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Team Shaw streamlines with Big 30

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  • By Senior Airman Destani K. Matheny
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron has identified the most mission critical buildings on base and closely monitors them to ensure readiness capabilities. These buildings are known as the Big 30.

The 20th CES is developing a new program that shares the name of the collective buildings to modernize communication between the facility managers of the Big 30 and Shaw engineers. A key capability of this initiative is the ability to more efficiently track and complete workorders put in by facility managers.

“Big 30 not only makes it easier for facility managers to track the progress of their workorder, but also allows for CES Airmen to spend less time with paperwork,” said 1st Lt. Patrick Ford, 20th CES deputy operations flight commander. “They will be able to track who is assigned to what, delete accidental duplicates and edit the status of workorders more efficiently.”

Big 30 facility managers will also be able to see CES Airmen availability for future projects and eventually all facility managers will have access to this software.

The current system used is a web-based facility management application. This system tracks work orders, but does not have the capability for two-way communication or request prioritization.

“When I compare Big 30 to the current system, I found Big 30 to be much more user-friendly,” said Tech. Sgt. Shawn Rowe, 20th Security Forces facility manager. “This new program would be really beneficial in saving time and energy for new facility managers in particular.”

Big 30 is scheduled to be completed and available for use for facility managers on Shaw within the next few months. The project aims to streamline engineering operations across Team Shaw, increasing operational capacity for the 20th Fighter Wing and its mission partners.