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.

Wittson Hall / McGoogan Library Building

Air Handling Unit-5 Shut Down

Facilities Management and Planning will shut down Air Handling Unit-5  in the Wittson Hall / McGoogan Library Building on Tuesday, November 25,  2014, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for  upgrades.

Air handling unit-5 serves levels 5, 6, 7 and 8.  This will affect all the rooms on the south side of the building  and there may be temperature fluctuations on these floors.

If anyone has questions regarding this shutdown, please contact Matt Wermuth at 402-651-7875 as soon as possible. Since it is vital that everyone working on floors  5, 6, 7 and 8 of the WHM building be aware of the shut down, please mention it to your colleagues.



On Saturday, November 15, 2014, the domestic hot water will be turned off in the Michael Sorrell Center.  This shutdown will affect the hot water to all the bathrooms, kitchens and labs on all levels.

This shutdown of the domestic hot water is necessary, so that Facility Management and Planning can schedule maintenance repair to the water heater that serves this building.

Shutdown Schedule:

Start Time:   Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.

End Time:    Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.  (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact  Terry Vail at 402-559-6342.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the MSC building be aware of this shutdown, please mention it to your colleagues.