Facility Management Resources

Facilities Management means different things to different people, from real estate, to operations, to asset management, to security and housekeeping and potential engineering and space or project management.
With so many different roles to fill, the resources cover an encyclopedic span.

Building Owners and Managers Association International - Space Measuring
BOMA - Guidelines for how to measure spaces for consistent reporting

International Facility Management Association Benchmark
IFMA Space and Project Management benchmarking report

NIST Report - on the Cost of Data Loss During Construction
Cost Analysis of Inadequate Interoperability in the U.S. Capital Facilities Industry

Classes for FM
List of course descriptions and links to class handouts from Autodesk University (AU) and Revit Technology Conference (RTC), which apply to post-occupancy concerns

Professional Body for FM in the UK

American Society for Healthcare Engineers (MEPFP engineering in a medical setting)

St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (look for similar organizations near you)

FM Articles from AUGIWORLD and HotNews archives - See above links for publications and Library


Melanie Stone is a CAFM/ IWMS Specialist supporting and writing about ARCHIBUS, FMInteract, Tririga, Revit, AutoCAD, BricsCAD or similar. She served as an AUGI Director/Officer for over 6 years and is currently involved with the STLRUG. Melanie can be reached at or found on Twitter as @MistresDorkness on YouTube or on her Mistress Of the Dorkness blog.