FP&M Updates for Building Managers (June 24)

Building Managers:

New Masking Signage

Campus has developed revised signage for building entrances to reflect the new campus guidelines for face coverings/masks. Physical Plant will install exterior signage over the next several weeks.

No other action is needed on your part.

Outdated Exterior Signage Removed

Outdated, exterior signage has been removed by Physical Plant, and the glass has been cleaned.

Do you see outdated signage remaining at building entrances? Please report any missed signage removal to Physical Plant Customer Service at ppcustomerservice@fpm.wisc.edu or 608-263-3333.

This is also a great time to remove outdated interior signage, as well.

Spacing Adjustments for Upcoming Physical Distancing Change

The Chancellor’s recent message indicates we will return to pre-pandemic guidelines for configuring campus spaces, effective August 9. Additional spacing to promote physical distancing will no longer be required; classrooms and other spaces will operate at full capacity.

As we work through this next transition, we recognize there is much work to do to restore furniture and/or fixtures that have been relocated or marked off for non-use. This responsibility will fall to building occupants with the exception of General Assignment classrooms, which Space Management will reset. If altered departmental classrooms, research labs, office space, common areas, and other spaces will need to be restored, departmental resources will need to be used.

Please start planning now, and if you need help (such as a contracted mover) please initiate that action early. If you need assistance with:

  • architectural standards –  contact your Facility Specialist and coordinate an order for consulting on the relevant space
  • moving – Facilities Planning & Management uses both contracted labor and some in-house labor from Campus Services’ moving teams to address this type of need. To access either or both of these paths, use the Move Request tile (see below for example)  in the ReADY portal. Summer is a popular time on- and off-campus to use these services, so please plan ahead.

Be advised that everyone will be in the same situation – not much time to define, plan, and act on this issue. The sooner you begin, the more options and choices are available.


May Operations Report

The Physical Plant Operations Report provides a regular update on key areas with a special focus on current renovation and construction projects. Each report also includes one or more topics of special interest.

In this report, which covers May 2021, you will find updates about:

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Projects completed in May
  • Breakdowns and emergency calls
  • Facilities insurance claims
  • Helium plant operations
  • Campus energy consumption
  • Summer renovation projects
  • About the Cone Zone

We hope this report provides you with both a high-level overview and the detail you need to understand the work we do to support UW-Madison’s mission of research, education, and outreach.

Additional Information

For more information about operations, including information about instructional spaces in use, custodial services, building access, and loading dock access, visit the FP&M Operational Status page.