Handwork Journal2023-04-07T15:19:51+00:00
David Handwork

David Handwork

David Handwork Biography
David Handwork was named the Chief Engineer for United Commercial Energy Partners, LLC in January 2022. David brings over 30 years of facilities operation, energy efficiency, and capital construction knowledge to the UCEP leadership and operations team.

David’s 30 years of professional experience includes major capital construction management in higher education and food processing, engineering design, and management of multiple teams of professionals. His professional leadership in ASHRAE, APPA, CAPPA, and other organizations is a testament of commitment to advancing and promoting the field of facilities management. David’s notable accomplishments include facilities operation efficiencies resulting in 20% budget reallocation, university campus energy efficiency reducing net Energy Use Index (EUI) from +130 kBTU/sqft/yr to 94 kBTU/sqft/yr, and completing over $300 million of capital construction projects during his career.

United Commercial Energy Partners, LLC

  • Chief Engineer – January 2022 – Present

Arkansas State University 2001 – 2021

  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management, May 2016 – December 2021
  • Director of Planning Design and Construction, April 2011- May 2016
  • Director of Engineering Services, September 2001 – April 2011

Camfil-Farr, 1999 to 2001

  • Design Engineer and Customer Service Manager for Gas Turbine Inlet Filtration division

Riceland Foods, Inc., 1993 – 1999

  • Operations Manager – Stuttgart Grain Dryer, June 1997 – June 1999
  • Construction Project Engineer – Commodity Operations Division, May 1993 – June 1997

Professional Memberships and Accomplishments

Arkansas Registered Professional Engineer #9535

Arkansas Mechanical License #0004215

Texas Registered Professional Engineer #142829

Texas Mechanical License #TACLA120784E

APPA, Leadership in Higher Education Facilities (www.appa.org)

  • 2022 – Current – APPA liaison to ASHRAE
  • 2018 – 21 APPA International – Vice President of Information and Communications
  • 2019 and 2022 APPA Meritorious Service Award
  • Standards and Codes Council founding member, 2007 to present
  • APPA Standard 1000 Total Cost of Ownership Contributor
  • Facilities Informatics Work Group Member
  • Ten Published “Code Talkers” articles in Facilities Manager, APPA trade periodical
  • 2014 President – Central Region (AR, TX, OK, MO, KS, NE, SD, ND, Manitoba)
  • 2012 APPA Pacesetter Award Recipient

American Society of Heating Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Engineers (www.ashrae.org)

  • 2018-19 President Elect Advisory Committee Member
  • Standard 90.1 Project Committee Member, Mechanical Subcommittee Member
  • Technical Committee TC 9.7 Education Facilities, 2017-19 Chair
  • MTG Effective Buildings Operations
  • 2022 International Building Decarbonization Conference Paper “Decarbonization Roadmap

for Large Scale Buildings and Campuses”

David Handwork, PE, CEFP

Facilities Management Mechanical Engineering Professional

Phone – 870.897.2613 • Email – dhandwork@ucepartners.com

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