Facilities Briefs

Wittson Hall Building Partial Shutdown – Air Handling Unit-1 and Exhaust Fan

There will be a partial shutdown of Air Handling Unit-1 and Exhaust Fan-12ABC at Wittson Hall from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The Facilities Management and Planning department will be changing filters in the exhaust fan and air handler serving the Comparative Medicine area. Air handling unit and exhaust fan will be shut down during this time frame creating a static room environment, there will be no air flow or exhaust.

This will affect the fume hoods and bio-safety cabinets in the animal areas only.  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.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation

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

On Thursday May 11, 2017, 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 May 11, 2017,  6:00 a.m. 

Completion/End Time:     Thursday May 11, 2017, 7:00 a.m.                                                                       (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Monaghan at 402-559-7188 or by email at mmonaghan@unmc.edu.   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.




Monday, May 8th from approximately 08:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. there will be a partial lane closure and re-direction of eastbound Emile Street traffic, immed-iately north of the Central Utility Plant.  This partial lane closure is required for crane and equipment staging and temporary structural steel delivery to the Central Utility Plant.  During this period, east-bound traffic will be temporarily 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. 

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:  Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.  

Completion Time: Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. (Approximately)

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.