Facilities Briefs

Wittson Hall – Fire Alarm Pre-Testing for State Fire Marshal (Level 3)

On Monday, April 22, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., the Electrical shop will be testing the fire alarm notification system on the 3rd floor of Wittson Hall.  The test should last 2 hours (approximately).  Testing may be performed with audible alarms sounding and visible “strobe” alarms flashing.

The audible alarms may be heard throughout the building. You do not need to evacuate the building, when this disruption occurs.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Sjogren at 402-559-4505.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the building be advised of this, please mention this interruption to your colleagues.


Beginning Monday, April 22, 2013, some of the first steps in the construction of the New Comprehensive Cancer Project will have a visual appearance on campus.  Site investigation of existing underground utilities will cause minor interruptions of vehicle and pedestrian traffic along Dewey Avenue and 45th Street (Durham Research Plaza).  This work will cause one lane of those streets to be closed for a few weeks at a time (see poster below).  All work should be completed before June 1, 2013, approximately.

Look for future notices concerning construction activities that will affect the campus as the construction work proceeds.

Please observe any temporary barricades and safety fences.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Don Dickmeyer at 402-981-7564.  Since it is vital that everyone working in and around  Dewey Avenue and 45th Street be advised of  the street closing, please mention it to your colleagues. (click on poster)

2013 Apr 22 Utility Inspections 4-17-13

Wittson Hall / McGoogan Library Building

4th Floor Southwest & UT Connector – Closing

On the morning of April 22, 2013, new construction barrier walls will be put in place to isolate the final phase of the Wittson Hall HVAC Upgrade project.  The temporary construction wall locations and the boundaries of the new construction site are indicated on the attached floor plan (see below).  Also, as a part of this phase, the 4th floor connector between UT-1 and Wittson Hall will receive both mechanical and Fire Safety improvements and therefore will be out of service until the completion of the work.  This phase of construction is anticipated to last for approximately 10 weeks.

If anyone has questions regarding this closure, please contact Nick Combs at 402-559-5292 as soon as possible. Since it is vital that everyone working in the building be aware of the closure, please mention it to your colleagues.

2013 Apr 22 Hvac Phase III Construction Boundries Notice(click on floor plan)