FP&M’s Strategic Priorities

FP&M supports UW–Madison’s mission through planning, building, operating, safeguarding, and maintaining the physical environment of the university; providing transportation services to faculty, staff, students, and visitors; leading environmental health and safety in support of academic programs; and partnering to integrate research, education and practice in sustainability across the campus.

Our Future State

To continue to support the university’s continued growth and success, FP&M has laid out a long-term vision for serving the campus and how we operate, including:

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A fully calibrated and coordinated system

FP&M will improve efficiencies, synergies and collaboration. With a retooled capital project delivery system, the quality and speed of our building delivery program will improve from inception to turnover. Investments in technology, technical expertise and communications will increase efficiency, transparency and collaboration, both within FP&M and with our customers.

Sustainable integration

FP&M will incorporate each facet of sustainability into facilities, whether it’s transforming the way campus uses energy, integrating sustainable principles into design or improving public health and wellness.

Creative solutions and data-driven decisions

By documenting, evaluating and analyzing the built environment, FP&M is able to provide facilities that are flexible and adapt to changing campus needs.

Smart and service-oriented solutions

Combining our staff’s deep knowledge of facilities with pilots of innovative technologies and processes will result in nimble responsiveness and proactive troubleshooting to better serve our customers.


Transform the UW-Madison Built and Natural Environment

by anticipating the future needs of students, faculty, staff and visitors through data driven decision making and creative solutions.

Support Safety as a Value

by protecting and promoting the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors by implementing continuous process improvements, integrating safety into business processes, and reinforcing this commitment through messaging and actions.

Deliver Exceptional Customer Service

that anticipates and manages customer expectations through transparency and proactive communication.

Build, Develop and Maintain a Skilled and Engaged Workforce

that enables FP&M to support the mission of UW-Madison.

FP&M will be a Leader in Sustainability

by partnering internally and with campus stakeholders to achieve the university’s sustainability goals in three priority areas: healthy learning environments, clean water, and zero waste.

Laying the Foundation

To execute the future built environment of UW–Madison and support campus needs, FP&M requires its own strong foundation. We anticipate that achieving our future state will be a multi-year effort. Our first year focuses on staffing, programs, processes and training, to build toward success in the long term. To ensure honest evaluation and agile realignment, we will implement using the following cycle.