Facilities Briefs

Annex 10 – 4230 Bldg. (AX10) – Electrical Power Interruption (All Levels)

On Thursday February 9, 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 February 9, 2017, 6:00 a.m. (0600)

Completion/End Time:    Thursday February 9, 2017, 7:00 a.m. (0700 hrs.) Approximately

If you have any questions, please contact 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. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Emile Street and Sidewalk Closures Construction Work – Update

Over the next few weeks, Hausmann Construction will be installing foundation pilings along Emile Street for the new Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning.

  1. Starting Tuesday January 31 through Friday February 24, Emile Street and the adjacent sidewalks between 42nd and 41st Street will be closed.
  1. Starting Monday February 13 through Friday February 24, Emile Street and the Southern sidewalk between 41st Street and 40th Street will be closed.
  1. 41st Street and the Eastern sidewalk will remain open.
  1. The LOC dock and North building entry will remain open.
  1. Please use caution and observe temporary barricades and safety fences around the construction area.

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Ellis at craig.ellis@unmc.edu .   Since it is vital that everyone working in and around the area be informed, please mention it your colleagues.
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LIED TRANSPLANT CENTER – Laboratory Exhaust Fans – Shutdown

Testing of Exhaust Fans  

On Sunday, January 22, 2017, starting at 3:00 p.m., the Laboratory Exhaust Fans located in the Lied Transplant Center (LTC) will be cycling on and off for testing and this could last anywhere from 2 to 5 hours.

This will affect:

  • Floors 9 through 12.
  • All fume hood work must be stopped during this time.

There will NOT be any exhaust from the fume hoods at any given time. It is recommended, that no person(s) occupy the labs during the testing. All systems will be back to normal operation at the end of the time frame. Please contact Matt Wermuth at 402.651.7875 or Julie Sommer at 402.980.6468 with questions or concerns.