Facilities Briefs

Williams Science Hall (WSH) – Electrical Power Interruption

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, there will be a momentary interruption (shut off) of normal electrical power to the main electrical switchboard that serves all levels of the Williams Science Hall (WSH) building.   This will cause a power outage to all receptacle outlets, computers, lighting, air handling units, supply fans, exhaust fans, fume hoods, motors, etc. throughout the building.  The power outage should be as short as a “blink”.  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 routine switchgear maintenance and repairs within UNMC’s Central Utilities Plant (CUP).

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:    Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 a.m.
Completion/End Time:   Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:15 a.m. (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact 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.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.



The College of Nursing Building will be a construction site for the next 60 to 75 days for a window replacement project on Levels 4 and 5.  Work will involve the removal and replacement of all windows on those levels and the repair of exterior brick sills.  The majority of the work will be on the exterior of the building with the contractor’s workers working from a swinging stage.  The contractor will also be using a hydraulic lift to reach certain high reach areas.

All exterior sidewalks and corridors within the building will be affected during this construction.  All staff, students and visitors should heed the directional and safety signs as posted.  Egress paths will also be affected during this construction period.

If you have any questions, please contact Don Dickmeyer at 402-559-7170 or by email at ddickmey@unmc.edu.   Since it is vital that everyone working in the College of Nursing building be aware of this shutdown, please mention it to your colleagues.

WILLIAM’S SCIENCE HALL (Old College of Pharmacy Bldg.)

Exhaust Fan – Shut-Off

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, UNMC’s Facilities Management and Planning department has scheduled a shut-off of the exhaust fan in William’s Science Hall. The exhaust fan serves the fume hoods on the west side of the building.

Shut-Off Schedule

Start Time:    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:00 a.m.

End Time:     Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. (Approximately)

 This will affect:

  • Air flow to all fume hoods on the west side of the building will be
  • Individual hoods may go into alarm!
  • AHU’s will be on during this

 If you have any questions, please contact George Miedl at 402-238-8211. Since it is vital that everyone in the WSH building be aware of the shut-off, please mention it to your colleagues.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation