May Building Manager Update

Spring/Summer Building Manager Meeting

The Spring/Summer 2022 Building Manager Meeting will be held on June 15, 2022 from 9am – 10:30am. This meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom.

If you would like to suggest a topic for this meeting, please send a message to with your ideas.

Locksmith Shop Relocated

As part of a larger relocation of Physical Plant staff and services, the Locksmith Shop has relocated from the Service Building to 30 North Mills St. The new Locksmith Shop does not have a counter for walk-ins.

All customer key requests must be submitted via the FP&M Customer Portal (NetID login) using the Keys request tile. Keys will be delivered to your location, typically via Campus Mail.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Physical Plant Customer Service or your Facilities Specialist.

Service Building and Annex

The Service Building and Service Annex will be torn down soon to make way for the new School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) building. Its operations, including the sheet metal shop, the lock shop and the carpentry workshop, are moving to other campus locations.

The buildings’ long history on campus, and the contributions of their occupants over the years, were celebrated with a commemorative event on May 17. Check out the photo gallery.

Williams Appointed Interim CPLA Director

Assistant Campus Planner Aaron Williams has agreed to serve as interim Director of Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture (CPLA) until a permanent candidate has been identified.

Williams has been with CPLA since 2015 and played a key role in the completion of the 2015 Campus Master Plan. He has extensive experience working with committees both on- and off-campus including the Campus Planning Committee, Joint Campus Area Committee, and the Design Review Board. He is a UW-Madison graduate with a degree in landscape architecture.

Williams succeeds current CPLA Director Gary Brown, who recently announced his retirement from the University; his last day on campus will be June 3, 2022.

Reminder: Customer Work Order Details Report Available

Authorized users of AiM (the administrative interface for AssetWorks) now have access to the Customer Work Order Details report (1007–Cust Work Ord Detl). This report provides detailed information about individual work orders, the phases that make up the work order, and any notes appended to the work order by Physical Plant staff.

To run this report:

  1. Log into the AiM workdesk using your NetID.
  2. In the Report Listing menu (at screen left), select 1007–Cust Work Ord Detl.
  3. Enter a complete work order number and click OK.
  4. AiM displays detailed information for the work order you have selected.

Note: The Customer Work Order Details report often contains multiple pages, but only one page is displayed at a time. You can print the report, save it as PDF, or page through the report using the forward and backward buttons in the upper right corner of the page.

Reminder: Physical Plant Service and Labor Rates Set to Change

Rates for various FP&M services, including Physical Plant labor and architect/engineer design fees will change on July 1, 2022. These changes will align rates with current costs and provide the basis for ongoing, regular adjustments based on analysis of revenue and expenditures.

Additional Resources

For more information and resources for building managers, please visit the FP&M Facility/Building Manager Tools page.