Facilities Briefs

MAURER CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH (MCPH) — ELECTRICAL POWER OUTAGE

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, a temporary power outage will occur between the hours of 9:00pm and 12:00 Midnight at the Maurer Center for Public Health.

The purpose of the outage is to make upgrades to the panels associated with the solar array installation. We will be working in the electrical room 3028 and mechanical room 1007A.

EMERGENCY POWER WILL BE PRESENT FOR LIGHTS AND FIRE ALARM, BUT ALL DATA CLOSETS AND SECURITY CARD READERS WILL LOSE POWER.

If you have any questions, please contact me (Kim Thompson) at 402-552-3292 or email me at kim.thompson@unmc.edu. I ask that you mention this electrical power interruption to your colleagues.

Maurer Center for Public Health Building (MCOPH)

STEAM SHUTDOWN (All Levels)

Durham Research Center 1 (550 South 45th Street)
Durham Research Center 2 (560 South 45th Street)
Buffett Cancer Center (505 South 45th Street) 
Durham Outpatient Center (4400 Emile Street)
Medical Science Building (4400 Emile Street) 
Food and Nutrition Penthouse (4400 Emile Street)

UNMC’s Facilities Management and Planning department has scheduled a steam shutdown for the above mentioned buildings on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The shutdown will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will last until 10:00 pm. (Approximately).

The Building Controls Group will minimize the temperatures in DOC, MSB, and Food and Nutrition. The temperatures will not be affected in DRC1, DRC2 and BCC.

This will affect:

  • All hot water to restrooms and kitchens on all levels.
  • All autoclaves, cage washers, sterilizers and similar steam driven equipment.
  • Cold water will remain in service.

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 the buildings be aware, please mention this shutdown to your colleagues.

ELECTRICAL POWER INTERRUPTION (All Levels) Annex 10 / 4230 Bldg. (AX10)

On Thursday November 15, 2018, the required monthly testing of the Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), as a component of our emergency power generation, will begin at 0600 hrs. in Annex 10 (4230) and should be complete by 0700 hrs. Please remember that the testing can have an impact on all equipment plugged into the red “emergency” outlets as the transfer switches are shifted into the testing 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 the animal containment facilities will be off for two brief periods during the power transfers, but will continue to operate.

This shut off is required for routine performance testing of the automatic transfer switches per NFPA 110.

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:                 Thursday November 15, 2018
                                                   6:00 a.m. (0600)

Completion/End Time:          Thursday November 15, 2018
                                                    7:00 a.m. (0700 hrs.) approximately

If you have any questions, please contact Neal Buxcel at ext. 9-1829. 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.