Civil Engineers’ Corner

As of December 2005, the KMC implemented its first Environmental Management System. Known as EMS, this program literally affects everyone in the KMC.  

The EMS program strives to operationalize responsible environmental stewardship while continually improving the efficiency of operations.  

All KMC personnel must take on an environmental risk management mindset. Much like the operational risk management thought process, we need to ask ourselves if the expected outcome of our actions is worth the potential risk to the environment.  

Operational enhancement is a primary part of the EMS program. By optimizing your organization’s processes, fewer resources will be used not only saving money, but lessening our impact on the environment.  

It’s no one person’s responsibility to look for possible improvements; everyone must look for daily ways to enhance operations.  

Each organization is setting goals and timelines to improve its operation.
In our first phase, we will concentrate on reducing refuse, waste water generation and electricity use. Two Cross Functional Team members are assigned within each organization to lead this quality initiative.

For more information please contact your CFT or the KMC EMS coordinator Rüdiger Schmitt or the alternate 1st Lt. Lincoln Coleman at 480-9318.

A water outage will occur Tuesday at the following buildings: 2113, 2116, 2117, 2118, 2119, 2120, 2121, 2122, 2139, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2168, 2170, 2171, 2188.  An outage from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is required to connect the new Southside Fitness Center water line to the main.