Case Studies In House Construction Executive

Sheila Liccketto – Memorial Hermann Medical Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Sheila Liccketto was taught how to be practical and versatile by the time she was a teenager. For instance, before she was allowed to drive, her father made sure she knew how to check the oil and change a tire and the brakes on a car. This approach has informed her work as director of […]

Brian Weldy – HealthTrust

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Imagine a hospital that can monitor its HVAC as closely as it tracks the blood pressure of patients. It uses sensors and controls to generate real-time data on energy use, temperature and air pressure throughout the facilities. As vice president for HealthTrust FacilitiGroup, Brian Weldy hopes to do just this for the nationwide network of […]

Junior Popplewell – Muncie Ivy Tech Community College

Est. reading time: 5 mins

A rectangular brown and beige, two-story concrete structure that once housed the Star Press in Muncie, Indiana, the building really was yesterday’s news. It had stood vacant since 2000, save for break-ins. Years later when the newspaper’s owners donated it to Ivy Tech Community College, it was one very distressed property. “Just a rundown eyesore […]

Kristine Fisher – Sleep Number

Est. reading time: 4 mins

After starting her career in construction project management and then getting into real estate and facility management, Kristine Fisher realized the areas are often segmented at companies. She noticed that some organizations only focus on repairs and maintenance rather than taking a comprehensive corporate real estate approach. She says this approach creates more efficiencies, higher quality […]

Michael Kazarian – Panera Bread

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a design that hasn’t gone stale, it’s just in need of some refreshment. So explains Michael Kazarian as he oversees renovations at around 75 Panera Bread locales this year. Much has changed since the popular chain of bakery-cafes debuted in 1987, with the past few years perhaps the most consequential for Panera as well […]

Marcos A. Rodriguez – Bakersfield College

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Education is multifaceted. For instance, one can learn how to install an irrigation system by working on a farm or by sitting behind a college desk. Marcos Rodriguez did both. Between 1996 and 2004, he worked as an irrigation manager for Wonderful Orchards, a pistachio, almond and pomegranate farm covering 22,000 acres. In 1999, he […]

Brandon Chandler – Temple University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Like many who rise to the rank of university housing facilities director, Brandon Chandler started at the bottom of the ladder, serving as a resident assistant at his alma mater, Rutgers University, and then taking a job as a housing coordinator after graduation. But as he began climbing the rungs, Chandler did something different: he […]

JoAnn Rife – UW-Oshkosh

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At the center of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus sits a beige, two-story building known as Polk Library. While the tree-lined library looks serene from the outside, its infrastructure—which dates to the 1960s—has literally become an explosive issue for the university community. When it was constructed, Polk used what’s known as a two-pipe mechanical system, […]

Mike Craig – St. Joseph’s/Candler

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If nothing else, it’s been a change of pace for Mike Craig. For nearly 20 years, he played crucial roles in facilities management at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center. From his beginnings as a contracted foreman in the electronic shop, he rose through the ranks and became director of facility management. However, Craig says he […]

Heather Bock – Denver Public Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While Colorado may be known for its snowy peaks, the state also experiences days of sweltering heat. At Denver Public Schools, classes are cancelled when indoor temperatures exceed a stuffy 85 degrees. During the second week of the 2022-23 school year, students were released early three days because of heat.  The issue isn’t just the […]

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