About

Building & Landscape Services is dedicated to campus building and landscape physical asset stewardship and customer service.  Stewardship opportunities occur within the support we provide in our daily building operations, maintenance, landscape, and custodial services.

 

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Building Operations and Maintenance

Building mechanical, electrical and plumbing, control support, Fire & Life Safety, and more.

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Custodial Services

Space cleaning, restroom cleaning, sanitizing, and restocking, specialty cleaning, and more.

Hawkeye Grass

Landscape Services

Turf management and tree care, sidewalk and road maintenance, litter control, and more.

Fire Safety

Fire & Life Safety

Safety inspections, maintaining testing and maintenance requirements, repair support, and more.

Smart Building Technologies

UI utilizes smart building technologies through our Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) program. FDD is a software tool used to proactively discover building system problems and identify optimization opportunities before they lead to alarms, excessive waste of resources, occupant discomfort or system failure.

100,000+

Data Points

Collected Across 52+ UI Smart Buildings

Emergencies

Please call 319-335-5071 (available 24/7).
For all other requests, please use the FM@YourService Portal.

Contact Us

Andy Bruckner

Director, Custodial

andrew-bruckner@uiowa.edu

 

Scott Gritsch

Director, Landscape Services

scott-gritsch@uiowa.edu

 

Julie Sychra

Director, Building Operations and Maintenance

julie-sychra@uiowa.edu

 

Staff Directories

Building and Landscape Services News

In the News

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Get to know Lupita Wombacher

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Lupita Wombacher is the new custodial supervisor for the College of Public Health Building. In this role, Lupita supervises the staff who work diligently to maintain a physical environment that is clean, safe, and supports the college’s mission of learning, research, and community engagement. Thank you, Lupita, and welcome to your new role!
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Twenty-three new Herky statues parade across campus

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Twenty-three new Herky statues have been placed across campus as part of the 2024 rendition of Herky on Parade. The statues were designed by artists, and each embodies a special theme. This is the third time the Herky on Parade public art project has taken place. Previously, Herky statues were installed in 2004 and 2014. There are 100 total Herky statues installed as part of the parade. FM Landscape Services coordinated with the Herky on Parade committee and installed the concrete bases for the campus statues.
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How University of Iowa’s tree canopy helps the environment

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - Many people around Eastern Iowa celebrated Earth Day Monday, whether that be cleaning up parks or simply taking time to learn more about what people can do to help the environment. Between the derecho destroying millions of trees in 2020 and the emerald ash borer beetle taking out even more, arborists have emphasized the importance of not only taking care of the trees that survived but also working to restore what we’ve lost. And that’s what the University of Iowa arborist works on every day.