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Building Envelope

The building envelope is any structure or component that protects a building from the elements. This includes the roof, siding, sheathing, windows, etc.

To report a roof or other building envelope problem:

. For academic and staff buildings:

  • Contact the Building Coordinator. To find a buildings BC go to:  and look up by building name, facility code, or address. Or, enter an online Service Request.
  • For emergencies 24/7 call 607-255-5322.
  • For followup on service requests see the service request confirmation email and follow link to view status or go to SR search form to look up.

For campus residences:

view of building dormer including roof, window, and stone construction