A second technology trend, cloud computing, is underway throughout the business world in general, following BIM’s steadily expanding role in the world of FM.
Cloud computing provides significant benefits to users by reducing IT management costs. More interesting to facility managers however is the potential for cloud computing to provide a platform for collaboration.
IFMA Facility Management Consultant’s Council (FMCC) has recently released a White Paper on Business Continuity.
I wrote it to give Facility Managers an informative overview of a responsibility that is very often relegated to a lower priority. Many countries have expectations that responsible businesses will take appropriate measures to protect their occupants and their operations.
In the United States, organizations have requirement for adequate planning and implementation. Some US industries – financial is a great example, are under more specific mandate for formal plans that include every function within the company. Continue reading →
Facility Management Consultants Council KIT TUVESON SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2016
The FMCC recognizes the value of the IFMA credential. To that end, the Council announces the Kit Tuveson Scholarship Award for 2016.
The purpose is to reward a practicing consultant who has exhibited excellence in the FM profession, and will use the award to maintain his/her credentials.
The award is named after Kit Tuveson, a respected and recognized practitioner, who has contributed immensely to facility management and “budding” consultants. The award recognizes both his personal and professional contributions to the FMCC, IFMA and FM.
All interested consultant practitioners are invited to apply for this scholarship by contacting Daniel Goldsmith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are to be submitted by August 19th, 2016 23:59 (11:59pm) Central Time Houston
FM Consultants Podcast 2015-21 on Academic Design Trends: Back to School, How Academic Design Trends Are Reshaping The Workplace.
Designing for a competitive edge to keep talent.
Panel: Kay Sargent, Director of Workplace Strategies, Lend Lease Lisa Killaby, Principal, ADD Inc. Greg Tew, Associate Professor & Director of Professional and Industry Relations, Virginia Tech David Reynolds, CFM Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy
This interview follows on an FMCC webinar with principal designers and teachers Lisa Killaby, Kay Sargent, and Greg Tew with the title, Back to School, How Academic Design Trends Are Reshaping The Workplace. In a convincing way, Lisa, Kay, and Greg make the point that the modern academic and corporate built environments can be indistinguishable from each other. We FMs are wholly aware that the organizations we serve increasingly seek a dynamic and diverse workforce and a culture of mentorship, collaboration, community, discovery, innovation, and well being in a variety of physical settings. A welcoming environment for data center administrators, say, might look and feel different from one for marketing, but the same elements can be present to confer positive business results. All the same, FMs must contribute to life cycle models that include ROI in order to support executive decision making and to plan our budgets. Academic facilities and their use can give us a look ahead. And in these times, “ahead” becomes “right now” very soon.
It is supported through GlobalFM, and the member organizations including International Facility Management Association (IFMA), FMAustralia, FM Association of New Zealand, British Institute of Facility Management (BIFM), Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), South Africa Facility Management Association (SAFMA), Association of Brazil Facilities (ABRAFAC), and the Hungarian Facility Management Society (HFMS) as well as the combined members of EuroFM.
There will be events and activities scheduled throughout the period from July 11 to 15th to increase awareness and to advance knowledge of the professional facilities management industry.
There are two related topics I want to raise in this blog. The first is to share that the Facility Management Consultants Council (FMCC) is very busy to organize an informative series of webinars for World FM Day. These will cover a broad range of topics and will be scheduled in time-zones convenient to span the globe from late evening on 12 July to early morning on 14 July.
Ricardo Crepaldi, Spec., B.Sc., L.Sc.; Sr Int. Facilities & Environmental Consultant; M.Sc. Student; ABES Bauru President; ABRAFAC Advisor Francisco Abrantes, Executive/Managing Director Brazil at POWERTRON GLOBAL INC