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Portion of Key Circle Closed from Dec 22 – 29

A portion of Key Circle road, from the Bauerle Road intersection to the ART building, will be closed from Saturday, December 22, 2018 until Saturday, December 29, 2018, for crane rescue training.  The City of San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD), in partnership with UTSA, will be conducting a series of rescue drills from the tower crane located within the new Science and Engineering Building (SEB) construction site and will be utilizing the road closure to park their vehicles.  For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

 


West Campus Construction – SC, SEL, PDS and CRW Scheduled for Dec 15 – Jan 2

Work to paint the Sculpture & Ceramics (SC) building and Science & Engineering (SEL) and Power & Dynamic Systems (PDS) labs is scheduled to begin on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Work to repair the SC and Central Receiving Warehouse (CRW) roofs is also scheduled to begin on December 15, 2018. Both projects are expected to be completed by January 2, 2019. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.


RO/DI Water Annual Sanitation – AET, BSB, BSE, FLN, MBT and SRL December 27 – 28

The RO (reverse osmosis) and DI (deionized) water systems that service the AET, BSB, BSE, FLN, MBT, SRL and SRL Animal Watering, will be shut down as follows for annual sanitation.  For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

Building

 Date

 Time

AET Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
BSB Thursday, December 27, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
BSE Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
FLN Thursday, December 27, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
MBT Friday, December 28, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
SRL Friday, December 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SRL Animal Watering Friday, December 28, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BSA Restrooms Closed for Renovation December 21 – 26

The BSA men’s and women’s restrooms will be shut down from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018 until Wednesday, December 26, 2018, for renovation that includes the repair and recoloring of the existing tile surfaces.  Alternate restrooms are located in the following adjacent buildings, CAR, CRW, MBT, Sculpture & Ceramics and FSB. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

 


AET Planter Beds and Portion of Ford Avenue Lot Closed December 17 – 21

Two exterior planter beds located southwest of the AET and a portion of Ford Avenue Lot near the entrance to the Service Drive will be closed from Monday, December 17, 2018 until Friday, December 21, 2018, as part of the new Science and Engineering Building (SEB) project.  Workers will be pulling electrical wire through manholes located in these areas, affecting pedestrian foot traffic near the planters and vehicular traffic in the parking lot.  Open manholes, construction tents and generators will be barricaded.  For additional information, reference the attached drawing or contact the Facilities Service Center 458-4262.

Manhole Access 12_17_2018 to 12_21_2018


Portion of BRG Sidewalk and Four Bauerle Road Lot 3 Parking Spaces Closed December 17 – 21

A portion of the BRG sidewalk, immediately north of the Welcome Center exit doors, and four parking spaces located in the Bauerle Road Parking Lot 3, will be closed from Monday, December 17, 2018 until Friday, December 21, 2018, as part of the canopy re-roofing project.  A dumpster, set up in the closed parking spaces, will be used to dispose of roofing and construction materials.  Both work areas will be cordoned off with barricades and construction tape.  For additional information, reference the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

Closures for BRG Re-Roofing

 


Revised: AET/BSE Chilled Water and Portion of Service Drive Shut down January 2 – 5

Update 12/17/18:  the following work has been cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday, January 2, 2019 through Saturday, January 5, 2019. 

Chilled water service to the AET and BSE and the northeast corner of the Service Drive will be shut down, weather permitting, from 7:00 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018 until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018, for tie in to the new Science and Engineering Building (SEB).  The outage will affect air conditioning to both buildings and lab equipment and processes requiring chilled water such as lasers and small-localized chillers.  For additional information, reference the attach map or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

REVISED 48 Hour Closure of Portion of Service Drive 1_2 to 1_5_2019


AET – Exhaust Fans Shutdown Dec 13 – 14

The exhaust fans that service the AET will be shut down from 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2018, until 7:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018, for repairs to exhaust fan #3. Work, including the replacement of one isolation damper actuator and four bypass damper actuators, will require that all fume hood sashes remain closed for the duration of the shutdown. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.


MS Building custodial services transfers to ABM, effective January 2, 2019

Effective January 2, 2019, custodial services for the MS Building will be transferred from the UTSA Housekeeping staff to ABM, the university-contracted custodial services provider. ABM currently provides custodial services to the majority of the campus and assumes responsibility for additional buildings, such as the MS, when Facilities loses employees through normal attrition and there is insufficient UTSA staff to properly maintain the building.

Standard custodial services such as vacuuming, mopping, cleaning of restrooms and classrooms, removal of trash from classrooms and common areas, etc., will be performed by ABM. However, similar to UTSA Housekeeping services, ABM will not remove trash from offices. Employees are expected to take their personal trash to the nearest recycling and trash containers located in common areas or breakrooms in support of the University’s mini-bin program. To learn more about the University’s mini-bin program initiated in 2013, please visit the Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management website at www.utsa.edu/safety/#/recycling/mini-bin.

ABM employees will shadow UTSA staff January 2-5, 2019 to ensure the transition is seamless to building occupants. If you have any questions about this transfer of responsibility, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.


BSE Exhaust Fan System Maintenance Dec 17 – 19

Maintenance on the exhaust fan system that provides conditioned exhaust to the BSE is scheduled each day between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday, December 17, 2018 through Wednesday, December 19, 2018.  The system may be slowed down during maintenance and air conditioning and exhaust flow may be at a minimum.  Please keep all fume hood sashes closed during maintenance. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

 


FLN Exhaust Fans Maintenance Scheduled for December 15 and 16

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, 105 that service the FLN will be shut down one at a time between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 and Sunday, December 16, 2018, for required maintenance.  Work will only affect the use of fume hoods.  Please do not use or store chemicals inside fume hoods during the scheduled outages.   For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

 


Bauerle Road Partial Closure December 15

A portion of Bauerle Road will be closed on December 15, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., while workers pull fiber wire inside the manhole located near the southeast corner of the MB.  Flaggers will be onsite to assist with traffic.  For additional information, reference the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

Bauerle Road Closure Dec 15


BSE – Exterior Water Intrusion Testing/Repairs Dec 10 – 13

An area of the BSE courtyard located on the northeast side of the building will be closed from Monday, December 10, 2018 through Thursday, December 13, 2018, for water intrusion testing, repairs and scaffolding set up. Testing is not expected to impact daily operations, as all work will be performed on the exterior of the building’s third floor. For additional information, reference the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

BSE Building Envelop Test Area 112118


BSE – Air Handler Units Shutdown Dec 21, 22 and 23

Air handler unit (AHU) #86, 87, 88 and 89 that service the south side of the BSE will be shut down each day between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on December 21, 22 and 23, 2018, for duct cleaning in rooms 3.230 and 4.244. The exhaust will be maintained however, temperatures in the affected spaces may become cooler or warmer depending on the internal heat load.

Rooms/labs impacted by the shutdown of AHU 88/89 include 0.224, 0.304, 1.500, 1.502, 1.504, 1.412, 1.520, 1.406, 1.506, 1.508, 1.510, 1.512, 1.514, 1.516, 1.518, 1.522, 1.524, 1.526, 2.426, 1.334, 1.336, 1.346, 1.344, 1.342, 1.340, 1.338, 1.328, 1.330, 1.324, 1.326, 2.210, 2.206, 2.232, 2.224, 2.216, 3.210, 3.208, 3.254, 3.250, 3.240, 3.232, 4.52, 4.244, 4.236, 4.222, 4.208, and 4.120. Rooms/labs impacted by the shutdown of AHU 87/86 include 0.228, 0.236, 0.228,.0236, 0.228A1, 1.202, 1.202A, A1, 1.308, 1.310, 1.312, 1.302, 1.304, 1.306, 1.314, 1.316, 1.318, 1.320, 2.234, 2.214, 2.222, 2.230B, 3.230, 3.248, 3.242, 4.256, 4.252, 4.246, 4.242, 4.230, 4.234, and 4.200B.

The vivarium will not be affected by the shutdowns. Please keep exhaust fume hood sashes in labs located on the south side of the building closed during the outages. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.


MBT – Domestic Non-potable Water Outage December 13

Domestic non-potable water that services the MBT will be shut down from 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. on December 13, 2018, for repairs. The shutdown will affect labs using non-potable water. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.