About R&D Council

The Research and Development Council is one of the many specialized groups of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). The members are a diverse collection of individuals involved in R&D facility management encompassing a wide variety of industries (basic sciences, biotechnology, chemicals, consumer products, health care, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, telecommunications, technology, etc.). These facility professionals have the responsibility to effectively plan, design, construct, utilize and maintain a variety of buildings and facilities for their owners and clients.

Are you already an IFMA member and want to become a member of the Research and Development Council? Request membership online or contact Jaclyn Lee, Council Liaison, at ​jlee@ifma.org .






High Tech Seminars in 2016:

Through our connection with I2SL we will continue to bring you the High Tech Seminars presented and hosted by I2SL.  As a member in the Research and Development Council your attendance at the webinars is FREE.  The usual non-member cost is $95.  Keep an eye out in your emails for more details.

Upcoming Webinars:


Management and Maintenance of High-Performance Laboratory Ventilation Systems
Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 1 PM EST

The laboratory ventilation system is one of the most critical and costly systems installed in a laboratory building. People working in, on, or around laboratories rely on proper design and operation of the laboratory hoods and ventilation systems to provide safe and productive laboratory environments. However, the hoods and systems are expensive to purchase, install, operate, and maintain.

During this webinar, Thomas Smith of Exposure Control Technologies, Inc. will discuss the complexities of commissioning, managing, and maintaining high-performance laboratory ventilation systems. This presentation will also describe the benefits of a laboratory ventilation management program. RDC members can register FREE using the code sent on 5-18-16 by Jaclyn Lee.

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