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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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Sustainability…not just another hokey green theme

Sustainability…not just another hokey green theme

It shouldn’t be any secret that sustainable practices in the workplace are beneficial for the environment and community, but you may or may not know that wearing the green halo can also benefit your company. This is a great time for facility managers to show leadership by bringing ideas that can reduce operational costs and demonstrate a desire to put the company in the best light possible. Last week I attended a lunch and learn hosted by IFMA’s Capital Chapter…

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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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SCLogic Premieres Facilities Workflow Platform at IFMA’s World Workplace 2017 Conference & Expo

SCLogic Premieres Facilities Workflow Platform at IFMA’s World Workplace 2017 Conference & Expo

In case you missed it, SCLogic will be unveiling its Intra: Facilities Workflow Platform at this year’s World Workplace Conference & Expo hosted by IFMA in Houston, TX. The IFMA World Workplace Conference & Expo is the ideal venue to unveil this offering as they are well known for providing facility management professionals with the knowledge and programs necessary to run a top-notch facility. In keeping with this tradition, SCLogic is pleased to say that the introduction of Intra’s facilities…

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