Our Vision.  To be the premier advocate for Facility Management in the Region

 

 

Our Mission.  Advancing the Facility Management profession by promoting and representing the interest of our members.

 

About TTIFMA

What is Facility Management?

The International Facilities Management Association defines Facility Management is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology.

What is IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 105 countries.

The association's members, represented in 134 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services.

To meet its mission to “globally advance and support the practice of facility management,” on an annual basis IFMA:

  • Offers facility management professional development through three credentialing programs.

  • Produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition, and Facility Fusion, a more intimate gathering of FM professionals with powerful networking and a fusion of education, leadership training, best practices and an exposition.

  • Conducts research that strengthens the knowledge and skills of FM professionals while advancing the FM profession.

  • Provides a wide range of educational courses from entry-level programs to those for highly experienced facility managers.

  • Produces industry-leading publications, including magazines, newsletters and blogs.

  • Is active in the social media community via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.

 

Incorporated in 2009, The Trinidad & Tobago Chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (TTIFMA) was honoured to join the ranks of a global society of 105 countries, who seek to advance the cause of the Facilities Management (FM) profession and industry whilst underscoring its critical value to service delivery, business and national success.

 

Additionally, IFMA’s knowledge base encompasses 11 Competencies, as identifed by a global job task analysis (GJTA) that all Facilities Management practitioners should possess to achieve their organisation’s vision: 

 

  1. OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE – Building Operations and maintenance, occupant services

  2. REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – Real estate planning, acquisition and disposition

  3. HUMAN FACTORS – Healthful and safe environment, security, FM employee development

  4. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP & SUSTAINABILITY – Sustainable management of built and natural environments

  5. PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Oversight and management of all projects and related contracts

  6. LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY – Strategic planning, organization, staff and leadership organization

  7. FINANCE & BUSINESS – Strategic planning, organisation, staff and leadership organization

  8. QUALITY - Best practices, process improvements, audits and measurements

  9. COMMUNICATION – Communication plans and processes for both internal and external stakeholders

  10. TECHNOLOGY – Facility management technology, workplace management systems

  11. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & BUSINESS COMMUNITY – Emergency and risk management plans and procedures

 

Our members network monthly at our Chapter Meetings, each of which which focuses on one of the core competencies. These meetings impart knowledge via interactive discussions with subject matter experts, knowledgeable in the field of Facilities Management.  All are welcome to join us in our upcoming Chapter meetings, events, professional development programs.  On July 13, 2016, we join with the global community and our Caribbean neighbors in celebrating World FM Day at the Conference and Exhibition:  "Maintaining Assest Value Across the Caribbean" hosted by Ace Project Solutions in Barbados.

 

In 2016, one of our strategic objectives include the re-launch of the Chapter's Quarterly Newsletter - FM Focus and through social media, engage our membership in dialogue to address the daily challenges of the profession. As part of our strategic plan, we also seek to launch the Essentials in Facilities Management training program, offered by IFMA, to introduce new FM practitioners to the FM industry. 

 

One of TTIFMA’s main goals is to educate and provide professional development opportunities to equip our FM practitioners with FM’s core competencies for career advancement, through the offering of IFMA certified credential programs, including the prestigious and world re-known Facilities Management Profession (FMP) certification.  We currently have 22 out of our growing membership who possess this internationally acclaimed designation.   Our aim is that these numbers will more than double in the medium term and in the long-term we will strive to achieve 100% certification of all our members.

 

In future, our Association will further seek to obtain national accreditation of the Facilities Management Professional credential locally.  TTIFMA acknowledges that Facilities Management as a profession and a practice must become part of the narrative within the doors of the C-suite for successful service delivery.  Our role therefore, is to educate and ensure that FM makes an invaluable contribution to any organization’s business model, whether in the private or public sector, for the health, comfort and well-being of all life engaged in the built environment.

 

Please contact us for more information on upcoming events, Group and Individual Membership, etc.  

 

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