FP&M consists of the following eight departments:

  • Campus Planning & Design leads UW-Madison’s long-range physical planning and landscape architecture activities, including development of the Campus Framework Plan (previously known as a master plan). This group also includes the Space Management Office, which analyzes usage, manages space allocation, and supports multimedia classroom technology. Other stewardship includes supporting historic and cultural resources, as well as addressing facility ADA issues. This department also liaisons with municipal government agencies and adjacent neighborhoods.
  • Capital Project Delivery represents the university and serves as the project managers for the design and delivery of new facilities, additions, utility improvements, and large-scale remodeling projects, including management of all major university gift/grant-funded facilities projects. This group is charged with maintaining campus design standards and delivering projects on time and on budget. Capital Project Delivery also develops the biennial capital budget. It produces reliable budgets for capital project costs aligned with proposed building programs, work scopes, and timelines.
  • Real Estate Development & Administration is a newly created department that focuses on helping the university make the highest and best use of spaces on and off campus.
  • Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) provides guidance, technical consultations, and expertise to the campus community in the areas of biological, chemical, environmental, engineering, radiation, and fire safety. Environmental and Occupational Health joined FP&M in FY20 and provides the additional services of food safety, water and air quality, occupational health, and associated services.
  • Physical Plant is the largest FP&M organizational unit and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of campus buildings, grounds, and utilities. Design resources, construction by the trades, and specialized facilities services are available for departmental requests and remodeling projects on a fee-for-service basis. Physical Plant provides services in the following areas:
    • Campus Renovation Services designs and manages the construction of non-capital renovation projects.
    • Facilities Management serves as a client liaison to our campus customers and develops requirements for maintenance, repair, and recapitalization; receives work from customers/supported departments; sets priorities of work; manages current year maintenance funds, provides input for budgets; and develops and manages short and long range campus maintenance plans.
    • Maintenance and Operations provides construction, renovation, and maintenance services to the university’s 400+ buildings and other facilities.
    • Services helps operate, maintain, and enhance the physical facilities of the University. These services include custodial, rubbish collection, recycling, landscaping, pest control, snow removal, mail delivery, road and parking lot maintenance, and moving and truck service.
    • Utilities and Energy Management manages the university’s heating and cooling plants, as well as the campus utility distribution system.
  • Transportation Services is an auxiliary operation that is self-funded through parking revenues and is responsible for the coordination and administration of all parking and transportation-related services for the campus community, including parking permits, lot operations and enforcement, fleet services, transportation planning, and the development of multimodal transportation options.

The Office of Sustainability is a part of both FP&M and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The center aligns research and education on sustainability with campus operations in the service of environmental, economic, and social responsibility to people and the planet. Lakeshore Nature Preserve is a part of the Office of Sustainability.

The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor provides administrative support services to all FP&M units in the areas of  finance, human resources, and marketing and communications.