Facilities Briefs

Lot 50 Construction Update

Enhancements to Lot 50 (Employee Parking) across from the Durham Outpatient Center

Beginning Monday, August 24, the Lot 50 employee parking—across from the Durham Outpatient Center (DOC)—will undergo lobby renovations as part of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and Emile Street Skywalk project. The phased construction within the lobbies includes all levels: A, B, C, and D. All levels will remain open for elevator and stairwell access although construction team members may need to reroute foot traffic based on the daily schedule. This renovation is anticipated to be completed in September.

In addition to the Lot 50 stairwell and lobby improvements, ongoing work continues within the Lot 2 parking structure and stairwells and lobbies. These upgrades include:  structural maintenance, surface coatings, painting, lighting, wayfinding and lobby finishes. This work is being phased and will span into 2016.

Construction work continues on the Emile Street Skywalk connecting the DOC and Lot 50.  Crews are completing electrical and roofing preparation and glass installation began the week of  June 29, 2015.  The skywalk is on track for completion by end of the year.

All questions should be directed to UNMC Facilities Help Desk at 402-559-4050 or Chris Johnson, Nebraska Medicine Facilities at 402-552-3292. (click on photo)

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(Info from Melinda Sommerfeld)

ELECTRICAL POWER INTERRUPTION (All Levels) – Buildings East of 42nd Street

On Thursday, August 20th, 2015, 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:

  • Administration Center (ADC)
  • College of Nursing (CON)
  • Student Life Center (SLC)
  • Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences Education and Center for Drug Discovery (PDD)

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 proper testing and commissioning of new electrical switchgear controls at the East Utilities Plant.

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:         Thursday, August 20, 2015, 9:30 p.m. 

Completion Time:       Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10:30 p.m.                                                              (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Michalak at 402-559-5048 or Matt Monaghan at 402-559-7188.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of this, please mention this electrical power interruption to your colleagues.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.




UNMC’s Facilities Management and Planning department has scheduled a steam shutdown for the Durham Research Center buildings 1 and 2 on Saturday, August 22, 2015.  The shutdown will begin at 6:00 a.m. and will last for 16 to 24 hours (approximately).

This shutdown will affect all autoclaves, cage washers, sterilizers and similar steam driven equipment during this time.  This shutdown will not affect building temperatures.

If you have any questions, please contact Neal Buxcel at 402-559-1829 or by email at neal.buxcel@unmc.edu.  Since it is vital that everyone working in DRC 1 & 2, know of the shutdown, please mention it to your colleagues. (Click on photo)