Security Drives Demand for Facilities Managers

 

by Perri Capell, senior correspondent for CareerJournal.com

Published in The Wall Street Journal

 

Sept. 11 has led to big changes for facilities managers.  Companies now recognize the need to put security issues on the front burner, which means greater responsibilities for such professionals.

“After Sept. 11, security awareness has been extremely heightened everywhere,” says Don Young, Vice President of Communications for the International Facilities Management Association in Houston.  “It has become a priority, whereas there might not have been an emphasis on it before.”

More than 1,800 have attended IFMA”s course on emergency preparedness held around the country since Sept. 11.  When conducting facilities searches in New York and the tri-state region, security issues are…


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