Facilities Briefs

ELECTRICAL POWER INTERRUPTION (All Levels) Buildings East of 42nd Street (1st)

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, there will be extended or intermittent interruptions (shut offs) of normal electrical power to the main electrical switchboard that serves all levels of the following buildings:

  • Administration Center (ADC)
  • College of Nursing (CON)
  • Student Life Center (SLC)

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 in order to replace the pad-mount transformer serving the Student Life Center (SLC).

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:    Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 9:30 p.m. 

Completion/End Time:     Wednesday, April 19, 2016, 10:30 p.m.                                                                  (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.

SIDEWALK AND LANE CLOSURE – The north Side of 42nd & Dewey Street

Starting Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the sidewalk on the north side of Dewey Street will be closed until Monday April 17, 2017, and the north driving lane of Dewey Street will be closed until Thursday,  April 13, 2017 (approx.).  The contractor will be removing the curb and widening the sidewalk.  The south sidewalk and driving lane will remain open. (See attached map.)

This will affect pedestrian and automobile traffic.  Anyone walking or driving near the construction site area should use caution and observe the barricades and warning signs.  The construction crew will have equipment in the area!

You will still have access to parking Lots 1, 5 and 6.

If you have any questions, please contact me (Mic Tierney) at 402-559-5261 or by email at mic.tierney@unmc.edu. Since it is vital that everyone walking or driving in and around the area be aware of the closures, I ask that you mention it to your colleagues.  (Click on map to enlarge.)


On Monday, April 3, 2017, The FPBCC Pneumatic Tube System will be connected to the campus tube system.  A shutdown of the pneumatic tube system is required in order for this connection to happen.  This will be a system-wide shutdown.

Buildings affected:

  • Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center 
  • Clarkson Tower
  • Hixson-Lied
  • University Tower

Interruption Schedule:

Commence Time:               Monday, April 3, 2017, 7:30 a.m. (0730)

Completion/End Time:      Monday, April 3, 2017, 3:30 p.m. (1530 hrs.)                                                     (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact me (Randy Kirkpatrick) at 402-552-6252 or by email at rkirkpatrick@nebraskamed.com.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of this, I ask that you mention this system-wide shut down of the Pneumatic Tube system to your colleagues.