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FS: Crane/Lift Operations – December 7, 2020

(November 30, 2020) – Crane operations to lift HVAC equipment to the Frio Street Building (FS) roof is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020.  During the crane operations, there will be no pedestrian access to the west entrance of the building, along South Frio Street.  For additional information, please refer to the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.  FS Crane_Lift Map


MBT: Intermittent Comfort Heating Issues

(November 24, 2020) – Facilities is troubleshooting boiler problems that are causing intermittent comfort heating issues in the Margaret Batts Tobin Laboratory (MBT). We will send a follow-up email when the issue is resolved. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262. We apologize for the inconvenience.


AET and SEB: Comfort Heating Outage – November 29 – December 5, 2020

(November 25, 2020) – UPDATE: Due to the cold temperature forecast for next week, this outage is cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

(November 23, 2020) – A comfort heating outage at the Applied Engineering and Technology Building (AET) and Science and Engineering Building (SEB) is scheduled from Sunday, November 29, 2020, at 7:00 a.m., until Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:00 p.m.  The outage is needed to repair a heating hot water loop that supports these two buildings.  Building occupants may experience cooler building temperatures during the outage.  In addition, five ADA parking spaces on the west side of the AET will be blocked off during the repair.  For additional information, please refer to the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.  AET Map-Closed ADA Parking


Facilities Seeks Feedback from UTSA Community

(November 23, 2020) – The Office of Facilities invites the UTSA community to take a customer satisfaction survey. The survey will run until December 11, 2020 and will measure how well Facilities performs in areas such as building maintenance, custodial services, events support, and grounds maintenance.

Facilities will use the survey responses to evaluate our processes and services. Your candid feedback is vital for us to improve our support to the university. This survey should only take 4-5 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous.

To take this survey, please go to Facilities Customer Satisfaction Survey.

For additional information, please contact Scott Reuter, Assistant Director of Facilities Customer Services, at 458-7155.


ART: Air Handler Unit Preventive Maintenance – November 23-24, 2020

(November 17, 2020) – The air handler units in the Arts Building (ART) will be shut down for preventive maintenance between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., each day, from Monday, November 23, 2020 through Tuesday, November 24, 2020. The outages should not affect comfort cooling to the building as mild temperatures are forecasted during the maintenance period. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


RWC: Natural Gas Outage – November 20, 2020 (5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

(November 17, 2020) – A natural gas outage at the Recreation Wellness Center (RWC), to include Student Health Services and Counseling Services, is scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2020 from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  This outage is needed to relocate a gas line associated with the construction of the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence.  During the outage, the building will be without hot water and building heating.  Occupants may experience lower than normal building temperatures during the outage.  For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


Main Campus: Cook Road, University Center Road, and TEP Lot Closure – November 20-21, 2020

(November 17, 2020) – A new chiller is being delivered to the Thermal Energy Plant (TEP) on Saturday, November 21, 2020, which requires the partial closure of Cook Road, University Center Road, and TEP Lot to facilitate crane operations. The following closures will occur beginning Friday, November 20 and last through Saturday, November 21.

• TEP Lot – Closed from Friday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. until Saturday, November 21, at 4:00 p.m. Vehicles, with the exception of UTS service vehicles, need to be removed from the lot prior to the closure. Access to UTS service vehicles will be blocked during the scheduled delivery time on Saturday November 21, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

• Cook Road (south of Bosque Street) and University Center Road – Closed Saturday, November 21, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Project personnel will be on site to direct pedestrian traffic around the work area. For additional information, please refer to the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.  UTSA Chiller #3 – Crane Truck Staging Plan


MBT: Power Outage, November 17, 2020

(November 17, 2020) – UPDATE: This outage was cancelled by Lab Safety and will be rescheduled for a later date.

(November 12, 2020) – A power outage at the Margaret Batts Tobin Laboratories (MBT) is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  The outage is necessary for annual testing of the emergency generator and BSL-3 lab recertification.  For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


HSU: Hot Water Outage, November 17, 2020

(November 9, 2020) – Hot water to the H-E-B Student Union (HSU) will be shut down on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. During the outage, there will be no hot water in the entire building, to include restrooms and kitchen areas. The outage is necessary to perform water line tie-in work for the Student Organization Complex renovation project. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


BSB: Air Handler Unit Preventive Maintenance – November 10-12, 2020

(November 5, 2020) – The air handler units in the Biosciences Building (BSB) will be shut down for preventive maintenance between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., each day, from Tuesday, November 10, 2020 through Thursday, November 12, 2020. The outages should not affect building temperatures as only one unit at a time will be shut down to reduce the impact to building occupants. This work will not affect the vivarium or BSL-3 lab as they are serviced through separate units. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


Main Campus: Simplex Master Clock – Campus Clock Outage

(November 16, 2020) – UPDATE: The master clock has been repaired and campus clocks should reflect the correct time. Our Operations team is performing a clock audit to identify and correct clocks not working properly after the master clock repair. Clocks identified during the audit will be repaired as soon as possible. If you notice a clock that is not showing the correct time, we ask that you report it to the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.

(November 2, 2020) – With the change from Daylight Savings Time this past weekend, many of the clocks on campus did not automatically move back one hour due to an electrical malfunction. This clock outage is affecting all digital and analog clocks at the JPL, MB, MH, FLN, SU, HSU, BOS, RWC, CONVO, IAB, BSB, BSE, AET, ART, SRL, UOB and BSA.  Facilities is currently working to resolve the issue.  We will send a follow-up notification when the repair is complete.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.