Facilities Briefs

Drain Repair – Parking Lot 56

Starting Saturday, October 29, 2016, Facilities Management and Planning will be working on a sewer drain located by Parking Lot 56, between Annex 14 and the Bank of the West (see photo below for exact location).


Starting Time:        October 29, 2016, at 7:30 a.m.

Completion Time:  November 2, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.  (Approximately)

Anyone walking or driving near the work site area should use caution and observe the barricades and warning signs.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Payne at 402-981-7269 or by email at tpayne@unmc.edu. If you know of anyone that drives or walks in that area, please mention this construction work to them. (Click on Photo to enlarge.)





Campus Steam System Shutdown — East of 42nd Street

The campus steam system east of 42nd Street will be shut down on Friday evening, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 (all day), in order to complete a major utility tie-in at the existing underground steam system at 40th & Jones Streets.

The following campus buildings will be affected: 

  • Sorrell Center for Health Science Education (MSC)
  • UNMC Center for Drug Discovery / Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education (PDD)
  • Maurer Center for Public Health (MCPH)
  • Student Life Center (SLC)
  • Truhlsen Eye Institute (TEI)
  • Lauritzen Outpatient Center (LOC)

During this shut-down, domestic hot water and steam services will not be available and building heating capabilities will be reduced.

Start Time:                 Friday, October 28, 2016, at 10:00 PM

Completion Time:     Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 5:00 PM

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tod Ringenberg at 402-559-5627 or by email at tod.ringenberg@unmc.edu.  Or, you may contact Darren Dageforde (Executive Director of Utilities and Energy Utilization) at 402-559-5278.  Since it is vital that everyone working in and around these buildings be informed, please mention this steam shutdown to your colleagues.


SIDEWALK CLOSURE – South side of Michael Sorrell Center (MSC)

On November 1, 2, and 3, 2016, there will be a partial closure of the sidewalk on 42nd and Emile Street to 41st and Emile Street due to a new circuit cable pull.  To do this electrical work, Facilities Management and Planning will need to close part of the sidewalk on the south side of the MSC building.   The ADA ramps located at the corner of 42nd and Emile Street will be open to pedestrians   (See attached photo.)

This should affect pedestrian traffic only.  Anyone walking near the construction site area should use caution and observe the barricades and warning signs.    

The construction crew will have equipment and trucks in the area!

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 walking or driving in the areas be advised of this, please mention this sidewalk closure to your colleagues.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. (Click on photo to enlarge.)