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From sustainability demands and renovation deadlines to staffing issues and financial challenges, there seems to be no end to the roadblocks and hurdles facing maintenance and engineering departments. Overcoming these challenges — and ensuring institutional and commercial facilities remain safe, operational, and energy efficient in the mean time — requires that managers and their staffs be creative, resourceful and persistent.
The Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Awards recognizes departments that have achieved those goals and delivered noteworthy projects and programs for their organizations.
In their seventh year, the Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Awards recognize the central role maintenance and engineering departments play in the cost-effective, energy-efficient operation of the nation’s institutional and commercial facilities. A combination of online voting, a panel of judges, and the magazine’s editors determines the recipients. To view all of the 2016 entries and past recipients, visit www.facilitiesnet.com/fmd/fmdaa. Watch the site for information on entering the 2017 awards program.
Maintenance and Engineering Stars: 2016 FMDAA Recipients
Sustainability: Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, Fla.
Sustainability: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Renovations and Retrofits: University of La Verne, La Verne, Calif.
Renovations and Retrofits: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
Financial Management: Westerville (Ohio) School District
Financial Management: Kettering (Ohio) School District
Personnel Management: Orange County, Orlando, Fla.
Personnel Management: Johnson and Wales University, Providence, R.I.