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Announcements (Outages/Shut-downs)

May 26, 2014-Ongoing
HPER Occupants: Beginning the week of May 26, a safety fence, construction barricades and overhead protection will begin in preparation for the roof project. The work will include the upper roof over the basketball courts, gymnastic room and exercise rooms. It will also include the offices spaces on the south side of the building. NO WORK WILL BE DONE OVER THE SWIMMING POOLS. The tear-off work is expected to be very dusty and noisy, especially in the second floor areas. The contractor will install coverings within these rooms to control dust and damage to the building contents. The contractor has prepared a schedule which allows for basketball camps and other major events within the building. These events should not be interrupted but noise will be a continual concern. No excessive smells from glues and/or solvents are expected, but they will still be monitored closely. Actual work on the roof is scheduled to begin the first week in June. Project completion is expected in mid-August.
June 11, 2014-Ongoing
Student Health & Wellness Center: On June 16, a reroofing project will begin on the Student Health & Wellness Center and is expected to continue through August and potentially into September. The project will involve the removal and replacement of the existing roof membrane and its gravel ballast as well as the large skylights. No shutdowns of rooftop equipment or power supplies are anticipated at this time but notices will be sent out ahead of schedule if it becomes necessary to do so.

As part of this project, fences and covered walkways will be installed around the perimeter of the building (beginning June 11) which are to provide fall protection for building users and occupants as old materials are removed and the new is installed. All building exits required for emergency egress will be maintained open. Building materials and dumpsters will also be moved onto the site and stored there but parking interruption will be very minor.

As the project moves along, building occupants should expect loud noises, dust, and minor interferences with business as usual. The contractor will strive to limit dust entry into the building and will make efforts to support the needs of work going on within the building. However, there will at times be some slight interruptions.  Also to be expected is some off-gassing of glues and solvents as the roof membrane is attached to the roof structure and seams are glued. The contractor will make every effort to reduce the infiltration of odors into the building but they cannot be eliminated completely. Therefore, MSDS sheets for these chemical products are available upon request for those who may be sensitive to them or who may have concerns.  

All users of the building - as well as the outdoor track and field - are requested at this time to please remove all equipment from the roof such as tanks, tubs, athletic equipment, etc. Please note! After the roofing project is complete, NO extraneous equipment will be allowed on the roof!  All equipment used for track events must be kept on the field or stored elsewhere and any access to the roof by individuals is prohibited unless a roof access permit is obtained from Facilities. This is due to the fact that membrane roofs are highly susceptible to puncturing and can be expensive to repair, plus the inherent potential for damaging expensive research and equipment within a building.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project, please contact Quin Whitaker at 797-8064. Thank you!
July 14, 2014-Ongoing
Biotech Occupants: On MONDAY, JULY 14 AND FOR APPROXIMATELY 2-3 WEEKS, THE ELEVATOR IN THE BIOTECH BUILDING WILL BE SHUT-DOWN.  During this time there will be no access to the elevator.  This shut-down is necessary in order to complete needed elevator upgrades. Please plan accordingly.
August 1, 2014-Ongoing
NFS Occupants: Starting on August 1, 2014 and continuing for 2-3 weeks, the elevator in the NFS Building will be shut-down. During this time there will be no access to the elevator. This shut-down is necessary in order to complete needed elevator upgrades. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation!
August 4, 2014-Ongoing
Industrial Science Occupants: On Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:00am the steam in the Industiral Science Building will be turned-off. The steam will remain off for approximately two weeks. During this time there will be no hot water in the building. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation!
August 5, 2014-Ongoing
Animal Science Occupants: Starting on Tuesday, August 5 and continuing for 2-3 weeks, the elevator in the Animal Science Building will be shut-down. During this time there will be no access to the elevator. This shut-down s necessary in order to complete needed elevator upgrades. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation!
August 5, 2014-Ongoing
Housing, Education, Early Childhood, CPD, & HSRC Occupants: Beginning the morning of August 5 going thru August 7 in the evening, the contractors will be paving the parking lot behind these buildings. During this time there could be asphalt smells in the buildings. If this becomes a problem please call Facilities Customer Service at: 435-797-1947 or 435-797-3535.

Early Childhood has decided to shut-down the fan system for the building during this time frame. Please be aware that there will be no air conditioning or ventilation while the system is shut-down.

Also if the weather becomes an issue time frames could be affected. We will keep you posted if this happens.
August 6-Ongoing
BNR Occupants: On Wednesday, August 6 at 8:00am until Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:00pm, the fire system on the first floor of the BNR will be shut-down. This shut-down is for the first phase upgrade. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation!
August 11, 2014-Ongoing
Fine Arts, Fine Arts Visual, & Sculpture Lab Occupants: A new roofing project will commence on Fine Arts beginning on August 11 and will extend through the end of October. Since the installation process is extremely dependent on the weather and temperatures, the project may have to be terminated and restarted in the spring but the goal is to have it completed this year.

The purpose of the project is to recoat the existing polyurethane foam (PUF) roof with a new elastomeric waterproof coating with the expectation that the roof will last another ten to twenty years. The process will involve power washing the roof with soap and water, the spraying on of a primer coat material, and then applying the final new waterproof coating material. There will be minor demolition involved and some dust problems as sections of deteriorated PUF are repaired but should be very limited and noises heard from work on the roof are expected to be minimal. However, due to the nature of the installation process, odors will become noticeable within the building. Facilities personnel will work with the roofing company and the building occupants to minimize odors by covering or shutting-down intake and exhaust hoods on the roof and by scheduling work efforts around sensitive areas. Material safety and data sheets will be onsite and available upon request for all the materials being used for the project.

All areas of both the Fine Arts and Fine Arts Visual portions of the building will be affected with the exception of the Nora Eccles Museum and, of course, the new lobby addition. Please contact Quin Whitaker at 797-8064 with any questions or concerns that you may have.
August 18, 2014-Ongoing
Early Childhood: The asphalt work for the parking lot behind the building has been completed. It will be open to the public on August 18, 2014. After it is open, we are being asked to make sure that the South Entrance only is used for heavy equipment. The North Entrance will need more curing time and will be opened to heavy loads and equipment on September 8, 2014. Thank you for your cooperation with this issue!
August 28, 2014
Geology Occupants: Thursday, August 28th from 8:00am until 9:00am, the fan for the Geology buildingwill be shut down. This is a necessary outage to clean the heating coils.
August 29, 2014
Building Occupants: The Electrical Shop from Facilities will be conducting Fire Alarm Horn/Strobe Tests on Friday, August 29, 2014 starting at:
5:15am in Bldg. 001 Old Main,
5:45am in Bldg. 024 Industrial Science,
6:00am in Bldg. 045 Technology,
6:30am in Bldg. 068E SANT,
6:45am in Bldg. 073C Fine Arts Sculpture, &
7:00am in Bldg. 012C WW Lundberg.
August 31, 2014

Fine Arts Visual Building Occupants: On SUNDAY, AUGUST 31ST AT 7:30AM UNTIL 5:00PM THE POWER TO THE FINE ARTS VISUAL BUILDING WILL BE TURNED OFF.   Please plan accordingly.

August 5, 2014
Widtsoe Building Occupants: On FRIDAY, September 5th FROM 6AM UNTIL 6PM, THE SUPPLY FANS AND EXHAUST FANS IN THE SOUTH SIDE of WIDTSOE BUILDING WILL BE TURNED OFF. THIS OUTAGE WILL BE DONE IN ‘STAGES’ SO THE FANS WILL BE TURNED OFF AND THEN BACK ON AT DIFFERENT TIMES. NOT ALL SUPPLY & EXHAUST FANS WILL BE OFF AT THE SAME TIME.   This shutdown is necessary in order to install VFD’s.  During this time fume hoods may go into alarm if used, please plan accordingly.
September 4, 2014
Engineering Lab Building Occupants: On THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH AT 6:30AM UNTIL 4:00PM THE STEAM TO THE SOUTH EAST SIDE OF THE ENGINEERING LAB BUILDING WILL BE TURNED OFF.  This outage is necessary for the plumbers to repair steam valve leaks. Please plan accordingly.
May 3-10, 2015
The annual steam shut-down will be held from May 3-May 10, 2015. This means there will be no central steam for processes, water heating, showers and cooking. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Facilities Customer Service.
Phone: 797-3535
Phone: 797-1947
Email: facilitiescustserv@usu.edu