More Innovation in Learning: A4FM Student Participation in Assessment

Glasser’s research conducted way back in the 80’s already conclusively illustrates that we as humans learn in the following ways: People tend to remember: 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we see and hear 70% of what we discuss 80% of what we […]

Higher Certificate in FM: Student Site Visit

As part of the HCFM’s building maintenance module, the Academy takes students on a site visit to assess a four star green building. Watch the video to see what it is like to attend an site visit.  

FM Innovation at KLM

The FM people at KLM (the Dutch airline) understand the concept of innovation and who it serves to create an optimal work or service environment. Watch this fun clip and see how they have innovated a solution which does not require more space, negligible cost, great user satisfaction and extreme efficiency. A brilliant FM solution. […]

HEFMA Conference 2015: Developments in FM Standards

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the HEFMA (Higher Education FM Association) conference in Richards Bay, which was hosted by Okkie Lombaard and his colleagues from the University of Zululand. The HEFMA conference is always a pleasant affair, well organised and with good content. The attendees are a particularly pleasant bunch and […]

The Academy for Facilities Management and Student Fees

With all that has developed around university fees in recent days it is probably appropriate to address the matter from the Academy’s perspective. Study fees are a rather complex matter, fraught with all sorts of caveats as well as localised and historical issues that will take an independent Commission of Enquiry to do it justice. […]

Measuring the value added by FM at an organisational level

The Facilities Management industry in South Africa has grown significantly over the past 20 years.  One area of specific interested to the team at A4FM is the measurement of the value added by FM at an organisation level. Over the past decade and more the European Facilities Management Network (EFMN) has done an amazing amount of […]