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2020 Awards Due November 30, 2019

Each year, APPA recognizes individual and institutional excellence and achievement through its awards program. The program was established to identify and encourage individual and institutional excellence in facilities management, and encourage and promote active participation in APPA’s programs and services. Nominations and applications are now being taken for APPA’s 2020 institutional and individual awards: • Award […]

2020-2021 Membership Renewal Due Now

APPA and regional membership renewal for fiscal year April 1, 2020–March 31, 2021 are now due. Invoices were mailed via USPS to the primary representative and are now available through myAPPA. As the primary rep, you can pay your invoices online by logging into your myAPPA account. To add or remove staff from your membership, […]

A Message from APPA’s EVP, Lander Medlin, Regarding COVID-19

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Regarding COVID-19 March 16, 2020 — Suffice it to say that the recent weeks have been surreal.  Calling the onslaught of COVID-19 the “new normal” doesn’t seem adequate.  Yet, we find ourselves amidst mass college and university campus, preparatory, and K-12 school closures; major sports […]

APPA 1000-2 – Part 2: Implementation and Data Elements

Now Available in the APPA Bookstore! This new ANSI approved standard is available in the APPA Bookstore, and lays out the steps and defines the implementation and supporting data elements fundamental to the successful implementation of APPA’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Building on APPA 1000 Part 1: Key Principles, Part 2 establishes a common […]

APPA 2020 – Exhibit Sales OPEN!

Now Accepting ALL Booth Reservations! APPA 2020 Hall of Resources is the place you want to be as a firm that supports the facilities profession. Network with professionals from around the globe and share with them your expertise. We recognize the unique value you provide to our annual conference and our exposition is where we […]

APPA Announces 2021-22 Board of Directors

APPA – Leadership in Educational Facilities announces its new Board of Directors, effective July 19, 2021. Board of Directors 2021-22 Board Chair – Dave Irvin, Florida State University Vice Chair – Margaret Tennessen, University of Wisconsin Madison Immediate Past President – Jim Jackson, University of Nebraska Lincoln President & CEO – Lander Medlin, APPA Treasurer […]

APPA Dues Renewals 2021-2022 Now Available

The new membership year began April 1, 2021.  Please take a minute to renew your APPA and regional dues so that you and your staff may continue to utilize your benefits. Looking to access your invoice electronically?  As the primary rep, log into your myAPPA account or email to request an electronic copy. 

APPA Holds Successful Facilities Symposium

More than 1,000 educational facilities professionals registered to attend the November 9-11 APPA Facilities Symposium (AFS). All attendees had the flexibility to attend the live presentations or listen to the recorded sessions, which are available for them to access through February 11, 2022.  APPA presented more than 50 sessions for members’ personal and professional development. The […]

APPA Standards and Codes Council: Call to Action

Happy New Year from the APPA Standards and Codes Council.  As we start the new year the council feels it is important to update our members on changes to the standards and codes that govern your facilities. As the year progresses the Council will be sending updates on the standards and codes you have identified […]

APPA’s Free Monthly Webinars

Addressing catastrophic campus damage, building envelope maintenance, and carbon monoxide detection are just three of the forthcoming convenient webinars presented by APPA.  Experts in these and many other topics share their knowledge and expertise to the educational facilities profession.  All APPA webinars are free to attend, and you will have access to the slide presentation […]

APPA’s Healthy, Smart Building Score Survey Closes 3/24!

Together We Are Making A Difference  The pandemic has magnified the importance of the need for a healthy learning environment and left many struggling to answer a simple question: How is my building contributing to my health? At best, we have been able to only answer this question in a qualitative manner. When the answer […]

Attention EFP Recipients! Deadline Extended

Do you currently hold the EFP Certificate but have not earned the CEFP Credential?  If you qualify for the course, you can register FREE of charge through June 30, 2020.  Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to potentially advance your career and increase your professional growth! Earn your CEFP Credential today on us! For […]

Emory University to Host Essentials of Facilities Management Seminar

Essentials of Facilities Management Training Seminar is a foundational development program for college union professionals and other facility administrators. This event, co-presented by ACUI: Association of College Unions International and APPA, will take place June 17-21, 2019 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The program is designed for professionals who are new to facility management or are transitioning […]

Fall 2021 APPA Facilities Symposium Call for Papers – Deadline September 3, 2021

APPA invites you to submit for consideration programming for the fall 2021 APPA Facilities Symposium. Our goal for this professional development offering is to present solutions for improvement, sharing of continuous improvement strategies, or innovative approaches relevant to facilities professionals throughout the educational community. Each of us are experiencing triumphs on campuses, striving for excellence, […]

Have You Downloaded APPA365 Yet?

Share in real-time discussions Easily reach out to other members View the latest Job Express ads Easily find and contact vendors Receive timely notifications APPA’s APPA365 app is available for iPhone and Android users to download now. The ad-free app was developed in response to analysis of APPA’s website usage. “Our careful analysis of what […]

How Do You Like Us Now? Facilities Manager magazine has a brand-new look!

While the robust content will continue to inform APPA members with up-to-date articles, the new magazine format adopted by FM makes on-the-go reading easier, with a scrolling format and searchable text. It offers more interactivity through search features and embedded links, so members get the same content-rich resource with a better user experience. “APPA has […]

Inspiring Trust – Strong Teams In Our New Normal

During this current age of uncertainty we are experiencing an impact, not only on our daily operations on campus, but one that is leaving an indelible mark within the structures of our teams and community. It is the strength of our core belief and trust in one another that will not only sustain us now, […]

It’s Time to Vote! Elections Close Tonight at Midnight

Be sure to cast your vote for APPA’s President-Elect and Vice President for Member & Community Engagement. Both candidates are running unopposed. President-Elect Dave Irvin University of Tennessee – Knoxville Vice President for Member & Community Engagement Margaret Tennessen University of Wisconsin – Madison Click here to cast your vote! If you have any questions, […]

Join Our Growing Community!

Our new year’s resolution is to be more social. Join our growing community, by following us on social media and share your new year’s resolutions!

Join the APPA Community – Network, Share, Learn

Since APPA’s founding in 1914, educational facilities professionals have expressed the need and desire to connect with colleagues and share best practices, seek assistance on complex facilities issues, discuss new technology applications, and more as they support the mission of their respective educational institutions and organizations.  As a result of APPA’s new strategic plan, Preparing […]

Leadership in Educational Facilities – APPA Board Installed; Conference Recap

APPA members recently gathered in Denver, Colorado – the Mile High City – July 15-17 to mark another successful conference full of networking opportunities with colleagues new and old, dozens of educational sessions, and a vibrant Hall of Resources exhibiting the latest products and services from APPA’s Business Partners.  Nearly 200 of our attendees were first-timers.  Past APPA President […]

New APPA Certificates and Badges

APPA is proud to announce its latest service in providing prompt delivery of certificates and badges for educational offerings. APPA has partnered with Accredible to allow individuals to share their achievements and prove their credibility.  This new process allows staff to send certificates within minutes following an educational session.  If you have questions, please contact Billie […]

New Publication from the APPA Bookstore!

Deploying Disruptive Technologies with a Disruptive Approach to Leadership By Adam Lawver and Sean O’Connor This newest APPA publication proposes that one of the keys to managing disruption is to invest in the organization’s culture of work, as well as in the technologies required for progressive change. In this digital publication filled with links, videos, […]

Offer Ends 3/31 – Download the APPA365 App & Receive a 20% Bookstore Discount

Imagine having all the answer to the issues you are facing in your back pocket. With our new app, APPA365, you don’t have to imagine anymore—it’s here! The app has many features including APPAexch, offering a searchable compendium of peer-to-peer sharing of expertise in the format of a quick response discussion list. You can easily post […]

Phase-Out of EFP Certificate

APPA announced a change to the qualification requirements for its Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential which positively aligns with the phase-out of the Educational Facilities Professional (EFP) certificate effective April 1, 2019. As of that date, individuals wishing to take the CEFP certification examination will need to demonstrate a combined eight years of education […]

Register Today!

Mark your calendar for July 15-17, 2019, and plan to join your colleagues at the APPA 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition in mile-high Denver, Colorado. The conference will include a wealth of concurrent educational sessions on topics ranging from facilities leadership, planning/design/construction, campus sustainability, and much more.  You can view the entire program of concurrent […]

Registration Closes March 30 for Facilities Symposium! Team Discounts Will Expire

Join us for the last comprehensive virtual learning opportunity of the season. APPA’s Facilities Symposium, March 31 – April 2, will feature new technically based sessions covering relevant and current topics related to educational facilities. Log into your myAPPA account and reserve your seat now! Visit us today to explore a must attend unique program just for you!

Registration Open for APPA Institute and Academy

Institute for Facilities Management The Institute is offered twice per year and runs Sunday through Thursday evening. The Institute curriculum is composed of four core areas covering general administration & management, maintenance & operations, energy & utilities, and planning, design & construction.  Institute students select one core area which will be the focus of their […]

Start Off 2020 Right!

Join us in San Diego Join your colleagues from across North America and participate in one of APPA’s premier educational programs – Institute for Facilities Management or Leadership Academy. San Diego, CA will be our host city this February, for these life changing and career impacting programs.  Registration is limited and seats are filling up […]

Submit Your FM Technologies Case Studies

The July/August 2019 issue of APPA’s Facilities Manager magazine will highlight innovative uses of technology in your facilities-related work at colleges, universities, schools, and museums.  Send us your case study on how applied technology helped you or your department solve a problem or improve your productivity and effectiveness.

The 2018-19 FPI Survey is NOW OPEN

The survey will close on Friday, January 17, 2020 at midnight ET. Log In To Access the FPI Survey Accessing the 2018-19 FPI Survey: To access the current FPI Survey for the 2018-19 fiscal year, please log in to your myAPPA account page and under the myAPPA Workspace/myResearch heading, you should click the link titled, “FPI Survey Access”. A […]

Upcoming Webinars

May 30, 2019 – Kinect – Review Current Gas Market (registration coming soon) May 31, 2019 – Briefing on ASHRAE 90.1 Scope Change – click here to register. June 6, 2019 – Total Cost of Ownership Part 2: Implementation & Data Elements – click here to register. June 27, 2019 – Belfor – Addressing Catastrophic […]