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Local fire departments learn the ropes at the Power Plant

T.B. Simon Power Plant was recently transformed into something right out of a Hollywood blockbuster, as five Metro-area fire departments set up shop for Confined Space Rescue and Rescue Rope Training exercises.

IPF’s Tiaha Johnson wins MSU Student Employee of the Year Award

Out of just 40 MSU students nominated, IPF Human Resources student Tiaha Johnson’s positive attitude and strong work ethic set her apart and made her the 2019 Student Employee of the Year for MSU and also the state of Michigan.

IPF readies newly redesigned websites

Infrastructure Planning and Facilities is heading into spring with an all-new set of IPF websites. Our external, customer-facing website will launch on April 19, with the Hub via the Sharepoint platform launching right alongside it. 

IPF hosts successful MiAPPA Winter 2019 Conference

For three days in March, IPF welcomed nearly 500 MiAPPA members to campus to collaborate, share ideas and learn about ways to improve educational environments and facilities.

Showcasing MSU Lean Construction in India

IPF’s Amr Abdel-Azim recently represented MSU at the Lean in the Public Sector (LIPS) conference in New Delhi, India, where he showcased the university’s innovative use of lean construction practices. He has also served as LIPS Chairperson for the last three years.

Mobile device implementation project receives recognition

IPF’s Mobile Device Implementation Project recently received recognition at the 2019 Business Transformation and Operational Excellence Summit (BTOES) in Orlando, Florida.

Get to Know Kim Consavage, Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award recipient

Kim Consavage, Landscape Services utility worker, has received the 2018-19 Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award. This prestigious award is given to six support staff member each year who excel in their job performance, have a supportive attitude and contribute a valuable service to the university.

Wilson Road extension project complete with traffic signal now operating

The recent activation of the traffic lights at the new intersection of Wilson and Hagadorn roads signals the start of smoother commuting for campus users.

IPF helps students prepare for national competition

Landscape Services staff helped train two MSU Horticulture students, Colton Schlitters and John Slinkman, in preparation for their participation in the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) competition at Colorado State University. 

IPF sponsors engineering students’ development of trash bin capacity sensor

The Bindicator, is a battery-powered sensor system that attaches to a waste bin, and communicates with the Surplus Store and Recycling Center’s (SSRC) collections software, sensing bin capacity and indicating if the container needs to be serviced.