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Upcoming Events: May 2017 Newsletter
President's Message

What is World FM Day?

Started in 2008 by Global FM, World FM Day aims to raise the profile of the FM profession everywhere.  All around the world, there are special events to promote and celebrate the FM Professional.  Something that you may not be aware of is that the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA has made a notable effort since 2011 to celebrate this day to express our support and thanks to our fellow FM Professionals. 

We work with the IFMA Foundation on the Global Workforce Initiative to raise awareness through events that help promote future careers in Facility Management.  We need to educate the next generation on what a wonderful career choice becoming an FM can be.  

So please join us on May 17th for a great tour and social event open to all our Chapter members. It is because of great members like you that we can have an affect on what the FM World is today and what it will become tomorrow.

Happy FM Day!

Connie Drake, CFM - Little
President 2016-2017


Tour and FM Day Social


14- Member Orientation 
Monthly Meeting

29- Ronald McDonald House
Community Outreach


Monthly Meeting

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Past Meeting Review
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FM Corner
3 Ways to Boost Building
  Envelope Performance
(read more)

May Tour and Social Reminder

This is a final reminder to register for the May 17th Facility Tour of Blue Devil Tower and Wallace Wade Stadium followed by the FM Day Social that begins at 4:00PM at the JB Duke Hotel to celebrate World FM Day.  

Please park at the JB Duke Hotel, 230 Science Drive, Durham, NC at 4:00 p.m. to split into tour groups

A portion of the site is still under construction so you must wear pants, boots, and proper PPE (helmet, glasses, and vest).  Please bring PPE if you have it available. If not, provisions will be made on-site. 

 If you would like to help sponsor the FM Day Social for this event at $300.00 and provide company branded giveaways, sign up here:  Sponsor Here

When and Where
Wednesday, May 17th
Tours Begin at 4:00pm followed by social
JB Duke Hotel
230 Science Drive
Durham, NC

Dress Code
Please bring your own PPE (hard hat, glasses, and vest) for the tour.  If you do not own PPE, IFMA will provide.





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Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation 2017 Golf Tournament

This year's Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament was a huge success thanks to our membership and sponsors! Below are the tournament winners:

1st place-Josh Foltz, Patrick Dickerson, Mike Ferguson, Rick Porter
2nd place-John Stollmeyer, Kris Slimmer, Cornell Beans, Jerry Cassidy
3rd place-Jason Moon, Jae Jeong, Nick Post, Zach Miller
Had the most fun-Matt Gardner, Sarah Ellis, Gail Vaughn, Alan Davis

Closest to the pin #3-Rick Croom
Closest to the pin #7-Josh Foltz
Closest to the pin #11-Nathan Presnal
Closest to the pin #17-Mark Yeatts
Men’s long drive #9-Justin Frady
Women’s long drive #16-Christina Grimes
Straight drive #12-Justin Frady

Special thanks to the following members/companies for donating door prizes for the tournament: 
Backyard Bistro
Brady Services
Carolina Restoration Services
CertaPro Painters
CFE Roofing
Coordinated Loss Services
Greenview Partners
McDonald York
MG Capital
REI Engineers 
Restore Pro Reconstruction

And special thanks to the following sponsors and support of this event:

Perkins + Will-Grand prize giveaway Scotty Cameron putter

Piedmont Service Group-raised $400 towards IFMA foundation scholarship program

Restore Pro Reconstruction-putting contest

Finally, this annual event would not be successful without the planning and organization from the golf committee.  Special thanks to the following:  Buck Fisher, Mike Kriston, Mike MacDonagh, Nicole Murphy, Nancy Padgett, Cris Karasek, Rob Skinner and all of our volunteers.

We look forward to another successful IFMA golf tournament next year.

Todd Taintor/Golf Committee Co-Chair



June Monthly Meeting

We are pleased to present a panel from the U.S. Green Building Council for our June 14th luncheon at 11:30AM at Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC  27513.

Update on Green Building Practices

Join IFMA as we get an update on what’s new with LEED standards and how it can benefit your facility. We will have a panel from U.S. Green Building Council to discuss:

·         Why should members care about having a LEED accredited building?

·         Are there things after the building has been built to make it more high performing?

·         What are the new incentives (local, state and national) that members can take advantage of?

·         How do high performing buildings benefit vendors; what can they do to be a part of building accreditation?

·         What are the vendor/supplier requirements?

Date:  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 11:30AM 

Location:  Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC  27513



GTC of IFMA Member Orientation

We cordially invite all new and old members to attend the next Member Orientation Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th at 10:30AM before our monthly meeting at Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle.  This will give you the opportunity to meet the Board, Committee Chairs and other fellow members.  This meeting is also a great forum for you to ask specific questions and learn more about our Chapter.

Please note if you plan to stay for the luncheon after the orientation, there is a $30.00 fee and you must register separately for the monthly meeting.



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July Monthly Meeting

Join us at 
11:30AM for our July 12th monthly meeting at 
Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham/Research Triangle, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC. 

Designing High Performance Building Envelopes and Systems

Elizabeth Ratner, AIA, and Dan Gill, PE, from the Center for Building Performance will be discussing marketplace trends, including:

  *   building envelope advancements,
  *   interior comfort enhancements,
  *   systems optimization, and
  *   important forms of analysis and testing utilized to maximize energy efficiency
They will also present a retrofit case study that highlights energy and daylighting optimization methods.


  CFM Question

The three highest levels of leadership influence are achieved when people follow because (choose 3):

A. ....they have to
B. ....they want to
C. ....of what you have done for the organization
D. ....what you have done for them
E. ....who you are and what you represent



Answers to CFM Question:   C, D, E


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