FP&M consists of the following functional areas.

Facility Planning & Delivery

Facility Planning & Delivery consists of four integrated units:

  • Campus Planning leads UW-Madison’s long-range physical planning and landscape architecture activities, including development of the Campus Master Plan. Other stewardship includes managing the Lakeshore Nature Preserve; supporting historic and cultural resources; and addressing facility ADA issues. Campus Planning also liaisons with municipal government agencies and adjacent neighborhoods.
  • Capital Planning is responsible for developing the biennial capital budget. It produces reliable budgets for capital project costs aligned with proposed building programs, work scopes, and timelines. Capital Planning reconciles the limits and guidelines for project funding in the State of Wisconsin, the UW System Administration, and the UW-Madison gift/grant program.
  • 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 also charged with maintaining campus design standards and delivering projects on time and on budget.
  • Space Management and Real Estate oversees the planning and assignment of physical spaces in support of the University’s teaching, research, and outreach mission. This group manages space allocation, analyzes usage data to promote optimal usage of campus spaces, manages real estate and lease transactions, and supports multimedia classroom technology.

Environment, Health & Safety

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

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:

  • Maintenance and Operations provides construction, renovation, and maintenance services to the university’s 400+ buildings and other facilities.
  • Campus Renovation Services designs and manages the construction of non-capital renovation projects.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Transportation Services

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 newly formed within FP&M and aligns research and education on sustainability with campus operations in the service of environmental, economic, and social responsibility to people and the planet.

Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor

The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor provides administrative support services to all FP&M units in the areas of budget and finance, full-service business operations and purchasing, human resources, and communications.