Facilities Briefs

Student Life Center (SLC)

Air Handling Unit-3 — Shutdown

 Facilities Management and Planning will shutdown Air Handling Unit-3 (that feeds third floor) in the Student Life Center building on Sunday, April 19, 2015, from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

During this time the shutdown may affect:

  • Air movement on all floors
  • Some areas in the building may not have heating or cooling.

If you have any questions, please contact Roger Sandhoefner at 402-559-9360 or by email at roger.sandhoefner@unmc.edu.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the SLC building be advised of this, please mention it to your colleagues.

Construction Update: Sidewalk Closure at 45th & Emile

Reminder: Construction Work at Intersection and Lane Closure

Anyone walking or driving through the intersection of 45th and Emile streets will see some changes for the next several weeks. As part of the expansion of the Central Plant hot water system, work crews will be installing new piping along and under the streets. The area impacted is just south of Durham Research Tower II. Beginning March 30, the sidewalk on the south side of Emile Street between 45th and Saddle Creek Road will be closed. That phase is anticipated to be run through April 10.

On April 13, the sidewalk on the north side of Emile, closest to the research tower, will be closed for similar work. This phase will also require contractors to close the north lane of vehicle traffic along Emile Street, west of 45th Street. This phase is expected to be complete by May 1.

Signs and detours will be clearly marked. For the safety of the work crews and themselves, staff, students and visitors are asked to follow all the posted detour signs and not walk in the street.

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2015 April 2 photo CCC Emile Street  Sidewalkd closed - Kiewit

(Info from Paul Baltes)


Munroe-Meyer Inst., (MMI, HBM, HBM Additions 1&2)


On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, a test of the Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), as a component of our emergency power generation, will begin at 7:30 a.m. in MMI, HBM, HBM Additions 1&2 and should be complete by 8:30 a.m..  Please remember that ATS testing can have an impact on all equipment plugged into the red “emergency” outlets, lighting, Air Handling Units, Exhaust Fans, and other equipment connected to emergency power as the transfer switches are shifted into the emergency 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 all levels will be off for two brief periods during the power transfers, but should continue to operate.

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:                  Wednesday, March 18, 2015,  7:30 a.m. 

Completion/End Time:          Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8:30 a.m.                                                             (approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Monaghan at 402-559-7188, or 402-981-5396 (cell).  Please share this information with others that may need to know.