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May 15, 2024 | Vol. 24, No. 10

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The Best Place for Communicating with Other FM Professionals: APPAconnect

One of the many benefits of APPA membership is our new members-only listserv, APPAconnect. Here, members can virtually network with other facilities professionals to discuss challenges and solutions, explore best practices, and share insights and experiences. It is also...

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New Business Partner Whitepaper: Core America and Brown University’s Custodial Program

Most facility professionals in higher education are familiar with the five APPA levels of cleanliness.  But far fewer have truly unlocked the power behind the APPA standards to transform custodial operations into a world-class program...

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The 2022-23 FPI Survey is Now Open for Data Input

Remember APPA’s FPI (Facilities Performance Indicators) survey and report? The longtime APPA metric reporting platform has been reworked, redesigned, and recharged to meet today’s dynamic FM data needs. APPA’s newly designed FPI survey...

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Thought Leaders Spotlight: What’s Next for Technology in Higher Education FM

AI-powered systems are rolling out at a breakneck pace. In the last month alone, Meta rolled out an AI-powered virtual assistant, Apple announced a new AI system for iPhones, Sam’s Club deployed an AI-powered camera system to check receipts and researchers...

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APPA Membership Renewal Cut-Off Date: May 20, 2024

If you have not renewed your APPA 2024-2025 membership by May 20, 2024, your membership will lapse, which is not something we want to happen! Please renew your membership and continue to have continuous access to your APPA benefits at the member...

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APPA Events and Professional Development


APPA U – San Antonio, Texas

June 24-27, 2024

Institute for Facilities Management: June 24-27

APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management offers a robust lineup of educational programs for facilities professionals at every level of their career. The next IFM is in... Details >>

Leadership Academy: June 25-27

Choose from several convenient Virtual Leadership Academies this winter! Registration is also open for the June 2024 Leadership Academy in San Antonio, Texas... Details >>

Supervisor’s Toolkit: June 24-27

Supervisor’s Toolkit is a structured, open-ended, and pragmatic approach to developing supervisors in educational facilities departments... Details >>

APPA U – Fort Worth, Texas

January 6-9, 2025

Institute – January 6-9, 2025

Academy – January 7-9, 2025

Registration opens June 26, 2024

APPA 2025 Spring Conference

Location and dates for APPA 2025 Spring Conference coming soon!

Registration will open July 1, 2024

APPA Webinars Now Available

APPA’s webinar season is now active, with a webinar almost weekly until early November, 2024. The current schedule can be found here. Check back often as new webinars are added often.  


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Director of Facilities Design and Construction

Siena College - Loudonville, NY

Responsible for architectural and engineering design, design management, programming, planning, estimating and project management for alterations and renovations to existing buildings, for new construction and for the campus landscape. Works closely with the Director of Operations and various College departments and other organizational elements to solicit input for facilities projects and coordinate project execution... Details >>

Medium Voltage Technician

University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder is searching for a Medium Voltage Technician! This position performs highly skilled technical work in the operation, maintenance, inspection, adjustment, calibration, and repair of the CU 15kV electrical distribution system (transformers, switches, circuit breakers, relay logic, and metering). The role also performs preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance on Electrical Generation & Distribution components, and performs maintenance on industrial electrical systems, completing work assignments safely and efficiently to restore or improve the reliability of the equipment... Details >>




APPA Resources


Explore APPA’s Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) Credential

APPA’s Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential is an advanced level of certification that represents a mastery of professional expertise and is a mark of superior proficiency in the core competencies for education facilities professionals. This designation demonstrates superior proficiency, professional strength, and unfailing dedication in the field of educational facilities. The CEFP represents the foundational knowledge, talent, and skills of facilities professionals by highlighting accountability and emphasizing the importance of the profession as a whole and also at the institutional level.  


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Industry News


Going green with sustainable building materials (Architecture & Design)

The curtain: A key element in the certification of sustainable buildings (ArchDaily)

Firms are on the hunt for tech-savvy facilities managers (JLL)

Gallagher Security announces employee badge access via Apple Wallet (CampusSafety)

HVAC: Emerging technologies for the future (facilitiesnet)

Dwyn Taylor named Virginia Tech’s next vice president for campus planning, infrastructure, and facilities (Virginia Tech)

Proper IAQ solutions improve air for students with allergies and asthma (spaces4learning)

Meet the man whose attention to detail keeps your project on track (Modern Steel Construction)



Founded in 1914, APPA is a nonprofit organization representing more than 17,000 educational facilities professionals from over 1,200 learning institutions worldwide. APPA’s community represents the broadest coalition of educational facilities professionals possible, ensuring a diversity of experiences and situations, and availability of best practices. Our members also include other nonprofits, libraries, museums, and industry partners. Learn about the benefits of APPA membership.  


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