Utilities and Maintenance

The Utilities and Maintenance department is responsible for the efficient operation, management and upkeep of all campus electricity, heating and cooling, as well as the repair and upkeep of all electrical, mechanical, carpentry, plumbing and roofing maintenance at the University.

Led by Paul Kempf, Senior Director of Utilities and Maintenance, the team of engineers, power plant operators, zone managers, technicians, mechanics and administrators service over 11 million gross square feet of campus facilities and lead the University's efforts to reduce its carbon emissions footprint by 50 percent by 2030.


To utilize combined heat and power, renewable and recoverable energy systems along with energy conservation technologies and strategies to provide sustainable, reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally-compliant utility services.


Produce unsurpassed results for Notre Dame by advancing our legacy of safe, reliable, and sustainable utility and maintenance service through leadership, innovation, teamwork and trusted relationships that respect and embrace our Catholic values.

Maintenance Work

For maintenance and repairs, including but not limited to lock and door issues, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, painting, carpentry, elevators and building envelopes, a work request should be submitted on-line through the University's work order management system, AiM. Only approved and trained individuals have access to enter a work request.

Work Order Request

Alternatively, if you do not have access to AiM, you may contact the Notre Dame Work Control Center at:

(574) 631-7701

For more information on how to get access to AiM, visit fixit.nd.edu.

Lock/Key Requests

To report key, lock and building access requests, please call the Notre Dame Work Control Center at:

(574) 631-7701

Emergency Requests

If you have an urgent after hours facility request such as an elevator malfunctioning, a plumbing leak or power outages, the Work Control Center phone line is forwarded to NDPD Dispatch at:

(574) 631-5555


If your office is planning a remodeling or space renovation project, please contact the office of Planning Design and Construction by completing a project request.


Utilities and Maintenance Department
100 Facilities Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Ph: (574) 631-6594
Fax: (574) 631-8468
Email: utildept@nd.edu