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Urgent Domestic Hot Water System Outage at Recreation Wellness Center

Update (April 1, 2021) – A significant repair is needed to restore hot water to the building.  We are awaiting delivery of parts and hoping to restore hot water in approximately three weeks.

We will send an update when the repair is complete. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.

 

(February 26, 2021) – The domestic hot water system is down due to system malfunction. Due to the outage, there is no hot water for showers and handwashing in the entire building, to include Student Health Services.

We are working to restore the domestic hot water system as soon as possible. We will send an update when we have the issue resolved. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


Steam System Outage at BSE

(February 24, 2021) Update:  Facilities has restored the steam system that supports the northeast side of the Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering Building (BSE). Building temperatures and humidity levels in this portion of the building are returning to normal.  For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.

(February 24, 2021) An unscheduled shutdown of condensate steam that supports the northeast side of the Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering Building (BSE) is required due to a leak in the BSE penthouse. This shutdown will affect heat and humidity levels in the northeast side of the building, to include the Laboratory Animal Resources Center. Building occupants may notice a fluctuation of heat and humidity levels during the outage. We will send an update notice when the repair is complete and condensate steam is restored.  For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


Scheduled Power Outage at the Large-Scale Testing Laboratory

(February 24, 2021) – Routine preventative maintenance is scheduled for the Large-Scale Testing Laboratory (LST) on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The scheduled maintenance will affect electricity to the entire building.

For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


Urgent Facilities Notification – BSE: Reduced Building Temperatures

(March 8, 2021) – UPDATE: Repairs are complete and BSE temperatures have returned to normal.

(February 17, 2021) – The Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering Building (BSE) will see reduced building temperatures as a result of a failing heat exchanger and air handler unit. We are working to restore the comfort heating as soon as possible and hope to have it back in service tomorrow. We will send an update when we have the issue resolved. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262 or FacilitiesServiceCenter@utsa.edu.


Urgent Facilities Notification – ART, BB, EB, MH, & MS – Heat and A/C Outage

(March 8, 2021) – UPDATE: Repairs are complete and temperatures in the ART, BB, EB, MH, and MS have returned to normal.

(February 17, 2021) – Due to equipment failure and water pressure issues caused by inclement weather, air conditioning and heating is currently unavailable for the Arts Building (ART), Business Building (BB), Engineering Building, McKinney Humanities Building (MH), and the Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS). We are working to restore the comfort heating as soon as possible and hope to have it back in service tomorrow. We will send an update when we have the issue resolved. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262 or FacilitiesServiceCenter@utsa.edu.


Urgent Facilities Notification – SRL: Reduced Building Temperatures – Boiler Outage

(March 1, 2021) – UPDATE: The boiler has been repaired and SRL temperatures have returned to normal.

(February 17, 2021) – The Science Research Laboratories (SRL) will see reduced building temperatures as the boiler that provides comfort heating is not operational due to a water rupture of a piece of equipment that affects the control systems of the boiler. As a result, Facilities is unable to provide comfort heating and expects a decline in building temperature over time. We are working to repair the boiler as soon as possible. We will send an update notice when the issue is resolved. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262 or FacilitiesServiceCenter@utsa.edu.


Urgent Facilities Notification – DTC: Reduced Comfort Heating to Buildings

(February 18, 2021) – UPDATE: Water pressure has been restored and boilers are operating. Building temperatures have returned to normal.

(February 17, 2021) – All Downtown Campus (DTC) buildings will see reduced temperatures as the boilers that provide comfort heating are not operational due to low water pressure in the San Antonio area. As a result of the low water pressure, Facilities is unable to operate the boilers that provide heat to the buildings. San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has not been able to provide us an estimated time of when the water pressure will return to normal. We will provide further updates as we receive more information from SAWS. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262 or FacilitiesServiceCenter@utsa.edu.


Inclement Weather Preparations (February 12-17, 2021)

(February 11, 2021) — In anticipation of the inclement weather forecast for the San Antonio metro area from February 12-17, 2021, Facilities is preparing for rain, high winds, and freezing temperatures. If necessary, crews will block-off walkways that accumulate ice to prevent injury. If you encounter an area blocked with caution tape or a barricade, please stay clear of the area. To report a facility or grounds concern requiring immediate attention, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262 during normal business hours (Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.). After hours and on weekends, please contact Facilities Operations at (210) 458-5277.

 

 


Extended Lance Closures for Tobin Avenue

(April 16, 2021) — Partial lane closures extended for Tobin Avenue, immediately West of Brenan Avenue, until Wednesday, May 12. This closure is needed to accommodate curb, sidewalk and loading dock installation along Tobin Avenue for the Guadalupe Hall project.

The closure will impact vehicle and pedestrian traffic along Tobin Avenue, between Roadrunner Café and the Brenan Avenue/Tobin Avenue intersection. Closure includes the northeast entrance to the north side of the Roadrunner Café. However, pedestrian sidewalk north of Tobin Avenue will remain open for use.

Traffic signage and barricades have been provided by the contractor to communicate the closure and block traffic. For additional information, please refer to the Tobin Avenue Partial Closure Map or contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.

 

(February 9, 2021) — A portion of Tobin Avenue, immediately West of Brenan Avenue, will be partially closed from Monday, February 15, 2021 at 6 am to Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5 pm. This closure is needed to accommodate curb, sidewalk and loading dock installation along Tobin Avenue for the Guadalupe Hall project.

The closure will impact vehicle and pedestrian traffic along Tobin Avenue, between Roadrunner Café and the Brenan Avenue/Tobin Avenue intersection. Closure includes the northeast entrance to the north side of the Roadrunner Café. However, pedestrian sidewalk north of Tobin Avenue will remain open for use.

Traffic signage and barricades will be provided by the contractor to communicate the closure and block traffic. Attached is a detailed map of closure location. For additional information, please refer to the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262. Tobin Avenue Partial Closure Map


URGENT NOTICE – Boiler Outage Affects AET, BSE, and SEB Buildings – UPDATE

(February 9, 2021) — We have repaired Boiler 1, and normal operating temperatures should be back to normal by 8:00 pm. Boiler 2 is expected to be repaired by Wednesday, February 17, 2021, and should not cause abnormal (cooler) temperatures during this outage. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(February 8, 2021) — The two boilers at the South Thermal Energy Plant (STEP) that provide comfort heating to the Applied Engineering and Technology Building (AET), Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering Building (BSE), Science and Engineering Building (SEB), buildings are down for emergency repairs.  Building occupants may experience abnormal (cooler) temperatures during this outage.

Boiler 1 is expected to be repaired and operational by end of day tomorrow and will allow us to restore normal temperatures to the AET and SEB once the repair is complete. We are able to transfer the BSE to steam heating from the North Thermal Energy Plant (NTEP) by the end of today. BSE occupants should notice warmer temperatures later today.  We will send a separate notification when the repairs are complete. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


MB: Air Handler 1 Potential Intermittent Outages

(February 5, 2021) — Air Handler Unit (AHU) 1, which provides air conditioning and heating to a large portion of the Main Building (MB), is currently experiencing technical issues. Repairs are scheduled to start Friday, February 5, 2021 and should be completed by Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Please be aware that repairs might cause temporary intermittent outages. In addition, building occupants may experience abnormal temperatures. Attached is a map with affected locations. Main Building AHU Map

We will send an update notification when the AHU is repaired. For additionally information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.

 


BSE: 0.212 and 0.214 Restrooms Closed for Repairs

(February 2, 2021) – Two restrooms in the Biotechnology Science and Engineering Building (BSE), Women’s 0.212 and Men’s 0.214, will be closed on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 8 am to 3 pm for repairs. BSE occupants at the sublevel will not be able to use restrooms located in sublevel for the duration of the shutdown. Attached is a floor plan of the affected restrooms.  BSE Restroom Closure Map

For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.

 

 


FLN: Air Handler Unit 11 Down

(February 1, 2021) – The Air Handler Unit (AHU) 11, which provides air conditioning and heating to a large portion of the Flawn Science Building (FLN) will be down for maintenance. This outage will occur on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 6 am to 4 pm. While the AHU is worked on, occupants might experience abnormal temperatures. Attached is map with impacted areas. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262. FLN AHU Zone Map