Main Campus Utility Shutdowns and Facility Service Disruption Notifications & Bulletins

January 2020

January 21st Building 010 Fire Alarm Testing

January 21st Building 028 Fire Alarm Testing

January 21st Building 050 Crane for Roof Work

January 21st Building 089 Water in Digester Room

January 21st Building 154 Power 1st Floor

January 21st Building 046 Compressed Air

January 20th Until April 3rd Building 056 and 073 Tunnel Cable Work

January 20th Until April 3rd Building 073 Fire Alarm Work

January 17th Building 032 FIre Alarm

January 17th Building 068 Power

Janaury 16th Building 082 and 083 Fire Alarm

January 16th Building 044 Standpipe

January 16th Building 018 Heating

January 16th Temporary Partial Lane Closure on Lang Way (Formerly Powerhouse Lane)

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 noon, a crane will be placing materials onto the roof of the Central Utilities Plant on Lang Way

The crane will impede traffic on one side only along Lang Way. A safety tape barrier will be in place as well as contractor's ground personnel to direct vehicles and pedestrians away from the work zone.

Questions or concerns may be directed to Rick LeGault, Senior Construction Coordinator at extension 52015 or email

January 15th Until 24th Winegard Walk Temporary Partial Closure

Please be aware that a fenced construction compound will be erected in Winegard Walk just north of Branion Plaza from January 16th to the 24th. The construction compound will be delineated with fencing and signage. The compound is providing access and storage for a piping project being completed within the underground service tunnel beneath Winegard Walk.
Thank you for your patience and understanding with this campus improvement project.

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns pertaining to this construction compound or the project its servicing, please feel free to contact Justin Selby, Manager, Construction Coordination at extension 56918 or email

January 15th Until 22nd Trent Lane Buildings Lights

January 15th Building 073 Exhaust Fans

January 15th Building 071 Fire Panel

January 15th Building 021 Condensate Line

January 14th Until 15th Buildings 080 and 081 Fire Alarm Testing

January 14th Building 231 Power

January 14th Building 068 Heating

January 11th Building 030, 041, 044, 0183 and 174 Steam

January 7th College Avenue Crane Setup  Will Temporarily Block Sidewalk at College Avenue and Smith Lane
As part of the ongoing construction at the Former VMI Building 046 (corner of College Ave and Smith Lane) a Crane will be blocking the pedestrian sidewalk along College Avenue from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Crane personnel will be present to direct pedestrians for safe passage around the job site. Inquires can be directed to Rick LeGault, Senior Construction Coordinator, Design, Engineering and Construction. Office: 519-824-4120 extension 52015 or

January 7th Building 011 Heating

January 6th Until 10th Building 073 Fire Alarm Testing

January 6th Until 8th Buildings 039, 040, 044 and 049 FIre Hydrant Replacement

January 6th Building 073 Tunnel Work

January 3rd Building 149 Power

January 3rd Building 140 Power and Elevator 2 Temporarily Out of Service

January 3rd Building 160 Outdoor Wooden Stair Repairs 

January 2nd Building 012 AC2

November 2019 - 2020 

November 21st 2019 Until August 31st 2020 Building 068 Electrical Supply in Area under Construction

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 20th Until December 22nd Buildings 069 and 079 Access to Loading Dock Parrtially Restricted

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

November 14th Until January 31st Building 073 Fire Alarm System

November 14th Until January 10th Buildings 038, 040 and 081Power

October 2019 Until January 2020

October 9th Until January 6th 2020 Building 050 Athletics Building, Roof Work

October 2019 Until March 2021

October 7th 2019 Until March 9th 2021 Building 068 MacKinnon Building Construction and Renovations 

April 2019 Until August 2020

April 29th 2019 Until August 2020 Building 046 Partial Closure for Construction

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

Standardizing Shutdowns

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