Facilities Briefs

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.




On Saturday,August 16, 2014, there will be a steam shutdown to the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute (3902 Leavenworth Street) and to the Michael Sorrell Center (619 South 42nd Street) on all levels.  This interruption will affect the domestic hot water to all kitchens, labs and bathrooms.

This shutdown could possibly affect Maurer Center for Public Health (519South 40th Street) and Student Life Center (3908 Jones Street).  This shutdown is for the purpose of connecting the Lozier Center for Pharmacy (new construction) to the steam loop.

Scheduled Shutdown:

Commence Time:     Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 7:00 a.m.
Completion Time:    Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.  (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact  Mic Tierney at 402-559-5261.   Since it is vital that everyone working in Truhlsen Eye Institute and Michael Sorrell Center be informed, please mention this steam shutdown to your colleagues.