Randy Ortgiesen

Randy Ortgiesen Randy Ortgiesen, head of Facilities Engineering Services Section, wrote this week’s column. Fermilab will soon wrap up the construction of several large construction projects called General Plant Projects (GPP). Not only did these projects create local construction jobs, they perhaps more importantly helped the laboratory and DOE prepare for the future in a very real way. As we near completion, let me remind you of these critical projects. The additions to the MI-8 service building and Industrial Building…

Randy Ortgiesen, head of the Facilities Engineering Services Section, wrote this week’s column. Randy Ortgiesen The annual village electrical distribution maintenance was successfully completed this past weekend. Although a distant second to the planning and coordination required for large maintenance activities associated with an accelerator shutdown, maintenance in the Village is still very important and involves a lot of planning. Conducting such maintenance prevents unplanned down times and equipment failures, increases efficiency, saves money and optimizes performance. I was reminded…

Randy Ortgiesen Randy Ortgiesen, head of the Facilities and Engineering Services Section, wrote this week’s column. As the laboratory has now entered the fifth month of this year’s Continuing Resolution, there is still much uncertainty about the final fiscal year 2011 budget, but the laboratory continues to progress towards its future. We have heard quite a bit about how the continuing resolution does not currently allow for new starts on capital projects and the impact it could have on project…