Arbor Day 2022

Arbor Day 2022

On Arbor Day, April 29, 2022, F&S staff and grounds experts, along with students and campus leaders, planted a tree! The University of Illinois is a Tree Campus USA once again, earning the honor from the Arbor Day Foundation for the following: “To obtain this distinction, your campus has met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus Higher Education, including establishment … Continue reading Arbor Day 2022

Artist Cynthia Miller with F&S Carpenters Curtis Wayne and Jed Brummer

Capital Programs, Carpenters Complete Artist’s ‘Vision’

Talbot Laboratory, home to the Grainger College of Engineering, now hosts a 39-piece art display from a University of Illinois graduate. Artist Cynthia Miller specializes in copper enameling and is extremely appreciative of the effort it took to install, which included F&S in both planning and execution. Miller’s work, called ‘Cosmic Vision,’ is large-scale—nearly twice as large as anything she has made—and is featured in … Continue reading Capital Programs, Carpenters Complete Artist’s ‘Vision’

roofer foreperson with ropes

Shops Soaring for Safety

The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) sets industry standards and awards certifications regarding rope safety. F&S roofers and sheet metal workers, which utilize ropes and access techniques to repair roofs or conduct building maintenance inspections recently learned some of these skills as part of a training course. Patrick Wood, coordinator of special programs, Building Maintenance, and Shane Carr, roofer foreperson, led the initiative … Continue reading Shops Soaring for Safety

Powering Up: Apprentice Certifications Show Employee Development

Welders have a lot to learn. There’s various techniques, each offering their own challenges, before even considering the plethora of materials one can weld. All in all, there might be 100 certifications in pipe welding mastery alone. Before you know it, a couple of apprentices at F&S will have learned a bunch of them! Utilities pipefitters apprentice Brandon Lovett received two United Association (UA) Pipe … Continue reading Powering Up: Apprentice Certifications Show Employee Development