Archives for November 2017

IFMA Makes an Impact at The SPARK Center

IFMA Boston has supported Boston Medical Center’s The SPARK Center for more than 20 years. The SPARK Center is a model childcare program offering comprehensive, integrated, state-of-the-art services for children and families whose lives are affected by medical, emotional and/or behavioral challenges.  The chapter’s support has come through our annual Holiday Gala, raffles throughout the year, and through on site work that the board and our membership have provided.

Over the summer, The SPARK Center needed their raised planters in their teaching garden to be replaced. They had fallen in such disrepair that they had to close the garden to the children. So we reached out to member Brian Paige of Paige Landscape Company, Inc. to come to the rescue. Brian did not hesitate when asked and was up to the challenge. They did a beautiful job on the planters and had them installed in time for their annual “graduation”. We can not thank Brian and his team enough for their hard work and willingness to help the kiddos out. THANK YOU!


Five Trends Driving Change Across the Facilities Management Industry

The 2018 Trends Report identifies five major trends driving the facilities management industry. They include: the transformation of the retail industry, the widening skills gap, technology, fulfillment center growth, and benchmarking. According to the report, these trends are driving change across the industry and will require facilities executives to adapt new strategies and tactics to succeed.

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The 4 key trends Driving Growth in the Facility Management Industry

The worldwide facility management (FM) market is expected to grow from $959.2 billion in 2012 to $1.314 trillion in 2018 – but what drives the growth? shares the 4 biggest trends here.


Getting The Most From Industry Associations

Are you thinking about joining IFMA? Are you curious on how you can make your membership more beneficial. Check out this interesting article on how to make the most out of an association membership. Associations like IFMA provide a network that is filled with experienced Professionals and training seminars to really enhance your career.

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