The Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) is a professional membership organization serving all professionals working in the built environment. We bring together professionals who ensure the optimal operation of high-rise commercial real estate, industrial plants, campuses of higher education, medical centers and (classified / non-classified) government facilities around the world. Established in 1915, AFE remains the leading technical education and credentialing resource for facilities management professionals. Each day we work to advance our mission to provide tools and resources to enhance the expertise and broaden the connections of facility management professionals worldwide.
Just as in social science, for AFE the term built environment refers to the surroundings people construct to provide settings for human activity and interaction, ranging in scale from buildings to parks and can often include their supporting infrastructure such as water supply and energy networks.