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LST: Air Conditioning Outage

(August 6, 2020) – Air conditioning in the Large Scale Testing Laboratory (LST) is down, resulting in warm temperatures throughout the building. Facilities is working to resolve this issue and will send a follow-up e-mail when the repairs are complete and normal building temperatures restored.  For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


AET and SEB: Higher Humidity Levels and Temperature Fluctuations

(August 3, 2020) – Occupants of the Applied Engineering and Technology Building (AET) and the Science and Engineering Building (SEB) may experience higher than normal humidity levels or fluctuations in temperature due to problems with the South Thermal Energy Plant boilers. The boilers, which help regulate humidity and temperatures, are down for emergency repairs. We will send an update notification when the repairs are completed. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at (210) 458-4262.


Protective Barrier Request Process

The Public Health Task Force supports the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as clear plastic barriers, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The university’s Recovery Operations Committee (ROC) has approved criteria for assessing spaces to determine whether or not a barrier is warranted.

For complete details on how to submit a protective barrier request, please visit https://facilities.utsa.edu/protective-barrier-request-process/


Updated Urgent Notice – BSB Non-potable Hot Water Service Outage May 29

Update: Non-potable hot water service to the BSB is still down for emergency repairs due to a boiler failure. Facilities is currently in the process of purchasing a new boiler.
Estimated time of purchase, delivery and installation is approximately six to eight weeks. A follow up email will be sent once the new boiler has been installed.

Non-potable hot water service to the Biosciences Building (BSB) is down today, May 29, 2020, for emergency repairs. The outage affects all laboratory sinks that use non-potable hot water. Repairs are expected to be completed by next week. A follow up email will be sent when repairs have been completed. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.


EB Elevator Upgrades Jun 8 – Aug 31

UPDATE: One elevator will remain operational while work is performed from July 14 through August 31, 2020; not two as originally announced in the notification below.  The elevators located in the Engineering Building (EB) will be shut down, one at a time, between Monday, June 8, 2020, and Monday, August 31, 2020, as part of the building’s elevator upgrades. Two elevators will remain operational and available for use throughout the project. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 4568-4262.


Portion of Tobin Avenue Closed: June 1 – August 14, 2020

A portion of Tobin Avenue, west of Brenan Avenue and up to the entrance of Resident Lot 4, will be closed from June 1 until August 14, 2020. The closure is in support of the Guadalupe Hall project and is necessary to install a new, permanent sidewalk. The closure will affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Signs and barricades will be used to communicate the closure and block traffic. For additional information, please refer to the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at 210-458-4262.

Tobin Avenue Closure Map


FS Elevator #2 Down for Repairs

Elevator #2 in the Frio Street (FS) Building is shut down for emergency repairs. Our elevator contractor, TKE, has been called in to make the repair and the estimated completion date is unknown at this time. We will send out an updated notification when the elevator is back in service. We apologize for the inconvenience. For additional information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.