Building Services

The Chemistry Building comprises the Shain Research Tower, the Mathews Building and the Daniels Building. Under the direction of Building Manager Jeff Nielsen (, 608.262.8745), Building Services oversees all of the physical spaces in the Chemistry Building.

Building Repairs

Call Physical Plant at 608.263.3333. If after business hours, press 0 to talk to a live operator.


Learn more about safety.


Once you're no longer able to use an item, you may move it to the sub-basement floor, right by the freight elevator, to be sent to Surplus with a Purpose (SWAP). Email Jeff Nielsen ( to let him know that you have moved the item to the SWAP pick-up area. Items with university barcodes (capital equipment) are not eligible. SWAP items are re-used, recycled, or sold.