Magazines are a great way to learn and to keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the Facility industry. Even if you can’t read every article, you are likely to find something you can use, and if you pass your magazine around your office, everyone will benefit.
Many have on-line content so you don’t necessarily need a subscription. Some are free to qualified FM professionals, some are association publications provided to members and others require a paid publications.
This is a fairly comprehensive list of magazines from around the world, directly from the ‘References’ section my new book, “Managing Facilities & Real Estate”. In my book, I also list associations and conferences.
The list is alphabetical and mostly includes magazines that deal with FM in general with a few that focus on specific facility types, such as hospital, retail or corporate.
Whether or not you’re in the specific industry or country where the magazines are from, check them out on-line and you may find useful information, ideas and solutions you can use.
If you know of others, even specialized magazines targeting suppliers and contractors in the industry (such as janitorial, plumbing, etc. ), please feel free to add them by adding a comment below with information about the magazine.
Building Magazine (Canada)
Covers the building development and management industry in Canada. Provides building developers and managers, contractors, architects, engineers and specification writers with the latest news and information.
Buildings Magazine (US)
Helps building owners and facilities managers make decisions relevant to the construction, modernization and management of their facilities. Provides content that enlightens and inspires. Award-winning editorial content.
Building Operating Management Magazine (US)
Covers technology and management issues for building owners and facility managers responsible for large office, educational, healthcare, government, retail, hospitality and other commercial/institutional buildings.
Canadian Facility Management & Design
For facility managers and the designers of workplaces, educational institutions and healthcare facilities. Focuses on leading-edge developments in energy management, sustainable design, products, ergonomics, outsourcing, technology and managerial skills.
Canadian Healthcare Facilities
Canadian Healthcare Facilities is the official publication of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) and is a vital information source for 2,500 readers who are actively involved in healthcare facility operation and management.
Canadian Property Management Magazine
Brings industry news from one end of Canada to the other along with pertinent and timely features, technical articles and case law reports.
Cleaning & Maintenance Management Magazine (US)
Provides balanced editorial that is focused on product application as well as the business management needs to the most diversified group of end users within the cleaning and maintenance market.
Condo Business (Canada)
For developers, property managers, condominium boards and those directly involved in the industry. Provides a mix of feature articles, news commentary and expert advice on everything from maintenance to legal issues to be competitive in this dynamic market.
Facility Care (US)
Provides information on quality operation, design and maintenance of healthcare facilities as well as a shared community of healthcare facility experts who explore and analyze issues that affect your facility and its environment of care.
Facilitator Magazine (US)
By the Restaurant Facility Management Association, a resource for news, educational articles, up to date developments and the very latest trends in the world of restaurant facility management.
Facility Management Magazine (Australian)
An information resource servicing professional facility managers. Readers are managers of Australia’s built environment, responsible for the sustainable and efficient operation of office buildings, schools, hospitals, retail complexes and civic structures of all kinds.
Facilities Management Magazine (Middle East)
A quarterly FM magazine on the GCC’s built environment including green buildings and environmentally friendly technologies. Integrates disciplines involved in making an infrastructure, pleasant, functional, and manageable places to live and work.
Facility Management Journal (US)
The publication of the International Facility Management Association. FMJ has been written specifically for professionals involved with developing and maintaining productive workplaces. The FMJ is a resource for those in the built environment.
Facility Manager (US)
The International Association of Assembly Managers’ publication includes articles from practitioners and experts that shape the industry, association news and announcements and well as industry trends and solutions.
FM Quest (India)
This is a new quarterly publication from the Alliance of Infrastructure and Facility Managers of India association that focuses on the association’s and members areas of interest in facilities and infrastructure in India.
FM World (UK)
From the British Institute of Facilities Management, it aims to keep those interested in facilities management, workplace and property issues up-to-date with the latest developments and thinking and provides a forum for topical debate.
Health Estate Journal (UK)
The Journal of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management with news about the institute, a broad range of product and industry news and in-depth technical articles. Covers issues in the UK and abroad.
Health Facilities Management (US)
Produced by the American Hospital Association, provides coverage of the unique challenges facing health facility design/architecture, construction and operations communities. Reports on trends in hospital construction and renovations.
Journal of Property Management (US)
Offers coverage of the real estate management industry with expert insights on trends and issues affecting all property types. Includes industry advice on maintenance, sustainability and overall management practices for real estate managers.
Published by CoreNet Global, covering corporate real estate trends and practices with a focus on the workplace and occupiers of leased space.
Maintenance Solutions (US)
Provides articles, columns focusing on products and solutions for technical and maintenance across all types of facilities.
Maintenance Technology Magazine (US)
Maintenance Technology magazine is a business and technical information source for managers, engineers and supervisors responsible for plant equipment maintenance & reliability as well as asset management.
Premises & Facilities Management Magazine (UK)
Provides best practice guidance, service suppliers, products and applications, news and jobs.
Practical Facilities Management Magazine (UK)
Articles reflect a multitude of disciplines, with an extensive news section leading each issue and business news and product showcases highlighting the diversity of the industry.
Professional Retail Store Maintenance (US)
PRSM’s official publication, it covers maintenance issues and information for the retail industry.
Qube Magazine (UK)
A merger of two magazines, Building Maintenance and Services (BMS) and Total Facilities Management (TFM), this magazine offers facility managers information for interior and exterior products, services and solutions.
RFP Office Space Magazine (Hong King)
Focusing on corporate real estate, workplace, design and office management for corporate end users, developers and investors, architects and designers. Includes timely and essential articles, informative interviews, trends and industry intelligence.
Today’s Facility Manager Magazine (US)
Up-to-date articles on the latest practices, products, and services in the field with strategic and product focused editorial.