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  • Free Quarterly Video

    The Language of Metrics: How FMs Measure Success

    In this 50 minute session the FM researchers will discuss how to use the language of metrics that will simplify, justify, and become a powerful tool for FM professionals today and into the future. Discuss how crucial the credibility of metrics is to ensure buy-in at all levels of the organization. Demonstrate the importance of keeping your operation budget on track. Discuss how to measure internal client satisfaction using metrics. Full IFMA members can access the video for free, October 2 - December 31, 2023.

Upcoming Events


  • Tuesday
    19
    December

    Using Drones to Inspect Roofs and Buildings – Don’t Break a Leg!

    Dec 19, 13:00 - 14:00 (ET)
    The Simplar Foundation is pleased to announce a free new interactive web series, “Ask the FM Doctor”, sponsored by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) . In this first-of-its-kind virtual discussion, facility experts provide practical advice in addressing today’s operations, maintenance, workplace management, and procurement challenges. Here’s how it works: Teaching Moment (15 minutes): the FM Doctor will kick things off with a brief presentation targeted at a specific topic FM Virtual Peer Group (30 minutes): next, we will split up into small groups and give attendees an opportunity to network with each other and have a discussion on a relevant topic. Learn More [links to the FM Virtual Peer group description] Ask the FM Doctor – Office Hours (15 minutes or until the questions run out!): we’ll come back together for an open Q&A session. Have a challenging contract renewal? Have a unique situation with O&M? Bring your questions and let’s get it figured out! The December 19 session is on Using Drones to Inspect Roofs and Buildings . Drones can be used to conduct inspections of roofs or other hazardous areas, survey overall site layouts, and more. We will review the recommended drones specifically for facility managers, costs, training requirements, and applicable laws.

  • Tuesday
    16
    January

    Quick Start Guide to Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) in FM

    Jan 16, 13:00 - 14:00 (ET)
    The Simplar Foundation is pleased to announce a free new interactive web series, “Ask the FM Doctor”, sponsored by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) . In this first-of-its-kind virtual discussion, facility experts provide practical advice in addressing today’s operations, maintenance, workplace management, and procurement challenges. Here’s how it works: Teaching Moment (15 minutes): the FM Doctor will kick things off with a brief presentation targeted at a specific topic FM Virtual Peer Group (30 minutes): next, we will split up into small groups and give attendees an opportunity to network with each other and have a discussion on a relevant topic. Learn More [links to the FM Virtual Peer group description] Ask the FM Doctor – Office Hours (15 minutes or until the questions run out!): we’ll come back together for an open Q&A session. Have a challenging contract renewal? Have a unique situation with O&M? Bring your questions and let’s get it figured out! The December 19 session is on Using BIM in FM . Many owners are starting to require BIM models as part of their construction standards, and yet FMs often don’t really know where to get started. What are the common software applications out there? How can an FM be a savvy BIM user on the next renovation project? What is a clash detection report anyway? Walk away with practical guidance on how to maximize your BIM knowledge.

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