In order to experience what the 2 day IFMA Operations Management course is all about we filmed portions of the Nov 21 & 22nd session held in North Vancouver, BC. Conducted by Mr. John Vinkin who is from Sun Life where he is Facilities Director for over 300 buildings across North America
The primary role of facility managers is to manage/oversee an operating facility. To do this, facility managers must have a working knowledge of building systems, structure, interiors and exteriors and grounds so the facility and all of its required systems function efficiently, reliably, safely, securely and in a manner consistent with existing regulations and standards. Effective operation and maintenance of facilities is a complex responsibility in today's environment.
Click Here to view the 6 video playlist from the Infrastructure TV YouTube Channel - 30 minutes total
For more details please contact Nick Springate, IFMA BC Technical Director
This is the highest level a Facilities Manager can achieve and is one that is recognized around the world. If you have plans to becoming a CFM, let us help you by arranging studies groups. Those of you that wish to start a study group please send your name, email address, phone number, place of residence and indicate when you wish to write the exam. CFM study guide
Once we have compiled a list of names and determine where everyone is located, we will contact you to provide a list of options for a time and place to start the study groups.
IFMA's Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation is a knowledge-based credential demonstrating a proven comprehension of the basics of facility management. A springboard for obtaining certification, the FMP designation will help to accelerate an FM's transition into the profession. By completing the FMP courses, you will have successfully pursued the educational curriculum necessary to obtain the designation, building your skills, and broadening your knowledge and professional networks. Pursuing an educational and skill-building program such as the FMP shows great dedication to advancing your proficiency and value to your organization.
Students under the previous FMP model: Last chance to complete your credential.
If you started the FMP® program under the previous model (prior to September 2010) and you did not complete the program by the March 31 deadline, please promptly contact the IFMA education department.
We want you to achieve your goal! Don't miss out on this last-chance opportunity to complete your course requirements and earn your FMP credential.
Melissa Reyes, Education Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronna Winchester, Credentials Manager, email@example.com
You may also call the IFMA education department at +1-713-623-4362 for more information.
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Optimum “sustainability” for savvy CEOs and facility professionals goes beyond certifying the premises with the preferred building rating system. It is a commitment to improving the facility’s impact on the environment, productivity and people—not just today, but tomorrow too. Become an SFP and play a key leadership role in creating, managinf and operating sustainable facilities. The SFP is the new credential for FMs seeking a higher level of sustainable performance. Go farther, faster. Engage all you company's FM assets to truly maximize triple bottom line results.
Take advantage of your IFMA membership!
Order the IFMA SFP Credential Program™ and save US$300!
- Understanding the Basics of Real Estate
- Introduction to Operations and Maintenance
- The Business of Facility Management
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- Operations Management - Facility Management Option
- Operations Management - Facility Planning and Design
- Operations Management - Architectural CAD1
- Operations Management - Project Management Tools and Techniques
- Construction Operation/Supervision - Basic Project Management Skills
- Operations Management - Advanced Project Management
Questions or need more information please contact the BC Chapter of IFMA Director of Education, Victoria Schedel firstname.lastname@example.org.