75 Resources for Facilities Managers and Maintenance Professionals

resources for facilities managersThere are a number of excellent online resources for facilities managers and maintenance professionals, but sometimes it can be hard to sort through the large amount of information to find the best resources.

That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, and compiled a list of all the top resources in one place.  Simply bookmark this page and come back here whenever you find yourself looking for a resource to help solve a problem.

Here you will find several sections, organized by the type of resource. Blogs and online resource libraries, government resources, magazines, associations, conferences, and trade shows, digital tools, awards, podcasts, and books. Each section contains an extensive listing of resources that are sure to move your business or organization in the right direction, whether you’re maintaining a small apartment building or a massive resort.

Blogs and Online Resource Libraries

1. Cherry Logistics Blog

Cherry Logistics is a leading provider of facility maintenance services, and they have an extensive archive of helpful articles for facilities managers on their blog.

2. Maintenance World Blog

A collection of user-submitted articles for reliability and maintenance professionals.

3. DudeSolutions.com Resource Library

A funny name with serious results, Dude Solutions provides maintenance and operations management support, optimization services, and education. The Dude blog has news, interesting articles, and information you need as a maintenance and operations professional.

4. Buildings.com Live Courses

Live courses for facilities management and maintenance managers and access to continuing education credit 24/7.

5. Industry Insight Reports from ServiceChannel

Valuable insights and information for luxury retail, retail healthcare, and convenience store facilities management professionals.

6. BuiltWorlds

BuiltWorlds offers video, articles, education, and community for building design, construction, engineering, operations, and maintenance.

7. Maintenance Maven

Thoughts and commentary about maintenance management.

8. Buildium Blog

News, views, and thought-provoking articles for building managers and owners.

9. Building Automation Monthly

Anything and everything related to building automation, articles, reviews, industry news, and eBooks.

10. SMRP Library: Body of Knowledge

The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Body of Knowledge provides an extensive library of metrics, papers, ebooks, and more.

11. FMLink

Your Facilities Management resource on the internet with case studies, news, articles, networking, education resources, special offers, and more.

12. i-FM

Tons of great content with news, interviews, international perspectives and more.

13. Service Futures

A forward-looking blog covering topics on service, people, and facilities management.

14. Fm.training

Your essential resource for training, education, and professional development.

15. Just Venting Blog

A blog for HVAC maintenance covering the environmental, technological, social, and personal aspects for the industry.

Government Resources

16. OSHA

United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, providing information regarding government safety regulations, hazards, and establishing a health and safety program for your workplace.

17. EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency site offers current environmental news and information regarding regulations, air and water quality, and general environmental topics

18. FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency site provides guidance on building code provisions regarding hazard-resistance, broken down by type of natural hazard.

19. Americans with Disabilities Act

A comprehensive site with ADA standards, new regulations, and technical assistance materials including help for businesses.


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health website offers research programs, data and statistics, educational programs, and extensive knowledge base of health and safety tips.


21. Building Operating Management

In-depth coverage of all aspects of building operations management for facility executives, including news, technology updates, tips, product information, and more.

22. Facilities Maintenance Decisions

The magazine for facilities maintenance and engineering managers.  News, product information, tips, technology updates and more.

23. Facilities Manager

The magazine for facilities professionals by facilities professionals. News, insights, and perspectives from inside the profession on the unique challenges faced by the facilities professional.

24. Cleaning & Maintenance Management

Magazine covering topics from sustainability and green cleaning solutions to personnel management for cleaning and maintenance managers.

25. Buildings

The latest news, articles, research and information for facility managers of commercial and public buildings.

26. Facilities Executive

Your one-stop source for information on operations, design, efficiency, and maintenance of facilities.

27. Health Facilities Management

Facilities management news, articles, trends, and reports for all areas of health facilities management.


28. Association of Asset Management Professionals

Promoting and educating Asset Management Professionals for a “new era” of efficiency, economic prosperity, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability.

29. International Facility Management Association

Empowering facility professionals worldwide with education, networking, and collaboration opportunities to advance the future of facilities management.

30. Facilitiesnet

Offering information, education, news, salary information and more for the facilities professional.

31. BOMA International

The Building Owners and Managers Association International is a primary source for information, statistics, legislation, building codes and industry trends. Their mission is to advance the vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge.

32. Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

A nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and promote excellence in maintenance, reliability, and asset management. They offer education and networking opportunities, a knowledge library and magazine, and local support chapters.

33. Facilities Management Institute

FMI brings together government, industry, and academic professionals, offering continuing education, events, networking and collaboration, online forums, and more.

34. National Fire Protection Association

NFPA is the leading information source on fire, electrical, and related hazards, offering training, news, research, and codes/standards updates.

35. American Industrial Hygiene Association

This site is dedicated to the advancement of Industrial Hygiene Professionals, improving lives, work conditions, and productivity.

36. APPA

A gathering place for those in the field of educational facilities management, this site is dedicated to the ongoing evolution of the profession.

Conferences & Trade Shows

37.  SMRP Conference

The SMRP conference is the premier maintenance and reliability event with hands-on workshops, information sessions, and tours.

38. Smart Building Conference

SBC features speakers and presentations from the world’s top companies leading the way in building automation and the Internet of Things technologies.

39. BOMA

The conference for successful property professionals. Speakers, information sessions, exhibitors, and even the BOMA Challenge, in which one can compete against other attendees by participating in activities to win great prizes.

40. NeoCon

Focused on being at the forefront of commercial design and business trends, NeoCon offers keynotes, seminars, workshops, and exhibits.

41. The RELIABILITY Conference

World-class keynotes, case studies, courses, workshops, certification course and vendor exhibitions are available to help you take your organization to the next level of high performance, reliability. and asset management.

42. AIHce EXP

The premiere destination for Industrial Hygiene professionals, offering professional development courses, networking events, education sessions, keynote speakers, and relevant topical presentations.

43. IFMA World Workplace

Immerse yourself in all things facilities management. Facility tours, keynote speakers, educational opportunities, networking, awards, and an amazing expo floor are all available at the IFMA World Workplace Conference and Expo.


44. Top Maintenance Management Software Products

An enormous list of available software products complete with reviews to help you make a decision about which would be best for your particular needs.

45. ExpressTime Systems

Software solutions for timekeeping, inspections, maintenance, accounting and more.

46. Maintenance Manager iTunes App

Track technicians, assign work orders, schedule and manage maintenance tasks all in one convenient app.

47. iOffice Facility Maintenance Software

Making property and facility management easier and more efficient. Features include mobile ticket creation, easy ticket dispatch, preventative maintenance scheduling, and reporting.

48. Buildium Property Management Software

Take control of all aspects of building management from leasing to maintenance requests, finances to property inspections, all with one software management tool.

49. Mobility Work

Mobility Work is a CMMS that will help you easily manage maintenance with the power of community–and with no lengthy setup!

50. NetFacilities

Incredibly easy to use CMMS system that includes mobile solutions.

Awards & Certifications

51. BOMA 360 Performance Program

Setting the standard worldwide for operational best practices for building managers and owners.  A BOMA 360 designation signifies that a building is excelling in all areas of operations and management, translating to cost savings and high levels of tenant satisfaction.

52. IFMA Awards of Excellence

Recognizing outstanding achievements of IFMA members and communities, honoring those that have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of the facilities management profession.

53. Build Facilities Management Awards

Prestigious awards from Build magazine, recognizing the hidden heroes of facilities management for excellence and dedication to the profession.

54. Green Business Certification – LEED AP

LEED is a globally recognized certification standard for sustainability. LEED certification consists of multiple levels of certifications in green building knowledge and green building practices, with specialty exams in various disciplines.

55. IFMA Certified Facility Manager

The CFM credential sets the industry standard for knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers.

56. IFMA Facility Management Professional

The FMP designation is a knowledge-based credential for Facilities Management professionals, giving you skills, knowledge, and credibility.

57. Certified Emergency Power Systems Specialist (CEPSS) for Facility Managers

The CEPSS is a credential that highlights the knowledge of the man challenges associated with emergency and standby power, and how to keep their systems in compliance with current standards

58. Health Facilities Management VISTA Awards

Honors those exhibiting exceptional teamwork in facilities management of new health care construction, renovation, and infrastructure projects.


59. Facilities Management Innovator Podcast

Facilities Management leaders discuss workplace trends, challenges and the future of FM practices. Encouraging innovation, this podcast hosts regular guests talking about everything from marketing strategies to collaboration and new resources available to facilities managers.

60. Dude Solutions Podcast

“Papa Dude” takes a look behind the scenes of the wild world of facilities management.

61. Inc. Uncensored

Covering all aspects of business, Inc. Uncensored discusses human relations, design, automation, technology innovations and more.

62. The Property Management Show

Hosting industry experts, a podcast covering topics from every aspect of property management.

63. IOTATOI Podcast

Covering important topics for anyone that manages or maintains a plant floor.


64. The Facility Management Handbook

This book offers the tools and guidance required to eliminate inefficiency and create a productive facility integrating people, place, and process.

65. Facilities Planning

This newly-updated book offers concepts and techniques needed to facilitate the generation of alternative facilities plans, continuing to focus on generating facilities plans.

66. Facility Management Trend Report

The IFMA’s report advances the progress of the profession by putting a spotlight on the value FM brings to the global economy.

67. ADA Compliance and Safety

This updated manual to understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act is vital for ensuring compliance.

68. Effective and Innovative Practices for the Strategic Facilities Manager

A guide to the practices and frameworks that assist facilities managers in meeting today’s challenges, including helpful practices and frameworks that will take you into the future.

69. Total Facility Management

A comprehensive treatment of the meaning of facility management for everyone from owners and operators to tenants, this book offers advice on better facilities management as well as consolidation of current best practices.

70. Sustainable Facility Management: Optimizing Building Performance

A dynamic exploration of the ever-evolving state of facility management, this book offers insight into the technologies used in today’s facility management as well as bridging the gap between design and the real-world facility.

71. Facilities Management: Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities

This book explores the essential role and responsibilities of the facilities manager as it pertains to building maintenance.

72. RSMeans Facilities Maintenance and Repair – Facilities Maintenance Repair Cost Data

This handbook offers detailed information for maintenance and repair, preventative maintenance, general maintenance, and complete detail about cost and repair frequency of many work items.

73. Facilities Management: The Dynamics of Excellence

This book has become a key source for a number of facilities management courses due to its strong blend of research-informed opportunities and balanced advice for strategic facilities management.

74. Facilities Operations & Engineering Reference

This book offers practical, hands-on expertise and technical data, covering issues in design, construction, operations, and maintenance.

75. Facilities Management and Development for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Offering theoretical and applied perspectives on facilities management, this handbook provides a sound basic knowledge base of the industry.

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