World Facilities Management Day

World Facilities Management Day is a holiday that’s observed every second Wednesday in May. It’s a day that honors the people who work in facilities management—a profession that’s dedicated to supporting people and organizations by ensuring the safety, sustainability, comfort, functionality, and efficiency of buildings all over the world.

These are people who help maintain the infrastructure that’s all around us. Without their dedication and hard work, the buildings and facilities that surround us would be a whole less safe than they would otherwise be. And that’s why we should take the time to show them a little bit of appreciation on this day.

The History Of World Facilities Management Day

The day was originally created by Global Facilities Management and was observed for the first time in August 2009. Although this day was observed during this month for a few years, it has also been moved to other months. It wasn’t until 2017 that this holiday would be moved to its current week in May. It’s been observed during this month ever since.

Some Quick Facts About Facility Management

Below are some quick facts about facility management that we’re sure everyone ready to observe World Facilities Management Day is going to appreciate.

  • Manages services allow the company to focus more on business and spend less time managing the facility.
  • Regular facility maintenance lowers the cost of repairs.
  • Facility management companies usually provide better support than internal teams.

Observe World Facilities Management Day

All that has to be done to observe this holiday is to thank a facilities manager that a person might know. If they don’t happen to know any facility managers, they can thank them on social media using the hashtag #WorldFacilitiesManagementDay. People can also use this holiday to learn more about facility management, and some people might even want to consider a job in this profession.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 8 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
May 14 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
May 10 Wednesday
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