Facilities Briefs

UPDATE: Michael Sorrell Center (MSC) Building – Domestic Hot & Cold Water Shutdown (All Levels)

Facilities Management and Planning will shutdown the domestic hot and cold water in the Michael Sorrell Center building (619 South 42nd Street) on all levels.

Shutdown Rescheduled To:

Start Time:   Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.

End Time:   Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (Approximately)

The purpose for  this shutdown is to replace the old water main and install a new main and valve for the Lauritzen Building (new construction).

This will affect:

  • All domestic hot and cold water for restrooms, sinks, and drinking fountains.

If you have any questions, please contact  Terry Vail at 402-559-6342 or email him at tvail@unmc.edu. Since it is vital that everyone working in the Michael Sorrell Center building be aware, please mention this shutdown to your colleagues.  (Click on photo)


ELECTRICAL POWER INTERRUPTION (All Levels) – Poynter Hall (PYH) and Parking Structure Lot #2 (PS2)

On Friday, August 28, 2015, there will be brief interruptions (shut offs) of normal electrical power to the main electrical switchboard that serves all levels of the following buildings:

  • Poynter Hall (PYH)
  • Parking Structure Lot #2 (PS2)

During this time, normal power will be disconnected and only items connected to the emergency power supply will remain energized after experiencing several seconds without power and the automatic transfer switches operate.  This will cause a power outage to all receptacle outlets, computers, lighting, air handling units, supply fans, exhaust fans, fume hoods, motors, etc. throughout each building.  Depending on the building, the power outage could be as short as a “blink” or last up to 5 minutes.  If possible, it is recommended that computers and other pieces of sensitive electrical equipment be shut down prior to the scheduled electrical interruption as a safety precaution.

This shut off is required to allow for electrical utilities work associated with construction of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:    Friday, August 28, 2015, 6:00 a.m. (0600 hrs.)

Completion/End Time:    Friday, August 28, 2015, 6:45 a.m. (0645 hrs.)                                           (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Michalak at 402-559-5048 or Matt Monaghan at 402-559-7188.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of this, please mention this electrical power interruption to your colleagues.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.




Due to an emergency situation, there will be a steam shutdown today, August 24, 2015.

UNMC’s Facilities Management and Planning department has scheduled an emergency steam shutdown to the Durham Research Center buildings 1 and 2 for today, Monday, August 24, 2015.  The  steam shutdown will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will last for 6 hours (approximately).

This shutdown will affect all autoclaves, cage washers, sterilizers and similar steam driven equipment during this time.  This shutdown will not affect building temperatures.

If you have any questions, please contact Neal Buxcel at 402-559-1829 or by email at neal.buxcel@unmc.edu.  Since it is vital that everyone working in DRC 1 and  2, know of the shutdown, please mention it to your colleagues.