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UVA Facilities Management Annual Report 2020–2021

Tackling a time like no other, together.

Highlights of the year

  • A cooling system designed by a UVA researcher and built by Facilities Management

    A part of the team

    Facilities Management teams support research at UVA

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  • Jimmy Davidson, in fall prevention equipment, works atop the the McCormick Observatory dome

    After 135 years, UVA’s McCormick Observatory gets its first new dome rollers

    The sliding doors on the University of Virginia’s McCormick Observatory dome are back on track

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  • Collage of FM employees working on ADA enhancements

    Celebrating accessibility

    Facilities Management teams work together to support the Americans with Disabilities Act

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  • FM employee attaching a foot pull to a door with a power drill

    Behind the scenes: photos track preparations for students’ return to Grounds

    Multiple departments have mobilized to respond to COVID precautions

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  • FM employee Mary Booker receives an award from Doug Gatlin

    FM receives industry award

    E&G Custodial Services team honored by APPA for innovation

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  • Wide view of water tanks being installed in the ground around Nameless Field

    Library Renovation Conserves Water Resources with Rain Tanks under Nameless Field

    Rain collection tanks will collect runoff from the roof of the renovated Alderman Library, transferring it to be used at the Newcomb Road Chiller Plant

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  • A hybrid Facilities Management fleet truck

    Q&A: How UVA’s residence hall wastewater virus testing works

    Read a Q&A with Dr. Amy Mathers about UVA’s residence hall wastewater virus testing

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  • A hybrid Facilities Management fleet truck

    UVA named a winner of Green Fleet Awards

    The UVA Facilities Management Fleet was recognized as one of the top 50 recipients of the national Green Fleet Awards

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  • Wide angle view of a construction crane and the renovations in progress on Alderman Library

    Sustainability is a key element of Alderman Library renovations

    Alderman Library is undergoing an extensive renovation, based on the Unversity’s own green building standards.

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  • Aerial view of The Lawn at UVA

    UVA embarks on ambitious sustainability plan

    10-year plan strives for carbon neutrality by 2030

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  • Three UVA Custodians wearing face coverings

    Thank you, UVA custodians

    Recognizing our frontline workers for National Custodian Day

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  • An FM employee installs a high-efficiency filter into an air-handling unit

    UVA Facilities experts use air-handling systems to battle COVID-19

    A group of specialists identifies available air-handling strategies and modifies equipment

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  • Facilities employees access a manhole cover

    Wastewater surveillance for COVID expands to greater Charlottesville area

    Surveillance helps forecast COVID-19 case surges

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  • FM employee Sandra Payne disinfects a plexiglass barrier

    What we've learned

    Looking back at a pandemic semester

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  • Headshot of Richard Barbour in suit and tie

    Barbour named OCA winner

    Health System Physical Plant’s Richard Barbour selected as a recipient of UVA’s Outstanding Contributor Award

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  • An FM employee in a cherrypicker works on the exterior brick of Alderman Library

    A peek behind the fences: inside Alderman Library’s renovations

    Major renovations to UVA's Alderman Library will continue through 2021 and 2022

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  • Two FM employees securing PVC pipes to a rainwater cistern

    Cisterns: using old technology in new, sustainable ways

    FM staff are using an old idea, cisterns, to capture rainwater and use it in beneficial, creative new ways

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  • A Facilities Management employee repoints mortar in a stone wall

    Masons repoint, replace mortar at University Chapel

    FM's historic masons are replacing or restoring mortar between the sandstone blocks

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  • Headshot of Marcus Klaton

    A New Approach to postsecondary education and corporate training that serves all learners

    UVA Edge helps employers invest in the long-term career success of workers without college degrees

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  • Architectural rendering of the proposed hotel and conference center

    Buildings & Grounds Committee approves hotel and conference center design

    The new structure will facilitate University events and gatherings

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  • Members of the Fleet team and engineering students meet outside Skipwith Hall

    Mindful Driving

    Students contribute to new FM training that will support safety and sustainability

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  • An FM employee in PPE holds up a brick stamped with the word Monticello

    Local 'Monticello' bricks found in Alderman Library renovation

    The over-sized bricks were found inside the McGregor Reading Room chimney

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  • Aerial view of UVA Grounds at sunset

    UVA Edge

    Facilities Management employees excel in innovative program

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  • A manhole outside UVA residence halls is accessed by a wastewater sampling device

    COVID-19 wastewater testing proves effective in new study

    The research was led by UVA Health's Dr. Amy Mathers

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  • Students in caps and gowns walk beneath a banner reading 'This is Grounds for celebration!'

    Final Exercises 2021

    Facilities Management teams support seven graduation ceremonies

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  • Jody Lahendro, photographed on The Lawn at UVA

    Historic architect Jody Lahendro has the past in his future

    Jody Lahendro has retired from the University of Virginia after 16 years of preserving its past

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  • Aerial view of Lambeth Field apartments

    Fresh air

    Facilities Management teams are working on an extensive project to improve the HVAC systems within the Lambeth Field Apartments

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