MEMBERSHIP

UNDENIABLE ADVANTAGES

There are many reasons why facility managers should join an organization such as IFMA-Montreal. Besides direct access to the entire worldwide network of the organization, IFMA members are entitled to:

  • IFMA's technical studies, publications, and seminars;
  • A dynamic network of professionals right in the member's area and around the world as well;
  • Numerous occasions to broaden one's knowledge and skills in all of facility management's related fields;
  • Continuous education for those who regularly participate in their chapter's events;
  • Improvement and efficiency of its team of facility managers' performance;
  • An improved ability to identify strengths and weaknesses through comparative analysis;
  • Reduction of liability risks by keeping staff informed of significant questions and laws related to the working environment;
  • Access to state-of-the-art economic solutions with regard to products and services in order to satisfy various needs of working environment.

INFORMATION

Each year, IFMA members benefit from various publications such as the Facility Management Journal, IFMA News, the Entre-Nous Newsletter, technical studies and specific works on facility management.

As an example, did you know?

  • Reorganizing without construction (Box Move) can cost from $60 to $150 per work station?
  • The raised floor solution is profitable as long as the churn rate is high.
  • The office planning most often used is the open-space office where spaces are divided by movable partitions.
  • The assessment of office types according to the type of worker reveals that most individuals with management positions find themselves in closed offices, while technicians, professionals and clerks find themselves more often in open-space offices.

SUPPORT CENTER OR SOLUTIONS CENTER
Need Some Information or A Solution to a Problem?

You just need to send the nature of your request by E-mail and IFMA-Montreal will be more than pleased to provide you with the necessary information. Here is one of the numerous services offered by IFMA-Montreal. So, please do not hesitate to call upon us... Our e-mail address : admin@ifmamontreal.org

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
By clicking on Membership Application, you’ll be redirecting to the website of www.ifma.org and will have the choice to complete and online form or print a .pdf form and fax.

Individuals involved at one or the other level of building supervision, design, procurement, management as products and services suppliers in relation with the physical working environment will find numerous resources within IFMA's broad organization as well as continuous support.

If you wish to become a member of IFMA-Montreal, just fill in the following form. It will be forwarded directly to the organization's head office in Houston, Texas, through electronic mail.

To help you register, here are the various member categories. Please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat (admin@ifmamontreal.org).

MEMBER CATEGORIES

Professional (non-transferable)
This category applies to professionals and teachers who have main responsibility of coordinating, providing and/or who are in charge of teaching at least two of the following fields of study:

  • Long-term Facility Planning (Strategic Planning)
  • Annual Facility Planning (Tactical Planning)
  • Facility Forecasts and Budgets
  • Acquisition and/or Disposal of Real Estate
  • Interior Planning, Technical Features of Physical Working Environment's as well as Space and Facility Management
  • Architectural Design and Planning
  • Health & Safety, Environment
  • Engineering
  • New Construction and/or Renovation Work
  • Maintenance and Management of Facilities' Activities
  • Commercial and Administrative Functions of Facilities

Associate (transferable)

This category is designed for individuals having the following responsibilities: sales, marketing or business development, and thus, as consultants, manufacturer's representatives, salespersons, brokers or distributors of products and services dedicated to facilities. It is the organization which is a member. However, membership is made in the name of the individual who represents the company. The organization can allocate or transfer the membership to other members of its staff.

Student

This category is for candidates who are presently in school and who are registered in full-time programs (12-hour per semester) in the field of facility management or in one related field of study, and thus, in a recognized college or university. The membership belongs to the individual and follows this person from one category to the other.

Retired

This category is for members in good standing of the Professional and Associate categories when they definitely leave their full-time jobs to go on retirement. If a Retired member returns to a full-time job, he or she can be part of a category suited to his or her current situation.