News

Andy Cook named PSFEI student co-op engineer for Fall 2018
08/27/2018

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) welcomes Andy Cook, who joins the Institute as a student co-op engineer, effective August 27.

Aryk Strunk named as new preservation trades specialist
06/28/2018

Based at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, Strunk is working with master craftsmen to maintain and restore historic buildings. In his role as preservation trades specialist, Strunk will use various disciplines including carpentry, painting, masonry, joinery and window restoration. Reporting to Robert Nelson, PHMC program manager, he will also be tasked with similar work at other PHMC sites.

Mark Bodenschatz to help INTERPOL secure 2022 FIFA World Cup
06/15/2018

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announced that Mark Bodenschatz, associate director of the Institute, has been invited to assist INTERPOL, the world's largest police organization, to secure the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The quadrennial international men's football championship is scheduled to be held November 21 to December 18, 2022, in Qatar and will be the first World Cup hosted in the Middle East.

COSTARS members save big on utility costs thanks to electricity shopping event
06/12/2018

A total of 324 accounts were solicited and awarded using the PSFEI-created Energy Risk Management Application (ERMA). By comparing published utility company rates (known as the price to compare) to bids from prospective suppliers, PSFEI enabled COSTARS to lock in lower rates for 48 members, for a total of more than $450,000 in projected savings.

Mark Garlicki named new water systems engineer
06/04/2018

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Mark Garlicki, P.E.to the role of water systems engineer, effective June 4, 2018. Garlicki will report to Mark Bodenschatz, associate director.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute saves Commonwealth millions in electricity costs
05/08/2018

A total of 315 accounts were solicited using the PSFEI-created Energy Risk Management Application (ERMA). By comparing published utility company rates (or the price to compare) to bids from prospective suppliers, PSFEI enabled DGS to lock in lower rates for 214 accounts, spread across 19 agencies, for a total of more than $4 million in savings for the Commonwealth.

John Hajduk becomes first person to earn ProFM credential
04/12/2018

John Hajduk, director of the Institute, has recently become the first person to earn a ProFM credential.

Matthew McCallion earns internship for Spring 2018
01/30/2018

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) welcomes Matthew McCallion, who joins the Institute as an intern.

John Hajduk to serve on advisory committee for Professional Facility Management Institute
11/02/2017

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announced the appointment of John Hajduk to the ProFMI Commission, an advisory committee for the Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI). Hajduk, who currently serves as director of PSFEI, is one of 13 founding members of the commission.

PSFEI appoints Mark Bodenschatz as associate director
09/18/2017

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Bodenschatz, PE, CSSP to the role of associate director, effective September 18, 2017. Bodenschatz fills the role, which has been vacant since John Hajduk was named director of the institute in March 2017.

PSFEI Welcomes New Staff Members
09/14/2017

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announced the appointment of Christian Smith, software programmer/analyst, and Meridyth Lanza, administrative support assistant.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute to present Visible Emissions Training Program: Smoke School
08/04/2017

The 2017-2018 calendar year brings improvements to the Visible Emissions Training Program including a new training location and more EPA method certifications. Casually known as "Smoke School," the program is designed for individuals who want to become certified in areas of air pollution prevention, technology, regulation, measurement and science.

New dean for College of Engineering named, set to begin in August
06/12/2017

Penn State announced June 12 that Justin Schwartz has been named the new Harold and Inge Marcus Dean in the College of Engineering, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees at the July meeting.

PSFEI celebrates success of facility management course and awards attendees
06/12/2017

Over the past eight years, the EFM program has grown significantly, thanks in part to a more-structured format, targeted topics and a team of instructors that boasts more than 80 years of combined experience.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute to take unique approach to Safety
05/25/2017

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is taking a unique approach to ensure the safety of its staff, both in the office and field, thanks to a program the institute recently launched. An expansion of the environmental, health and safety management system already in place at the university, the PSFEI approach will mitigate risks associated with traveling and while conducting highly variable and unique tasks at host clients' facilities.

Geoffrey "Scott" McCall earns Certified Educational Facilities Professional Credentials
05/22/2017

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) proudly announces the certification of Geoffrey "Scott" McCall, P.E., C.E.M., electrical engineer for the institute. McCall was one of only a select few to pass the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) exam, recently held at University Park.

Welcome New Summer Interns
05/12/2017

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announces the appointment of four new interns - Jeremy Cummings, Jessica Serna, Jonathan Snowberger and Kathleen Witt, effective May-August 2017.

PSFEI announces partnership with The Salvation Army's Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers
04/10/2017

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announced its partnership with the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, an extension of The Salvation Army, which provide underserved communities family-friendly options for indoor and outdoor recreation, health and fitness, performing arts, after-school programs and more.

Welcome New Programmer/Analyst to PSFEI
04/10/2017

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announces the appointment of Diane Haldeman, senior programmer/analyst, effective April 10, 2017

Welcome New Staff Members to PSFEI
02/01/2017

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Danica Laub and Jason Rivera Yanes.

 
 

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The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides facilities engineering services, education programs, and energy management to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835