The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the premier professional association for facility management. Representing the largest community of FM professionals on the planet, IFMA membership comprises 18,000 facility professionals worldwide. Our members have a voice in 130 chapters and 17 councils in 67 different countries.
IFMA was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit, incorporated association dedicated to promoting excellence in the management of facilities. Globally, IFMA spots trend, conducts research, provides educational programs, and assists corporate and organizational facility managers in developing strategies to manage human, facility and real estate resources.
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.
1. Provide and engage Chapter members with opportunities that expand their professional growth, build business relationships and advance their career paths.
2. Inspire passion for the facility management profession that compels and engages facility practitioners to join and participate in the IFMA network, offers unique value with that participation and attracts volunteer leaders.
3. Sustain Atlanta Chapter of IFMA’s financial integrity to achieve and fulfill our mission.