For the past 15 years, more than 130 institutions from nine countries have participated in the IAMFA Annual Benchmarking Exercise facilitated by Facility Issues. This presentation will highlight key findings of the 2017 survey. Some of the elements measured include costs for building operations, building and grounds maintenance, and building security. In addition to costs, the survey also provides benchmarks for space utilization, workforce size, organizational structures, event rentals, sustainability measures, and more.
In supplement to this session, Robert Lambe will host Security Benchmarking workshop on Friday.
Managing Principal, Facility Issues
Chicago has been the center of American architecture since the late 19th century. The city's most important early architects Louis Sullivan and his partner, Dankmar Adler, designed the Chicago Stock Exchange, built from 1893 to 1894. When the original Stock Exchange was demolished in 1972, sections of Sullivan's elaborate stenciled decorations, molded plaster capitals, and art glass were preserved from the Trading Room. Using these fragments, the Art Institute was able to reconstruct the Trading Room in its Rubloff Building between 1976 and 1977.