BIFMA Compliant Program Overview—Upcoming in the Monthly Learning Series

Part of the BIFMA Learning Monthly Series, this is a live virtual learning opportunity for our members, designers, buyers, and anyone interested in furniture for the built environment. There is no fee to attend.

BIFMA Compliant Program Overview
Thursday, June 23, 2022 | Noon – 1:00 PM ET

You’re Invited to a Live Virtual Webinar

With an array of options available on the market today and recognizing that individuals and organizations are now outfitting home office environments, BIFMA seeks to help all customers make confident buying decisions. The BIFMA Compliant registry is a resource for both specifiers and buyers to quickly identify quality products that comply with safety and durability standards. By participating in the BIFMA Compliant program, manufacturers demonstrate to the market that their products are built different.

Who Should Attend

A&D professionals, facility managers, customers, furniture dealers, BIFMA members, non-members, and anyone interested in furniture for the built environment.

What will be Covered?

Program Benefits for Manufacturers 

  • validates products against rigorous performance standards
  • provides visibility to specifiers and buyers
  • helps combat rising counterfeit claims

Program Benefits for Specifiers

  • allows for greater ease in searching for trusted products
  • provides confidence in recommendations
  • delivers ease of verification

Program Benefits for Buyers

  • mitigates risk
  • improves employee safety and productivity
  • offers buying confidence with product quality and performance



Melissa DuBuisTest Lab Team Leader, Steelcase

Melissa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  She began her career at Steelcase as a product engineer in new product development 28 years ago. She moved into the test lab after a few years and has worked in a variety of roles, starting as a test engineer primarily testing seating products working her way into a leadership position.  As a leader in the lab, she was key member of the team bringing all 7 independent Steelcase test labs across multiple countries together under one global test lab department.  In addition to working for Steelcase, she has worked closely with BIFMA on many of their mechanical standards over the past 17 years and she has held a range of chair and vice chair positions. Melissa is also very involved in many other furniture industry standards, including ASTM and ISO.  While continuing to work at Steelcase, 1.5 years ago she was nominated and accepted the position of BIFMA Engineering Chair replacing Randy Ruster who held that position for over 20 years.