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Association for Facilities Engineering®

AFE East Region

AFE 4 Long Island Cigar Classic XVIII

April 26, 2024

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to network with facility professionals in New York. Register Now.

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AFE North Central Region

Welcome Gene Tonetti to Region 2

New AFE Member, Gene Tonetti, is the President of Water Systems Management, LLC. located in Indiana. WSM is offering industrial water treatment consulting services for boiler, cooling water, process water, and wastewater applications. WSM provides equipment troubleshooting, bid document reviews, as well as, full program oversight, and chemical/equipment vendor selection. Gene is an expert in all types of water-related corrosion problems including domestic water issues. Gene has a total of 41 years of industrial experience and is a Certified Water Technologist with the Association of Water Technologies.

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Gene Tonetti


Water Systems Management

AFE Midwestern

AFE 1 Chicagoland Joins AFE Forward Event in Chicago

AFE 1 Chicagoland participated in the National AFE Forward Annual Celebration on February 23 with national board members present. The Facility Excellence Leader of the Year Award was presented to the AFE Industry Partner, IASBO. See photos of the event below.

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SAVE THE DATE, Lucky13 Golf Outing

AFE 13 Twin Cities will host its Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, July 15, 2024, at Oak Glen Golf Course.

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July 15, 2024


AFE Pacific Northwestern

AFE 151 NorCal Introduces New Board President

Jack Sesto, Engineering Manager for ABM, was introduced at the beginning of the year as the new President of the Board of Directors for AFE 151. As an Engineering Manager at ABM Industries, Jack oversees engineering services for the greater Bay Area, managing many skilled engineers. He has over 8 years of experience in the engineering and facility management field, with a strong background in operational efficiency, compliance audits, budgeting, and financial/operational risk management.

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Jack Sesto

Engineering Manager


AFE 39 Silicon Valley, Meet Stan!

Stan Nakaso, Facility Business Partner for Lockheed Martin, has been an influential member of the Silicon Valley AFE Chapter since 2014. Stan has held many positions within the Chapter but is currently the Past President of the Board of Directors.

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.

Stan is actively supporting the Chapter's new President, Jon Legnitto with UG2.

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Stan Nakaso

Facility Business Partner

Lockheed Martin

AFE Florida Southeastern

CellAntenna hosts Southern Florida facilities Lunch & Learn

New AFE Business Partner CellAntenna announces Lunch & Learn opportunity at the Southern Florida headquarters.


AFE 187 Palmetto State, SC elects VP

Todd Hughes,CPE, Director of Engineering, MUSC Health Pee Dee Division has been nominated as the new Vice President of the Board of Directors. Todd has served in various capacities in Hospital Facilities Management for over 30 years including 23+ at the Director level. He's involved in equipment and construction decisions, responsible for TJC, CMS and DHEC documentation and surveys as related to the Environment of Care to include but not limited to: Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Management, Utilities, Medical Equipment, Life Safety, and Construction.

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Todd Hughes, CPE

Director of Engineering

MUSC Health Pee Dee Division

AFE 23 Piedmont Triad Tours Winston-Salem Ice Rink

Piedmont Triad Chapter had the pleasure of attending a back operations tour of the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Ice-Rink. The Chapter provided Lee Shapiro, Facility Director, with a certificate of appreciation for their professional facility tour after the event.

(AFE 23 Group with Lee Shapiro at WSF Ice Rink.)

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AFE Western

AFE 38 SoCal offers FREE tickets to AFE Facility Pros 

for the Southern California Facilities Expo

Join Southern California facility professionals at the Anaheim Convention Center this April.

AFE reception with food and beverages will follow the show on the 17th. Details TBD, email SoCal if you are interested in participating.

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AFE New England

AFE 85 Pioneer Valley hosts March Tour

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AFE 33 Boston Set To Tour Gillette Stadium

The beginning of the 2023 NFL season marked the completion of the most dramatic Gillette Stadium improvements since its opening in 2002.  The $250 million project completely transformed Gillette Stadium’s appearance, greatly enhancing the event day experience for fans.  It includes the Gillette Stadium Lighthouse, a new signature 22 story lighthouse with a 360 degree observation deck open to guests year round.  The project also features the largest outdoor curved-radius videoboard at a sports venue in the country, the G-P Atrium, a new 50,000 square foot function space overlooking the game field, and a newly reimagined Plaza.  The improvements also include the Ticketmaster entry canopy, a remodeled Row of Honor, the Bud Light Celebration Beer Hall, the Pepsi Grab & Go, a connectivity on the Upper concourse for movement east to west, increased restroom capacity, and permanent bars and concession locations featuring new product offerings.

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AFE 74 Worcester tours new state-of-the-art high school project

AFE 74 Worcester toured the City's newest Public School, Doherty Memorial High School.

The new 420,000 SF building will support an educational program for nearly 1,700 students, with spaces for vocational programs including Engineering & Technology. The building will also support significantly expanded STEAM facilities, including a Blackbox Theater, a Biotechnology Lab, and a Multi-Media Makerspace.

With a construction cost of just over $300 million, the new facility, which is targeting LEED Gold Certification, will replace the outdated existing Doherty Memorial High School from the mid-1960’s with modern teaching facilities for grades 9 – 12.

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AFE 140 Granite State hosts tour of UNH Northwest Heat Plant

In 2018 UNH commissioned the design and construction of its Northwest Heat Plan (NWHP), a new biomass-fired, district heat plant. The plant utilizes semi-dry woodchips, which are a new and innovative biomass fuel that is widely used in Europe but just beginning to gain adoption in the United States.

UNH is the first higher education institution to use semi-dry chips in the United States. This emerging biomass fuel type has benefits when compared to more traditional wet woodchips and wood pellets. This state-of-the-art facility provides heating hot water to five buildings totaling over 100,000 net square feet of academic and research space.

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