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Dec 14 Exec Director
I want to thank Gary Stevens, Corporate Director of Engineering for the Heritage Hotels and Resorts, for his years of devoted service to the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico as he steps down from the Board of Directors and into the role of member emeritus. Gary was a driving force in bringing the group through the reorganization and acquisition efforts which have legitimatized and grown the alliance of facility managers and their constituents. He is owed a real debt of gratitude for his guidance and support during FMANM’s evolution.
Next, join me in congratulating our VP Tom Plummer, US Army Corps of Engineers, as he takes a new position as Director of Healthcare Facilities Operations for Albuquerque Area Indian Health Services. I initially met Tom as the facility manager for San Juan Regional Medical Center. Tom is a well-rounded facility professional and underscores the partnership FMANM has with our Healthcare Committee, a division of the organization focused on the particular challenges of running a healthcare facility.
The day-to-day “heavy-lifting” for the group is performed by my treasurers, Lori Gunnare and Dave Jensen. Another organizational force and invaluable Board member is secretary Kevin Givens. Stepping up this year as well was Mary Beth Hames who brings her expertise in marketing and social media to play in promoting the organization’s events. We also thank Mike Chavez for his contributions to the board, particularly in his foresight in program planning.
President George Jimenez and Board Member Selby Lucero continue to lead us and, as facility managers, provide credible, real-world guidance to the organization.
For 2014, I am also pleased to welcome and thank Jessica Leyva with SMI Facility Services who is our membership outreach liaison, and Michaela Sandoval from Moving Solutions who is working closely with Lori to keep the books in order.
Be sure to take a minute to thank the leaders of this association when you see them at the Holiday Party on December 17th, 2014. Don’t forget to bring your checkbook so you can help us to help the less fortunate folks of the community by writing out your check to support the efforts of the homeless shelter called Joy Junction.
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Facility Assessment Planning Tools
Shared At November Gathering
Julie Krebs, Associate AIA, LEED AP, C.E.M. with the Standardization & Sustainability Branch of the
US Army Corps of Engineers, addressed the November meeting of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico, sharing invaluable information on facility assessments and planning contained within a program called BUILDER. The process starts with an inventory, which leads into conditional and functionality assessments. From there, a condition prediction can be predicated, leading to work planning and work prioritization. Accurate forecasting and actionable work planning lead to an engineering based investment plan, the ultimate outcome of the BUILDER processes.
Julie said, “If people are interested in BUILDER the best option would be to visit the SMS website:
http://sms.cecer.army.mil/SitePages/BUILDER.aspx. BUILDER is available for public as well as private sector use through several licensed distributors listed on ths website (Atkins, Calibre, FM Projects, Inflection Networks, North Pacific Support Services, and Tetra Tech). The best bet would be to take a look at the training videos and to contact one of the distributers for more information.”
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2014 Facility & Building
Operations & Maintenance Expo
Facility professionals and their suppliers converged on
the Sandia Resort and Casino in October to share
resources and information at the 2014 FAB O&M Show.
Free food, fifty dollar gift cards, and a fun Fall Festival
theme set the stage as facility and building operations and maintenance
folks visited with their current and future suppliers.
Special thanks and appreciation was afforded to the corporate
sponsors, KONE Elevator & Escalator, and National Roofing,
who, alongside the Facility Manager Association of New and
the FMANM Healthcare Committee made the event possible.
The folks from D&H Petroleum won the cost of their booth
rebated to them by sweeping the “Best in Show” category for
their fun, interactive display which featured giant, battery-operated
spiders cruising through the crowd.
Facility Engineer Joe Brown with Greer Enterprises
commented, “I found that folks were willing to take the time to
discuss their products and services in unhurried detail. I always
get some great new ideas from the show.”
The greater good of the gathering is to add funding to
scholarships at the University of New Mexico and the Central
New Mexico Community College.
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PNM Copper Theft Legislation Update
March 10, 2014
During the 30-day legislative session that just concluded in Santa Fe, we saw good progress in our efforts to address copper theft, a crime that has hurt many of our customers. Governor Susana Martinez signed a new law that criminalize metal theft. Additionally, $200,000 has been appropriated for enforcement of the Recycled Metals Act as part of the state government budget. Customers who contacted their legislators to share their first-hand experience with copper theft on their church, business or service organization made a big difference.
SB 21, Disruption of Communications and Utilities, sponsored by Sen. Steve Neville, makes it a criminal act with penalties to create a public safety hazard or disrupt communications and utility services by theft or intentional damage to customer or utility‐owned equipment.
The law, which had support from the metal recycling industry, law enforcement and the business community, makes copper theft a misdemeanor for the first and second offenses, punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine, and a fourth degree felony for the third and any subsequent offense, punishable by up to 18 months in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. The statue is one of the first to recognize copper theft as a safety hazard to innocent people, including children, who could come into contact with energized equipment left exposed by thieves, as well as to our employees who work on energized equipment. The law takes effect on May 21.
In 2012, PNM supported an amendment to the Sale of Recycled Metals Act that created a recycled metals reporting data base, but at the time no money was appropriated for enforcement activities. This year, bills sponsored by Rep. Patti Lundstrom in the House and Sen. Steve Neville in the Senate provided a $200,000 appropriation to the N.M. Regulation and Licensing Department (NMRLD) that will fund that department’s investigation and prosecution of those who deal in stolen metal plus training and support for other law enforcement entities.
At PNM, we will continue to work with law enforcement, legislators, the recycling industry, other utilities - and you - to stop copper theft. As a reminder, through our partnership with Crime Stoppers, a $500 reward will be paid to anyone whose tip leads to the arrest and conviction of a copper thief. Please share that information with friends, family and co-workers.
To ask a question or provide input, contact Manuel Quintana, PNM account manager, at (505) 241-4716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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