The Office of Facilities Planning and Management oversees the collegiate facilities, both existing and new construction, consisting of 1.8 million gross square feet in 11 buildings on the west University of Iowa Campus. The Facilities Office works closely with the College of Medicine Dean's office and the Associate Dean for Research maintaining and renovating space for all wet lab, higher education and clinical research activities taking place in collegiate facilities. It is generally the first call for problems and coordinates all planned utility interruptions with occupants of buildings affected. The Office also oversees security control systems. coordinates physician parking, Science Thursday events and scheduling of conference room and classroom spaces.