International Facility Management Association
IFMA Seattle
5727 Baker Way NW, Suite 200
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
tel: 877-460-5880
fax: 253-265-3043

Seattle Chapter News

    Building Operator This year, IFMA Seattle is excited to offer more exciting building tours, happy hours, lunch and learns, and volunteer opportunities to our members. Tours will include: the Amazon Spheres, FunCo, and Cedar Grove, among others. We will also be diversifying the location of events to include some in the North and South ends to better serve you. Be sure to check our website regularly for news, as we are in the process of updating it with new events, pictures, and news tailored to our members.

    Are you looking to get more involved with the chapter? Opportunities are available to assist the board with coordinating volunteer opportunities. We also have a position available for the Public Relations Committee Chair. If you are interested in contributing to one of these activities, please contact our chapter at OFFICE@IFMASEATTLE.ORG


  • Building Operator Certification (BOC) Level 1 and Exam
    The 2018 Series Launches March 28th
    BOC is the leading training and certification program for building engineers and maintenance personnel. BOC graduates make their buildings more comfortable, efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to skills they master in training and through application projects. Seattle Level I course begins March 28th. IFMA members are eligible for a $100 tuition discount. BOC also offers continuing education webinars. These live instructional webinars keep you informed on the dynamic field of facilities management. The 2018 webinars focus on ways to improve occupant and thermal comfort by addressing components of a building such as indoor air quality, humidity, strategies for occupant engagement, as well as explore advancements in building and lighting controls.




  • Tapper Jabber at The Whisky Bar in Seattle
    Date: April 5, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: The Whiskey Bar
    Wear your favorite tartan or plaid shirt and join us down at The Whisky Bar to connect with new people and celebrate National Tartan Day/National Beer Day/ World Health Day.



  • FMP & CFM Spring Courses!
    Do you want to further your career? Gain knowledge and credibility? Then the Facility Management Professional (FMP) Credential is for YOU! The IFMA Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential is designed to accelerate a facility manager's transition into the profession. Enroll today to improve your knowledge, enhance your skills, and have access to everything you need to earn the FMP credential.



  • FMP - Operations & Maintenance
    Date: April 14-15, 2018
    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    FM's manage/oversee an operating facility primarily. To do this, FM's must have a working knowledge of building systems, structure, interiors, exteriors & grounds so the facility & all of its required systems function. The required systems need to 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.
    Cost: IFMA Members - $550 Non-Members - $650




  • Operations & Maintenance
    Dates: April 14-15, 2018 Project Management, April 28-29, 2018 Extended CFM Review June 1-3, 2018 Exam Review Only June 3, 2018
    Location: Glen Acres Golf & Country Club - Board Room 1000 S. 112th St. Seattle, WA 98168 Driving Directions
    The Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers. IFMA's certification process is designed to assess competency in the field through work experience, education and the ability to pass a comprehensive exam that covers 11 competencies that make up the facility management body of knowledge.




  • IFMA New Member Breakfast
    Date: April 17, 2018
    Time: 7:30-9:00 am
    Where: Salty's in West Seattle
    Understanding the Seattle Building Tune up Ordinance with Neil Bavins from PSR Mechanical & question and answer panel with Nicole Ballinger & Blake Ringeisen, City of Seattle. Registration open soon.


  • Lunch and Learn
    Date: April 19, 2018
    Understanding the Seattle Building Tune up Ordinance with Neil Bavins from PSR Mechanical & question and answer panel with Nicole Ballinger & Blake Ringeisen, City of Seattle. Registration open soon.


  • FMP - Project Management
    Date: April 28-29, 2018
    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Facility managers make use of all aspects of project management beginning with planning, scoping, scheduling, and ending with evaluating. Project planning and management are core skills in facility management. The skills are particularly important because of the wide range of projects assigned to the facility organization. Projects vary in scope, complexity, duration and financial risk.
    Cost: IFMA Members - $550 Non-Members - $650




  • 22nd Annual Education Symposium & Tradeshow: "The Sustainable Facilities Management Career"
    Date: May 23, 2018
    Where: Lynwood Convention Center

    The IFMA Seattle Education Symposium is our chapter's flagship education event featuring a full day of continuing education sessions on important trends and practices in facility management.

    This year's theme is "The Sustainable FM Career" with keynote speaker IFMA fellow Dr. Dean Kashiwagi and session topics including Ergonomics and Wellness; The FM's Response to the Regulatory Environment; Meeting the Challenge of Retirees in Facilities and Maintenance; Disaster Preparedness and Management; and Credential Programs Available to Facilities Managers: Maximizing Your Career.

    Registration Now Open. For more information about the event, visit the website:




  • CFM- Extended Review
    Date: June 1-3, 2018 (Fri-Sun)
    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Includes a copy of the IFMA Facility Management Learning System ($1200 Value)
    Cost: IFMA Members - $950 Non-Members - $1150 *Please call for reduced pricing if you already have a copy of the IFMA Facility Management Learning System.




  • CFM- Exam Review Only
    Date: June 3, 2018 (Sun)
    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Cost: IFMA Members - $150 Non-Members - $250




  • Save the Date
    June 20th, 2018
    The IFMA Seattle Education Symposium is our chapter's flagship education event featuring a full day of continuing education sessions on important trends and practices in facility management. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 20th to attend this day of networking and education. This year's theme is "The Sustainable FM Career" with keynote speaker IFMA fellow Dr. Dean Kashiwagi and session topics including Ergonomics and Wellness; The FM's Response to the Regulatory Environment; Meeting the Challenge of Retirees in Facilities and Maintenance; Disaster Preparedness and Management; and Credential Programs Available to Facilities Managers: Maximizing Your Career.


  • Seattle Energy Benchmarking-2016 Building Performance Data Now Online

    The City of Seattle has published 2016 building-level and aggregated energy performance data for over 3,300 properties reporting data through Seattle's Energy Benchmarking program. The data set is available through City of Seattle's Open Data Program here.

    The online mapping tool will be updated with 2016 data in April. Visit www.seattle.gov/energybenchmarking for program news and data transparency updates.

    Seattle Building Tune-Ups-Large Buildings Can Now Submit Alternative Compliance Request Forms

    Alternative compliance, single-round waiver, and one-year extension request forms are available online for buildings 200,000 square feet or larger. All requests are due September 4, 2018 for these buildings. Review Seattle Building Tune-Up handouts for more information on the alternative compliance pathways or the extensions and waivers.

    For buildings 200,000 square feet or larger not seeking alternative compliance, the Tune-Up assessment, required corrections, and summary report must be completed and submitted to City of Seattle by March 1, 2019. Visit www.seattle.gov/buildingtuneups for more information on Tune-Up deadlines, requirements, and compliance resources.