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BYU School of Technology gets $500,000 software grant

A large facility management software company recently donated $500,000 worth of software to the Brigham Young University facilities management program.

Students in Facilities Management 360 will use the donated software in their study of current trends and practices in computer-aided facility management, computerized maintenance management systems and integrated computer-aided design applications and databases.

The donation comes from Las Vegas-based TRIRIGA, a company that designs software to better manage facilities and projects. Its clients include JP Morgan-Chase, GE, GAP and several government organizations.

Mark Peterson, TIRIGA’s executive vice president of worldwide sales, said that the company employs a large number of BYU graduates, and that BYU’s facilities management program is a perfect recipient for their gift.

“We have a corporate philosophy of looking for ways to give back to the community,” he said. “We’re excited to be a part of what’s going on here [at BYU].”

BYU facilities management students were also recently honored by the International Facility Management Association with the award for the 2007 Student Chapter of the Year, as well as taking home nine of the organization’s 23 international scholarships.

For more information, contact the BYU School of Technology at (801) 422-1777.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

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