UW-Madison Division of Facilities Planning & Management and the College of Engineering’s Office of Engineering Professional Development announce a strategic partnership to develop world class facilities solutions.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) and the College of Engineering’s Office of Engineering Professional Development (EPD) have formed a strategic partnership to leverage the distinctive interdisciplinary strength of the university in the pursuit of the highest quality facilities and services for the UW-Madison campus.
World-class research relies on state-of-the-art facilities. FP&M has long supported the university’s research enterprise and helped provide the foundation for excellence in scholarship. This collaboration between FP&M and EPD will combine industry expertise and institutional knowledge to drive innovation across the entire spectrum of facilities maintenance and operations at UW-Madison.
“With our main campus spanning nearly a thousand acres and a mix of new and old facilities, FP&M is committed to providing efficient and effective facilities services,” says David Darling, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Management. “For us to be successful in this era of evermore specialized facilities, we need to develop our internal talent, keep pace with innovation and technology, and continue to evolve processes for managing facilities and planning the future of campus infrastructure. I am excited to announce a strategic partnership with the College of Engineering’s Office of Engineering Professional Development to help us be the best in class,” says Darling.
“A wide-range of professional expertise within EPD’s existing professional development portfolio aligns with the needs of FP&M,” says Douglas Reindl, Associate Dean for Engineering Professional Development. “We are looking forward to this strategic partnership to grow the knowledge, skill, and capabilities of FP&M staff so they can achieve greater impact on this campus,” says Reindl.
The Office of Engineering Professional Development offers more than 250 professional development courses annually serving more than 8,400 engineers and technical professionals across a range of disciplines. EPD also delivers nine online graduate degree programs to practicing professionals that seek to advance in their career by earning a top ranked credential.
FP&M’s sphere of operations extends to the entire 936-acre UW-Madison campus and includes buildings and grounds, walkways and roadways, parking lots, vehicles, and utility generation and distribution systems. On the main campus, this currently includes 418 buildings containing more than 15 million assignable square feet (ASF) of academic and research space and more than 26 million total gross square feet (GSF). Seventy-five percent of these facilities and infrastructure are at least 35 years old. There are also multiple buildings and more than 9,500 acres of off-campus property.