Life Science Building Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Modifications

As a part of the on-going renovations to the Life Science Building, the Office of Facilities Management will be completing modifications to the above-ceiling heating, ventilation, and air conditioning components throughout the building.  Modification activities will take place each weeknight between 9:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. beginning Monday, March 20th.  We will start with the corridors and classrooms/labs on the second floor.  Various air handling units in the scheduled areas will be shut down for a short period of time each night, but remaining units in the building will remain operational allowing temperatures to remain comfortable.  Additional notices will be distributed as we move to other floors.

Please make note this work is being completed during overnight hours, so do not be alarmed if you see or hear activity in the building at unusual times.  Please let your fellow faculty and staff members know as necessary.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions, concerns, or special requirements during this time frame, please contact Robb Chock at rchock@uta.edu or (817) 272-7498.

Geoscience Building – Closure of 1st Floor North Wing Restrooms for Renovations

Restrooms on the 1st Floor, north wing, of the Geoscience Building (men’s restroom #134 and women’s restroom #138) will be closing for renovations on Monday, March 13th.  Building occupants should access restrooms on the 1st Floor, west wing, or the 2nd Floor restrooms.

Be aware there will be some night and weekend work in conjunction with these renovations, so do not be alarmed if you see or hear activity in the building at unusual times.  Please let your fellow faculty and staff members know as needed.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.  Again, thank you.

Maverick Activities Center and Northwest Thermal Energy Plant – Temporary Electrical Outage

In order to complete modifications to the campus infrastructure in support of the west campus construction projects, a temporary electrical outage for the entire Maverick Activities Center will be required and scheduled in two phases (this outage will also affect the Northwest Thermal Energy Plant).  Facilities Management has scheduled Phase I of this outage for Sunday, March 5, 2017, beginning at 8:00 a.m. lasting until 12:00 noon.  The building’s emergency generator will remain operational during this outage, but will support egress lighting and life safety only.  No one will be allowed in the building without an escort from Facilities Management and/or the Police Department during this outage.  Phase II will be scheduled in a couple of weeks, and an additional notice will be sent out as a date and time are determined.

To prevent any possible damage, we recommend you turn off all electronic equipment in the offices including computers, scanners, and copiers before leaving on Saturday evening (these devices do not need to be unplugged from their electrical outlets).  Please let your faculty and staff members know as necessary.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions, concerns, or special requirements during this time frame, please contact either Jeff Johnson, Facilities Management Director, at jljohnson@uta.edu or Toby Buhrkuhl, Facilities Management Electric Shop Supervisor, at tbuhrkuhl@uta.edu.

Emergency Electrical Generator Testing – Sunday, March 5th

Facilities Management will be testing the emergency electrical generators serving the following buildings on Sunday, March 5th, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.:

Business Building

Central Library

Chemistry Research Building

Davis Hall

Engineering Lab Building

Engineering Research Building

Fine Arts Building

Hammond Hall

Nedderman Hall

Pickard Hall

Science Hall

Trimble Hall

University Hall

Woolf Hall

This testing will only affect the electrical services tied to each building’s generator, not the entire building.  There will be a slight “blip” lasting approximately one half of a second as the electrical service transfers to the generator and another as it is transferred back to the normal building service.  It is recommended you keep computer work in progress saved during this timeframe to prevent any possible data loss.  Please let your faculty and staff members know as necessary.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call either Toby Buhrkuhl at (972) 832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at (817) 798-8456.

Life Science Building – Temporary Electrical Outage

In order to complete upgrades to the emergency fire pump system in the Life Science Building, a temporary electrical outage for the entire building will be required.  We intend to schedule this outage for Sunday, March 5, 2017, beginning at 7:00 a.m. lasting until 12:00 noon.  The building’s emergency generator will remain operational during this outage to support egress lighting, life safety, and select lab equipment.  If anyone has recently purchased lab equipment that must be served by emergency power and you’re unsure if it has been connected to the generator, please contact either Jeff Johnson or Toby Buhrkuhl at the e-mail addresses shown below.  No one will be allowed in the building without an escort from Facilities Management and/or the Police Department during this outage.

To prevent any possible damage, we recommend you turn off all electronic equipment in the offices including computers, scanners, and copiers before leaving for the weekend (these devices do not need to be unplugged from their electrical outlets).  Please let your faculty and staff members know as necessary.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions, concerns, or special requirements during this time frame, please contact either Jeff Johnson, Facilities Management Director, at jljohnson@uta.edu or Toby Buhrkuhl, Facilities Management Electric Shop Supervisor, at tbuhrkuhl@uta.edu .

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