Cocke Drive: Partial Closure; June, 27, 2017; 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
A portion of Cocke Drive, between the MH and BB, will be closed June, 27, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to allow concrete pumping operations in support of the new Devine parking lot. Due to overnight rains, the original pumping location is not feasible and this short-notice closure is needed to ensure the concrete pour can remain as scheduled. Flag staff will be on site to direct traffic. For additional information, please refer to the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
NTEP Steam Outage Scheduled for July 1st
Steam service provided by the North Thermal Energy Plant (NTEP) will be shut down from 12:01 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017 to repair a deaerator tank leak. The outage will affect comfort heating (except BSE), dishwashing, mop sinks, showers, autoclaves, cage-washers and other equipment utilizing steam in the following buildings: ART, BB, BOS, BSB, BSE, CC, EB, FLN, JPL, MB, MH, MS, PE, RWC and UC. Steam service will be restored by no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 1st. For additional information contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
SEB Construction Challenges: Closed Service Drive and Pedestrian Route
With large construction projects come unforeseen challenges, and this has been no exception with the new Science and Engineering Building (SEB) utility construction. Prior to the start of utility work that began on June 5, Facilities sent out a notification indicating that the south Service Drive Entrance, between the AET and BSE, and the pedestrian route into the BSE would remain open during the utility work. Unfortunately, the contractor closed these routes on June 19 without coordinating with Facilities and this has had a negative impact on the university community.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused and have instructed the contractor to re-open the Service Drive entrance and pedestrian route on June 22 to assure unimpeded access to vehicles and pedestrians. If there is a future need to close or alter these routes, we will provide the campus advanced notification.
The SEB utility work was scheduled to begin early in the Summer so we could finish this most disruptive portion of the work when there would be the least impact on the University community. While there is never an ideal time to complete excavation and installation of utility infrastructure, particularly when it impacts parking and occupants of existing buildings, we are doing our best to limit disruption to the campus community, and will continue to do so in the future.
Facilities will continue to post SEB construction updates and notifications on our website at: http://facilities.utsa.edu/projects/science-and-engineering-building-seb/, provide information for publication on UTSA Today, utilize social media platforms, and send email notifications like this to inform the University community of important developments relating to the SEB construction project.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during the largest construction project in university history and look forward to when the SEB will provide much needed laboratory, classroom, and collaborative space to support UTSA’s academic and research programs.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the SEB construction, please contact Jonathan Jarrell at ext. 6883.
AET and BSE: Water Outage
Water to the AET and BSE has been turned off to complete an emergency repair to a broken water pipe. Facilities will restore service as soon as possible. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
BSE: Air Conditioning Services to Areas of the BSE Shut Down on June 25th for Construction
Electrical panel HVACS1 that powers four air handlers in the BSE will be shut down on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for work related to the new Science and Engineering Building project. During the shutdown, there will be no air conditioning service available to the following areas of the building. The service will be turned back on immediately following completion of work or by no later than 12:30 p.m. on June 25th. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
|Biology (COS)||BSE 2.232, 3.208, 3.218, 3.230, 3.232, 3.240, 3.242, 3.246, 3.250, 3.252, and 3.254|
|Chemistry (COS)||BSE 0.224, 0.304, 0.304A, 0.304B, 0.304C, 1.338, 1.342, 1.344, 4.208, 4.222, 4.234, 4.236, 4.244, 4.246, 4.254, and 4.256|
|COS – Dean’s Office||BSE 2.228|
|COE||BSE 2.224, 2.224A, 2.224A.1, 2.224A.2, and 2.224A.3|
|Electrical Engineering (COE)||BSE 0.236, 0.228, 1.412, 1.406, 1.500, 1.502, 1.504, 1.506, 1.510, 1.512, 1.514, 1.516, 1.518, 1.522, 1.524, 1.526, and 2.214|
|Civil & Environmental Engineering (COE)||BSE 0.230, 1.346, 1.336, 1.334, 1.332, 1.330, 1.322, 1.324, 1.326, and 1.328|
|Mechanical Engineering (COE)||BSE 0.226, 2.230, 2.222, and 2.216|
|Office of Facilities (O&M)||BSE 0.302|
FLN: Exhaust Fans Shut Down for Maintenance from June 20th – June 23rd
Exhaust fans #2, 4, 8, 11, 17, 18, 19N, 19S, 22, 23W, 24, 25, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57 and 105 that service the FLN will be shut down for maintenance from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day between June 20, 2017 and June 23, 2017. Fume hoods will not be available for use during the shutdowns. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
Main Campus Electrical Problems
The Main Campus is currently experiencing electrical problems affecting various buildings throughout the campus. Facilities is working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
Hemisfair Campus: HVAC Systems Shut Down for Repairs June 14th Beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The HVAC systems that service the Hemisfair Campus (ITC) will be shut down from 5:00 p.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 for repairs. There will be no air conditioned service during the shutdown. The systems will be turned back on immediately following completion of repairs on June 14th. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
Main Campus: State Mandated Natural Gas Testing July 1, 2017
Natural gas service to various building at the 1604 Campus will be shut down for testing on Saturday, July 1, 2017 as mandated by the Texas State Fire Marshal. Service to the ARH, ART, BB, BRG, BSB, CC, EB, FLN, HUC, JPL, LV, MB, MH, MS, NPB, NTEP, PE, RWC, UC, TAG and XAG will be shut down from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and service to the West Campus will be shut down for approximately one hour between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The shutdown will affect comfort heating, some domestic hot water sources, autoclaves, kitchen equipment, emergency generators and other equipment utilizing natural gas. Compressed gases will remain operational and available for use. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
FLN: Air Handler Units Shut Down for Maintenance June 14th and 15th
Air hander unit #10 that services the west side of the FLN will be shut down from 4:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 and air handler unit #11 that services the east side will be shut down from 4:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017 for maintenance. The shutdown will not affect the electron microscope room. The units will be turned back on immediately following completion of the work on June 14th and 15th. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
BSE: Steam Outage
Steam service to the BSE, including the vivarium, will be shut down this morning, June 8, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. for emergency leak repairs to the Penthouse clean steam generator. The outage will affect autoclaves and hot water service to the entire building. An update to this notice will be posted once repairs have been completed. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
BK5 Lot Entrance/Exit Driveway Closed Effective June 6th
The BK5 Lot entrance/exit driveway has been closed by the City of San Antonio effective today, June 6, 2017. It will remain closed pending further notice. The BK5 Lot can be accessed from campus via Brackenridge Ave., or from UTSA Blvd., via Barshop Blvd., to Brackenridge Ave. For additional information on how to access the BK5 Lot, please reference the attached map.
BRG: Chiller Shut Down for Repairs on June 5th
The chiller that services the BRG will be shut down on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 5:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon for refrigerant leak repairs. During the shutdown, there may be limited air-conditioning service to offices located in the building. Every effort will be made to complete the work and turn the chiller back on before 12:00 noon on June 5th. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
Main Campus Steam Outage for NTEP Upgrades
Steam provided by the North Thermal Energy Plant (NTEP) will be shut down from 12:01 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 for upgrades. The outage will affect comfort heating (except to the BSE), dishwashing, mop sinks, showers, autoclaves, cage-washers and other equipment utilizing steam in the following buildings: ART, BB, BOS, BSB, BSE, CC, EB, FLN, JPL, MB, MH, MS, PE, RWC and UC. Steam service will be restored immediately following completion of the work or by no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 3rd. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.