Facilities Focus - June 2019 - Volume 2

Volume two of the new Facilities Focus newsletter

IPF champions university-wide licensing of Promapp

With leadership from Team IPF, and in collaboration with MSU Purchasing, the university has negotiated an enterprise license for Promapp, the system that allows users to document, store and share business processes and procedures. This licensing agreement will result in significant savings for the university.

Get to know IPF: Derek Cuthbert

Derek Cuthbert, one of three IPF electricians who primarily maintain campus fire alarms, has always had an interest in electrical work.

“Big Mo” to the rescue!

In the early hours of Thursday, May 30, electrical service entrance equipment at Owen Hall failed, causing a partial building power outage. A short time later, Team IPF was on the scene deploying their large, mobile electrical generator known affectionately as “Big Mo.”

Spartan fans get a chance to own a piece of MSU history

In April, the turf field was replaced at Spartan Stadium to improve the quality of the playing surface, which had become worn after years of play. About 200 rolls of the old turf was sold through the Surplus Store to Spartan alumni and fans.

Get to know IPF: Yun Cao

Meet IPF landscape architect Yun Cao, who is passionate about creating sustainable yet aesthetic environments for MSU.

Facilities Focus - Volume 1 - May 2019

Volume one of the new Facilities Focus newsletter

IPF helps students engineer a better tomorrow

IPF staff members recently helped five teams of engineering students complete and present projects for the College of Engineering’s Design Day in which the students show their capstone projects, celebrate their accomplishments and compete for awards.

Landscape Services uses drone technology to track erosion

Landscape Services recently embarked on a project started by an IPF student employee to restore the banks of the Red Cedar River using a drone to map existing erosion.

Get to know IPF: Jedidiah Asher

Many of us are routinely called upon to ‘put out fires’ in our jobs; dealing with finding solutions to tough problems. However, IPF’s Jed Asher’s job makes him indispensable when it comes to having to put out actual fires.