Architectural and Engineering Services is responsible for providing the University community with the professional services of architects and engineers. The department strives to ensure that our campus building environments and facilities are safe, comfortable, durable, and functional.
EHS provides the university community with professional services and expertise of qualified industrial hygienists, and trained specialists in fire safety, radiation safety, biological safety and chemical safety, asbestos removal, and meteorology. EHS assists with all aspects of environmental concerns on campus including, but not limited to, indoor air quality, safety training, emergency evacuation plans, fire code analysis, and hazardous material removal and disposal.
The Heating Plant is responsible for the overall maintenance of the University’s central ventilation, central air, and heating; energy management and building automation; hot water distribution for heating and steam; chilled water distribution for air conditioning; and distilled water systems.
The Material Distribution Center is responsible for maintaining the on-campus parts and materials inventory used primarily by Physical Plant departments: Building Maintenance, Building Services, Grounds, and Heating Plant.
Central Stores is responsible for the selling of items to the University for use by campus departments. Its responsibilities include selling office supplies to University departments; selling commodities for Building and Food Services; maintaining open orders with vendors for non-stock office supply items; storing several forms, pamphlets, booklets and envelopes used by departments; and holding and destroying Operations & Community Relations Operations archives.
Central Receiving is NIU's central location for accepting and processing shipments, preparing them for delivery to university departments, providing temporary storage for surplus furniture, and shipping return items to vendors.
Property Control is responsible for overseeing and keeping records of University-owned equipment, identification of equipment by department and location, and reporting changes to the State of Illinois.
Materials Management is responsible for managing Business Records Archives, Campus Mail Services, Central Stores/Central Receiving, Distribution Services, Furniture Repair Services, Property Control, and Furniture Resale.
Parking Services is responsible for managing parking resources and issuing parking permits to employees, students, and visitors; managing, maintaining, and planning of campus parking; enforcing parking regulations; collecting enforcement charges; and handling appeals from such violators.
Distribution Services is responsible for delivering all university freight and mail; the moving of most university office and classroom equipment, furniture, and supplies; providing delivery and pick-ups of surplus; and providing distribution of tables and chairs for university departments.
Transportation is responsible for administering parking services, campus transit services, transportation alternatives, fleet operations, event parking, and the maintenance of transportation facilities on campus.