Facilities Briefs

Michael F. Sorrell Center (MSC)


On Sunday, November 22, 2015, there will be an extended interruption (shut off) of normal electrical power to the main electrical switchboard that serves all levels of UNMC’s Michael F. Sorrell Center (MSC).  During this time, normal power will be disconnected and only items connected to the emergency power supply will remain energized after experiencing several seconds without power and the automatic transfer switches operate.  This will cause an extended outage to all receptacle outlets, computers, lighting, air handling units, supply fans, exhaust fans, fume hoods, motors, etc. throughout the building.  Occupants of the Michael F. Sorrell Center are encouraged to remove all food and personal items from refrigerators prior to leaving campus on Friday, November 20.

The power outage is expected to last approximately six (6) hours.  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 thoroughly clean and replace electrical equipment that was previously saturated with contaminated water, including replacement of the existing main circuit breaker.

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:    Sunday, November 22, 2015, 8:00 a.m. 

Completion Time:   Sunday, November 22, 2015, 2:00 p.m.                                                             (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Michalak  at ext. 9-5048 or Matt Monaghan at ext. 9-7188.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of this, please mention this electrical power interruption to your colleagues.


EPPLEY SCIENCE HALL (Levels 7, 8, 9 & 10)


FMP’s Strategic Energy Initiatives division has scheduled a shutdown of AHU-2 on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.  This shutdown is to replace a failed supply fan.  AHU-2 is currently not operational and this shutdown will restore it to full working order.

What to expect:

  1. There will be no supply air to levels 7, 8, 9 and 10.
  2. Exhaust will still be up and running.
  3. We recommend that hood work be postponed, if possible, during this time.

Shutdown Schedule:

Commence Time:             Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.
Completion/End Time:    Monday, November 23, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.                                                           (Approx.)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this shutdown, please call Charles (Chad) Doane at 402-559-9468 or email him at charles.doane@unmc.edu.   Since it is vital that everyone in the Eppley Science Hall be aware of the shutdown, please mention it to your colleagues.



Starting Friday afternoon, November 13, 2015, the access to the Wittson Hall dock will be only one lane, see attached map. UNMC Facilities will be replacing half of the drive in front of the Bennett Hall Courtyard.  We will also replace a small portion of the dock area in front of the ramp to eliminate ice forming at the end of the ramp.

Work to be done:

  1. Concrete removed on Friday, November 13.
  2. Concrete to be replaced on Saturday, November 14.
  3. The drive will open for use on Sunday, November 15.

At no time will the dock be closed. Please use caution and observe any temporary barricades and safety fences around the construction area.

If you have any questions, please contact Mic Tierney at 402-559-5261 or by email at mic.tierney@unmc.edu.  Since it is vital that everyone working in and around the Bennett Hall building be informed, please mention it to your colleagues. (click on photo to enlarge)