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The Oscars of Maintenance: The 2016 FMD Achievement Awards



Program shines spotlight on value of maintenance and engineering departments


By Dave Lubach, Associate Editor   Maintenance & Operations

The Oscars of Maintenance: The 2016 FMD Achievement Awards

Hollywood has the Academy Awards. Maintenance and engineering departments have the Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Awards. As a bonus, receiving an award does not require long, boring speeches.

In their seventh year, the awards shine a spotlight on the value of maintenance and engineering departments in institutional and commercial facilities. The awards are a chance for departments to earn a well-deserved pat on the back.

The magazine created the awards to recognize the crucial role departments play in the cost-effective, energy-efficient operation of facilities. They recognize notable achievements in four categories:

  • Renovations and Retrofits, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, and grounds care
  • Financial Management, including capital and operating budgeting and notable project savings, and product specification.
  • Sustainability, including water conservation, energy efficiency, green purchasing, and recycling.
  • Personnel Management, including recruiting, training, retention, and outsourcing.

   The contest is free and easy to enter. Submit your entries here, and visit www.facilitiesnet.com/fmd/fmdaa for more information.

   Good luck from the editors of Facility Maintenance Decisions. We look forward to reading about all the fruits from your department’s labors.


posted on 4/22/2016

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