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The International Facility Management Association - Trinidad and Tobago Chapter (TTIFMA) in collaboration with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Trinidad & Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) presents: THE LIFE CYCLE OF A BUILDING - A Caribbean Facility Management Forum and Exhibition centered around the built environment.




This event is a one day educational, professional development and exhibition event, featuring both international and local speakers, experts in their field who will facilitate workshops, and panel discussions representing the various aspects of the building life cycle.  The event is carded for December 8, 2016.

The objective of the Forum is to provide a learning opportunity that would emphasize the critical role all services play within  The Life Cycle of A Building:  from the first day of construction to commissioning of the building and its related assets/ equipment.  The quality of life a building depends on the how well it is cared for or maintained throughout its life span to ensure the investment is preserved.


There are many services that contribute to the Life Cycle of a Building from design and construction to facilities maintenance management.  The engagement of the various services that contribute to the life cycle process is the focus of this Forum:


  1. Architectural Design Services – Trinidad & Tobago Institute of Architects

  2. Construction Services – Trinidad & Tobago Contractor’s Association

  3. Project Management Services – Project Management Institute Southern Caribbean Chapter

  4. Sustainability – Trinidad & Tobago Green Building Council

  5. Engineering Services ( Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing – MEP) – Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Industry Association

  6. Facilities Management Services – TTIFMA, Pest Management Association of Trinidad & Tobago

  7. Real Estate Services – Association of Real Estate Agents

  8. Financial Services – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago

  9. Risk Management – Trinidad & Tobago Risk Management Institute


The above member associations of TTCSI integrate almost seamlessly with the building life cycle and more so with the eleven (11) core competencies of facilities management as identified by IFMA. 


  • William M. O’Neil, CFM - First Vice Chair, IFMA Board of Directors,

  • John H. Edwards, P.E., CFM, - Senior Facility Management Consultant, Facility Engineering Associates, and

  • The Honourable Maxie Cuffie - Minister of Public Administration and Communications, Government of T&T.



Professionals and practitioners responsible for facilities maintenance, renovation, construction, real estate, project management, engineering, contractors, interior design, architecture, and property management.  Students and persons new to the preceding field of study or work.  We also extend the invitation to providers of facilities/building products and services.

The Forum will incorporate all the services representing the Life Cycle of the Building via the delivery of professional development sessions throughout the day that focuses on their particular industry within the Life Cycle.  Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn and experience the entire “life cycle” from design phase through to facilities management.



Each strategic partner within the built environment will present speakers who are subject matter experts in their field to highlight the valuable role their area of services play within the built environment, with an underpinning emphasis on the critical role facility management plays towards preserving and maintain the value of all building assets; one of the largest investments.

The benefits to our Strategic Partners are as follows:

  1. Opportunity to Exhibit their services during the Forum by offering promotional materials to attendees, at no cost

  2. Opportunity to build awareness of the critical role their particular service plays within the built environment 

  3. Opportunity to educate its membership and attendees 

  4. Opportunity to expand its business to business (B2B) and business to customer (B2C) networks with attendees through the marketing and promotional campaign for National Services Week




Date:  Thursday 8th December, 2016

Time:  7:00am - 4:00 pm/ Cocktail Reception & Awards: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Venue:  HYATT Regency Trinidad

Cost:  TT$ 1,400 (IFMA members pay less)





To register, call (868) 488-7166 or (868) 795-0317, or email us at: 

Click the Registration Form button below to download/ print a copy of the form.

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Cancellation Policy: Any registrant who cancels within three (3) days before the workshop begins will be liable for administrative costs of 50% of workshop fees. Any registrant who withdraws during the workshop will be liable for 100% of the workshop fees. All cancellations must be confirmed via email to

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