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:

Explore HVAC Control Strategies for Laboratories
​December 15, 2016, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

When an energy-efficient laboratory is designed, there are many complexities and considerations for integrating a heating, cooling, and ventilation system. Innovative design and HVAC control strategies can solve these issues to help a laboratory run safely and efficiently.

Council members can register for FREE using the code sent by Jaclyn Lee on 11/29/16.  

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