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Facility Manageent

Facilities Management Update

Published June 18th, 2019 in Facility Manageent

John Hunter

This spring has produced progress on the needed repairs to our UW office. Thanks to our super volunteer, Phil Schad, another rear office wall was repaired and repainted, creating more storage space which gave us the opportunity to move the cabinets in the radio room into this section of the office. Our radio room now a larger, more usable space and our office supplies are all in one area. Phil has begun replacing our overhead florescence light bulbs with more energy efficient LED bulbs. The results are better lighting and instant energy savings.

Our monthly work sessions have focused on sorting and reorganizing years of acquired items with the goal of establishing more efficient storage areas as well as more usable office space. We have achieved results but more work is needed to accomplish our goal.

In June Addcox Heating will begin the replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) ductwork. Although this will create more work for the FM committee in patching and painting our ceilings, we look forward to the end result, a more comfortable and energy efficient office space.

Throughout the summer we will continue to address various building maintenance projects as our budget allows. Please considering joining us on the second Saturday of each month, 10 am to 1 pm, for our work sessions. There is always work to be done and we have a great group!