Facility leaders share their thoughts on what to expect this year and beyond
Join Dave Thompson on Feb. 27 in our Ask the Expert session on motivating and recognizing technicians and janitors
Believing the university's interests for long-term financial stewardship would be best served through a local training program for building managers, the training department within the 1,200-person Plant Operations department formed the Plant Academy. The academy — offering courses taught by university subject-matter experts covering building systems, facilities business systems, and health and safety — aims to increase the knowledge and skills of building managers and promote best practices in facilities management. Ninety-two managers have completed the program. In 2012, the program expanded recruitment to academic business officers who oversee facility budgets and provide supervision to facility professionals.
Personnel Management: University of Michigan