Facilities Briefs


F&P Buffett Cancer Center (Research)

On Thursday May 25, 2017, the required quarterly testing of the Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), as a component of our emergency power generation, will begin at 9:00 a.m. (0900) in the Research side of Buffett Cancer Center and should be complete by 10:00 a.m. (1000 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 also affect air handlers, lighting, and equipment fed from emergency power. This work will not affect “normal” receptacle outlets, computers, and/or lighting that are not connected to “emergency” back-up power.

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

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:     Thursday May 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. (0900)

Completion Time:   Thursday May 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. (1000 hrs.)                                                 (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact me (Matt Monaghan) at ext. 9-7188 or 402-981-5396.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of this, I ask that you mention this electrical power interruption to your colleagues.  (Click on photo.)


Lozier Center for Pharmacy (PDD) – Partial Shutdown

Air Handling Units-1, 2 and Exhaust Fans 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6

There will be a partial shutdown of Air Handling Units-1, 2, and Exhaust Fans 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday May 23, 2017. The Facilities Management and Planning department will be changing filters in the exhaust fans and air handlers. Air handling units and exhaust fans will be shut down during this time frame creating a static room environment, there will be no air flow or exhaust.

There will be no air flow in all fume hoods and individual hoods may go into alarm!  

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 402-238-8211 or by email at gmiedl@unmc.edu.   Thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.


Starting Monday, May 15th and continuing until approximately July 28th there will be a partial lane closure and re-direction of eastbound Emile Street traffic, immediately north of the Central Utility Plant.  This partial lane closure is required for construction activities associated with the demolition and replacement of the roof structure of the Central Utility Plant.  During this period, east-bound traffic will be directed to the center lane of Emile Street.  Center-lane parking in the affected area will not be permitted during this process.

Whether walking or driving on Emile Street, please use caution and follow the temporary barricades and directional signage accordingly.

If you have any questions, please contact Tod Ringenberg at 402-559-5627, or by email at tod.ringenberg@unmc.edu.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this matter.