Vol. 20, No. 18
July 19, 2001
Facilities conducts informative
Facilities employees listen to a presentation in Hullihen Circle.
Nearly 500 employees keep UD up and running efficiently and smoothly in such areas as planning and construction, utilities, carpentry, locks, custodial services, grounds and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
On July 12, Facilities had its first open house for its employees who toured five campus locations. The tour began at the Maintenance Center, located off Academy Street, where the Administration Financial and Operations Center had a display and handouts. Participants also could tour operations and maintenance shops, viewing energy management systems, a utility plant, electric generators and the carpentry shop.
The second stop was Gore Hall, where custodial services staff demonstrated the equipment they use in nonresidential buildings. A mechanical room on the tour allowed heating, ventilation and air conditioning staff to explain their equipment. The facilities CITA (campus information technology associates) group also gave a presentation on computer support.
At Hullihen Circle, the grounds division displayed numerous pieces of equipment and provided information on the lands owned by the University and the different species of plants found on its campuses.
Cannon Hall was the fourth tour stop where Residential Custodial Services displayed their services and demonstrated the entry card system.
The tour ended at the Human Resources Building on Academy Street, where Facilities Planning and Construction had some models along with before and after slides of recent projects.
Approximately 200 employees attended the tour, and the overall reaction was positive, according to Dave Heckman, facilities
Because of the success of the open house tour, Facilities is considering a similar event in the future for the entire University community, Heckman said.
Photo by Kathy Flickinger