Facility management is the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of the organization. It integrates the principles of business administration, architecture and the behavioral and engineering sciences.
Facility professionals have numerous job responsibilities. Major functions include: developing corporate facilities policies and long-range facility plans; coordinating construction; renovation and relocation projects; purchasing furnishings; equipment and outside facility services; supervising building operations; maintenance and engineering; and managing real estate procurement and disposal.
The International Facility Management Association was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit, incorporated association dedicated to promoting excellence in the management of the work environment. With a vision to universally represent facility management as a profession, IFMA’s mission is to lead and sustain progress of the FM profession.
IFMA’s core purpose is to strengthen and advance the knowledge base essential to leading the integration and optimization of the built environment worldwide. To realize its vision and mission, IFMA established the following goals:
Lead progress of the profession by forecasting and directing the course of facility management trends, needs and outcomes
Sustain progress of the profession by supporting the success of practitioners through the best workplace-related education, information and interaction
Represent the profession by advancing IFMA stakeholders through the process of awareness, recognition, interest and desire leading to utilization of FM
Expand the profession through productive growth in membership, markets, resources and capability to provide necessary and timely products
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