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Division of Sustainable Facilities & Operations
Building Trades


The trades section performs work in the following areas - electrical, plumbing, machining, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, carpentry, painting, masonry, lock and door maintenance, and operation of the combined heat and power plant on the main campus.  In addition, the trades staff provide support to the satellite campuses in these key areas.

The number one priority for the Trades Division is to perform preventative maintenance activities to reduce campus energy costs and to handle emergencies such as major leaks, power outages, and building-wide heating, ventilation and air conditioning outages.  

The Trades Division  is responsible for providing utilities, including electricity, gas, water and steam, to state and research equipment.

The Division is not responsible for repairing equipment that is not considered part of the building. For example, walk-in coolers and freezers are considered part of the building, while stand-alone refrigerators, freezers and autoclaves are not considered part of the building.

Key Requests 

Keys to campus buildings are issued through the University Police Department. Forms for key requests are available at the UPD office in Bray 19, and should be submitted directly to UPD.

ID Card Readers & FOBs

If you have a problem using your ID card or FOB to gain access to a building or room, contact University Police Department at 315-470-6667.

Lock Problems

Door, Desk, and File Cabinet Locks: If you are experiencing a problem, please contact the Facilities Department main office at 315-470-6588.