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Changes are a comin’: Facility Managers to be Recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a Standard Occupational Classification

Changes are a comin’: Facility Managers to be Recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a Standard Occupational Classification

It’s getting official folks! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is recognizing “Facilities Managers” with a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code 11-3013. What’s the big deal? As you are probably quite keenly aware, many in the FM world have come to the occupation via indirect paths, transitioning almost by chance from maintenance and service trades. Learning the job was usually done on the spot, advice passed down from an old-timer or scrounged on your own by trial and error. Why? Because…

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Behind the Music: Blockchain

Behind the Music: Blockchain

You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ or ‘bitcoin’ floating around as one of the next big “emerging” technologies, so I thought it’d be a great topic for today. (I put emerging in quotes because after a bit of research, I discovered that blockchain has actually been around since 2009!) Blockchain is in fact the structure on which bitcoin, a form of cryptocurrency, is built upon and enables the creation, authentication, sequencing, time-stamping, replication, and completion of a bitcoin transaction….

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FMJ’s Take on the Future of Facility Management

FMJ’s Take on the Future of Facility Management

FMJ Magazine is a publication that IFMA (International Facility Management Association) produces on a bi-monthly basis that covers all relevant topics in the FM world, from architecture to technology. I thought this article in their November/December issue might be helpful to both newbies in the Facility Management space and established FMs curious about what the future may hold for them in the industry. Check out Facility Management: Today, Tomorrow, Forever?

Some sights, sounds, and takeaways from IFMA’s World Workplace 2017 Conference and Expo

Some sights, sounds, and takeaways from IFMA’s World Workplace 2017 Conference and Expo

An intrepid group of us headed to Houston last week to take our first dip in the Facility Management trade show pool. Actually, we’re more of a ‘jump in head first/cannonball’ kind of company, so we went all in and shipped over our snazzy new 10’x20’ booth, unique yet useful giveaways, and a boatload of optimism. After over 300 conversations, a few dozen walks around the showroom floor, several lattes, and innumerable snacks (including M&Ms, popcorn, and cupcakes complete with…

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