Get to know IPF: Justin Mullins

Lights on…lights off, heat on…heat off, air on…air off; it’s the rhythm of the campus. Justin Mullins knows how to keep the beat and adjust the tempo to ensure efficient building operations.

Helping others help others

IPF is a massive and complex beast; being a greenhorn here can be intimidating. Enter the Buddy Program.

IPF receives funding to restore Red Cedar riverbanks

A living lab and place of relaxation to students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities, the Red Cedar River runs for three miles through campus and its beauty is easily seen by all passersby. But less obvious is how threatened the river is by erosion, something that IPF is working to change.

IPF arborists help students branch out

The south lawn of the IPF Building became the classroom on Sept. 10, as 44 students from Department of Horticulture instructor Marcus Duck’s HRT 213L Landscape Maintenance Field Laboratory classes took to the trees as part of workshops designed to help them develop an understanding and appreciation for safety and climbing techniques used in the care of large trees.

Riverbank Restoration 2019

Volunteers are needed for this important riverbank restoration initiative.

A new chapter for a Library roof

For some, the idea of a “green” roof conjures up visions of landscaping staff pushing lawn mowers over the tops of campus buildings. But in reality, installing a green roof is a low-maintenance way of replacing natural spaces that were lost as part of building construction.

Get to know IPF: Ken Londos

“I love that fact that I’m able to support the employees that make this campus run,” Londos said. “I know that by putting in my best effort and doing a good job, I’m contributing to the success of current and future Spartans.”

Facilities Focus - September 2019 - Volume 5

Volume five of the Facilities Focus e-newsletter

Streamlining processes cuts construction planning time

The MSU Board of Trustees recently revised the university's Capital Project Planning and Approval Policy. The revision, initiated by Infrastructure Planning and Facilities’ Planning, Design and Construction department staff increases the threshold for Board of Trustees’ approval of construction projects from $1 million to $5 million and effectively shortens the planning time for many projects. 

Get to know your IPF crews: Steam, Distribution and Outside Weld

This 20-man team, headed by supervisor Sam Fortino, is composed of three individual crews with almost 400 years of combined experience.