Archive for December, 2010

Week of December 20, 2010

ERB Move

January 3-7, 2011

Facilities Management will be moving people from Nedderman, Engineering Lab, Woolf, Science Hall, Life Science, Cribbs, Geo Science, and General Academic Building into their new offices in the Engineering Research Building. Facilities will then clean the vacated space from the buildings for future use.

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Renovation Project: University Hall 1st floor Restrooms

Renovations to three 1st floor restrooms of University Hall began this past Saturday, 12/18. The restrooms are scheduled to be open and fully operational on Monday, January 17th, 2011.

Week of December 13, 2010

College Park Center Concrete Pour

We have scheduled an early morning pour of the slab at Upper Level #3 and mud slab at the practice courts at the College Park Center site for Friday, December 17, 2010 at 2am. We will begin setting up equipment at 12:30 am with the concrete arriving to the site beginning at 2am. The concrete trucks will enter the site through Gate 1 off Pecan Street and exit the site through Gate 1 back onto Pecan Street. This 340cy pour should be completed prior to 7 am and is being made at night to minimize the concrete trucks mixing with the University traffic on Friday.

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Electrical Outages

Facilities Management has three different electrical projects scheduled for the holiday break which requires a campus electrical outage for selected buildings. The primary electrical service to the buildings listed below will be off line starting at 6:00 a.m. Sunday December 26 to 6:00 p.m. that night. The outage is required because of safety issues related to working with energized high voltage lines.

The emergency generators will be operational in the buildings noted below to support life safety operations and on-going research if currently on an emergency circuit.

Life Science (generator)

Science Hall (generator)

Preston Hall

Fine Arts (generator)

P.E. Building

Trinity

Texas Hall

Smart Hospital

Library

Davis Hall (generator)

University Hall (generator)

Facilities Management would like to thank everyone in advance for supporting these holiday projects.    It’s always our goal to insure we have reliable, dependable infrastructure to support both research and the academic needs of the campus these projects help us meet this goal.

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Life Science Generator Replacement

Because of some pre-work the contractor has reduced the electrical outage time on this project.   The contractor has informed us that the project will only require two outages.  On Saturday, December 18th the new generator will be delivered to the site, it will require about a three hour time frame to hook up the stand by emergency generator.  During this time the primary electrical will be operational in the building, just without emergency power for a three hour time frame. Over the holiday break the contractor will need another three hour outage on the emergency generator to connect the new equipment to the building.

Because other campus infrastructures work, the electrical service to the building will be off from 6:00 a.m. Sunday, December 26th to 6:00 p.m. that night.  All emergency circuits will be operational to support on-going research in the building.

If you haven’t contacted Facilities Management to double check that your required equipment is on an emergency circuit, please do so no later than Monday, December 13th. The building will remain closed to the public, but researchers will be allowed in the building with a University ID.  Reminder signage is being placed at all the major entrances to the building.

Facilities Management would like to thank everyone in advance for supporting this long overdue electrical up-grade to the building.  It’s always our goal to insure we have reliable, dependable infrastructure to support both research and the academic needs of the campus.

Week of December 6, 2010

Early Morning Concrete Pour

We have scheduled an early morning pour of the slab at Event Level #7 at the College Park Center site for Saturday, December 11, 2010 at midnight. We will begin setting up equipment at 11pm with the concrete arriving to the site beginning at midnight. The concrete trucks will enter the site through Gates 1 & 2 off Pecan Street and exit the site through Gate 1 back onto Pecan Street for those being pumped and Gate 4 onto Center Street for those being poured by crane and concrete bucket in an effort to minimize the noise affects to the neighbors. This 650cy pour should be completed prior to 7 am and is being made at night to minimize the concrete trucks mixing with the University traffic on Saturday. Please pass this information on to all departments that need to be aware of this scheduled pour.

We will also have early morning pours on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 and Friday, December 17, 2010.

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Electrical Outages

Facilities Management has three different electrical projects scheduled for the holiday break which requires a campus electrical outage for selected buildings. The primary electrical service to the buildings listed below will be off line starting at 6:00 a.m. Sunday December 26 to 6:00 p.m. that night. The outage is required because of safety issues related to working with energized high voltage lines.

The emergency generators will be operational in the buildings noted below to support life safety operations and on-going research if currently on an emergency circuit.

Life Science (generator)

Science Hall (generator)

Preston Hall

Fine Arts (generator)

P.E. Building

Trinity

Texas Hall

Smart Hospital

Library

Davis Hall (generator)

University Hall (generator)

Facilities Management would like to thank everyone in advance for supporting these holiday projects.    It’s always our goal to insure we have reliable, dependable infrastructure to support both research and the academic needs of the campus these projects help us meet this goal.

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1. Science Hall Electrical Outage

The schedule has been finalized for the electrical outage for Science Hall.  The primary electric service to the building will be off from 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2010, until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2011. The back-up emergency generator will be operational for the entire time of the outage.  In the unlikely event the building generator would fail, we have made arrangements for a back-up system to support on-going research in the building.  All building egress lighting will also be operational during this outage.

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2. Library Electrical Outage

The schedule has been finalized for the electrical outage for Library. The primary electric service to the building will be off from 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2010, until 6:00 p.m. The back-up emergency generator will not be operational for this outage.

From Saturday, December 18th to Friday, December 31, 2010 the library will be without a back-up emergency generator. The primary electrical service to the building will remain on during operational hours.  It may require some short-term outages after hours which will be scheduled with Carleen Dolan. ahead of time.  With the 12 hour outage on December 26th, the contractor is hoping to be able to do much of the work during this period which will reduce the need for the short term outage after hours.

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3. Life Science Electrical Outage

We have finalized the project schedule.  Because of some pre-work the contractor has reduced the electrical outage time on this project.   The contractor has informed us that the project will only require two outages.  On Saturday, December 18th the new generator will be delivered to the site, it will require about a three hour time frame to hook up the stand by emergency generator.  During this time the primary electrical will be operational in the building, just without emergency power for a three hour time frame. Over the holiday break the contractor will need another three hour outage on the emergency generator to connect the new equipment to the building.

Because other campus infrastructures work, the electrical service to the building will be off from 6:00 a.m. Sunday, December 26th to 6:00 p.m. that night.  All emergency circuits will be operational to support on-going research in the building.