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 and events:

​Critical Facilities Summit 2016

October 3-5, 2016
Charlotte, NC

Join the R&C Council in Charlotte, NC at the 2016 Critical Facilities Summit! The 4th annual Critical Facilities Summit brings the best of the mission critical community together for three days of unbeatable networking, education and product discovery. Come face to face with today's thought leaders for an in-depth look at the leading trends in design, management and operations of data centers, hospitals, banks, telecoms and other critical facilities. Opinions are welcome, debate is encouraged and your time will be very well spent. ​Click here for more information.

Research and Development Council at World Workplace-San Diego

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
8AM-10AM, Room 4 of the San Diego Convention Center

Join us at World Workplace for the RDC Annual Meeting! We will be covering various aspects of the council that are important to you! Click here for the full agenda.

SAVE THE DATE: Facility Fusion Canada and USA

Save the dates for Facility Fusion US in Las Vegas, Nevada and Facility Fusion Canada in Toronto, Canada! The call for presentations is now open:

Call for Presentations FF Canada
Call for Presentations FF US

Space in the programs is limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Any holds on sessions that aren’t submitted via the call for presentations will be released. The call for presentations for both conferences will close on Friday, October 14th. If you have any specific questions or comments, please contact Monica Grimage-Prince, Event Program Manager, for more information.

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