Cornell CALS' response to COVID-19 

CALS is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and following steps the university is taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community. As part of this action, the majority of CALS offices are currently on remote work plans. Review all college communications and available resources for students, faculty and staff.

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Buildings and Properties

Our buildings and properties department is dedicated to the success and satisfaction of Cornell AgriTech, staff, students and campus visitors. Over 50 buildings and properties (B&P) personnel are dedicated to keeping our labs, greenhouses, farms, offices, grounds, classrooms, vehicles and equipment operating.

B&P includes:

  • Field coordinators and assistants
  • HVAC technicians
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Custodians
  • Utility operators
  • Vehicle mechanics
  • Greenhouse technicians
  • Grounds and landscape specialists

Hours are from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (4:00 PM on Fridays).

B&P can be reached at 315-787-2301.

To request immediate assistance after business hours:
Heating Plant office: 315-787-2215 (available 24 hours every day)

Request Services

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Submit general service and maintenance requests online. For urgent maintenance issues affecting safety, security, or research, please call (315) 787-2301.

Metal pipes and valves in a building.

Initiate non-maintenance work such as new construction, design, or remodeling, by emailing John VanderWiede, campus engineer for assistance.

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Rent a fleet vehicle from the Cornell AgriTech campus using Agile Fleet commander. A Cornell NetID and password is required and other rules are expected to be followed.

Building and properties leadership team

Director of Facilities

Assistant Director of Facilities

Field Research Manager

Office/Campus Mail/Custodial Manager

Heating Plant Manager

Campus Engineer/Maintenance Planner

Greenhouse/Grounds Manager