FM Links

The Tulsa Chapter of IFMA has compiled the following list of links on topics relevant to facilities operations and maintenance.

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. As AIA members, over 74,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.

The Facility Management (FM) Knowledge Community of AIA aims to enhance the quality, sustainability, and effectiveness of work life by furthering the understanding of facility management professionals and their value-adding role in organizations that directly or indirectly maintain or control real estate and facilities.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
ASID is a nonprofit professional society representing the interests of interior designers and the interior design community.

Archi-Tech Magazine
“Bridging the Gap between Design and Technology,” ARCHI-TECH Magazine provides critical information surrounding the all-important business of integrating technology into building design and architecture.

Architectural Lighting
Published seven issues a year, including a product issue and directory, and reaches 25,000 lighting designers, architects, interior designers and engineers who specify for both commercial and residential projects.

Architectural Record Magazine
A monthly magazine and Web site for architects, owners and other members of the design team, Architectural Record editorial covers all building types and aspects of architectural practice.

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)
AFE is a not-for-profit membership organization that provides education, certification, technical information, and other relevant resources for plant and facility engineering, operations, and maintenance professionals worldwide.

Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA International)
The mission of the Building Owners and Managers Association International is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.

BOMI Institute
On this site, prospective students can explore the many benefits of BOMI Institute’s continuing education programs and get full details about the Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) designation, while current students can access the most up-to-date class schedules as well as recent news and information about BOMI.

British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
BIFM is the UK?s lead institute representing the interests of those who practice facilities management and those who work in organisations supplying FM related goods or services.

Buildings Interiors Magazine
Buildings Interiors magazine provides information on both function and aesthetics to corporate and institutional facility managers, interior designers and architects.

Building Operating Management Magazine
Building Operating Management is a new construction, renovation and facility management magazine for commercial and institutional building owners and facility executives.

Buildings Magazine
Buildings magazine features articles on construction, modernization, management and operations of interest to commercial building professionals.

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA)
BIFMA International is a not-for-profit trade association of furniture manufacturers, suppliers and independent manufacturers’ representative firms addressing issues of common concern. BIFMA’s mission is to serve the North American office and business furniture manufacturing industry as an information resource, industry advocate and by offering professional and industry-wide trade development opportunities. Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

Building Industry Exchange
“The internet’s most comprehensive directory and search index for the construction and building industry.”

Canadian Facility Management & Design Magazine
Published six times a year, Canadian Facility Management & Design provides information to help Canadian corporations improve productivity and reduce costs through facility management and design techniques

Commercial Floor Care Magazine
Commercial Floor Care (CFC) magazine is the only magazine dedicated entirely to floor care in the commercial environment.

Concurrents, officeinsights and officesite today
Concurrents and officeinsight are subscriber weekly digital newsletters for office industry professionals. Officesite today is a daily e-mail newsletter containing references for current news items of interest to the office industry.

Construction Market Data
“Quality information for the construction industry. Construction Market Data (CMD) is the innovative source for project information and market intelligence throughout the United States.”

Contingency Planning & Management Magazine
Through a monthly publication and interactive Web site, the Contingency Planning & Management Group is a source for business continuity information

Energy Efficient Lighting Association
Non-profit educational association that works in conjunction with other lighting organizations in effort to promote enery-efficient lighting. EELA is the only all-inclusive organization that embraces the entire energy efficient lighting marketplace.

EnLink Geoenergy Services, Inc.
“Where innovative design, quality construction and a total commitment to excellence combine to produce a new means of commercial indoor heating and cooling so different from, and so superior to, conventional HVAC systems that it is changing the nature of indoor comfort systems ?..forever. ”

European Facility Management Network (EuroFM)
EuroFm is a network of more than 60 organisations, all focused on facility management. They are based in more than 15 European countries and represent professional (national) associations, education research institutes and corporate organisations.

Interactive resource for facilities professionals.

Facility Care Magazine
FacilityCare is the health care facility professional’s comprehensive source for design, operation, maintenance and regulatory information.

Facility Management Association of Australia Ltd. (FMA)
FMA represents FM professionals ? those who manage people, process, assets and the work environment. The FMA is the largest and most respected professional association of facility managers in Australia.

FMLink is a comprehensive, online facility management publication featuring news, magazine articles from many FM publications, discussion forums, survey data, events calendars, recent and pending regulations, checklists, a job mart and vendor directories to support facility professionals in their jobs.

German Facility Management Association (GEFMA)
The German Facility Management Association aims to support Facility Management in Germany so that more companies as well as the public sector can profit from cost reductions of up to 30 %. More than 370 companies, public law bodies, universities and other organisations are members of GEFMA.

The GSA Public Buildings Service site. It contains information on contracting opportunities.

Health Facilities Management magazine

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
IREM?, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors?, is a source of education and professional recognition for managers of all types of properties. IREM? is the only professional association dedicated to serving the needs of all real estate management professionals. The Institute’s mission is to educate, certify and promote the professional competence of IREM? members to meet the needs of those who utilize their services.

Interiors & Sources Magazine
Interiors & Sources recognizes the designers, firms and organizations that are making significant contributions to the profession, as well as working toward promoting the value of design services in the creation of healthy, functional and aesthetically pleasing environments

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
IIDA is a professional networking and educational association committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge.

International Telework Association and Council (ITAC)
ITAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic, social and environmental benefits of telework. ITAC actively promotes telework through a variety of measures. Driving the growth and success of work independent of location, ITAC studies, develops and recommends tools, techniques and processes that promote the benefits of telework.

Irish Property and Facility Management Association (IPFMA)
The Irish Property and Facilities Managers Association was founded in Ireland, in 1989 under the aegis of the Society of Chartered Surveyors. It currently has a membership of 200.

Japan Facility Management Promotion Association(JFMA)

Journal of Property Management
The Journal of Property Management is the official national publication of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Readers rely on the magazine for information on industry trends and techniques.

McMorrow is a Web site and free bi-weekly newsletter for corporate, government, educational, institutional and health care facilities managers, real estate managers and outsource service managers. The electronic newsletter?s content links to longer feature articles and news items on the Web site. The newsletter reminds readers to check-in with to read news in FM, real estate, outsourcing, interior design and architecture, manufacturer and vendor developments, sustainability, energy management, life safety/security, industry associations, IFMA and World Workplace. Edited by Eileen McMorrow.

National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
A non-profit organization founded in 1991 to serve and protect the well-being of the public through effective and efficient lighting practice. Through a peer-review process, the NCQLP establishes the education, experience and examination requirements for certification in the lighting industry.

New Zealand Property Institute (NZPI)
The New Zealand Property Institute was launched in 2000 to take the profession into the 21st century. This follows the overwhelming support for a new organisation by members of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers (NZIV), the Institute of Plant & Machinery Valuers (IPMV), and the Property & Land Economy Institute of New Zealand (PLEINZ).

Presenting Communications Magazine
Presenting Communications, a monthly magazine, and PresentingAV News, a weekly e-newsletter feature ProA/V industry developments, forecasts, new product introductions and technology applications.

Retail Operations & Construction Magazine
Retail Operations & Construction (ROC) magazine is the journal of retail construction, renovation and maintenance. ROC is dedicated to helping readers build and maintain better stores.

Security Magazine
Security Magazine reaches the commercial, industrial and institutional security markets and covers topics such as integrated systems, access control, CCTV, identification, computer and information security, fire/life safety and more.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
The mission of the Society of American Military Engineers is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers, and related professionals.

South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA)
In June 1997, the South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA) was started in association with the South African Property Owners Association. SAFMA is a member of the Property Council of South Africa (PROCSA) and is presently investigating international links with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the British Institute of Facility Managers (BIFM) and the European Facility Management Association (Euro-FM) to provide enhanced contacts for its members.

Today’s Facility Manager
Today’s Facility Manager provides information on quality operation, design and maintenance of facilities and offers a shared community of facility management experts who explore and analyze issues affecting facilities and their environments.

The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP)
Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, a dedicated group of public and private sector organizations proposed the establishment of an “association of associations and agencies,” a partnership, to collaborate on issues related to the security of the nation’s built environment. The name of this organization is The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP).

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.

Voices of Safety International
Provides new performance-based standards which permit facility managers to determine the slip resistance of facility flooring when installed, during use when evaluating various surface treatments and whenever someone slips and falls. Lawsuits will be minimized since both the accident site and the slip/fall victim’s footwear can be tested at the time of the accident.