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‘Cicada-geddon’: 7 Ways Facilities Managers Can Prepare for the Bug Invasion

The cicadas are coming! The cicadas are coming! Some facilities professionals will indeed experience a “cicada-geddon,” a term coined by John Cooley, a University of Connecticut cicada expert. According to The Associated Press, two broods of cicadas—13-year and 17-year varieties—will be coming together for the first time since 1803, meaning trillions of them will come […]

CISA Releases Physical Security Checklist for Election Polling Places

With the upcoming primaries and the big general election in November, it’s never too early to prepare for security threats at polling places such as schools, community centers, and other facilities. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the Physical Security Checklist for Polling Locations, a new tool designed to bolster security preparedness for […]

FM Industry Wants to Recruit More Veterans

Because only 15% of the facilities management workforce comprises military veterans, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) hosted a webinar called “Veterans in Facility Management: Unlocking New Talent” on March 26 to cover a new study and encourage more veterans to enter the field. About the Study The event focused on presenting and interpreting the […]

Webinar Watch: Navigating Recruiting, Retention, and Retirements in FM

During Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE upcoming webinar, learn how to reimagine your next facilities team and build a positive culture utilizing modern technology and process improvements to enhance your team’s daily work experience. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants also receive a link to an on-demand recording. Wednesday, May 1, […]

Top 10 Earth Day Must-Reads for Facilities Managers

Unless Elon Musk stops messing around with Twitter and gets us to Mars, Earth is our only home for the foreseeable future. That means we’ve got to take good care of the planet and conserve its finite natural resources. It’s also why sustainability is a hot topic all year long and why facilities managers are […]

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Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of March 2024

Facilities Management Advisor’s “Under Construction” series highlights some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. The A’s Vegas Stadium Batter up! March marked the official start of spring and the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. As baseball teams prepped themselves for the many games ahead, the Oakland Athletics revealed renderings of […]

Faces of Facilities: Caroline Kelley from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Which clean energy technologies will help fuel a more sustainable future? Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are hard at work to answer that question. Meanwhile, Caroline Kelley, a senior facilities manager at NREL, is dedicated to providing the scientists with a safe and well-maintained work environment. Based in […]

12 Facilities Management Certifications to Consider for 2024

As we entered 2024, many facilities professionals made New Year’s resolutions to boost their careers. Some will be going back to school to get a college degree in facilities management or a specialty such as sustainability or operations management. Others will be taking classes, or simply studying on their own, so they can gain the […]

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FMA Shorts: How Important Is Access Control for Facility Security?

On this latest episode of FMA Shorts, Larry Thompson, vice president of security for the Orlando Magic, emphasizes the need for effective access measures to help keep facilities secure. This clip was taken from a webinar titled “Scoring a Slam Dunk in Sports Security.” The full session is available for FREE on-demand here.

FMA Shorts: Should Facilities Managers Fear or Embrace the Rise of Technology?

On this latest episode of FMA Shorts, Camilla Yamada, director of special projects at UMC, discusses smart building technology with a focus on healthcare facilities. This clip was taken from a webinar titled “How Building Tech Is Improving the FM Industry.” The full session is available for FREE on-demand here.

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