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Planned Chiller Maintenance

(April 12, 2021) – Planned utility work for the North Thermal Energy Plant (NTEP) is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. A crane and support vehicles will be operating on the south side of the NTEP.

Construction personnel and barricades will be used to direct pedestrian traffic in the area.

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


Planned Natural Gas Testing

(March 31, 2021) – As mandated by the State Fire Marshal Office (SFMO), planned natural gas testing will begin Monday, April 12 and end by Friday, July 9.

During the planned testing, natural gas to buildings will be shut down in small segments. Therefore, comfort heating, domestic hot water, autoclaves, kitchen equipment using natural gas, and emergency power generators will not be available for use.

Facilities will coordinate the exact date and time of each shut down with building occupants prior to testing. Attached is a list of affected building. Natural Gas Testing Building List

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


Scheduled Air Handler Unit System Maintenance at the BSE

(March 31, 2021) – A routine preventive maintenance has been scheduled for the air handler unit system at the Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering Building (BSE). Work will begin on Monday, April 12 at 6 a.m. and end on Friday, April 16.

Throughout the maintenance, building occupants should not expect an impact to building air conditioning. This work will not affect the vivarium, as it is supported by a separate unit.

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


Business Building Lecture Halls & Classrooms Renovations

(March 31, 2021) – Facilities has begun renovations of 4 lecture halls and classrooms (2.01.06, 2.01.10, 2.01.14, 2.01.18) located in the 2nd floor of the Business Building. Work to renovate lecture halls is expected to be completed by August 20, 2021.

Throughout the renovations, building occupants will experience construction-related noises and minimal dust.

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


Classroom Renovations at Multidisciplinary Studies Building

(March 31, 2021) – Facilities has begun renovations of 2 classrooms (2.02.20 and 2.02.54) located in the 2nd floor of the Multidisciplinary Studies Building. These renovations are part of the “Pilot Classroom Project” and is expected to be completed by August 20, 2021.

Throughout the renovations, building occupants will experience construction-related noises and minimal dust.

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


Unplanned Domestic Hot Water Outage at Bosque Building

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.

 

(March 18, 2021) – The domestic hot water system is down due to system malfunction at the Bosque Building. However, cold water will remain available for use.

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.


Business Building Lecture Hall & Classroom Renovations

(March 17, 2021) – Facilities has begun renovations of 4 lecture halls and classrooms located in the 2nd floor of the Business Building. Throughout the jackhammering phase, building occupants will experience loud noises and building vibrations.

Jackhammering in the 2nd floor will begin on March 22 at 7 a.m. and end by March 31 at 5 p.m. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


Scheduled Lane Closures for UTSA Blvd. near Ximenes Ave.

(March 4, 2021) – The City of San Antonio is scheduled to begin construction of a median along UTSA Blvd., near Ximenes Ave., to improve traffic safety. Weather permitting, construction will start on Monday, March 15 at 7 a.m. and will end 30 days after the start date.

Lane closures will be necessary throughout the day and in some cases throughout the night. However, one lane in each direction will always be open to traffic.

If you have questions about the project, contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262 and we will contact the City who is performing the work to answer your question.


John Peace Library Restroom Closures – First Floor

(March 5, 2021) – The John Peace Library restrooms in the first floor will be renovated. During the renovations, restrooms 1.01.06, 1.01.09, and 1.01.12 will be closed and not available for use.

Restroom closures will begin March 4 and end on August 13. Attached is a map with labeled closures. JPL-1st-Floor-RR-Closure

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


Urgent Building Heating Outage at Recreation Wellness Center

Update (April 1, 2021) – A significant repair is needed to restore comfort heating to the building.  We are awaiting delivery of parts and hoping to restore comfort heating 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.

 

(March 3, 2021) – Due to problems with control valves that support heat exchangers, we are unable to maintain comfort heating in the Recreation Wellness Center. As a result, building occupants may experience cooler temperatures throughout the building.

We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible and will send an update notice when comfort heating is restored to normal.

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


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.


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