Facilities Briefs

Clarkson Doctor’s Building North – Parking Structure

Central Elevator / Stair Tower Phased Closing

Facilities Management and Planning will close in phases the Central Elevator Lobby / Stair Tower in the Parking Structure that links into Clarkson Doctor’s Building North to normal access during the following days and times in order to install new flooring.

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.:
     level 3 to level 2 – stairway only.
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.:
    level 2 to level 1 – stairway only.
  • Friday, June 9, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.:
    level 1 to ground level – stairway only.
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.:
    all levels – elevator lobby only.

The phased stair closing will affect levels ground through 3.  Please use the elevator.  The Central Elevator / Lobby/Stair Tower will not be restricted for emergency use.  In the event of an emergency the stair tower shall be used for egress.

If you have questions regarding these closings, please contact Mark Sjogren at 402-981-7527 as soon as possible. Since it is vital that everyone parking in this structure be aware of the stair closings, I ask that you mention it to your colleagues. (Click on photo to enlarge.)


F&P Buffett Cancer Center (Research)

On Wednesday, May 31, 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:     Wednesday, May 31, 2017,  9:00 a.m. (0900)

Completion Time:   Wednesday, May 31, 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.