Videos

Watch F&S in Action

F&S consists of dedicated, experienced, and skilled professionals who take pride in helping the university achieve excellence. Fostering collaboration across campus and maximizing the impact of programs and services is vital in supporting the mission of the university. F&S’ team of employees plan, build, maintain, and serve the campus while exhibiting the organization’s core values of safety, integrity, respect, trust, and teamwork in all aspects of their work. These videos showcase the people and projects that are shaping the future of campus.

FIRST STREET SHARED USE PATH OPENING
The First Street – Shared Use Path enhances safety and accessibility along south campus and the Curtis Road Corridor by providing significant pedestrian and bicycle accommodations on a 10' wide, mile-long, multi-modal path. The pathway between Windsor Road and Curtis Road along First Street also features sustainable and LED lighting that increases illumination with user activity. The project partners included the Village of Savoy, Illinois Department of Transportation, and Facilities & Services at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The work was funded by the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program through Rebuild Illinois.


SUPPORTING ACADEMIC COLLABORATION

Facilities & Services sustains the physical environment that enables transformative learning experiences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Our daily, front-line work allows more than 50,000 students to live and learn on campus safely and efficiently.

We take great pride in the successes of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni and are developing new, innovative measures through academic collaboration and community engagement to help invite the next generation of Illini to one of the world's best universities.


CAMPUS LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign landscape contributes powerfully to the character of the campus and its excellence as a land grant institution with global impact. Through thoughtful planning and design guidance, the first-ever Campus Landscape Master Plan (CLMP) ensures our treasured landscape will thrive for many years.


THE DEPARTMENT OF LATINA/LATINO STUDIES & LA CASA CULTURAL LATINA MURALS

The video features an update on the conservation work of vibrant room-size murals symbolizing the struggle of Latina/Latino students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  A fact sheet with more information about the murals history and meaning is available.




ALMA MATER CONSERVATION

On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, The Alma Mater was removed from her granite pedestal and transported to The Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio (CSOS) in Forest Park, Illinois for conservation. Due to years of deterioration, it was determined parts of the sculpture needed to be disassembled and all corroded bolts and fasteners removed and replaced.

This required intricate disassembly in some parts of the sculpture, while in other sections, the bolts are accessible without disassembly. Access to all surfaces of the sculpture, both interior and exterior, are necessary to clean and remove corrosion and oxidation residues. 

This video features an interview with CSOS Director and lead conservator on the Alma Mater sculpture Andrzej Dajnowski. For more images, video, and interview material on the conservation of the Alma
Mater see http://uofi.box.com/almamater. The conservation work was completed in spring 2014 and the Alma Mater was returned to campus in time for Commencement.




ABBOTT POWER PLANT - ENERGIZING THE FUTURE OF CAMPUS
Discover how the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Abbott Power Plant meets the electricity and heating needs of the Urbana campus while remaining within environmental compliance limits.