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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 […]

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 […]

Start Off 2020 Right!

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 – book your seat today! […]

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 […]

When are APPA TCO principles applied?

The optimum time for application of TCO occurs during the planning and design phase of procuring or building an asset.  TCO is applicable to both minimally and significantly impactful decisions.  Application is useful for identifying the location of the facility, to the configuration and massing decisions, to high-level material selections such as steel, concrete, or […]

APPA TCO Part 1 – Executive Summary

Facilities have become increasingly more complex as the needs of organizations, communities, individuals, and relationships transform to remain current with major trends in higher education, business enterprise, and commercial development.  Rising construction and operational costs, regulatory requirements, increasing competition to attract and retain personnel, increasing programmatic needs, more complex requirements, and technological developments create many […]

Colleges and Universities Have Until January 1 to Comply with New DOL Overtime Rule

On September 24, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the final rule increasing the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions to the federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act from $23,660 to $35,568. DOL did not make any changes to the duties test. The Labor Department has reaffirmed its intent to update the […]

APPA Seeks Board Nominations & Applications

Consider being a candidate for an elected office in APPA – Leadership in Educational Facilities. Your future contribution to APPA will be an invaluable benefit for our members and ensures that APPA is the association of choice for educational facilities professionals. As an elected officer, not only do you give back to the association and […]

APPA Introduces “Pathway to Professionalism” Onsite Training Program

In response to a constantly evolving educational facilities profession, APPA has launched a new program called “Pathway to Professionalism” (P2P) to help educational facilities organizations and their institutions keep pace with accelerating rate of change, while providing continuous learning opportunities for their staffs and schools. P2P is a 90-day program using APPA’s Customized Interactive Learning […]

APPA 1000-2 TCO Standard for Facilities in Final Public Review

APPA 1000-2 Total Cost of Ownership for Facilities Asset Management (TCO) – Part 2: Implementation and Data Elements, is available for public review.  Comments are due by October 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The draft standard lays out the steps and defines the key and supporting elements fundamental to the successful implementation of TCO.  […]