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Welcome

NY Tech Valley Chapter of IFMA is your regional Albany, NY chapter of the International Facility Management Association, the largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facilities managers. This well-known networking group is very excited about getting new Professional, Associate and Student members from in and around the Capital District to sign up!

Please feel free to email us at info@ifma-nytechvalley.org with any inquiries.

The IFMA WIRE, January 2015

Check out this month's issue of the IFMA WIRE by clicking here!

We get what you do. We give you the tools to do it at Facility Fusion.

Joining IFMA was not just a choice; it was a decision to make the most of your career through professional development, education and networking…oh yes, networking! IFMA Facility Fusion gives you the innovative tools and solutions to boost your FM career.»

·         Education

·         Not sure where to start? Begin with Essentials of FM

·         Community Connections

·         “Collaborate to Innovate” at IFMA’s World Workplace 2015

·         In case you missed it: Download your free digital copy of the November/December FMJ

·         Calling all subject matter experts

·         IFMA Foundation announces publication of academic papers on FM

·         World Workplace Asia Call for Presentations Open Now

·         Sustainability Spotlight

·         Stay on top of sustainability

·         FM Solutions

·         Field Service Management Made Easy with FieldAware

·         Featured Events Calendar


Winter 2015 Credential Courses

Winter Credential Courses

Pave the way for professional growth and success.
Enroll in an IFMA credential course this winter.

IFMA has partnered with prestigious universities, colleges, chapters and training partners to offer Facility Management Professional (FMP®) and Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) instructor-led courses and CFM® Exam preparation* around the globe. Learn key FM topics from expert instructors, discuss current issues with FM professionals from a variety of organizations and industries, and earn the FMP or SFP credential or build confidence and knowledge for the CFM exam.

These courses are available in your area!
Whether you're looking to earn a globally-recognized facility management credential or simply enhance your professional knowledge and skills, IFMA's credential courses can help you reach your goals. Your recommended course locations are listed below. For a full list of available courses, visit www.ifma.org/credentials.


IFMA Facility Fusion 2015

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Don't miss IFMA Facility Fusion 2015! At Facility Fusion, the brightest minds in the industry come together to connect, communicate and help redefine modern-day facility management. This fresh, dynamic educational event is a powerful opportunity for you to network with like-minded professionals and develop innovative solutions for the increasingly multifaceted layers of FM.


Vassar College Tour

 

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Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY is currently underway with renovation and construction work on their Integrated Science project. The design team is led by ENNEAD Architects, LLP (www.ennead.com) with Daniel O’ Connell’s Sons, Inc (www.oconnells.com) serving as the construction manager.

The centerpiece of the project consists of an 80,000 square foot Bridge Building which will span two pieces of campus terrain across the Fonteyn Kill and connect to Olmsted Hall (the current biology building) with a two-level skywalk. The Bridge Building will house biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science and related fields, a science visualization lab, interdisplinary robotics research lab, a phytotron and herbarium. The project also includes extensive renovations to the 22,000 sf New England and 28,000 sf Sanders Physics buildings, a partial renovation of the 26,000 sf Olmsted Hall and the demolition of the 50,000 sf Mudd Chemistry Building.

A construction animation video of the Bridge Building can be viewed at http://science.vassar.edu/science-center/tour/construction-animation.html

On Saturday, January 17th, 2015 Jeff Weinman, Senior Project Manager and Jeremy Smith, Senior Superintendent of Daniel O’ Connell’s Sons and members of ENNEAD Architects’ design team will conduct guided tours of the renovation and new construction. Please join us for the tour and networking opportunities! Thank you to Daniel O' Connell's Sons for facilitating this opportunity and providing food for the event.

Please RSVP to Sander Bonvell at info@ifma-nytechvalley.org or sbonvell1@nycap.rr.com to reserve your spot! Time of event TBA. For more detailed information, visit the event page here.

 


IFMA Foundation November e-Newsletter

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The IFMA Foundation November quarterly e-newsletter is here! 

In this issue, you will learn more about recent IFMA Foundation events, including the success of the groundbreaking Workplace Strategy Research Summit held at Wokefield Park, England this past June where luminaries in the field discussed the future of work and the workplace. Some activities held at IFMA’s World Workplace in New Orleans this past September are also highlighted in this e-newsletter; including the Academic Awards Reception where more than 35 students received their well-deserved FM scholarships.

The IFMA Foundation acts on behalf of the profession and is primarily supported through the generosity of FM professionals, individuals and organizations that support the future of FM.  Your contributions of time and financial resources are key to the Foundation’s efforts to make FM a career of choice and create career pathways for our future FMs.

Please click here for your November newsletter.


Recent Event: Lunch & Learn with loci architecture

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Thank you to all who attended our recent Lunch & Learn with David Briggs of loci architecture. Everyone had an enjoyable time learning about loci's restoration efforts in NYC and other locations in the north east. For more information about loci, please visit their website, http://www.lociarchitecture.com/. Also, thank you again to Davies Office for hosting the event. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next event!


IFMA World Workplace 2015: Registration Open!

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IFMA’s World Workplace 2015 is now open for registration. Innovative and collaborative, World Workplace offers attendees a renowned experience in FM education and networking. Held in the bustling city of Denver, Colorado, this week-long conference brings together leading-edge concepts, practices and products geared at advancing the facility management industry. Celebrate your career with peers and leaders in FM innovations, Oct. 7-9, 2015.

Travelling to the Denver area and looking for lodging accommodations? Check back at the end of the year for World Workplace housing. Choose from several partner hotels with guaranteed special attendee rates


FMP Credential: Free Informational Webinar

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Interested in the Facility Management Professional Credential? Click here for more information on how to join the free webinar to learn more!


Recent Event: Lunch & Learn with Perkins + Will

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Thank you to everyone who made it to our October Lunch and Learn! We had a great turn out of 30 members and guests. Thank you to Brad Rogers and Bill Harris for a great presentation! Also thanks to Davies Office for hosting the event in their showroom and to Dave Mallard of Milliken Carpet for providing lunch. Please look below for some photos of the event.


Recent Event: Nosh, Laugh, and Roar

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Our first event of October was a blast! Thanks to Aperitivo Bistro for the great food and Underground at Proctors’ Best Comedy Show for helping us have a great night. Take a look below for some photos from our October 2nd event.