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Capital Projects & Facilities Services

Capital Projects and Facilities Services (CP&FS) manages 531 buildings totaling over 3.5 million square feet, as well as over 10,000 acres of agricultural and natural lands across New York State and beyond. 

The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES) encompasses research farms and greenhouses in Ithaca, Freeville, Aurora and Riverhead, New York. Cornell AgriTech in Geneva has branch stations on Lake Erie and in the Hudson Valley.

CP&FS oversees

  • Building operations and management
  • Renovations of existing facilities/new construction
  • Emergency planning
  • Budget development
  • Space planning and resource projections
  • Land use management
  • CALS furniture inventory
  • Cornell University pesticide program
  • Move services

The Occupational and Environmental Health Program (OEH) addresses the workplace health and safety needs of CALS faculty, staff, and students and promotes environmental stewardship of College farms and greenhouses. The program provides assistance with a variety of safety, health, and environmental issues found in agricultural research, as well as emphasis on the proper management of pesticides and farm safety. CALS greenhouses employ best management practices to minimize risks to employee safety and health.

CP&FS works closely with Facilities and Campus ServicesContract Colleges Facilities, and other departments within CALS. Each building within CALS has a Facilities Coordinator to manage day-to-day issues.

Contact information

Andy Vail

Interim Senior Director

Office of Capital Projects and Facilities Services

Andy Vail
Bill Dowdall

Director of Facilities Operations (Ithaca)

Office of Capital Projects and Facilities Services

Bill Dowdall
Brian Fish

Manager of Capital Projects

Office of Capital Projects and Facilities Services

Brian Fish
Eric Harrington

Director of Occupational and Environmental Health

Office of Capital Projects and Facilities Services

Eric Harrington
Joe Remillard

Director of AgriTech Facilities (Geneva)

Office of Capital Projects and Facilities Services

Joe Remillard
Sabra Rusher

Manager of Space & Program Coordinator

Office of Capital Projects and Facilities Services

Sabra Rusher