Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Awards

Entry for Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Awards

DEADLINE: Judges must receive all materials by June 14, 2019.

Why Enter?

Everybody likes a little recognition, and maintenance and engineering departments are no exception. In fact, they might need it more than any other departments in institutional and commercial facilities, given the vital contributions they make to a facility's operations and mission.

That's where the Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Awards come in. They recognize the essential contributions departments make every day.

But if you're hesitant about entering, here are three great reasons you should:

Too many people in facilities just don't understand the importance of maintenance and engineering. Describing a noteworthy achievement can help everyone understand exactly why your department matters.

Your department does good work. Why not get some recognition for a job (or jobs) well done? You've earned it.

Letting everyone know your department is essential and valuable can raise the department's profile and help you earn a seat at the table when important decisions need to be made.

Questions? Contact dan.hounsell@tradepressmedia.com.

Please provide complete information for the questions below. You can attach supporting information, but do not rely only on attachments to tell your story. Concise, informative answers will help the judges give your achievements the fullest consideration. Judges will not consider entries with incomplete information. Facility Maintenance Decisions is not responsible for submission errors.

Note: Answer the questions below in a Word document, and save it for your records. Copy answers from that document, paste them into the form below, and hit the "Submit Entry" button. You will not receive confirmation or be able to review your entry after submitting it.

1. Name:

2. Title:

3. Organization:

4. Address:

5. Phone:

6. E-mail:

7. Category:
Renovations & Retrofits (HVAC system, plumbing system, roofing, grounds care, etc.)
Sustainability (water savings, energy efficiency, green purchasing, recycling, etc.)
Financial Management (budgeting, savings, capital planning, etc.)
Personnel Management (training, staffing, recruiting, outsourcing, etc.)

8. Description of achievement:
In 750 words or so, clearly describe the way the accomplishment contributed to the organization's overall success. The description must answer these questions:

  • What problem or opportunity started the process that produced the achievement?
  • Why did you choose a particular course of action?
  • What challenges did you face along the way, and how did you overcome them?
  • What was the outcome of the process, i.e., the achievement?

Or you can submit this information as an attachment.

9. Attach any other materials (photos, graphs, etc.) to support your entry. Attachments should provide information relevant to the description in Question 8.

Add Additional Attachments

10. Provide a list of key in-house participants in the achievement. (Not manufacturers, contractors, or service providers.)

Or you can submit this information as an attachment.

I have read the guidelines and to the best of my knowledge, and all the information supplied is correct. I understand Facility Maintenance Decisions and NFMT can use the information I have submitted for editorial and promotional purposes if judges select my submission. Check the box to complete submission.

You will not receive confirmation or be able to review your entry after submitting it.

If you have any questions, please contact dan.hounsell@tradepressmedia.com.