Federal Facilities Council
The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) was established in 1953 as the Federal Construction Council. It operates under the auspices of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) of the National Research Council, the principal operating agency of the National Academies and the National Academy of Engineering. The FFC's mission is to identify and advance technologies, processes, and management practices that improve the performance of federal facilities over their entire life-cycle, from planning to disposal.
The FFC fulfills its mission by (1) networking/sharing information among the agencies on a regular basis in a neutral forum; and (2) leveraging funding for studies, conferences, forums on topics of interest to the members.Typically, the annual FFC program will include initiation/completion of a policy study conducted by a blue ribbon panel of experts, the initiation/completion of 1-2 technical studies, and 2-5 forums.To facilitate networking, the FFC supports 5 standing committees which meet quarterly for a total of 20 one-half day meetings per year. The majority of meetings include presentations by guest speakers from the federal community, academia, and the private sector.
Visit the FFC Web site for more information.