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1.4: Organizations for Infrastructure Management

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  • A variety of industrial and professional organizations have emerged to provide a forum for infrastructure managers and indeed to support the notion that the discipline itself represents a discrete field of study within the engineering profession. These organizations provide a means of spreading relevant information, such as best practices and job availability. However, these organizations often are limited to particular types of infrastructure or specific regions or countries. A partial list of related professional organizations associated with the practice of infrastructure management in the United States is listed below:

    • APPA ( Association of Physical Plant Professionals
    • ASCE ( American Society of Civil Engineers
    • ASME ( American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • SAME ( Society of American Military Engineers
    • BOMA ( Building Owners & Managers Association
    • IFMA ( International Facilities Management Association
    • AFE ( Association of Facility Engineers