Main Campus Utility Shutdowns and Facility Service Disruption Notifications & Bulletins
August 13th Until 14th University Centre Bus Loop will be Closed for Repairs
The University Centre Bus Loop will be closed all day Tuesday August 13th and Wednesday August 14th for concrete and asphalt replacement, but will remain accessible for emergency access only. Buses will still run, but pick up locations may be along South Ring Road.
August Until September: 158 University Centre, Courtyard Flooring Project Update
In light of the unforeseen conditions at the North Entrance to the University Centre, we wish to provide a campus wide update for the project.
Within the next day or so, the entire North Entrance will be taken out of use. There will be a temporary barrier free entrance provided just north of the entrance (into the seating area near Starbucks. Users of the space will enter through this temporary entrance and travel past Starbucks and around the north elevators to gain access to the University Centre.
The remedial work taking place at the North Entrance will include a day time shift and an evening shift of workers until approximately August 16th. Daytime work is necessary to make up time that was lost due to this unforeseen circumstance.
As the contractor continues to resolve the North Entrance, demolition has commenced at the South Entrance (near the bus loop). All services remain open and accessible. Once an appropriate area is removed, the contractor will level the area and will reopen the space until tiling can commence.
Please be advised that if you have a meeting room booked in the University Centre there will be noisy work taking place that cannot/will not be halted. If you have booked a meeting room in the UC and cannot tolerate the noisy work, please review other buildings for an acceptable meeting room.
Due to the unforeseen items the project is behind schedule, the project team will continue to monitor and will ensure the area is all re-opened by September. This may result in some areas not being re-tiled, these areas will be completed at a future date.
The University is extremely appreciative of your understanding and patience as it relates to the disruptions taking place as a result of this project.
If there are any concerns please contact the Construction Coordinator, David Loates firstname.lastname@example.org or the Project Manager, Ashley Feeney email@example.com
August 19th Until 20th Building 0 71 Elevators Temporarily Out of Services Please read notice below.
August 19th Until 20th Building 071 Elevators 03, 04 and 05 - C.A.T.5 Testing
August 15th to August 23, 2019 MacDonald Hall Building West Facing Barrier Free Access Ramp Temporarily Closed
The West facing barrier free access ramp at MacDonald Hall Building 002 will be shutdown temporarily, however the east facing barrier free access ramps are both open and accessible using the walkway that runs to the east side of MacDonald Hall Building. Reason is to waterproofing of the steam trench. If you have any questions or concerns please contact David Loates at extension 56782, cell 519-277-4969 or firstname.lastname@example.org
August 7th Parking Lot P1-C and Christie Lane Temporary Closure
Christie Lane and Parking Lot P1-C will be closed Wednesday August 7, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in order to repair chilled water leak.
Please contact: Dave Bezanson at extension 52471 or cell: 519-220-8741 or email@example.com with any questions.
August 1st Until 2nd Christie Lane Road Closure
Christie Lane is to be closed on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 2:00 pm until Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5:00 am in order to repair chilled water leak.
Areas affected will be access to buildings and parking lots on Christie lane.
Please contact: Dave Bezanson at Ext. 52471 or cell: 519-220-8741 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
July Until August 2019
July 29th Until August 2nd University Centre Food Court Closed, Click on link below for food vendors open for business during this closure
July 15th Until August 15th College Avenue East Closure for Construction
Please be advised that College Avenue East will be closed to through traffic from July 15, 2019 to August 15, 2019 for the installation of a water main and sanitary sewer and associated road reconstruction from the driveway at Harrison House / Hilton Centre east to Victoria Road.
The City of Guelph is expected to post notice of the closure in late June.
April 2019 Until August 2019
February 2019 Until August 2019
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