About IFMA

What is Facility Management?

  • Facility Management (FM) is the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of the organization. It integrates the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioral and engineering sciences.  Facility Managers are responsible for the maintenance and care of commercial and institutional buildings.
  • Although the facility management profession has been in existence since the evolution of the office, only in recent years has it received worldwide recognition. Business entities have come to realize that maintaining a well managed and highly efficient facility is critical to success. New technologies, environmental consciousness, and health concerns also have had a major impact on the importance of and need for facility professionals in organizations.


The International Organization

  • IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 78 countries. The association's members, represented in 124 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facility management conference and exposition


The Madison Chapter

  • Value Proposition--The Madison IFMA Chapter is dedicated to serving the FM profession through support of education, networking and professional development in a collaborative, respectful and fun environment.
  • Mission--To provide chapter members with educational, networking and support opportunities that enable professional advancement and enhance facility management
  • 2010 IFMA Small Chapter of the Year
  • Educator of the Year
  • Excellence in Education
  • Newsletter of the Year
    • The Madison Chapter has been serving Madison’s and the surrounding communities’ facility professionals for over 25 years.
    • Our group is vibrant and motivated and has received numerous honors including: