engineering and facilities
The planned renewal program is a year round process to review the different components of the university's infrastructure and determine the current condition and the remaining useful life. In determining these two factors an anticipated replacement date is established. Examples of what are included in the plan are:
Facility condition assessments produce a wealth of detail that can be invaluable in budgeting for facility or campus infrastructure upgrades. To the extent that the results of the assessment can be tied in to broader organizational objectives, the facility condition assessment can help the facility executive win funding for projects that are often long-overdue.
To be included in the planned renewal audit, please complete our Planned Renewal Request Form.
Sim joined Engineering and Facilities in 1976 initially as a drafting supervisor, becoming the work order coordinator, and then building engineer manager. He has served in his present capacity as the planned renewal program manager since 1999. He identifies and evaluates the mechanical and electrical systems and other infrastructure components on campus. Sim has received grants totaling $1.7M from FEMA and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. These grants funded the installation of hurricane shutters at the Psychiatric Institute and flood barriers at Rutledge Tower. Sim is a graduate of Trident Technical College with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.