Category: Training

How to Manage Contractor and Subcontractor Risks

Understanding how to manage risks associated with contractors and subcontractors and the importance of safety compliance were just a couple of the critical topics discussed during a recent educational session. Titled “Mythbusting the Top Contractor Risk Management Megatrends of 2024” and sponsored by Avetta, the webinar took place on April 24 as part of Facilities […]

‘Mission Possible’: ICC Kicks Off Building Safety Month 2024

The International Code Council (ICC) has launched Building Safety Month this May, marking the group’s 44th annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of building codes and the role that building safety professionals play in keeping communities safe. This year’s main theme, “Mission Possible,” encourages people to get involved in all aspects of building safety. […]

IFMA and NFPA Partner on Safety Training for Facility Professionals

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) announced a collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to offer members of both organizations training and resources to enhance the safety and performance of facilities and facility professionals globally. Through this collaboration, IFMA members will have access to NFPA’s training and certification programs, as well as more than […]

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 […]

Philadelphia Phillies Co-host Skilled Trades Program to Inspire Careers for Kids

Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies and NEST, an integrated facilities management company, are joining forces to launch the Skilled Trades All-Star Program, a dynamic initiative aimed at guiding Philadelphia-area youth towards promising careers in the skilled trades. The initiative kicks off with a series of educational events at Citizens Bank Park this season. The urgency […]

4 Ways Security Teams Can Protect Their Facilities from Active Shooters

The tragedy of active shooter situations and their resulting loss of life, property damage, and financial costs prompt facilities and security professionals to ask how they can harden their facilities. As part of Facilities Management Advisor’s FM NOW: Secure Buildings 2024 virtual event on March 20, John Iannarelli, ESQ, CSP, a retired Federal Bureau of […]

6 Warning Signs That Your Facility’s Boiler Needs Maintenance

Maintaining a boiler in top operating condition will yield significant dividends to your facility, but often there are early warning signs that your boiler is in need of attention. So, what are some of these warning signs? In this article, we’ll examine six indicators that your boiler may require maintenance or repair. Additionally, we’ll discuss some preventative […]

Key Considerations when Switching from Cast Iron to Condensing Boilers

Amidst a nationwide effort to increase whole-facility energy efficiency, mechanical systems rank high among the most critical areas of focus. Space heating and domestic hot water production account for approximately 42% of energy use in the United States. For many existing facilities served by a hydronic system, the straightest path toward a smaller carbon footprint […]

How Employers and Employees Can Help Women Advance in Facilities Management

To help celebrate Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day on March 8, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) hosted a live webinar event on March 6 entitled “Mentorship and Empowerment: Insights on Advancing Women in Facility Management.” Report Findings The event focused on presenting and interpreting the results of the latest IFMA […]

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.