Facilities Briefs


Over the next four to six weeks, construction in front of the Durham Outpatient Center (DOC) will result in sidewalk and lane restrictions. In an effort to ease congestion during peak business hours, the majority of this work has been scheduled to occur over nights and weekends.Drivers and pedestrians are asked to exercise extreme caution and pay attention to posted signage as changes will be ongoing. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

2014 Aug 29 Skywalk-Emile


Saturday, Sept. 6: Emile street, Lot 50 and Durham Outpatient Center (DOC) circle drive
Construction of a new skywalk that will connect parking Lot 50 to the second level of DOC will kick off with deep foundation work starting Saturday, Sept. 6.  This work requires closure of the south lane of Emile Street and the south sidewalk leading to the intersection of 45th and Emile streets.As a result, pedestrians traveling from Lot 50 to DOC will be required to use the temporary Emile Street pedestrian walkway, shifted just east of its current location. Those traveling from Lot 50 to the Durham Research Center towers will use the northwest stair tower of Lot 50, exiting west of the construction at 45th and Emile streets. Work in this area may extend into the first week of October.

2014 August 29 Emile-Lot 50-Doc-2


Ongoing: 45th Street
Electrical work in the center lane of 45th Street continues.During this time, two-way traffic will be maintained, as will access to and from Green/Lot 2 Visitor Parking.Work is expected to continue into the first week of September.

Please direct all questions to Mike Faber, University of Nebraska Medical Center Facilities Management & Planning, at 9-4503, or Chris Johnson, The Nebraska Medical Center Facilities Management & Planning, at 2-3292.


Info provided by Mallory Car

Wittson Hall / McGoogan Library

Central Stair Tower Closed

Facilities Management and Planning will close the Central Stair Tower in the Wittson Hall / McGoogan Library Building to normal access during the following times in order to paint the stair tower:

  •  Friday, August 29, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. until Saturday August 30, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. (Approximately)
  • Sunday August 31, 2014, at 6:00 A.M. until Sunday August 31, 2014, at 6:00 P.M.  (Approximately)
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. until Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 6:00A.M.  (Approximately)
  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. until Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 6:00 A.M.  (Approximately)

The stair closing will affect floors 1 through 6.  Please use the elevators.  The Central Stair tower will not be restricted for emergency use.  In the event of an emergency the stair tower shall be used for egress.

If anyone has questions regarding this shutdown, please contact  Marvin Olson  at 402-510-7245 as soon as possible. Since it is vital that everyone working on floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the WHM building be aware of the stair closing, please  mention it to your colleagues.


Buildings East of 42nd Street

On Monday, August 18, 2014, there will be extended or intermittent interruptions (shut offs) of normal electrical power to the main electrical switchboard that serves all levels of the following buildings:

  • Student Life Center (SLC)
  • Administration Center (ADC)
  • College of Nursing (CON)
  • College of Pharmacy (COP)
  • Sorrell Center for Health Science Education (MSC)

This will cause a power outage to all receptacle outlets, computers, lighting, air handling units, supply fans, exhaust fans, fume hoods, motors, etc. throughout each building.  Depending on the building, the power outage could be as short as a “blink” or last up to 5 minutes.  If possible, it is recommended that computers and other pieces of sensitive electrical equipment be shut down prior to the scheduled electrical interruption as a safety precaution.

This shut off is required to allow for the reroute of primary electrical feeder circuit connections for the COP Lozier Drug Discovery Building utilities improvements currently under construction.

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:   Monday,  August 18, 2014 @  10:00 p.m.

Completion Time:    Monday,  August 18, 2014 @ 11:30 p.m.  approximately

If you have any questions, please contact  Matt Monaghan at 9-7188 or Mic Tierney at 9-5261.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of this, please mention this electrical power interruption to your colleagues.