Update: Pacific Hall, Columbia Hall and Cascade Annex Power Outage Planning

 

 

 1/9/19 Update

Building Occupants,

Preparations continue for the Planned Full Building Power Outage that will occur from 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 18th to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19th for replacement of the Pacific Hall transformer.  The contractor and CPFM staff have been meeting with occupants to survey and mark equipment that must remain operational during the shutdown.  Standby power will remain on during the shutdown.  Identified critical equipment that is not on standby power will be placed on temporary generator power for the duration of the power outage.  Cooling will also be provided for the minus 80 freezer, Room 17.

 

Preparation activities will begin Monday, January 14th and will include generator staging on the west side of Pacific and setting temporary power cables in the building.  We will be preparing the transformer pad for removal of the existing equipment and for placement of the new transformer.  This activity will be performed on the roof of Pacific and will create noise, so will be scheduled for early morning hours.

 

There will be a town hall meeting Friday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. in Pacific 318 to discuss the shutdown and answer any questions and concerns.

 

Below are key dates and times for next week’s activities.

 

·         Monday, January 14th – Preparation Activities Begin

o   Temporary generators will be placed on the west side of Pacific.

o   4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Start preparing transformer on Pacific roof for removal.  This will cause noise on the roof and 3rd floor, and is currently scheduled for Monday – Thursday.

·         Thursday, January 17th

o   7:00 a.m. The building standby system will transfer to main campus standby power.

§  There will be a 6 to 10 second outage during the switchover for all equipment connected to standby power.

o   The contractor will be bringing temporary power cables and power distribution into the building and routing them in the hallways and overhead.  This will create periodic disruptive activity.

·         Friday, January 18th

o   6:00 a.m. The contractor will begin connecting equipment to temporary generator power.

o   6:00 p.m. Main building power will be shut down.

o   7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The transformer will be removed by crane and the new one set in place.

o   Parking lot 12A will be closed for crane activities.

·         Saturday, January 19th

o   6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The contractor will be connecting the new transformer.

o   12:00 p.m. Main building power will be restored.

o   1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The contractor will be disconnecting equipment from temporary power and connecting into main power.

o   8:00 p.m. Work complete.

·         Monday, January 21st

o   Standby power will be transferred back to normal operation.  No loss of power will occur.

 

 

During the scheduled shutdown, the contractor will have staff walking the spaces to ensure there is no interruption of temporary power, and all equipment is functioning.  They will provide temporary barriers to seal Pacific from adjoining building access, and monitor exterior doors.

 

 

For any questions or concern, please contact:

 

Dan Morehouse
541-346-7988
danm@uoregon.edu

Jeff Madsen
541-346-2256
jmadsen@uoregon.edu

 

From: LeAnna Pitts On Behalf Of CPFM Work Control Center
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2018 5:31 PM
To: CPFM Work Control Center <workcontrolcenter@uoregon.edu>
Cc: Jeff Madsen <jmadsen@uoregon.edu>; Dan Morehouse <danm@uoregon.edu>
Subject: Pacific Hall, Columbia Hall and Cascade Annex Power Outage Planning

Building Occupants,

Monday, December 17th through Wednesday December 19th, CPFM and Andersen Construction staff will be surveying equipment in the labs and other critical spaces in Pacific Hall, Cascade Annex and Columbia.

The purpose is to prepare for the upcoming power outage scheduled for the evening of January 18th through the 19th for the building electrical transformer replacement.

Staff will be speaking with researchers and other building occupants to confirm; which critical equipment is on standby power, any additional critical equipment that will need to remain operational during the outage, equipment power requirements, and the primary/secondary point of contact for each lab.

We will be providing updates and timelines as we move closer to the shutdown date.

For any questions or concern, please contact:

Dan Morehouse
541-346-7988
danm@uoregon.edu

Jeff Madsen
541-346-2256
jmadsen@uoregon.edu