Operations Departments

Butler University Operations Division consists of numerous departments, listed below. Each department works together, but is responsible for different areas of facility operations. The different departments of Operations, and their responsibilities are listed below.

Building Services

Building and Custodial

  • Building and residential housekeeping*—Housekeeping Schedule
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Moving services*
  • Contracted integrated pest control
  • Recycling and confidential materials shredding
  • Special event setup and teardown*
  • Surplus property storage and removal*

*Denotes that the service may be billable​

Maintenance Services


  • Landscaping, pruning, and trimming
  • Outdoor litter control, and trash collection
  • Pothole repair
  • Snow removal
  • Mowing, irrigation, and herbicide and pesticide application


  • Building envelopes, roofs, tuckpointing, and interior architectural components
  • Carpentry and general repairs*
  • Elevator maintenance and repair
  • Keys, locks, and electronic access systems*
  • Paint, plaster, drywall, and picture hanging*
  • Sidewalks, benches, fountains, bike racks, and outdoor trash cans
  • Signage installation and repair*
  • Small appliances*

Telecommunications, Electrical, Mechanical & Plumbing (TEMP)

  • Electrical Infrastructure*
  • Plumbing Infrastructure*
  • Telecommunication Infrastructure*
  • Mechanical system maintenance and repair
  • Fire Alarm system maintenance
  • Lighting*
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)*

*Denotes that the service may be billable

Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) works to ensure that Butler is in compliance with local, state, and federal laws. EHS also works with staff and faculty to train, research, and audit in order to reduce University risks associated with OSHA and EPA regulations.


  • Environmental Compliance
  • Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal
  • Radiation Safety
  • Workplace Safety Training

Compliance and Safety Resources

Request Service

Visit the Request Center to request service.

Planning, Design and Construction

Whether constructing a new facility or renovating a building lobby, the role of Planning Design and Construction is to ensure that University design and construction standards are met and  oversee the entire process. Duties include developing/coordinating a project design, generating an estimate for that design, and collaborating with all campus constituencies to ensure the delivery of the project does not interrupt campus logistics. Any project, big or small, is required to be managed or approved by Planning, Design and Construction to insure Butler University Standards are upheld and campus facilities are a cohesive living, learning environment.

New Construction

A new construction project will originate from capital or strategic visions and is categorized as a brand new facility. Planning, Design and Construction plays a crucial role in the new construction process by managing the project for Butler University, as well as acting as the owner representative of the university. For any new construction project, numerous university community members will be involved to insure the building will meet the needs of the current campus, and the future campus.


For large renovation projects, the PM acts in a management role overseeing the process and the budget for the entire project. For smaller renovation projects, the PM is directly involved in the design, estimating, FFE specification and purchase, and construction delivery of the project. A renovation project can include, but is not limited to, paint, carpet, drywall, doorways, electrical needs, data needs, furniture needs, etc.

Campus Furniture Replacement

The Project Manager will act as a resource for the department wishing to purchase new furniture by guiding them through the purchasing process, as well as connecting them with furniture vendors approved to work with Butler University.