Electrician Services

Columbia University Medical Center Facilities provides electrician service to all academic and administrative departments. Services include, but are not limited to: rewiring, installation of lighting fixtures and dedicated electrical outlets.

Central Systems

There is no charge for pre-existing primary and secondary electricity distribution systems and associated hardware, including the following:

  • Emergency backup generators
  • Interior/exterior lighting systems
  • Panels
  • Circuit breakers
  • Outlets/receptacles
  • Switches
  • Electric motors
  • Exit lighting
  • Emergency lighting
  • Battery powered lighting


Local Systems

A fee based on an hourly electrical rate plus the cost of materials is charged for local or departmentally-dedicated electricity distribution systems and associated hardware.

Local Systems include, but are not limited to:

  • Specialized lighting systems (such as those used for research purposes)
  • Modular office partition lighting and electrical systems
  • Upgrades or alterations to electrical systems, such as:
  • Connections to new equipment
  • Installation of additional lighting fixtures
  • Expansion or modification of existing electrical systems to accommodate usage changes or load increases


NOTE: Requests for emergency power is subject to availability. If emergency power is assessable, it will be provided as a chargeable service.

Need Help? Contact Facilities Management

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 3'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All other times, call Public Safety at
305-8100 for routine matters or
305-7979 for an on-campus emergency.

Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

Columbia University
School of Nursing

Housing Services

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
or 212-305-4357 (Option 2)


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