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Sullivan wins international group’s educator award

Kenn Sullivan IFMA Award

In his facilities management research, Kenneth Sullivan combines expertise in civil and environmental engineering with his knowledge of real estate management and economics.

The International Facilities Management Association gave its 2013 Educator Award to Arizona State University associate professor Kenneth Sullivan.

The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the facilities management profession through excellence in developing curriculum and instructing students in subjects related to facility management at a college, university or institute.

Sullivan is on the faculty of the Del E. Webb School of Construction Programs in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Facilities management professionals have expertise in construction project management, infrastructure systems, building operations, maintenance and technology, as well as in business management and finances, environmental stewardship and sustainability, emergency preparedness, and real estate and property management.

Sullivan created the Del E. Webb School’s Facilities Asset and Project Management master’s degree program and won Fulton Schools of Engineering teaching awards in 2008, 2009 and 2012.

He is co-director of the Performance Based Studies Research Group, which develops tools and processes to improve business efficiency through measurement of internal operations.

In 2012, he won an award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for a research paper he co-authored based on his facilities management strategies to improve the efficiency of semiconductor manufacturing operations at the Intel plant in Chandler, Ariz.

Sullivan’s work has drawn more than $6 million in funding to develop research processes that have been implemented in the information technology and business services industries and construction projects valued at more than $3 billion.

His educator award from the International Facilities Management Association was presented recently during the organization’s World Workplace conference in Philadelphia.

Written by Aimey Doolittle and Joe Kullman

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