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Friday, May 23, 2014

Smoky Conditions May Impact Building Operations Memorial Day Weekend

Due to fires thorough out the State, the weather service has forecast the Anchorage bowl to be smoky this weekend. Facilities has staff on standby to respond to a heavy smoke event which may cause us to shut down air handling equipment. We intend to keep building air handling equipment running until the smoke triggers fire detection systems. If this occurs we will be shutting down air handling systems on buildings.  If your are working this weekend please be aware fire alarms may sound. 

When you return on Tuesday it is highly probable that the building will be smoky, stuffy, and warm. This will dissipate as the building occupancy increases and systems begin operating at normal capacity. 

If you are on campus this weekend and experience a campus building emergency please call UPD and they will contact the Facilities on call staff.  

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ESH Water Outage 5/22 to 5/23

Eugene Short Hall will experience a water outage starting the morning of Thursday, May 22nd and is expected to last into Friday afternoon. This outage is necessary for our plumbers to fix a leak in the main water supply line. Restroom facilities in adjacent buildings will be available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tom Sternberg:

Friday, May 16, 2014

Piper Street Closure

As you may have noticed, Piper Street has been closed at the Providence Drive intersection. This was an unexpected closure for us. The firm developing the southwest corner informed us that they expect the road to be open in time for the Summer semester start Monday morning. The closure is to tie the development into the utilities.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Water Outages for Aviation Technology Complex

The Aviation Technology Complex will be experiencing two water outages:

  • The first will occur during the early morning of Thursday, May 15th. This will be a test shutdown and is expected to be brief. 
  • The second will occur on Sunday, May 18th and is expected to be longer in duration. This shutdown is in conjunction with a Municipal road project in the area. 
Maintenance personnel will be monitoring the shutdowns. We do not expect these shutdowns to impact University operations at the Aviation Technology Complex. 

If you have any questions please contact Tom Sternberg: