John Furman

The Spring Quarter edition of "Desk Notes" from Facilities Management's John Furman features tidbits on Western's supply chain, the FM customer service team, updates on services and projects under way, and more. 

This edition addresses a number of important projects and milestones that are underway which will have significant impact on campus.

We have recently completed rekeying all exterior doors of University Residences and will soon start rekeying all academic building exterior doors. This…

Winter weather has arrived, and Facilities Management Director John Furman wants campus to know what to expect at Western Washington University when snow and ice are on the ground.

"As weather systems approach, Facilities Management spends a lot of time monitoring various…

Western Washington University projects and campaigns to change user behavior have resulted in significant energy savings and rebates through Puget Sound Energy programs.

Recently, Western completed energy saving projects in a number of campus buildings, routed through PSE’s rebate…

With the winter weather season upon us, it’s a good time to remind everyone of what happens before, during, and after snow events, and what to expect during those times.

As a winter storm approaches, Facilities Management spends a lot of time monitoring various weather forecasts as…

Welcome back to all! Over the past several months I have visited most of the colleges and have had the opportunity to meet department chairs and staff to hear their concerns and suggestions. Some suggestions have been catalysts for quick changes while others will take longer to implement. Our…

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard sent the following memo (also attached below) to Steve Hollenhorst and John Furman, co-chairs of the Sustainability Advisory Committee, on Tuesday, Sept. 23:

As noted in my recent blog posting, action by the Western…

Facilities Management at Western Washington University is beginning a new email response system for customers who submit work requests through the FAMIS self-service portal.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 15, FM will send automatic email responses to customers in three stages:…

As spring quarter ends and much of campus starts thinking about their own summer plans, it’s a good time to let everyone know about what repair and construction work is planned for the summer. If you leave campus right after graduation and don’t return until fall, you might never…

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