Interim CU-Boulder Campus Planning Director Named As Thweatt Departs

first_imgMoe Tabrizi, director of the energy conservation program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named interim director of planning, design and construction while a search is conducted to replace outgoing director and architect Steve Thweatt. Paul Tabolt, vice chancellor for administration, made the announcement today to inform campus departments that are involved in current or pending construction projects. Thweatt, who has been campus architect and director of planning, design and construction at CU-Boulder since 1994, is leaving in March for a position at Emory University in Atlanta. “Steve Thweatt has made a lasting and visible impression on the campus in the 12-plus years that he has served as the director of planning, design and construction,” Tabolt said. “We owe a debt of gratitude to Steve as he moves on to this new phase of his career.” Tabolt said he was “pleased to announce that Moe Tabrizi will replace Steve as the interim director of planning, design and construction, effective March 16. Moe has earned a solid reputation in this community and beyond for his commitment to sustainability and resource conservation.” As energy conservation officer, Tabrizi has recommended conservation improvements, developed and implemented a program to conserve energy, prepared grant proposals for campus conservation projects and analyzed energy consumption data to pinpoint significant utility savings. Tabrizi will take over Thweatt’s duties, overseeing all capital planning, new construction, renovations and improvement projects on the campus.  The transition will be “seamless, won’t skip a beat,” Thweatt said. Because other people currently are handling all major campus projects, the planners and project managers will remain the same and clients won’t see any changes, he said. Three major projects currently under way at CU-Boulder include the business building addition and renovation, completion of work on student recreation fields, including Farrand Field to be completed this summer, and the demolition of the Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building starting this summer to make way for construction of a new Visual Arts Complex beginning in the fall. Also on the horizon is construction of a new indoor athletic practice facility adjacent to Boulder Creek off Folsom Street, which is scheduled for completion in mid-October. All CU-Boulder planning and construction contacts will remain the same and all requests will be processed as usual, Thweatt said. The campus commitment to maintaining CU-Boulder’s architectural integrity, frequently cited as one of the nation’s most beautiful, will continue, Thweatt said. Thweatt’s position oversees five divisions in the facilities management department, including the offices of facilities planning; design and construction; engineering; capital assets and space planning; and campus architect. Since 1994, Thweatt estimates he has overseen the construction, renovation or improvement of about 40 percent of all campus building space. In April he will assume the position of associate vice president for design and construction at Emory University. Published: March 6, 2007 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

NIP Inc commemorates anniversary despite challenges

first_img Share 75 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews NIP Inc commemorates anniversary despite challenges by: – August 31, 2012 Tweet Production manager and plant engineer, Fitzroy Williams, awarded for his outstanding performanceDominica’s sole toilet tissue company has commemorated its second year of operation despite many challenges which it is being faced with.Nature Island Products Inc was officially launched on 31st August, 2010 and produces 280 sheet and 500 sheet toilet tissue; “Emerald Touch”.At a press conference on Friday, Severin McKenzie told members of the press, the ability to effectively promote and advertise their products at an affordable rate is a challenge.“One of our major challenges is promotion of our products, to remind consumers that we are here producing toilet paper and it is available here and it is available in many supermarkets and shops all over the island…The cost of advertising is prohibitive and at the same time if you do not advertise, the consumers quickly forget that your products exist”. Suzanne Xavier Simon of Newtown receiving a month’s supply from employee Francilia FrancisHe explained that the application of the value added tax is another challenge which he hopes that the government will reconsider as currently they are being charged VAT on imported raw materials.Although the company was forced to downsize due to economic and financial challenges, he said this has assisted in increasing the company’s efficiency. As part of the commemoration, the company saw it fit to acknowledge customers who have been “very supportive” of the company.According to him, some consumers are extremely pleased with the product and have indicated to him that they “refuse to buy imported products”.These individuals and businesses were awarded plaques of appreciation to one business who has been selling their products exclusively.Owner of Nature Trail Minimart in Marigot, Wayne JamesRoss University School of Medicine in Portsmouth was awarded for being a constant purchaser of the products since inception, while Nature Trail Minimart in Marigot was awarded for their support in the sale of the products and making a conscious decision to sell only NIP Inc products.Two customers who participated in the summer promotion; customers were asked to bring in the wrapping of the toilet tissue as proof that they use it and the person who brought in the most would receive a gift.Suzanne Xavier Simon of Newtown won that promotion and will receive a monthly supply of tissue from August 2012 to 31st August, 2013, and the other, Phillip Bertrand of Canefield will also receive one year supply of toilet tissue for his support to the company. During the summer, NIP Inc also held a summer sales innovative program as they were approached by several students who wanted part time jobs. Nelicia Louis was awarded for exemplary attitude in NIP Inc’s summer sales innovative program.Under that program, the students were instructed to gain sales for the products on which they received 10% commission on every $1.00 made.Nelicia Louis who recently graduated from the Castle Bruce Secondary School showed the most “exemplary attitude in the promotion of the products” and was also awarded with a plaque.Meanwhile, production manager and plant engineer Fitzroy Williams was awarded in appreciation of his “outstanding performance”.NIP Inc also produces paper towels however they are not being sold in supermarkets as they are not satisfied with the quality of tearing.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more