UT Facilities Services has announced the winners of the 2015 Chuck Thompson Outstanding Employee Awards. The recipients of the seventeenth annual awards are IT Technologist Jim McCarter and Zone Maintenance Foreman Johnny Waggoner.
Facilities Services News
UT’s Facilities Services Department recently held its second annual Pink Day to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The department held a bake sale to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Knoxville foundation.
Sam Adams, an arborist with Facilities Services, was recently profiled by Environmental Monitor, for his work to save ash trees on campus from the emerald ash borer. Adams has made it his mission to understand the pests and use the best tools available to beat them back.
Looking for way to boost your recycling game? Facilities Services is hosting a workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Everyday Recycling and Zero Waste Practices,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, September 28, at the International House Great Room.
Landscape Services arborist Sam Adams has been working diligently to save campus trees from an invasive insect. The emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle that can kill an ash tree in as little as three years, was first documented in East Tennessee in 2010 and has affected all ash trees on campus.
Have you ever wondered what types of projects UT Facilities Services manages? Now it’s easier than ever to find out. The department’s recently created 2015 Summer and Fall Projects Catalog details the major tasks completed during summer break and the projects that are slated for this fall.
Facilities Services workers are installing new building signage as part of a comprehensive effort to make it easier for people to navigate the Knoxville campus. The year-long project involves installing a wayfinding system that aligns with UT Knoxville’s brand standards.
Students returning to campus for the fall semester will be greeted by the iconic Volunteer statue on the renovated Torchbearer Plaza and Circle Park.
The paint crew from Facilities Services were featured in an article by MJ Slaby for the News Sentinel on June 2. The team recently lead a class on painting tips and techniques, and they are busy with numerous projects around campus.
The cornerstone of the University of Tennessee’s ongoing campus transformation is now open. The first phase of the long-awaited new Student Union welcomed its first visitors Monday morning. The 142,000-square-foot-building is the new central hub to meet, eat, and relax. The Student Union provides much-needed space to enhance services for the university’s more than 27,000 students.