Case Studies August 2021

Christopher Wyckoff – Town of Mooresville, NC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The police building in Mooresville, North Carolina, had plenty of space in 2001 when it was built, comfortably housing its staff of 50. Now more than double that number cram into the offices each day—but not for much longer. The new police headquarters are a necessary upgrade, says Christopher Wyckoff, director of facilities for the […]

Malcolm LeMay – Oregon State University College of Business

Est. reading time: 4 mins

After upgrading HVAC systems to protect against COVID-19, Malcolm LeMay had to shut them down. The director of operations had been “bringing in as much air as possible” at Oregon State University College of Business from March to September of 2020 to limit the spread of the virus. Then, just before students returned for the […]

Angelo Cox – Inland Empire Health Plan

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Even in the midst of summer, September looms. Schoolchildren have it in the back of their minds they play in the sunshine. By August, stores are offering back-to-school specials, and the nights may carry a small chill in the air. September is looming, as well, for the 2,500 employees at Inland Empire Health Plan in […]

Scott Gentry – Williamson Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He feels an attachment to Williamson Medical Center, Scott Gentry’s grandfather having been on its building committee when the original structure went up in 1957. Owned by Williams County but run independently as a nonprofit, the hospital in Franklin, Tennessee, has been through many changes, with Gentry adding to the legacy as director of facility […]

John Lembo – RiverSpring Living

Est. reading time: 5 mins

John Lembo doesn’t live on the 32-acre campus of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York City, but as vice president for facilities management for its parent organization, RiverSpring Living, he says it feels like home. At RiverSpring Living, Lembo is stewarding two major capital projects designed to provide residents new levels of comfort […]

David Wilson – Avanir Pharmaceuticals

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When David Wilson was getting ready to graduate from Maine Maritime Academy, he went to sea for a mandatory six-month training regimen required of all students. Aside from wearing a uniform, sleeping in a bunk no wider than he was, and riding an onslaught of rolling waves, Wilson, an engineering student, would need to prove […]

Jim Christakos – Bachem America Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s 93 miles between Bachem Americas’ facilities in Vista and Torrance, and while it might be an exaggeration to say that Jim Christakos could now drive between those Southern California cities blindfolded, it might not be too far from the truth. For three-and-a-half years, he commuted daily along the Pacific Coast Highway, fine-tuning specialized facilities […]

Brendon Behan – Center for Vein Restoration

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A once-in-a-century pandemic notwithstanding, Brendon Behan, the director of real estate and facilities at the Center for Vein Restoration, has made the most of 2021. He has 14 new offices planned and an equal number of acquisitions in the works at the Maryland-based medical company that’s expanded from 15 offices to www.linkedin.com/in/brendonbehan/more than 100 nationwide […]

Terry Gant – Detroit Community Health Connection Inc.

Est. reading time: 3 mins

A nonprofit health organization didn’t let lack of space stop it from administering COVID-19 vaccines. On the contrary, Terry Gant acquired, prepared and maintained trailers outside of Detroit Community Health Connection. Despite being outdoor clinics, the trailers are medical facilities with all the complexities. Gant, the  , and his staff keep them operating while ensuring […]

Pedro Avila – Simi Valley Unified School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1939, Bing Crosby sang “An Apple for the Teacher,” referencing the tradition of students bringing teachers the fruit often associated with knowledge. The practice may have begun on the western frontier in the late 1800s when students—and their families—were responsible for housing and feeding their teachers. The frontier revolved around community and, according to […]

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