Facilities Briefs


On Thursday, January 29, 2015, Facilities Management and Planning will be testing the fire doors on the west side of the connector between Michael Sorrell and Wittson Hall with the State Fire Marshal.  Alarms will sound briefly and then be silenced.

Disruption Schedule:

Commence Time:            Thursday January 29, 2015, 11:00 a.m. 

Completion/End Time:    Thursday January 29, 2015, 11:30 a.m.                                                              (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Dykstra at 402-559-1977.  Since it is vital that everyone working in and around the affected areas be advised of this , please  mention this interruption to your colleagues.


Eppley Science Hall


On Friday,  January 30, 2015, from 12:01 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. there will be an electrical panel shutdown in the 11th floor (penthouse) of Eppley Science Hall. This shutdown is for prep work to install a new speed drive for Air Handling Unit – 2.

The effects of this outage in ESH are calculated as follows:

  • AHU-2 will be off, which means no room ventilation supply air to levels 7 thru 11.
  • Lab exhausted fume hoods from levels 7 thru 11 may be inoperable due to the lack of building supply air.
  • Local fume hood alarms may sound if you leave your hood sash open, or attempt to open during this time frame.
  • No house vacuum for levels 7 thru 11.

There will be power to all other equipment in the ESH building; and the heat pumps on levels 7 thru 10 will be operating to help maintain climate control of the spaces.

For safety purposes please close/cap all chemicals and reagents in your hoods and close all hood sashes before leaving the building on Thursday January 29, 2015.

Commence Time:                Friday January 30, 2015, 12:01 a.m. 

Completion/End Time:       Friday January 30, 2015, 7:00 a.m.                                                                     (approximately)

 Please contact Chad Doane (402-559-9468), Matt Monaghan (402-559-7188), or Ed Rau (402-559-4141) with any questions or concerns.

Poynter Hall – Morgue Area Only!

Autozero Module Recall / Replacement

Facilities Management and Planning along with the contractor, Siemens Industry, will be working in the Poynter Hall Building starting Friday, January 9, 2015, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m…  Siemens will need access to several spaces in the PYH building to replace the recalled equipment parts.  The technicians will need access to 1 or 2 ceiling tiles by ladder for approximately 45 minutes to a 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 Jason Ray at 402-681-6029.