Heights on Pecan – Temporary Power Outage Friday, October 28th

Electric service at The Heights on Pecan will be temporarily unavailable on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 10 am to 11 am due to Oncor replacing a transformer.  Notices will be sent to the residents.  Please plan accordingly.

 

Fine Arts Building – Electrical Outage

This is our first notice regarding the Fine Arts Building electrical switchgear replacement project scheduled to take place over this year’s Holiday Break.  This project will require an electrical outage for the entire building beginning December 26, 2016, to last through January 1, 2017.  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.

All refrigerators/freezers should be cleaned out.  To prevent any possible damage, we also recommend you turn off all electronic equipment in the offices including computers, scanners, and copiers before leaving for the Holiday Break (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 .

We will be sending additional reminders as the date of this scheduled outage draws near.

Emergency Generator Testing – Friday, October 14th

Facilities Management will be testing the emergency electrical generators serving the following buildings on Friday, October 14th, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.:

Central Library

College Park Center & South Parking Garages

Davis Hall

Science Hall

Texas Hall

University 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.

Emergency Generator Testing – Friday, October 7th

Facilities Management will be testing the emergency electrical generators serving the following buildings on Friday, October 7th, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.:

Carlisle Hall

Engineering Lab Building

Engineering Research Building

Geoscience Building

Nedderman Hall

University Center

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.

College of Business – Temporary Electrical Outage

The Office of Facilities Management held its first meeting to begin planning the College of Business electrical switchgear replacement project scheduled to take place over the holiday break (December 26, 2016, through January 1, 2017).  In order to verify existing building conditions, the project contractor has requested an electrical outage for the entire building this Friday evening, September 30th, from 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.  The building’s emergency generator will remain operational during this outage, but will support egress lighting and life safety only.

To prevent any possible damage, Facilities Management recommends the turning off of all electronic equipment in the offices including computers, scanners, and copiers before leaving on Friday afternoon (these devices do not need to be unplugged from their electrical outlets).  All refrigerator/freezers should be cleared of any temperature-sensitive items.  Please let your faculty and staff members know as necessary.

We have tried to schedule this outage so that no cancellation of classes or events will be required.  Additional information on the longer-term outage over the holiday break will be forthcoming.  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 Toby Buhrkuhl at (972) 832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at (817) 798-8456.

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