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BOMA International and RICS Collaborate to Advance International Property Measurement Standards

Widespread market adoption of these new standards will provide the building blocks for well-functioning global real estate markets and will be complementary to International Financial Reporting Standards and International Valuation Standards: two layers shaping the global financial...Read More...

OSHA Issues Plan To Help Reduce Injuries And Illnesses At High Hazard Workplaces

In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local emphasis inspection programs, which include programmed inspections, to target high-risk hazards and...Read More...

10 Things To Keep In Mind With ADA Compliance

Did you know that facility renovation plans could be impacted by the 2010 ADA regulations—the first major update to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) since the regulation was first published in...Read More...

CareerCast.com Reports on Best Jobs For People With Disabilities

Healthcare job growth is rising steadily, with the sector expected to increase by 5.6 million jobs within the next eight years, creating many available positions for disabled...Read More...

ICC, UL Collaborate On New ANSI Standard For Landscape Irrigation Controllers

The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical...Read More...

New Report Examines How Environmental Design Impacts Falls In Patient Rooms

Report provides additional evidence-based design resource tool; fills knowledge gap and helps to inform facility professionals in the healthcare...Read More...

GSA FBPTA Matrix Highlights BOMI International Designations, Core Competencies

BOMI International's designation programs deliver broad range of knowledge and skills needed by building and facility personnel to operate high-performance...Read More...

AFE Appoints New Executive Director

Saya replaces former Executive Director Dr. Wayne Carley, who resigned from AFE on October 29, 2012 citing personal...Read More...

Staples Advantage To Award $15,000 In Scholarships To Future Facility Managers

As a show of investment in the profession, Staples is awarding scholarships to young facility managers; it also offers supplies and services to help seasoned managers keep their buildings running smoothly....Read More...

BOMI International To Release 2013 Edition Of Environmental Health And Safety Issues Course

The course takes the approach of building a comprehensive environmental health and safety (EHS) program from the bottom up. The focus is on enhancing EHS management skills to ensure effective implementation of the program. The management strategies emphasized, when applied, can minimize the risks and liability inherent in operating buildings and the equipment in...Read More...