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Sponsor of the Month

The Sponsor of the Month
for November is:
Karen Cook with Interface


Interface is the world’s largest global manufacturer of commercial carpet tiles. Its flooring products combine beauty and innovation with functionality and environmental credentials to help customers bring their design vision to life.
Interface was one of the first companies to publicly commit to sustainability, when it made a pledge in the mid-nineties to eliminate its impact on the environment by 2020. Known as Mission Zero, it influences every aspect of the business and inspires the company to continually push the boundaries in order to achieve its goal.






Thursday December 14, 2017 Tour and Social Event

UNM Farris Engineering Center

 The original 1967 brutalist building was originally designed with classrooms on level 3 and offices stepped in below. There was very little in the way of views, outside awareness, or insulation.  Reusing the original cast-in-place, post tensioned concrete pan / joist structure it has been reimaged as a transparent machine for research and learning.  The clean planes of the new vertical massing are suspended above the original base on a glazed first level that rests on the substantial foundations of the past.  The building now encloses approximately 51ksf of highly transparent and efficient (66% net assignable SF) office and research space on the upper three levels and nearly 25ksf of shell space for future labs in the walk out basement.  Each occupied area has access to natural daylighting and exterior awareness.  It will be substantially complete by Thanksgiving 2017 and at a construction cost of $15.9M UNM has re-used an existing structure and provided a new highly efficient space and envelope for $206 / sf.  The new exterior envelope is composed of an aluminum composite material (ACM) rain screen panel system over a state-of-the-art continuously insulated sheathing, a high albedo PVC roof, and exceptional quality glazing.  The space makes excellent use of daylighting and reduces the amount of glare and solar heat gain with the implementation of electrochromic glazing.  In lieu of providing interior and exterior shading devices the glazing is able to electronically adjust the amount of exterior solar radiation and visible light entering the space without compromising the views.  Much of the previous precast concrete envelope was recycled and some was re-introduced as base course for onsite redevelopment.  The project has more than an 85% recycling rate for construction waste management.  The office area floor to floor is 13’ and the introduction of an outside air only chilled beam HVAC system allowed UNM to maintain a spacious 9’-6” ceiling height.  This mechanical system choice also provides for a reduction in energy and ductwork required to condition the building and incorporates an air-to-air energy recovery heat exchanger in the AHU.  Combined with the central plant provided hydronic, innovative LED lighting, and other high efficiency equipment the building achieves a greater than 50% reduction in energy use related to the ASHRAE baseline model.  The recycled content of the new material in the building is more than 13% and includes aluminum, steel, and nylon carpet.  This creative reuse of the UNM Farris Engineering Center exemplifies stewardship of existing resources and offers an excellent example of UNM’s commitment to the community, current, and future students and faculty that it serves.    Video


An RMKM Associate for 16 years, Dan has worked on multiple healthcare projects and has extensive design and construction administration experience.Dan served as the Assistant Project Manager for the UNM Cancer Center from preliminary design through construction. He also served as the project manager for the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center. He has extensive experience coordinating and managing consultants as well as designing cutting edge, high-tech medical facilities.

BS Architecture:                      UNM
MA Architecture:                     UNM
Joined RMKM:                        1999
Total Experience:                    16+
Accreditations:                        LEED AP
Competencies:  Finance and Business, Leadership and Strategy, Operations Maintenance, Project Management, Quality, Technology
Parking for the Tour portion of this event will be located at the Northwest Corner of Central and University B/P Lot.  Farris is located just south of Centennial Engineering.
Social at Lemoni's Lounge
inside Yanni's Restaurant
Continue with us as we celebrate another year of IFMANM at a relaxing social at Lemoni's Lounge.  You will be greeted with    Miniature Crab Cakes, Miniature Chicken Souvlaki Skewers, Antipasta Platter and Fresh Fruit Platter. Iced Tea, Water and a drink ticket for a glass of beer or wine.  Cash bar otherwise.
Parking for Yanni's is located behind the restaurant.  You can acces the lot by taking Richmond Ave, north from Central and turn left into the parking lot or enter between Yanni's and Disco Display House.  Drive to the rear and enter Yanni's parking lot there.
Yanni's is located at: 3109 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
We thank our annual sponsors.





Welcome to IFMA New Mexico Chapter 

IFMA NM was honored to have Mary Gaurer, Representative in the House of Delegates perform the swearing in of our Officers for 2017/2018.


 2017-2018 Officers and Directors

Maria Dion, President, 2017-18pres@ifmanm.org
Jim Lloyd, Vice President, vicepresident@ifmanm.org
Andrew DeMattos, Past President, pastpresident@ifmanm.org
Rick Henrard, Program Manager, program@ifmanm.org
Diana Cordova, Treasurer,

Amy Townsley, Secretary, secretary@ifmanm.org

Peggy Baca, Director, dir@ifmanm.org

Marissa Oakeley, Marketing Chair, marketing@ifmanm.org
Amy Lawler, Sponsorship Chair, sponsorship@ifmanm.org
Mary Anne Giangola, CFM, Backup, backup@ifmanm.org
Maryhelen Pridham , Chapter Administrator newchapadmin@ifmanm.org

The energies of many people are needed for our Chapter to function. Would you like to get more involved? Contact one of the persons above to learn how.


Our numbers are growing! We are proud that our ratio of Professional to Associate members is 75%:25%. We appreciate our Associate members, as they are in the field every day contacting facility managers. As you can see, many of our Associate members are helping the chapter to grow even more. Thank you for your support! For more information about membership in the New Mexico Chapter of IFMA, contact Maryhelen Pridham.





Join IFMANM today.  It's quick and it's easy. 

 Individual benefits:

  • Local, global and industry-specific networking with a knowledgeable and supportive community of facility professionals.
  • Opportunities to hone your skills, broaden your expertise and heighten your credibility in all FM-related areas.
  • Opportunities to grow, both personally and professionally — earn recognition with an IFMA credential, get involved in association activities and contribute to the advancement of your profession.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in your field.
  • Raise your professional profile as an FM dedicated to best-in-class facility management.


Company benefits:

  • See a noticeable improvement in the efficiency and productivity of your facility and FM team.
  • Identify facility strengths and weaknesses through benchmarking studies.
  • Best workplace practices, sustainability how-to guides and relevant FM training at your facility professional’s fingertips.
  • Heighten awareness of issues, trends and legislation affecting the workplace.
  • Reduce liability risks through an informed FM staff.
  • Reliable information on the latest product and service solutions to meet your diverse workplace needs.


Visit:  www.ifma.org

Don't forget to join the New Mexico Chapter when registering.



The IFMA Spring Conference attracted 50 attendees and 15 sponsors to the Sandia Resort and Casino for a day of "Disruption & Resilience: from Surviving to Thriving."

Five speakers graced the conference hall with their perspectives on the topic. Here are some of the take-aways: 

Jonathan Lewis: Old principles of success may be your undoing.

Wayne Whitzell: Remember not to remember.

Matt Procter: Don't live in the "what" - live in the reason behind it.

Larry Morgan: What's it going to cost if we do this?  What's it going to cost if we don't do this?

Charles Rath: We must develop the capacity to adapt.

Other conference highlights: Board President Andrew DeMattos provided a great acknowledgement of Mary Anne Giangola for her years of service to the IFMA NM Chapter.  Los Angeles Comedienne Rachel Hroncich provided real-life disruption and emceed the event.

Attendees and Sponsors, we'll be sending a brief survey for your feedback. For those of you who missed the conference, we hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Click here to view Conference Brochure

  The  2017 World Workplace now has 11 of our members attending.

World Workplace 2017 Conference and Expo

  • Date: Oct?. 18-20, 2017
  • Location: Houston, Texas, USA
  • Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center