Archives for April 2014

And the Nominees for the 2014 Awards of Excellence Are

We’ve had another great year of Best Practices nominations for this year’s Awards of Excellence.  We hope you will join us on Thursday, May 22nd to shine a light on the best and brightest in Boston’s A/E/C community.  To register and learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, click here!

Akamai, Nominated by Haworth
Avery Dennison RBIS, Nominated by Creative Office Pavilion
BTMU Capital Corp., Nominated by Fox RPM Corp.
Cushman & Wakefield, Nominated by Haworth
World Academy, Nominated by Sakonnet
Zipcar, Nominated by Margulies Perruzzi Architects

Compuware, Nominated by CBT Architects
Coverys, Nominated by Diversified Project Management
Google, Nominated by NELSON
Homesite Insurance, Nominated by Big Bark
Industrial Facilities Design, Nominated by Allegro
Iron Mountain, Nominated by Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Logmein, Nominated by Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc.
North Bennet Street School, Fox RPM Corp.

Biogen, Nominated by NELSON
Brown Brothers, Nominated by Dyer Brown Architects
Liberty Mutual, Nominated by Dyer Brown Architects
Spaulding Rehab Hospital, Nominated by Boston Art
State Street Corporation Channel Center, Nominated by IA Interior Architects
Vertex, Diversified Project Management

Biogen, Nominated by NELSON
Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Nominated by Environmental Health & Engineering
Google, Nominated by NELSON

CFM Study Hall Briefing

This Spring 2014 “semester” of the CFM Exam Study Hall series is well underway, with two sessions left for the “students.” The series of nine Study Halls include in-depth topic reviews, discussions, and practice exams, focusing on all of the study resource chapters included in the new IFMA Facility Management Learning System, a six-book collection. The topics within the Learning System are: Communication, Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, Finance and Business, Human Factors, Leadership and Strategy, Operations and Maintenance, Project Management, Quality, Real Estate and Property Management, Technology.

This program is an individual study support group, led by Christopher Gilman. Chris is a well-versed, experienced Facility Manager now working for Saint-Gobain. He is an advocate for IFMA and the CFM exam, and has a wealth of knowledge about FM, sharing good and bad experiences throughout the weekly sessions. He uses real life examples in the discussions and teaches by comparison so it relates to the knowledge that FM’s already have while being in the field. The sessions consist of topic and chapter overview, room rotation Q&A’s, jeopardy, and taking sample tests as a group.

If you are interested in taking the exam and would like to engage yourself with one of these helpful classes proctored by someone like Chris, look out a future email from IFMA publicizing the next CFM Study Hall session! It is targeted for seasoned professionals who may already have experience in the FM world, but those new to the field should also consider taking the class. The CFM Study Hall is free for members and you WILL learn a thing or two, or twenty.