Main Campus Facility Service Disruption and Shutdown Notifications

June 2023

June 7th Building 007, workers completing installation of new dock leveler (needs additional levelling and anchoring) and new truck bumpers. Leveler is OK to use but users should be aware of a slight slope to the leveler platform.

June 5th Building 080, window water test on one office on 3rd and 4th floors.

June 5th Building 071, some electrical equipment and lighting will be off from 7:30am until 8:00am to replace a circuit breaker.

June 3rd Building 045, non-essential power will be off to the entire building from 7:00am until 12:30pm to install electrical feed to elevator.

June 1st Building 012, non-potable hot water will be shutdown from 6:30am until 8:30am to repair a water main leak.

May until September 2023

May 31st until August 18th Building 069, north concrete stairway will be replaced. Replacement will not close any walkways or entrances to the Crop Science building. Noise will be produced periodically from demolition and restoration work.

May 31st until July 21st Building 069, south concrete stairway will be replaced. Exit door will be closed off for use on Wednesday May 31 and Thursday June 1. After this time this door can be used for emergency purposes only. Signage will be posted for inside of the building.

May 31st until June 15th Building 080 and 081, exterior windows will be replaced on northeast corner and east curtain wall of building 081 above 2 emergency exits.

May 26th until August 31st Building 070, roof replacement work will take place. Work is weather dependant.

May 12th until July 3rd Building 067, west exterior exit door stairs to be repaired. Exit door will be closed off for use, but can be used for emergency purposes only. Signage will be posted on door.

May 12th until July 3rd Building 002, east exterior exit door stairs to be repaird. Exit door will be closed off for use, but can be used for emergency purposes only. Signage will be posted on door.

May 12th until July 28th Alumni Walk exterior stair repairs near the Central Utilites Plant building.

May 9th until June 30th Building 072, Mountain Hall kitchen will have steam, condensate, domestic hot and cold water shutdown for sink and drain piping replacements.

May 5th until August 31st, parking lot P44 and roadway between War Memorial Hall and Mills Hall will be closed to traffic. Construction work is being performed on steam tunnel system.

May 2nd until September 1st Building 071, exterior work on window fins on the south and east side of the building. Overhead protection will be provided at all building entrances affected and hoarding will direct pedestrians. 

May 2nd until 5th Building 030, air handling units AC1 and AC2 will be shudown at alternating times work maintenance. Will affect entire building.

May 1st until June 30th, tunnel and exterior stairway repairs will be performed near Macdonald Hall (east side) and Johnston Hall (southwest side). Alternate pathways will be maintained around construction hoarding. Signage will also be put in place. Expect noise.

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May 1st until 5th Building 068, air handling unit AC4 will be shutdown to replace chilled water coils. Perimeter heat will remain on in rooms 026A, 028, 029, 030, 030A, 030B, 030C, 031, 033, 119, 119A, 120, 121, 231A, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, and lounge, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312.

May 1st Building 140, some circuits in basement will be affected between 6:00am and 10:00am during installation of Helium recovery system electrical power panel.

April 2023 Until October 2023

April 27th until August 18th, washroom renovations on 3rd and 4th floors.

April 25th until October 31st Building 068, southwest loby structural slab rehabilitation, accessibility upgrades and roofing wor will be done. The entire SW lobby, including all study lounges, will be closed for renovation until the late fall. The south entrances off Winegard walk and by Day Hall will be in-accessible, but the north entrance next to MacKinnon Green will remain in use. There will be no access to the 1st floor level stairwell after the elevator. Student Lounge 135 and Study lounge 134 on the 1st floor will be shut down temporarily.

April 22nd until May 31st Building 050, replacement of West Gym floor and refurbishment of Event Centre Gymnasium.

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