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Optimizing the Facility Manager Relationship

by Andrew Dawson, Project Manager for Kirlin Builders

In describing how to make the Facility Manager relationship strong, Kirlin Builders’ Andrew Dawson draws upon his nearly decade of experience in project management to give his insights on building a productive relationship with the Facility Manager and their office. He touches on knowing hospital protocols, honest communication, going above and beyond, and uses one of Kirlin Builders’ most successful projects to illustrate how to bring it all together.

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Optimizing the Facility Manager Relationship

Stand Down Week Achieves 100% Participation

For the second straight year, Kirlin Builders has achieved 100% participation from our construction professionals and subcontractors in completing OSHA’s Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

Fall Protection is one of the most commonly cited OSHA standard violations. In 2014, the year before the program was implemented, 337 of the 874 fatalities on the job site in construction were as a result of falls from elevation. These are preventable tragedies that with awareness, training, and a team buy-in concept can be drastically reduced.

At Kirlin Builders job sites from Maryland to Hawaii, each of our construction professionals led sessions with our subcontractors to review proper fall protection measures on the job site – notably ones specific to our ongoing projects. That’s more than 75 projects at over 33 locations across the United States. Kirlin Builders construction managers and our subcontractor reviewed proper use of equipment, checking for safe processes, and being proactive about spotting and stopping unsafe practices.

Last year we were part of the over 2.5 million workers who took part in this nationwide effort. This year, OSHA expects more than 5 million participants to Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Thank you to all our dedicated site staff who made our 2016 Stand Down week a rousing success, and to 100% participation for 2017!