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Eyesore buildings that taint their environment : California adds additional solar power at state facilities :
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IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2014

IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2014

CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION | HONG KONG

The need for strategic infrastructure planning and efficient facility management to meet increasing demands is critical for Asia’s continued and successful growth. Modeled after IFMA’s flagship event, World Workplace Asia focuses on FM issues and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit: http://bit.ly/WWAspon14

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Member Benefit Live Webinar: (Un)Intelligibility in Workplace Design

AVAILABLE TO IFMA MEMBERS ONLY

This month, we invite you to join us for an interactive and comprehensive webinar on (Un)Intelligibility in Workplace Design.

How does the unproductive employee affect your organization? 

What is the real meaning behind intelligibility in workplace design?

Employees are any organizations most expensive asset. So, designing productive and safe work environments is a critical objective for every firm. This presentation takes a look at the noise factors in workplace design and keys in on identifying the balance of speech intelligibility and unintelligibility. Unintelligibility leads to more productive work spaces with minimal distraction but recent safety code changes have introduced a requirement for intelligibility. We will explore both and highlight what you should be aware of when designing your next workplace

Join IFMA and Executive Director of Business & Channel Strategy at Lencore, David Smith in understanding how your workplace can become more efficient through the utilization of intelligibility. With 16 years in building construction, architectural and electrical industries, David Smith is prepared to share his professional insights in this one-hour engaging webinar.

Webinar Details

Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Time:  11 AM-12 Noon CDT
Cost: Free for Members Only – See more at 

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IFMA Insider – West Coast

Impact of big data and urban analytics on facility management :
Creating workplace efficiencies that health care providers need :
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2014 Professional Member Campaign

The Professional Member Campaign is back! On behalf of the San Diego Chapter of IFMA and the Membership Committee, we would like you to participate in this year’s membership campaign. This is intended to recruit exciting new professionals into our organization and continue to grow the industry of facility management.

See all the details here.

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Meet our new scholarship recipient!

The IFMA Foundation is an affiliated, non-profit arm of IFMA that provides scholarships, grants and research studies to further the field of facility management. In the past, our chapter has supported the Foundation through general donations, allowing the Foundation to apply the funds where needed.  This year, the IFMA San Diego Chapter has allocated a portion of our donation to be applied towards a scholarship.

The IFMA San Diego Chapter is proud to introduce our very first scholarship recipient, Won Suk (Leo) Kim.  Leo truly has a global perspective of the facility management industry and is very deserving of this award.

Leo’s family emigrated from Korea to Canada when Leo was thirteen.  He is currently pursuing his Master of Science degree in Facilities Management from Pratt Institute, New York.   As part of his studies, Leo had the opportunity to attend Winterschool at Kufstein University of Applied Sciences, Austria, where he was assigned to a multi-national team of students and given five days to produce an architectural design, energy concept, real estate evaluation, building concept and project management plan.

With a background in real estate and an undergraduate degree in Construction Management, Leo is dedicated to obtaining his CFM and LEED accreditation.  (He is taking the LEED Green Associate exam this month.)  His long-term career goals currently lean toward managing either medical or academic facilities.

The San Diego Chapter is happy to assist Leo Kim in the pursuit of his educational goals!

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Study: Ten things that any emergency preparedness / business continuity plan should include

IFMA and RLE Technologies have released a report on facility management perspectives on emergency preparedness and business continuity in North America. The report, “High Stakes Business: People, Property and Services,” which draws on data gathered at multiple IFMA Emergency Planning and Business Continuity research forums and the IFMA 2014 Business Continuity Survey, makes a strong business case for the importance of practicing emergency preparedness/business continuity planning, and then provides a step-by-step guide to do so effectively.  Read More…

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Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark

Join Phil’s BBQ for it’s 6th Annual “Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark” benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. See all the details here.

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Member Spotlight for August: Debra Gutzmer

See the member spotlight for August 2014, Debra Gutzmer from CBRE! Read the whole interview here.

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IFMA Insider – West Coast

Why Does a Building From 1971 Function Better Than a Brand-New LEED Building? :
Today’s buildings smart, sustainable and safe:
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