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1.05 Improving Maintenance Efficiency & Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Track: Council/Industry Specific
Format: Case Study
Organization: IFMA
Knowledge Level: 300 level
Session Description: In 2012 the University of Central Florida (UCF) began a journey of improving their facility's maintenance efficiency and effectiveness. The improvement plan included a new computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), development and implementation of new work order, planning and scheduling processes, and a reorganization of the facilities maintenance group. The new plan has allowed UCF to see improvements in the control and stability of its work management program, as well as maintenance efficiency and effectiveness improvements that have exceeded their expectations. This session will examine what UCF did to achieve these organizational changes and present the results to date. Acquire real examples (metrics) of what was accomplish and what lessons were learned on what worked and what could have been done differently.
Learning Objectives:
  • Gain lessons learned from a multifaceted reorganization program.
  • Discuss do’s and don’ts of switching from one computerized maintenance management system to another.
  • Understand the importance of proper documentation of work performed in facilities maintenance.
  • Hear examples of benchmark and productivity reports.
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    Larry Simmons, CFM
    University of Central Florida
    Assistant Director, Facilities Operations
    Facilities Operations -Maintenance/HVAC

    Larry Simmons, CFM, is currently the assistant director, facilities operations, maintenance/HVAC, University of Central Florida. Larry has worked for 24 years in the public sector, with previous assignments with Seminole State College, City of Orlando, Orange County Government and the University of Central Florida. He has held various facilities positions, including budget planning and administration, accounting, operational and capital funded project management. Larry has an associate of applied science degree in electrical engineering technology, a bachelor's of science degree in industrial technology and a master's of public administration with a major in management. He has been a member of IFMA for 15 years and is a Certified Facility Manager. He has obtained a certificate of completion from the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) Facilities Management Institute, and holds an Orange County Master Electrician License. Larry is very active with the Orlando Chapter of IFMA and Public Sector Facilities Council, having held a number of offices. He is the current chapter immediate past president and council president.

    Richard Overman, CMRP
    Alidade-MER, Inc.
    Reliability Professional

    Rich Overman has more than 23 years of experience in working with companies to improve their equipment maintenance and reliability. His experience covers many industries, including higher education, jet aircraft (airframe, engines, electronics, avionics and other mechanical and electrical systems), nuclear power plants, mining, petro-chemical and pharmaceutical. He is an expert in process design, FMECA, RCM, life cycle cost analysis, and other aspects of equipment maintenance and reliability. Rich has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's of science degree in science education. He also has a graduate certificate in maintenance and reliability engineering. An internationally known speaker and writer, Rich was an Eminent Speaker in Australia and has published many articles, as well as speaking at various conferences in Australia and the United States.

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