Since February 2018, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has been tasked to spearhead efforts to transform the facilities management (FM) sector under the Real Estate Industry Transformation Map (RE-ITM). In support of BCA’s efforts to uplift the FM sector, Singapore International Facility Management Association (SIFMA) has recently amended its constitution to take in corporate memberships. This allows SIFMA to better represent and serve the industry by amassing more support and awareness for industry development efforts to represent and truly be the voice of the FM industry in Singapore.
SIFMA in partnership with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) had previously launched the Consortium Operation & Technology Roadmap (COTR) in 2019 as part of efforts to enable a future-ready FM sector. The COTR comprises more than 50 technology solutions charted to improve service delivery for FM. A key outcome of the COTR is the development and adoption of advanced technology solutions, which enable integrated and data-driven predictive services.
“Digitalisation is taking the world by storm and has disrupted Singapore’s FM sector. With the reconstitution of SIFMA, we believe that it is timely to work with our partners and government agencies to plan for a future-ready FM sector. With the development of the FM COTR, this will enable us to work towards the digitisation of the FM sector, while improving the productivity, effectiveness and sustainability of the nation’s buildings. We are excited to build towards the FM sector of tomorrow while tackling the challenges of today.” Tony Khoo President of SIFMA said.
This roadmap developed with the support from BCA, Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG).
Other efforts include SIFMA working closely with BCA on the localisation of accreditation schemes for the FM sector in Singapore, aligning it to the ITM.
Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in more than 100 countries.
This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (136 chapters), industry (16 councils) and areas of interest (6 communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.
Serve as the resource and representative for facility management.
Advance the facility management profession.
We believe that working together toward a common goal is essential to the success of the association.
We encourage open and frequent dialogue among IFMA staff and the facility management community focused on active listening and earnest response.
IFMA staff members are not only guided by the strategy and values, but are also guided by their own conscience and adhere to a disciplined set of personal principles.
We recognize the importance of excellence in ourselves and to the association. We develop and deliver information, products and services to standards of the highest quality.
We encourage innovation to improve all the ways in which the association pursues its mission.
We uphold honesty, ethical practices and environmental responsibility in our involvement with staff, facility management practitioners, business partners, and facility and industry issues.
We encourage knowledge sharing as a result of our belief that all of us are smarter and more productive than any one of us.
We inspire each other to achieve and grow through a shared vision and passion to excel.
We support the development of our people, association and profession through positive relationships, dynamic synergies and innovative growth opportunities.
We recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our people, the association’s greatest asset.
We understand that we are stewards of the facility management profession and the resources entrusted to the association by its members.