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25th Annual IFMA SFV Golf Tournament »
Join us in Philadelphia! Lock in early-bird rates for IFMA’s Wordl Workplace 2013 »
BIM for Facility Managers: Now available in the IFMA Bookstore »
The latest publications from the IFMA Foundation and IFMA: Work on the Move wins Distinguished Author award »
Technology for Facility Managers now available »
25th Annual IFMA SFV Golf Tournament
Did you have a great time at the IFMA Foundation Facility Fusion Golf Tournament on April 5th? Couldn’t make it but are always looking for great networking and joining IFMA colleagues on the links?
Then plan on joining the 25th Annual IFMA SFV Golf Tournament. The San Fernando Valley Chapter of IFMA was one of the Southern California Chapters that supported the IFMA Foundation Facility Fusion Golf Tournament, and we encourage you to support the SVC, too!
This event will take place at the Wood Ranch Golf Club on Monday, May 13, 2013 in Simi Valley, CA. Click on the link below to register or become an event sponsor. We look forward to seeing you for another day of fun and golf.
For more information, contact Dave Norton, IFMA SFV Golf Co-Chair, 818-813-3881.
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Oct. 2 – 4, 2013
Philadelphia, Pa., USA
For more than 30 years, IFMA’s World Workplace has been leading groundbreaking discussions on the management of facilities, FM teams and workplace projects. Held annually, World Workplace addresses topics of the greatest relevance and concern to professionals who support the built environment.
World Workplace is in step with the continued advancement of the FM profession. As more employers recognize the direct impact of efficient facility management on business profitability, we’re making sure you have what you need to Advance Business and Get Results.
Leading FM: Advance Business, Get Results
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BIM for Facility Managers: Now available in the IFMA Bookstore!
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and IFMA Foundation are proud to announce publication of BIM for Facility Managers, edited by Paul Teicholz.
Building information modeling (BIM) is the practice of creating and modeling the digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. These building information models are powerful resources to inform decisions about a facility at all stages of its life-cycle from construction to demolition.
IFMA defines facility management as a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology.
Addressing building owners, developers, and managers, this text covers how building information management (BIM) complements facility management (FM) systems to achieve significant lifecycle advantages. It includes coverage of the guidelines for BIM in FM as developed by owners such as the General Services Administration, the COBie2 (BIM document standard) used to collect and communicate facility equipment information, and a list of software for BIM/FM integration. It also offers six real-life case studies including the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and the State of WI Facilities. Price: US$60 (non-member price: US$85). Make sure to reserve your copy today!
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The latest publications from the IFMA Foundation and IFMA: Work on the Move wins Distinguished Author award
The IFMA Foundation is pleased to announce their recent highly acclaimed publication, "Work on the Move" will be awarded the International Facility Management Association's 2012 Distinguished Author Award. As part of the Awards of Excellence program, the award honors those who have raised the bar in their contributions to the advancement of the facility management profession around the globe.
The publication brings together global workplace experts to analyze how work is changing, the impact it's having on the workplace and how facility professionals can respond.
"Work on the Move – Driving Strategy and Change in Workplaces," is the collaborative effort of more than 20 leading experts in alternative office strategies. The book examines the forces driving workplace change and its effects on facility professionals, providing tools that will allow them to become more strategic leaders in the ongoing workplace revolution.
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Facility managers are tasked with operating and maintaining the built environment. Technology plays a big role in this function, and often facility managers are asked to install, implement, and work with a variety of technologies without any prior experience in IT. "Technology for Facility Managers" presents the cutting edge technology that facility managers will come across in their careers. Technologies covered include: Building information modeling (BIM), Building automation and control systems (BAS), FM automation (CAFM/IWMS), Condition assessment/life cycle analysis models, Radio frequency identification (RFID), Geographic information systems (GIS), Social networking, Sustainability and energy analysis and much more.
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Established in 1990 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, the IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote research and educational opportunities for the advancement of facility management. The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the facility management community, including IFMA members, chapters, councils, corporate sponsors and private contributors who are united by the belief that education and research improve the facility management profession. To learn more about the good works of the IFMA Foundation, visit www.ifmafoundation.org. For more information about IFMA, visit www.ifma.org.