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BSE: Exhaust Fans Shut Down for Maintenance Week of Aug 21st

The exhaust fans that provide conditioned exhaust to all the BSE fume hoods will be shut down, one at a time, in short intervals between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon during the week of Monday, August 21, 2017 and Friday, August 25, 2017.  The shutdowns are not expected to impact daily operations and all other services including fume hoods, electrical and air conditioning will remain operational and available for use during the outages. For additional information contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262. 

 


BSE: Air Handler Units Shut Down for Maintenance Week of Aug 21st

The air handler units that service all floors of the BSE will be shut down for maintenance from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. between Monday, August 21, 2017 and Friday, August 25, 2017.  The outages are not expected to impact daily operations as only one unit at a time will be shut down.    The unit that supports the Vivarium is not part of this work and will not be affected by the shutdowns.   For additional information contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

 


Ximenes Ave. and BK5 Lot entrance changes at UTSA Blvd.

In conjunction the City of San Antonio’s road construction on UTSA Blvd, two entrances to the Main Campus have been realigned with significant changes.  The Ximenes Ave. entrance has been reconfigured to one inbound lane and two outbound lanes (right turn only and left turn only).  The Brackenridge Ave. Lot 5 entrance was moved to the east of its previous location and contains one entrance lane, two exit lanes (right turn only and left turn only), and bike lanes.  Both entrances will be open with the new configurations on August 21, 2017.  For additional information, please refer to the attached maps or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

Ximenes Ave. Entrance Map

BK5 Lot Entrance Map


DTC: Temporary Closure of Frio Street Entrance to Monterey Lot

The City of San Antonio will be closing the Frio Street entrance to the Monterey Lot from August 16, 2017 until August 21, 2017 for work related to their Frio Street construction project. During this time, employees will need to enter the Monterey Lot via the new Buena Vista Street entrance. For additional information, please contact Richard Casiano Sr. at richard.casianosr@sanantonio.gov or (210) 207-8218.


Main Campus: SEB Construction Updates

Construction of the new Science and Engineering Building (SEB) continues through the start of the fall semester.  The greenbelt east of the BSE and adjacent to the ART, service drive entrance at the ART and portions of Bauerle Road Lot 1, Ford Avenue Lot and Ximenes Avenue Lot remain closed.  Beginning August 21, 2017 access to Paseo del Sur via south of campus, nineteen additional parking spaces in the Bauerle Road Lot 1 and twelve additional parking spaces in the Ford Avenue Lot will be available.  Pedestrian signage including directional, detour and alternate ADA route, to and from the plaza level via the ART elevators, have been installed throughout the construction site.  Temporary sidewalks have also been installed along Bauerle Road between the ART and Paseo del Sur to assist with pedestrian detours.  All closures will remain cordoned off with construction fencing.  For additional information, please reference the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

SEB Construction Closures August 21, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Location of Closure: Date of Closure:
Greenbelt – construction site June 5, 2017 – June 17, 2020
Bauerle Rd Lot 1 June 5, 2017 – June 17, 2020
Service drive entry – next to ART June 5, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Ximenes Ave and Ford Rd lots – next to AET June 5, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Ford Rd Lot (portion) – next to BSE June 1, 2017 – January 7, 2018

SAWS Announces Stage 1 Drought Restrictions Effective July 14th

Update:  8/17/2017 – SAWS has approved a one-time variance to this schedule to water the east Convocation Center lawn and the area around Peace Circle/UTSA Oval on Saturday, August 26 from 7:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The City of San Antonio is now in Stage I Drought Restrictions according to the San Antonio Water System (SAWS).  Stage 1 of the city’s drought plan goes in effect when the 10-day average of the Edwards Aquifer at the J-17 monitoring well drops to 660 feet or below.

In support of water conservation and environmental stewardship, UTSA campuses will water only on Mondays before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.  Campuses will also be restricted from washing impervious covers, such as parking lots, driveways, streets, buildings and sidewalks and operating the sprinkler and irrigation systems on weekends.  Athletic and sports fields are considered special use areas and additional watering day variances may be requested and granted from SAWS.  Water fountains are not affected and will continue to operate as scheduled.  For additional information on UTSA’s compliance with the drought restrictions contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.  For more on SAW’s announcement or for a schedule of watering days and additional information on Stage 1 restrictions please visit:  

http://www.saws.org/latest_news/NewsDrill.cfm?news_id=3368 and http://www.saws.org/conservation/droughtrestrictions/docs/Stage1flier20140522.pdf.

 


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.

BK5 Lot Entrance Closure


Ximenes Ave. at UTSA Blvd. Closed to One Entry/Exit Lane Beginning May 22nd

Ximenes Ave., at UTSA Blvd., will be shut down to one entry and one exit lane from May 22, 2017 to August 17, 2017 as part of the construction project to realign the road.  Barricades and fencing will be placed in and around the closures to assist with vehicular traffic.  The road is expected to reopen to two entry and exit lanes by start of the fall semester.  For additional information, please reference the attached maps or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

Phase 1 Map; May 22 – Jul 5, 2017

Phase 2 Map; July 6 – August 17, 2017

 


FLN: Renovation of Lecture Halls and Restrooms Began May 10th

Work to renovate lecture halls 2.01.12, 2.03.12, 2.02.06 and restrooms 2.01.16A & 2.01.14A in the FLN began May 10, 2017 and is expected to be completed by August 21, 2017. Alternate restrooms 2.01.26 and 2.01.32 are located on the west side of the building.  For additional information, please reference the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

FLN Map

 


MH & EB: Lecture Hall Upgrades

Construction in the MH (2.01.12) and EB (2.04.06) lecture halls is scheduled to being on May 10, 2017, with anticipated completion by August 18, 2017.  Work will include upgrades to seating, lighting, HVAC systems and carpeting.  Construction materials for both buildings will be staged on the Paseo level of the MH.  For additional information, please reference the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

Staging Area

 


MS/FLN: Granite Area Closed for Construction

The crushed granite area located between the FLN and the MS buildings will be closed-off from May 1, 2017 until approximately August 31, 2017 as part of the FLN lecture halls renovation project. Sidewalks in and around the area will remain accessible during this time. For additional information, please reference the attached drawing or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

FLN Laydown Yard Map


DTC: Renovation of MNT Café

Renovation to expand the Café located in the Monterey Building (MNT) is scheduled to begin on April 17, 2017, with anticipated completion by August 25, 2017.  The renovation will include the removal of an existing exterior wall and the addition of approximately 800 square feet of air-conditioned space between the annex and the original building.  During construction the sidewalk and entrance to the MNT, via the annex corridor, will be closed.  The front and side entrances (with few exceptions) will remain open for use throughout the duration of the project.  For additional information, please reference the attached drawing or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

MNT Cafe Renovation Map


DTC: Renovation of MNT 1st Floor to begin on March 31, 2017

Work to renovate the DTC Monterey (MNT) building first floor annex, rooms 1.103.A.6, 1.103A.7,  1.103A.8, 1.03B.8, 1.103B.9A, 1.107 (men’s restroom) and 1.111 (women’s restroom) is scheduled to begin on March 31, 2017 with anticipated completion by August 1, 2017.  Alternate restrooms located on the first floor (right of the elevators), rooms 1.132 and 1.133, will be available for use during construction.  For additional information, please reference the attached drawing or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

Monterey Annex Map


DTC: Renovation of Rooms on First Floor of Durango Building Scheduled to Begin on April 3rd

Renovation of rooms, 1.116, 1.120, 1.204G, 1.204, 1.118, 1.112 and 1.124 (gallery area only),  located on the first floor the DTC Durango Building is scheduled to begin on April 3, 2107 with anticipated completion by August 11, 2017.  For additional information, please reference the attached map of the construction area or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

Durango Conference Center Renovation Map


Construction of Two New Parking Lots Scheduled to Begin April 3rd

Construction of two new parking lots are scheduled to begin on April 3, 2017 and go through August 25, 2017.  Construction of the lot located on the corner of Tobin Ave., and Brenan Ave., across from the Road Runner Café, will include partial lane closures from mid-April to May.  Construction of the lot located between Cocke Dr. and Devin Ave., north of the Business Building (BB), will include sidewalk closures, re-routing of pedestrian traffic and partial lane closures from April to mid-June.  Both construction sites will be closed-off by construction fencing and signage will be posted in and around the locations to assist with re-routing pedestrian traffic.  Flag staff will also be on-site, as needed, to assist with re-directing vehicular traffic.  For additional information, please reference the attached maps or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

Update 4/11/17:  The curb area located on the corner of Cocke Dr. and the entrance to the JPL loading dock will be closed-off to parking. “No parking” signage will be posted along the curb.  Please reference the updated map for more information on the location of the closure.

Parking Lot Construction Maps


FY17 Tri-Campus Fire Alarm Inspections

Annual tri-campus fire alarm inspections, as required by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, are scheduled from September 2016 through August 2017. Inspections, including testing, will begin on the first Monday of each month and will continue daily until completed. Audio and visual appliances such as horns, speakers and lights will be tested after 10:00 p.m. All other inspections and testing will be performed during normal business hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please reference the schedule below or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

FY17 Fire Alarm Inspections


FY17 Tri-Campus Fire Suppression System Inspections

Annual tri-campus fire suppression system inspections, as required by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, are scheduled to begin September 2016. Inspections will be performed during normal business hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and are not expected to impact daily operations. For additional information, please reference the schedule below or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

FY17 Fire Sprinkler Inspections