Facilities Briefs

Student Life Center – Fire Alarm Testing

UNMC’s Facilities Management and Planning department has scheduled fire alarm testing session for the Student Life Center on Wednesday September 21 (10am to 11am).  The testing will activate the audible and visual alarms of the fire alarm system and will be necessary as part of the renovations. There won’t be a need to evacuate the building during these times, but the alarm will be a little disruptive to any work occurring inside the buildings. The testing must be done during normal business hours due to the required inspection from the Nebraska State Fire Marshal.

Testing Schedule:

Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 10:00am – 11:00 a.m.

 If you have any questions, please contact Chris Ehlers at 402-619-1574 or by email at christopher.ehlers@unmc.edu.



North East Corner of Poynter Hall – West Side of 42nd Street

Starting today, Friday, September 9, 2016, there will be a partial closure of the sidewalk on 42nd street due to a fire main break.   To do the repairs, Facilities Management and Planning will need to close part of the sidewalk in front of Poynter Hall.   FM&P will be removing and replacing dirt and concrete.  (See attached photo.)

Construction work has already started.  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!

The length of this work is undetermined, and as more information comes available we will keep the campus informed.

If you have any questions, please contact George Miedl at 402-238-8211 or by email at gmiedl@unmc.edu. Since it is vital that everyone walking or working in and around the area be aware of the closure, please mention it to your colleagues. (Click on photo to enlarge) 


Scott Plaza – Sidewalks Partially Closed for Repair

Starting Wednesday, August 31, 2016, repair work on sidewalks located on the north side of the Michael Sorrell Center and west of the Ice Rink, (marked in blue) will be closed to pedestrian traffic.  The sidewalks marked in red have been completed. (see photo for marked areas).

Anyone walking in and around the construction site area should use caution and observe the barricades and warning signs.  The contractor will have equipment and trucks located in the area.

Scheduled Closure:

Start:        Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 7:30 A.M.

 End:         Friday, September 2, 2016, at 5:00 P.M.  (Approximately)   

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 uses these sidewalks, please mention the partial closure to them. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

2016 Aug 31-2016 Sept 2 ScottPlaza Sidewalk closures-TomP-UPDATE