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April 17, 2024 | Vol. 24, No. 8 

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Snapshots from APPA’s 2024 Spring Conference in Nashville

Over 350 FM professionals from the U.S., Canada, Australia, and South Africa are meeting in Nashville this week to attend this inaugural sold-out event! APPA’s Spring Conference is replete with general sessions addressing campus-wide topics directly impacting FM...

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APPA U Changes Dates to June and January Cycle

APPA U is now offered twice yearly (January and June) at different locations across the United States. This new cycle balances the time between programs, considers our members’ educational calendar, and makes it easier for APPA members to participate in regional...

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Retain Your APPA Membership in 2024-2025

As APPA’s 2023–2024 membership year has ended, member institutions who have not yet renewed their membership for the 2024-2025 year should renew their investments now to ensure continuous access to benefits including cutting-edge resources and...

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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 includes new dashboards...

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BOK Chapter Update: Effective Talent Management

As leaders in facilities management, developing an effective workforce is critical to the success of our organizations. Several key human resource factors must be addressed to build an effective workforce. The scope of facilities management responsibilities is...

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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 >>  


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Deputy Director, Operations

Skirball Cultural Center

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Deputy Director for its Operations Department. Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive oversight and management to the Facilities and Operations... Details >>


Electric Reliability Compliance Analyst I/II

Modesto Irrigation District

The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time position in the Resources Planning and Development Department, Electric Resources Division, to perform responsible and professional duties related to the administration of the... Details >>


President and Chief Executive Officer

Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA), Alexandria, VA

As APPA’s chief staff executive, the President and CEO provides leadership and management of day-to-day operations, with a continuous commitment to and focus on the Association’s mission and strategic plan... Details >>




APPA Resources


Check out the APPA’s member only listserv, APPAconnect!

To join, go to the APPA website, click on myAPPA to log in. Then, click on APPAconnect under myAPPA Links. This will take you to a page where you can find out more and join the list!   


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Industry News


EDITORIAL: Pedestrian safety is an institutional imperative (The Cavalier Daily)

Digital twin tech reduces energy consumption by 23% in UK university study (Construction Briefing)

California’s disabled students left behind during emergencies: ‘They just weren’t ready for someone like me’ (Piedmont Exedra)

Honoring the neighborhood’s historic character, Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus renovation by Overland Architects (Global Design News)

Surprise, surprise: Students excel in modernized K-12 school buildings (Building Design + Construction)

5 effective strategies to stay ahead of workforce shortages (Facility Executive)

Maintaining good indoor air quality is a balancing act (facilitiesnet)

Florida State University Facilities introduces work-based learning program for high school students (Florida State University News)

Rising costs imperils school district’s deferred maintenance plan (facilitiesnet)

Investments in higher education facilities on the rise (Facility Executive)

The average U.S. contractor has 8.2 months worth of construction work in the pipeline, as of March 2024 (Building Design + 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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