Many thanks to Matthew (Matt) Dapkus who Facilities Supervisor with Lane County who is hosting our May meeting for Local Facilities Manager's Connection (LFMC). Our topic of discussion for facilities, maintenance and risk management professionals will be “Out with the Old, In with the New: Modernizing for Efficiency.” This morning meeting will include a tour of a recent custom sheet metal project that has made changing filters on the two large air handlers serving the Public Service Building much, much easier and less expensive along with a few similar upgrades that have assisted with simplifying preventative maintenance as well as ROI.
WHEN: Thursday, May 18th, 2017 @ 8-930am
WHERE: Community Conference Room behind the basement cafeteria in the Lane County Public Service Building. You will have to walk through the cafeteria to get to the conference room.
Physical address: 125 E 8th Ave. Eugene
Parking instructions: Please park in the upper lot to the north behind Umpqua Bank (red border in the attached map) surrounded by Oak and Pearl Streets and 6th and 7th Avenues. I will meet everyone at the location circled in blue and hand out daily parking passes. It is imperative to get a parking pass as there is NO free parking in downtown Eugene!
About our host and LFMC Matt Dapkus:
Matt has been in his current role with Lane County for nearly five years, and has been working in facilities management for seven months prior to that. With this organization he oversees more than 20 buildings with over 800,000 square feet of structure plus their associated parking lots. Their facilities, maintenance and custodial team currently includes two landscape technicians, seven maintenance technicians, fourteen custodians, two supervisors and part time administrative support. Their facilities team utilizes a mix of in house professionals as well as vendors including larger electrical installations, technical HVAC work, concrete and pest control. Prior to entering the industry as a facilities management professional Matt was an electrician for 11 years. As we discussed the many hats that one wears as a facilities and maintenance professional, Mr. Dapkus shared that some of his keys to success include staying organized and following through are the most important things. "I find if I keep putting things on the back burner I become overwhelmed with the backlog of work and just end up putting out 'fires' and being reactive rather than proactive," shared Matt.
May Notes & Announcements:
April LFMC meeting recap of discussion Fire and Life Safety with Mark Dahl, Deputy Fire Marshal with the Eugene/Springfield Fire Department - HERE.
10/26/17 IFMA Oktoberfest Tailgater at Swallow Tail Spirits
Many thanks to this months sponsor:
Providing education and training that will help individuals and teams develop in their facilities, maintenance and risk related goals