Facilities Briefs

BSC / 4230 Building (AX10)


On Thursday, December 11, 2014, the required monthly testing of the Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), as a component of our emergency power generation, will begin at 0600 hrs. in Annex 10 (4230) and should be complete by 0700 hrs. Please remember that the testing can have an impact on all equipment plugged into the red “emergency” outlets as the transfer switches are shifted into the testing position and then again as the switch is moved back to “normal”. This work will not affect “normal” receptacle outlets, computers, and/or lighting that are not connected to “emergency” back-up power.  Air handling units and exhaust fans that serve the ITS Data Center and animal containment facilities will be off for two brief periods during the power transfers, but will continue to operate.

This shut off is required for routine performance testing of the automatic transfer switches per NFPA 110.

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:                  Thursday, December 11, 2014,  6:00 a.m. (0600)

Completion/End Time:          Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:00 a.m. (0700 hrs.) approximately

If you have any questions, please contact Randy Portrey at  402-59-2548 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.


Autozero Module Recall / Replacement

Facilities Management and Planning along with the contractor, Siemens Industry, will be working in the Wittson Hall Building starting Monday, December 8, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m…  Siemens will need access to several spaces in the WHM building (see attached list) to replace the recalled equipment parts.  The technicians will need access to 1 or 2 ceiling tiles by ladder for approximately 45 minutes to an 1 hour per part to be replaced.  There may be several locations in one room.

When the technician arrives to do this work and access is not possible at that moment, please inform the technician and work with them to schedule an acceptable time to come back later.

If there are any questions regarding this interruption, please contact Kevin Kvasnicka at 402-619-0233 as soon as possible or myself (Jason Ray) at 402-681-6029. Since it is vital that everyone working on floors 3 and 4 of the WHM building be aware of the interruption, please mention it to your colleagues. (click on list to enlarge)

2014 Dec 8 WHM AHU 4-8 - JR-Siemens_Page_2PHOTO



Starting on Thursday, December 4, and continuing until Friday, December 19th depending on weather, one lane of traffic will be closed along Leavenworth Street between 39th Street to 40th Street.  The West bound lanes will be impacted first followed by the East bound lanes.  Please use caution and follow temporary barricades and directional signage accordingly.  Access to 39th Street, 40th Street and 41st Streets will remain open at all times.

The purpose of this work is to install underground storm and sewer line connections for the future Lauritzen Outpatient Center & Fritch Surgery Center building.  Installation of these pipes will begin on the north side of Leavenworth and a traffic lane will close and then reopen as work progresses south until connections are made to city utilities on the south side of Leavenworth Street.

If you should have any questions, please contact Paul Straub  at 402-559-4502.  Please share this information with others that may need to know.