Stewardship in the Face of the Storm
Facilities is always proud to serve UT—even as we responded to emergencies at all hours under the harsh weather conditions of the severe winter freeze earlier this year. The heroic efforts of our team members is captured in the links below, as part of our Values at Work Series.
"Landscape Services partners with University Housing and Dining and South Asia Institute to create South Asia Garden"
Apr. 27, 2021 - Read this FAS Times story about how our Landscape Design and Installation team drew on their "historical and horticultural knowledge" to bring a South Asian garden to life on campus through a collaboration with University Housing and Dining and the South Asia Institute.
Storm damage to UT buildings minimal, response by maintenance techs brings rapid return to operations
Mar. 8, 2021 - Read this Daily Texan story about how our Facilities Operations and Maintenance technicians were "making emergencies repairs, keeping systems operational, and planning the return to normal operations" during and after a severe winter storm.
Mar. 2, 2021 - Read this FAS Times story on how our Landscape Services team "responded to the storm and continue to assess damage and tree health" on campus.
Feb. 28, 2021 - Read this KXAN News story that features our Urban Forestry Supervisor (and ISA certified arborist) Jennifer Hrobar discussing her team's role in addressing damage to UT's trees, clearing the campus grounds, and removing hazards as a result of the storms.
Feb. 26, 2021 - Read this FAS Times story about how the UT Surplus REuse Store offers shoppers inexpensive home furnishings, electronics, art, and books as well as UT-branded apparel and memorabilia. "Besides providing value to customers, the store is also a creative way to reduce waste as part of the university's Zero Waste Program. "
Feb. 2, 2021 - Read this KXAN News story about how UT Surplus Property's online auction joined forces with Parking and Transportation Services to hold the university's annual bike auction online.