Archive for December, 2013

Life Science Building 2-hour Outage on December 21

Life Science:  Saturday, December 21st, time unknown

In order to replace the electrical feeder serving the Life Science Building, Facilities Management has scheduled a two-hour electrical outage for the entire building on Saturday, December 21st.  Although this outage will last no more than two hours, we will not have prior knowledge of the time frame.  During this outage emergency power will be supplied by the building’s generator to support egress lighting, life safety, and all research facilities currently connected to the emergency generator.  If any new research has been established that must retain power, please e-mail Toby Buhrkuhl, Facilities Management Electric Shop Supervisor, at .

To prevent any possible damage, we also recommend you turn off all electronic equipment in the offices including computers, scanners, and copiers before leaving on Friday, December 20th (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.

Davis Hall Electrical outage December 20-23

Electrical outage planned Dec. 20-23 for Davis Hall

An electrical outage at Davis Hall is needed to replace and upgrade electrical switch gear, according to Facilities Management.

Power will be out from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, until 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23.

Emergency power will be supplied during the outage by the building’s generator to support egress lighting, life safety, and UTA Police dispatch. No one will be allowed in the building without an escort from Facilities Management or the Police Department.

To prepare for the outage:

• Clean out all refrigerators and freezers.
• Turn off all electronic equipment including computers, scanners, and copiers before leaving on Friday, Dec. 20. These devices do not need to be unplugged.

Questions? Email Jeff Johnson or Toby Buhrkuhl.

Winter Break – Clean/clear refrigerator and breakrooms

UT Arlington Winter Break 2013 (December 23-January 1, 2014)


Please complete the following tasks during the week of December 16-20.

  • Please wipe down and clean out break rooms or common areas of any food items or candy as not to attract insects.
  • Empty your refrigerator before the Winter break

Items left in the freezer or refrigerator can turn into a disaster if forgotten about.  In addition, various buildings will have the power shut off during the winter break for maintenance so please remove all items in your refrigerator and turn off ice maker (if applicable).

  1. Remove all perishable items from refrigerator and freezer.  Perishable is defined as stuff that is needed to be kept cold or cool at all times and used within a certain time, for example dairy products, fruits, meats, etc.  Check all expiration dates and dispose if expired.
  2. Wipe down drawers, shelves, sides and floor of the fridge.  Dry thoroughly.
  3. Use baking soda or bowl of dried oats, or shallow bowl of dry, fresh coffee grounds and crumbled newspaper to keep mildew, mold and the smell out.
  4. When you return, remove newspapers and oats/coffee grounds.  Do a minor wipe-down or scrub on drawers and sides.

We appreciate your cooperation,

Office of Facilities Management

Inclement Weather

University Monitoring Winter Storm Forecast

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the North Texas region. Rain is expected Thursday afternoon, and freezing rain and sleet are forecast from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday.

The University is closely monitoring the forecast and will notify all students, faculty, and staff should local conditions deteriorate and affect the status of the University (including classes, exams, programs, events, and activities).

Please continue to monitor your email for notices that will provide the latest information. Notices also will be posted on the University’s home page, will be distributed to local media outlets, and will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, the University’s Emergency Information Hotline at 1-866-258-4913 always has the current status of all operations.

Please note that additional communications will be forthcoming only as changing weather conditions may mandate. Otherwise, all operations will be considered to be on normal schedules.

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