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Welcome to the Long Island Chapter of IFMA

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.

March CHAPTER MEETING - WiFi gridlock in workplace

Our March 2017 meeting hosted Justin Sison of CallisonRTKL exploring common issues with wireless connectivity such as connecting to your guest network in the workplace and how to solve them. Attendees learned about the benefits and pitfalls of WiFi and DAS (distributed antenna systems), the proper planning for cellular coverage and issues surrounding rogue antennas set up by employees that contribute to the WiFi logjam.




IFMA-LI Scholarship AWARDS

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. 

2/17 Update: Winter/Spring 2017 winners to be announced soon!


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Spring Maintenance Tips for Facility Managers

Spring has finally arrived. The recent snowstorms have kept much of the Northeast stuck in the doldrums of winter. Despite the lingering snow on the ground, it is time to think about the upcoming warmer weather and the spring cleaning that comes with it.
03/22/2017 | glenn@lighthausdesign.com | 0
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Fighting Germs in Your Facility

Each year, somewhere between 5% and 20% of the population will come down with the flu, and around 200,000 people will be hospitalized because of the virus. Health epidemics such as these cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars per year.
03/01/2017 | glenn@lighthausdesign.com | 0
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Smart Sensors Will Bring Facilities Management Into a New Era

The Internet of Things - or IoT - will have a great impact on facilities management. Smart buildings equipped with smart sensors is poised to change the face of FM for decades to come.
02/02/2017 | richard.neuman@am.jll.com | 0
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