Building Operating Management magazine created the FMXcellence Recognition Program to acknowledge in-house FM teams that apply best practices and innovation to meet their organization's priorities. If your department has added significant value to your organization by helping to achieve broader goals or by actions that have a broad impact across the organization, we want to hear from you.
Whether it's sustainability, cost cutting, or a construction or renovation project, the in-house FM function plays an important role in achieving results for the organization, whether it is a corporation, educational institution, health care provider, government entity, or another type of commercial or institutional organization. And in-house FM departments that achieve results deserve praise.
(The term FM department includes any facility-related function, including facility management, real estate, design and construction, operations, buildings and ground, engineering, etc.)
FMXcellence honorees at NFMT 2014. From left: Trent Frazier, Director, Field Operations Facilities Program Management Office U.S. Customs and Border Protection; William D. Broome, Director of Facilities, The Westminster Schools; Edward Sullivan, editor, Building Operating Management; Carl Morgan, Construction Manager, Leon County Department of Facilities Management; Daniel C. Barr, Administrator, Statewide Facilities Operations, Ohio Department of Transportation; and Jim Schrote, Executive Director of Facilities, The George Washington University.
We're looking for ways that FM is adding value. A wide range of FM efforts are eligible for recognition under the FMXcellence program, including:
- Project management
- Strategic facilities planning
- Workplace planning
- Cost cutting
- Emergency planning
- Mission critical support
- Occupant satisfaction
- Energy efficiency
- Construction or renovation
- Customer service
- Staff development
- Safety and security
- Capital planning
- Communication (e.g. facility newsletter or website)
For a list of FMXcellence honorees, and links to their applications, click here.