Welcome to the Long Island Chapter of the
International Facility Management Association.
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the premier professional association for facility management. Supporting the largest community of FM professionals in the industry, IFMA membership comprises more than 17,300 facility professionals throughout 55 countries. Our members have a voice in 127 chapters and 15 councils and one special interest group.
IFMA was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit, incorporated association dedicated to promoting excellence in the management of facilities. Globally, IFMA spots trends, conducts research, provides educational programs, and assists corporate and organizational facility managers in developing strategies to manage human, facility and real estate resources. The combined purchasing power of IFMA’s North American members is $81 billion (U.S.) annually.
IFMALI Awards Scholarship
IFMA Long Island Chapter congratulates Farmingdale State College’s 2016 Farmingdale Foundation Scholarship awardees Robert Lorefice and Paul Colletti. Robert and Paul were each presented $500 scholarships funded by generous donations from the chapter’s members. IFMA Long Island Chapter established the two scholarships in 2016 for students studying in the college’s Construction Management and Facility Management programs. The chapter has established the scholarship to foster interest in facility management and to help students engage with the chapter’s members. Student’s will also receive a complimentary membership to IFMA Long Island Chapter.
What is Facility Management?
It is the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of the organization. It integrates principles of business administration, architecture and the behavioral and engineering sciences. Although the facility management profession has been in existence since the evolution of the office, only in the past decade has it received worldwide recognition. Business entities have come to realize that maintaining a well-managed and highly efficient facility is critical to success. Trends toward new technologies, environmental consciousness and health concerns also have had a major impact on the importance and need for these professionals in an organization.
About The Long Island Chapter of IFMA
As a member of The Long Island Chapter of IFMA, you have access to benefits, contacts, resources and opportunities, all geared toward strengthening your knowledge, skills and confidence.
The Long Island Chapter of IFMA is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Whether you are a facility manager, product or service provider, or student,
The Long Island Chapter of IFMA can provide you with the edge you need by putting you in touch with the right people The local members are ready to help you grow, both personally and professionally. The chapter continues to evolve and grow with the ever-changing field of facility management Educational programs and networking events are offered every month (typically on the first Thursday) at the Holiday Inn, Plainview.