UH System Facilities leaders gathered to collaborate, network and gain knowledge at the 2021 UHS Facilities Forum. This year’s theme was to contemplate the concept of ‘finding the new normal’ under these very unusual global circumstances. The event was attended by members of staff at the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Victoria and University of Houston-Clear Lake.
The first presentation was a keynote address from Dr. Robert K. Glenn. The President of UH-Victoria shared an encouraging message that many participants regarded as inspiring and hopeful.
A series of other workshops transpired over the following 48 hours and formed a collaborative, learning environment. Facilitators highlighted the importance of establishing networks, shared research, and valuable information.
Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President David Oliver said, “The time we spend together during the forum builds our knowledge base and helps to encourage the continuous development of new ways of thinking. Out of the four years we have had this event, this was the best one. It gets better each year.”
UH Facilities/Construction Management thanks all of the participants who engaged during the forum. A very special thanks goes out to the hard work and dedication of the Facilities Forum planning committee who met for months in advance to discuss the logistics and who were prepared for multiple scenarios under the new normal mindset. F/CM looks forward to conducting many more UHS Facilities Forums in the future.