Facilities Briefs

Wittson Hall / McGoogan Library (All Levels)

Domestic Hot and Cold Water Shutdown

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, the domestic hot and cold water will be turned off in the Wittson Hall / McGoogan Library building.  This shutdown will affect all the hot and cold water to all restrooms, water fountains, kitchens and labs on all levels of the building.

This shutdown is necessary, so that UNMC’s Plumbing Shop can install water isolation valves on level 3. 

Shutdown Schedule:

Start Time:    Wednesday, January 30, 2013, @ 10:00pm

End Time:     Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 5:00am (approximately)

If anyone has questions regarding this closure, please contact Mark Sjogren at 402-559-4505 as soon as possible. Since it is vital that everyone working in the building be aware of the shut-off, please mention it to your colleagues.

Eppley Science Hall – Electrical Transformer Removal

On Thursday, January 24th, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (approximately), Commonwealth Electric Company will be removing four (4) abandoned transformers from the underground transformer vault located immediately north of the Wittson Hall – University Tower Hospital connector link.  For the safety of campus pedestrians, the Eppley courtyard area hi-lighted on the attached map will be closed as well as the north doorway of the connector link.  The contractor will be temporarily staging the transformers in the courtyard area for removal from the UNMC site on Saturday, January 26th, 2013.  Pedestrians that normally traverse through the Eppley courtyard are advised to plan in advance alternate routes to their intended destinations on Thursday.

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Michalak at ext. 9-5048 or Nick Combs at ext. 9-5292.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of this, I ask that you mention this interruption to your colleagues.

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Air Handling Units – 3A and B and Exhaust Fans – 1A, B and C

UNMC’S Preventive Maintenance Shop will be doing their preventive maintenance checks for Durham Research Center-2.  To do this work the PM shop will need to shut-off air handling units 3A and 3B; and exhaust fans 1A, 1B and 1C on Friday, January 18, 2013, starting at 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (approximately).  This shut-off will affect all air supply and exhaust to Comparative Med on Level A.    

No air flow to all fume hoods and individual hoods will go into alarm!   

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Clark at 559-1356.  Since it is vital that everyone in the Durham Research Center-2 be aware of the shutdown, please mention it to your colleagues.