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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: Find Facility Information 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 follow up 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:

  • For non-emergency repair and maintenance enter a Service Request online. 
  • For emergencies 24/7 call 607-255-5322.
  • For follow up on service requests 
    • Contact the Primary Building Coordinator. Find them at: Find Facility Information
    • Call the Cornell Housing Maintenance Office M-F, 8am-4pm, 607-255-0328 
    • Go to SR search form to look up a service request you have entered with your net id. (You will only see the service request if your net id was used as requester.)

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