Main Campus Utility Shutdowns and Facility Service Disruption Notifications & Bulletins
December 27th Building 044 and 049 Power
December 20th, 2019 Until January 2nd, 2020 The Annual Campus Christmas Ventilation Setback
Our annual Christmas ventilation setback is scheduled to run from 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 20th, 2019 until 7:00 a.m. Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 . The ventilation in many areas will be reduced or turned off, as we normally do overnight and on weekends. Heating will be maintained in all buildings, but will be set back in some buildings which will be vacant for the holidays. Animal holding areas will be maintained as usual.
Please share this information with the staff in your department and advise on the following:
1. Are there any areas in your department that can be shut down prior to December 20th?
2. Do you have any special ventilation requirements during the holiday period?
If the answer to either of these questions is yes, please send the details to the attention of Paul Casey by Friday, December 13th, 2019 at the following email address: email@example.com
Details can also be sent by the following methods: Fax to 519-826-5281, Campus mail to Control Centre, Maintenance Building 1.
December 11th Campus Deionized Water Until Repaired
This is required in order to fix a leak in the tunnels on the deionized water line.
Please contact Dave Bezanson at 519-220-8741 with any questions.
November 2019 - 2020
Smith Lane Sidewalk Closure
For safety reasons a portion of the sidewalk along Smith Lane where it intersects with College Avenue will be closed due to construction activities currently underway at the Former VMI Building 046. Closure signage will be posted at the sidewalk.
Closure is effective immediately until an anticipated re-opening in the spring of 2020 when the sidewalk signage will be removed.
November 19th Until Early December 2019 Arboretum Road Temporarily Closed
The Arboretum Road main entry point on College Avenue will be temporarily closed due to maintenance beginning Tuesday, November 19th for approximately two weeks. The parking area will remain accessible through an alternate route off of Victoria Road. See the attached layout indicating the alternate route. Directional signs will also be posted.
Questions or concerns can be directed to Eric LaFontaine, Construction Coordinator, Office: 519-824-4120 Extension: 56436 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2019 Until January 2020
October 2019 Until March 2021
April 2019 Until August 2020
Future Annual Utilities Shutdowns
To provide the campus community with the opportunity to plan future activities, Physical Resources has developed a standard time frame for the annual electrical and steam systems maintenance shutdowns.
The shutdowns are necessary to perform essential preventive maintenance on these systems.
Yearly campus wide electrical shutdowns will take place each year on the last Saturday in April.
These shutdowns are to do preventive maintenance on our aging electrical infrastructure. The theory of course is that good preventive maintenance on critical equipment will minimize disruptive emergency outages. We ask that departments plan their activities well in advance and avoid these dates. These dates represent the least disruptive window of opportunity to do this work. Buildings will be without regular power for the duration of the shutdown. Emergency lighting, as provided by the campus essential power system, will not be affected. As the shutdown dates approach, we will issue more detailed information. Queries shall be directed to Doug Doel, Manager, Electrical Design, extension 53459 or email email@example.com.
Standardizing shutdown times will allow departments to plan their activities well in advance so as not to cause undue disruption. In particular, it is important that no major special events be planned during these shutdowns. Arranging temporary power or steam supplies is very expensive and generally will not be provided. If you have any questions or require any additional information please contact Steve Nyman, Director, Maintenance and Energy Services at extension 52014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org