Facilities Briefs

Poynter Hall (PYH) and Parking Structure Lot #2 (PS2) – Electrical Power Interruption (All Levels)

On Thursday, September 21st, 2017, there will be brief interruptions (shut offs) of normal electrical power to the main electrical switchboard that serves all levels of the following buildings:

  • Poynter Hall (PYH)
  • Parking Structure Lot #2 (PS2)

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 a power outage to all receptacle outlets, computers, lighting, air handling units, supply fans, exhaust fans, fume hoods, motors, etc. throughout each building.  Depending on the building, the power outage could be as short as a “blink” or last up to 5 minutes.  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 electrical utilities switchgear maintenance work located within UNMC’s Central Utilities Plant (CUP).

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:      Thursday, September 21st, 2017
                                       6:30 a.m. (0630 hrs.)

Completion  Time:   Thursday, September 21st, 2017
                                     7:00 a.m. (0700 hrs.)  Approximately

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Michalak at 402-559-5048 or Matt Monaghan at 402-559-7188.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of this, please mention this electrical power interruption to your colleagues.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Lab Vacuum System Shutdown (Third Floor Labs Only!)

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Facilities Management and Planning department has scheduled a shutdown of the Laboratory Vacuum System for the Lozier Center for Pharmacy and Drug Discovery building in the third floor labs.

Shutdown Schedule:

Start Time:    Wednesday September 20, 2017, at 7:00 a.m.

End Time:     Wednesday September 20, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.                                                  (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact Terry Vail at 402-981-7302 or email him at tvail@unmc.edu.   Please mention this shutdown to your colleagues.