Award Nominees & Winners 2018

Award winners were announced, Monday, August 7, 2018 at the annual (OS1) Awards Banquet hosted by ManageMen, Inc.

Please scroll down and click on an category for award criteria and list of this year’s award nominees and winners (in bold). 

Pinnacle Award

2018 Award Winner- John Lawter, University of Michigan

John Lawter is a registered Landscape Architect and city planner with over 25 years of experience in higher education administration. John began his career in Columbus, Ohio where he spent six years as a landscape architectural designer and project manager with several large design firms.  

In 1985, he joined the Physical Plant at the Ohio State University as a staff landscape architect. John spent the next 17 years at Ohio State, much of that time as the Director of Grounds Maintenance and as the University Landscape Architect.  John left Ohio State for the University of Michigan in 2001 to become the Associate Director of Grounds and Waste Management where he was responsible for several units including Grounds Services, the Campus Landscape Architect’s Office, the Heavy Equipment Garage, Campus Moving, Waste Management Services and Recycling.  

In 2007, John became the Associate Director of a new department called Plant Building and Grounds Services which combined the former Grounds and Waste Management group with the campus custodial operations called Plant Building and Grounds Services (PBGS) employing over 500 FTE with an annual operations budget exceeding $30 million.  In 2016 PBGS split from the physical plant to become a stand along operation called Custodial and Grounds Services employing approximately 600 FTE.

John has a BS in Landscape Architecture and a MS in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University.

(OS1) Green Certified Program of Merit

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The Green Certified Program of Merit Award is presented to facilities that have submitted to a Progress Audit and earned at least an 80% score or higher. A facility that achieves this level is successfully managing their (OS1) Program. At this level, an organization is reducing environmental risk and the probability of unwanted effects. These programs can demonstrate the following:

  • Cleaning for Health first and then for appearance
  • Disposing of cleaning wastes in a environmentally responsible manner
  • Increased worker safety and awareness
  • Increased level of sanitation of building surfaces
  • Responsible and proper removal of pollutants from the facility
  • Reduction of chemical, particle and moisture residue
  • Minimization of human exposure to pollutants

2018 Green Certified Program Award Winners

  • The University of Texas at Austin – L. Theo Bellmont Hall
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Engineering Education and Research
  • Mt. San Antontio College – Business and Computer Technology Complex, Buildings 77, 78, 79
(OS1) Green Certified Programs of Excellence

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The Green Certified Program of Excellence Award is presented to facilities that have submitted to our annual Progress Audit and earned at least an 90% score or higher. A facility that achieves this level is successfully managing their (OS1) Program. At this level, an organization is reducing environmental risk and the probability of unwanted effects. These programs can demonstrate the following:

  • Cleaning for Health first and then for appearance
  • Disposing of cleaning wastes in a environmentally responsible manner
  • Increased worker safety and awareness
  • Increased level of sanitation of building surfaces
  • Responsible and proper removal of pollutants from the facility
  • Reduction of chemical, particle and moisture residue
  • Minimization of human exposure to pollutants

2018 (OS1) Program of Excellence Award Winners

  • GMI Building Services – Torrey Plaza
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Sid Richardson Hall

 

Best (OS1) Audit

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The Best (OS1) Audit Award goes to the organization who scores the highest on the (OS1) Audit for the current audit year. To receive this award a custodial operation must participate in the audit during the current audit year and earn the highest overall score for the facility audited.

2018 Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services, Inc.
  • Sandia National Laboratories – 2018 Winner
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Sid Richardson Hall
Workloading Award

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A fair and equal workload is the goal of all cleaning operations. It is also tedious and time consuming to set-up.  This not only includes the identification of cleanable square footage but a complex combination of factors including:  frequency, speed, materials, labor, safety and productivity. It means hours of data gathering to create a fair and equal work assignment for a cleaning team.

During the (OS1) Process Audit, auditors review Building Profiles, Job Cards and Core Maps. The audit will reveal how well the organization understands and uses this information. This includes Cleaning Workers, Trainers, Supervisors and Managers as well as Administrators.  Organizations who have simplified the workloading process have truly identified the One Best Way to move cleaning workers efficiently through buildings and are eligible for an award nomination in this category.

2018 Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin – 2018 Winner
Safety Award

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Recipients of the Safety Award can tangibly demonstrate strength, upgrades and improvement in their overall custodial safety program. In addition to these concepts, the recipient of the Best Safety Award will have scored the highest amongst peers in the Safety section of the (OS1) Progress Audit.

2018 Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services
  • Sandia National Laboratories – 2018 Winner
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • LAHH
Training Program Award

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Factors that impact this award are primarily based on the (OS1) Progress Audit score. Other considerations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Uniform training program set-up
  • Standardized tools and materials
  • Demonstrated repeatable outcomes in training room and in practice
  • Maintenance of overall training logs and certifications
  • Adherence to training specifications

2018 Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services, Inc.
  • Los Angeles Habilitation House
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin – 2018 Winner
Trainer of the Year Award

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The Trainer of the Year award goes to the individual trainer who has committed to participating in continuous improvement to their overall training program. The award nomination criteria for this category is not solely dependent upon having and (OS1) Audit. Factors that are considered for this award include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Attendance at the annual (OS1) Trainer and (OS1) Coach courses
  • (OS1) Trainer exam score (OTCH)
  • Improving, developing or implementing new training concepts that are repeatable outside their organization
  • Exhibiting of a caring and creative approach to training that establishes a professional custodial environment
  • Training department performance on (OS1) audits (when applicable)

2018 Award Nominees

  • Anna Torres-Atencio – Sandia National Labs
  • Jeff Hawkins – Provo City School District – 2018 Winner
  • Julian Castillo – The University of Texas at Austin
  • Guido Piccarolo – Los Angeles Habilitation House
  • Lorenzo Meza – Mt. San Antonio College
Best Cleaning Team Award

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This award is for the cleaning team that scores the highest on an (OS1) audit during the current audit year. For operations who audit several buildings, each individual team will be considered. Factors that impact this award a based on, but not limited to the following criteria:

  • Cleaning Team scores from the (OS1) Audit for the current audit year
  • Individual proficiencies of each specialist
  • Demonstration of the actual cleaning process
  • Understanding of the each individual specialist function

2018 Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services, Inc. – Torrey Plaza – 2018 Winner
  • Mt. San Antonio College – BCT Complex
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin – EER
  • LAHH
Best Cleaning Program

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This is an all-encompassing award. The recipient of the Best Cleaning Program has earned a high audit score for the current audit year; has contributed significantly to custodial bench marking efforts and has demonstrated a considerable strength in their custodial management approach.

Factors that contributed to this award include, but are not limited to:

  • (OS1) Audit Score
  • Overall strength of program
  • Significant implementation milestones
  • (OS1) Trainer Certificate Holder (OTCH)
  • Process upgrades that affect the scope of custodial management
  • Ability to demonstrate tangible improvements to facility health
  • Improvements to custodial safety
  • Collaboration with manufacturers, general interest groups, other custodial end users to study or deploy new concepts and technology in the cleaning industry.

2017 Best Cleaning Program Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services, Inc.
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin – 2018 Winner