FP&M must authorize all organized outdoor activities occurring on campus. This includes entertainment, speakers, or food service. The approval process begins by filling out an Event Notification and Authorization form with the Student Activities Center. In addition, an intramural is needed when requesting FP&M services. Some of these services include electric, trash recepticles, portable generators, tent locates (tent contractor for ISU is Classic Events & Parties in Des Moines). If you have any questions regarding FP&M authorization of outdoor activities or services provided, you may call 294-0692.
FP&M Building Security Services provides building security by means of issuing keys and building access cards for university buildings, rooms and roadways. Building Security Services will accept key orders via the FP&M Key Request form from the persons in each department who have been designated the Department Key Coordinators. Departments or individuals can pick up keys by presenting a signed and approved signature sheet.
In addition to building keys, BAS locksmiths make keys for cabinets, desks, and other miscellaneous keys for a fee of $5.00 per key. The locksmiths install, repair, and replace locks upon request. (Some lock requests are subject to departmental funding.)
Building Access Cards are issued with the Building Card Coordinator completing a Card Request form. Building Access Cards will be ready to be delivered or available to be picked up within the next business day.
The Building Security Services Key and Card Desks are located inside the main door (west side, center door) of the General Services Building.
Lost key or building access card replacement fee is $25 per key or card.
Please contact Building Security Services at 294-4211 if there are any problems or questions with the operation of keys, locks or access cards.
For more information, visit the Building Security Services web site.
The Room Scheduling office is responsible for scheduling classes and special events into general university classrooms and auditoriums. Special events include, but are not limited to departmental meetings, seminars, oral defenses, course review sessions, and much more. Student Organizations wanting to reserve a classroom/auditorium for a group meeting need to submit a room request form. Call 294-5338 if you have any questions regarding group meetings. Departments can also schedule events using the departmental room request form.
Departments may request installation or repair of departmental equipment by submitting an FP&M Request for Services form. Please submit these requests as far in advance as possible to allow for adequate job planning and scheduling. You may consult with the Project Coordination Center if you have questions concerning equipment installation or repair.
Furniture repair is a departmental expense. Departments can request furniture repairs by submitting an FP&M Request for Services form. You may consult with the Project Coordination Center if you have questions concerning furniture repair.
Call the Service Desk at 294-5100 with heating or cooling problems that affect immediate comfort. Direct requests to modify or add to building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems by submitting an FP&M Request for Services form.
Postal and Parcel Services provides delivery and pickup of all international, US, and campus (interdepartmental) mail for major campus buildings. For details of these services, visit the Postal and Parcel web site or call them at 294-7790.
A certified pest control operator follows an integrated pest management program. This program includes pest control inside as well as outside university buildings. If you have any questions regarding pest control, please call the Service Desk at 294-5100.
Current campus recycling efforts include white office paper from major buildings on campus. Those interested in participating voluntarily sort paper at their work site into 7-gallon blue recycling bins and empty the bin into 50-gallon barrels. FP&M provides both size containers to university departments. FP&M building custodians (and Residence staff) coordinate transporting the large barrels to the building dock on designated collection days. Collection is provided by Campus Services.
Other university recycling efforts include newspaper, cardboard, confidential paper disposal/recycling service, annual phone book collection, yard waste composting, scrap metal, auto batteries, tires, motor oil, pallets, and scrap wood. For questions concerning campus recycling, please call 294-0692. Additional information about recycling is available on the ISU Recycling homepage.
FP&M handles refuse disposal for academic and administrative buildings and residence halls including barrels, Dumpsters, and litter. FP&M picks up the Dumpsters as needed, generally twice a week. FP&M transports campus refuse to the Ames Resource Recovery Plant where it is burned for fuel supplementing the City Power Plant. Please call 294-1474 with questions or concerns about campus refuse disposal. Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) handles all chemical or hazardous waste.
FP&M provides signage and directory services within established guidelines. These are charged to a project or departmental funds as appropriate. For details call Architectural and Engineering Services at 294-8811. You can also contact the ISU Sign Shop directly.
Utilities must locate all underground utilities prior to any digging including the installation of signs, tent stakes, or posts. Please use the online form or call the Service Desk at 294-5100 to request underground utility locates.