Facilities Briefs


Autozero Module Recall / Replacement

Facilities Management and Planning along with the contractor, Siemens Industry, will be working in the Wittson Hall Building starting Monday, December 8, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m…  Siemens will need access to several spaces in the WHM building (see attached list) to replace the recalled equipment parts.  The technicians will need access to 1 or 2 ceiling tiles by ladder for approximately 45 minutes to an 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 myself (Jason Ray) at 402-681-6029. Since it is vital that everyone working on floors 3 and 4 of the WHM building be aware of the interruption, please mention it to your colleagues. (click on list to enlarge)

2014 Dec 8 WHM AHU 4-8 - JR-Siemens_Page_2PHOTO



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.