A resource to help individuals effectively
manage & maintain
a variety of facilities.

Academic Facilities Council, a part of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), offers facility managers and space planners a resource to help them deal with the many unique challenges they encounter each day managing facilities. These individuals must effectively plan, design, construct, utilize and maintain a variety of buildings, grounds and equipment including classrooms, computer labs, residence halls and apartments, athletic facilities, dining halls, theaters, laboratories, libraries and health care facilities. The students, instructors and researchers who utilize these facilities have needs that may radically differ from conventional building tenants.

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 78 countries. The association’s members, represented in 123 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or www.ifma.org.

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AFC Blog.


The AFC publishes a quarterly newsletter contains articles and information submitted by members. In 2010, the AFC received the IFMA Award of Excellence for Council Newsletter Publishing. All newsletters are available to read and download.

Council Resources.

Council Resources

The AFC offers many resources to council members, including council newsletters, articles and member submissions and job postings.

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Membership Community

The AFC offers resources that are available only to council members and require a login to access.

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Council Formation

From the AFC's humble beginnings of less than 20 IFMA members at the first meeting in San Diego, the council has grown to a current roster of more than 630 representing over 300 post secondary institutions and school boards.

AFC 25 years!