September 20, 2016

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Test Your Safety Savvy!

We’re excited to announce a safety game competition. And competition comes with reward.

Each month, we’ll include a photo right here in the newsletter. In your Shop Safety Meeting, you’ll have to find and identify all the hazards in the photo. Each hazard earns you 1 point and the shop with the most points at year end will receive a top secret reward.

Keep an eye out for your first photo in next week’s newsletter.

Reminder: Enter raffle for free ticket to the Harvest Feast

For the third year in a row Building Operations will have a presence at Harvest Feast. The Harvest Feastival is an epic outdoor feast is chance to enjoy the fresh produce from the UBC Farm and explore UBC’s incredible Arts and Culture District offerings. Read more here:

We’ve purchased tickets for one table and will be raffling seats today. Contact Caroline Soriano asap if you wish to be entered for a free ticket!

Check out Upcoming Professional Development @UBC Workshops

Browse through the fall catalogue of UBC professional development courses, now available here. [link:]

These in-person, at-cost professional development workshops are geared to improve your effectiveness at work and to support your career and personal growth. Be sure to talk with your supervisor before enrolling in a course during work hours.

Homecoming Banner Was Looking Good

Thanks to the tool shop and architectural shop for helping the Building Ops Labour division get the banner back up quickly by sourcing and loaning their man lift in time for the homecoming. The banner looked great.

EOS Renewal Project Complete – Well Done!

We’re happy to announce that the exterior painting renewal job at the Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS) has been completed, on time and on budget. This project was a preventive maintenance job that extends the life of the EOS building by 15 to 20 years. See the before and after photos below.

Together, the Facilities Manager and the Project Manager from Project Services worked with the clients to understand their needs throughout the project, to keep the project on track, and minimize impact to building users.  And to minimize the impact to the campus community, the exterior was painted during the summer months instead of the busier back to school time.

This is a great example of a project well managed and well done! Our clients were impressed by the level of customer service throughout the project too.

“The job went very well and the buildings look great!! Thanks to all involved, especially Steve, Jason and also Troy from DoneRight.” – Tim Morgan, Assistant Director, Facilities and Departmental Emergency Director, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. 


Quick Updates

NPS score remains at 77% with 2 new promoters.