Panama is the second American Embassy built to meet the energy and environmental standards established by the...Read More...