10/20: Klamath Hall Domestic Water Switch Over

Building Occupants,

The old water distribution system has been shut down. The building is now served by the new water distribution system. If you experience any issues with; water loss, no hot water, no cold water, low flow or any other domestic water issue please contact CPFM at csc@uoregon.edu or 541-346-2319.

Please note this work has not affected the RO water system.

 

10/21/17: Computing Center Potable Water Shutdown

Building Occupants,

Due to urgent repairs on the main water line feeding the Computing Center the potable water will be shut off from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  This will impact restrooms and sinks building-wide.  CPFM Facilities Zone D Maintenance Manager Kevin Farthing reached out to Shawna Gilbert and the Computing Centers earlier today regarding this time-sensitive repair.

For questions or concerns contact Kevin directly at 541-346-2857.

Closure: Pacific Hall Building Closure Due to Crane Activity 11/4 – 11/5

Building Occupants,

Pacific Hall will be temporarily closed Saturday November 4 – Sunday November 5 due to crane activity associated with the project.

Special Instructions: Due to safety concerns with overhead crane activity, all user access must be coordinated with CPFM project manager Nick Pritchard 612-803-0664 ahead of time.

Building systems will not be impacted as part of this closure.

11/4 – 11/5: Straub Window Blind Cleaning

Building Occupants,

On Saturday November 4 – Sunday November 5, crews will be cleaning the window blinds in Straub Hall.

Special Instructions: Please remove items off window sills. 

Please let CPFM Facilities Services Night Maintenance and Central Support Supervisor Tad Lueck 541-346-2273 know as soon as possible if you do not want your blinds cleaned or potential impacts to research.

10/30 – 11/1: Huestis Fume Hood System Shutdown

Building Occupants,

As part of the Huestis Hall 2nd Floor project, the fume hood system will be temporarily shut down from 4:00 PM Monday evening Oct 30, 2017, until 8:00 AM Wednesday morning November 1, 2017.

Special Instructions: Prior to 4:00 PM on the 30th, all hood sashes will need to be closed, and containers in hoods and on benches capped.

The system will be started back up an in advance to 8:00 AM to allow the system to be brought back up to operating conditions.

This will not impact the fume hoods in Lokey Laboratories.

For questions or concerns about this project or outage, contact Colin Brennan, CPFM Design, and Construction at (541) 346-8242.

11/1/17: JSMA Preventative Maintenance

Building Occupants,

Due to scheduled preventative maintenance on JSMA building equipment, building occupants should expect intermittent shutdowns on air handling units and restroom exhaust fans to allow crews to change system filters. This scheduled work will be taking place on November 1, 2017, from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Facilities Services Zone A Maintenance Manager Jim Cody at 541-346-2302.

10/25/17: Friendly Hall Preventative Maintenance

Building Occupants,

Due to scheduled preventative maintenance on Friendly Hall building equipment, building occupants should expect intermittent shutdowns on air handling units and restroom exhaust fans to allow crews to change system filters. This scheduled work will be taking place on October 25, 2017, from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Facilities Services Zone A Maintenance Manager Jim Cody at 541-346-2302.

10/25/17: Collier House Preventative Maintenance

Building Occupants,

Due to scheduled preventative maintenance on Collier House building equipment, building occupants should expect intermittent shutdowns on air handling units and restroom exhaust fans to allow crews to change system filters. This scheduled work will be taking place on October 25, 2017, from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Facilities Services Zone A Maintenance Manager Jim Cody at 541-346-2302.

10/25/17: Susan Campbell Hall Preventative Maintenance

Building Occupants,

Due to scheduled preventative maintenance on Susan Campbell  Hall building equipment, building occupants should expect intermittent shutdowns on air handling units and restroom exhaust fans to allow crews to change system filters. This scheduled work will be taking place on October 25, 2017, from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Facilities Services Zone A Maintenance Manager Jim Cody at 541-346-2302.

10/25/17: Hendricks Hall Preventative Maintenance

Building Occupants,

Due to scheduled preventative maintenance on Hendricks Hall building equipment, building occupants should expect intermittent shutdowns on air handling units and restroom exhaust fans to allow crews to change system filters. This scheduled work will be taking place on October 25, 2017, from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Facilities Services Zone A Maintenance Manager Jim Cody at 541-346-2302.

10/13/17: Message from Design and Construction Tom Shepard Sr. Associate Director of Capital Projects

To our Campus Customers,

Design and Construction and our Special Projects team would like to assist you in implementing your small capital project goals.
Small projects can include:

  • Furniture procurement
  • Interior Finish Improvements & Updates (flooring, paint, etc.)
  • Office or small suite renovations
  • Learning Environment Improvements & Updates
  • And other projects of similar size & scope

Construction for these projects is typically implemented within the school year breaks such as Winter, Spring, and Summer. However, for these types of projects, please allow design & procurement time which can be 2 or 3 months prior to the intended break for construction.

2017/18 Winter Break is fast approaching, and we wanted to provide you with a gentle reminder on how our talented team of designers and project managers can assist you with your project needs.  The timeline below shows ideal project submission dates to support a timely and successful project.

 

Client-Requested

Construction Period

Date of Break Latest Date for Project Submission
Winter Break 2017/2018 December 11 – January 5 Mid-October 2017
Spring Break 2018 March 26 – March 30 January 1, 2018
Summer 2018 June 18 – September 21 March 1, 2018
Winter Break 2018/2019 December 10 – January 4 October 1, 2018

Please note that we understand that our campus clients may be unable to meet the project submission dates for many reasons that are out of your control. We will do our best to accommodate your project and timeline needs if submitted after the date listed above.

Project requests should be submitted through our online Capital Projects Initiation Form. Please feel free to review this and other segments of the Design and Construction website for additional information and tools for your use.

For questions and projects more involved, feel free to contact Maggie Gordon, Special Projects, and Design Manager directly to review your intentions further. Our office is committed to providing you with the best possible design and construction services.

Most sincerely,

Tom Shepard
Sr. Associate Director of Capital Projects
Design and Construction
Campus Planning and Facilities Management
University of Oregon
541-346-6959

10/16 – 10/20: Emerald Path Closure Related to Stadium Construction Activities

Campus Community,

The “Emerald Path,” the north-south path that runs east of Jane Sanders Stadium, will be closed for construction activities October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017, related to the addition of permanent bleachers. The extent of the closure is shown on the below site plan.

For questions or concerns related to this outage, please contact CPFM Design and Construction Owners Representative Charlene Lindsay 541-346-5503.

10/14/17: Campus Wide Storm Drain Cleaning

Campus Community,

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the contractor Mid-State Industrial will be onsite cleaning critical storm and area drains in preparation for seasonal weather. Please review the map for impacted locations. The impact to campus will be minimal but there may be a small hindrance for traffic (both car and pedestrian), the contractor shouldn’t be in any location for more than 20 minutes. Parking has been notified and has no issues with this schedule maintenance activity.

For questions or concerns related to this work, please contact CPFM Facilities Services Maintenance Manager Kevin Farthing at 541-346-2857 (O) 541-359-6633 (C).

10/12/17: Straub, Earl and Carson Steam Shutdown

Building Occupants,

Due to the installation of a new steam isolation value on the 60# steam line in the tunnel Straub, Earl and Carson will temporarily be without steam from October 12 at 11:30 pm – October 13 at 2:00 am.  This will impact equipment utilizing steam including; hot water, building heat and showers.  Utilities and Energy coordinated this outage with Zone A Manager Jim Cody, and Housing Staff Greg Ottoman, Gorden Burke and Carlo Yozzo.

For questions on how this may impact your services, please contact Mo Soleimani CPFM Utilities and Energy Maintenance Supervisor 541-346-2213.

10/28: Fenton Window Blind Cleaning

Building Occupants,

On Saturday October 28, crews will be cleaning the window blinds in Fenton Hall.

Special Instructions: Please remove items off window sills. 

Please let CPFM Facilities Services Night Maintenance and Central Support Supervisor Tad Lueck 541-346-2273 know as soon as possible if you do not want your blinds cleaned or potential impacts to research.

Informational Notice: Pacific Hall Window Blind Cleaning 10/21 & 10/22

Building Occupants,

On Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22, crews will be cleaning the window blinds in Pacific Hall.

Special Instructions: Please remove items off window sills. 

Please let CPFM Facilities Services Night Maintenance and Central Support Supervisor Tad Lueck 541-346-2273 know as soon as possible if you do not want your blinds cleaned or potential impacts to research.

10/5/17: Informational Notice Regarding Smell and Fans in Willamette Hall

Building Occupants,

Last night around 12:45 am there was food in the microwave of Willamette 471 that caused smoke in the room.  Custodial opened the catwalk windows on the 4th floor, balcony doors in suite 470, and a few offices.  UOPD requested fans to help with the dissipation of the smell.  Fans have been placed in rooms 470 and 471.

The microwave from 471 was very pungent of smoke and was placed on the secured balcony of suite 470.  This balcony can only be accessed from inside.  As of 6:00 am, the burnt smell had not dissipated as much as we would have liked and the fans, room 471 and balcony doors were left open to continue the dispersal process.

We will continue to monitor the area, and do what we can to improve the indoor air quality.

For questions or concerns, please contact Linda Miller at 541-346-2316.

10/28/17: Student Rec Center Suite 21 Power Outage

Building Occupants,

Suite 21 at the Student Recreation Center will be temporarily without power on October 28, 2017 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm while contractors relocate and reconnect panel BP1C.   It is possible that some of the surrounding offices and kitchen area may be affected by this outage. The owners representative has coordinated this outage with building contacts Tiffany Lundy, Patty Smith and Cody Weaver.

For questions or concerns related to this outage please contact CPFM Design and Construction Owners Representative Charlene Lindsay 541-346-5503.

 

Informational Notice Regarding Steam Heat Season Start Up

Building Occupants,

With the start of fall term, our Fall weather has arrived.  The question has come up How does CPFM Facilities Services determine when steam to heat buildings is turned on in the Fall and off in the Spring.

To help clarify, David Ward, Building Automation Systems Manager (6-2303) lists below the criteria his staff uses to moderate steam to your buildings.

Please keep in mind, if we turn the steam on or off too frequently each season, it is very hard on the infrastructure serving our building’s mechanical systems.

If we turn on, and then day temperatures reach 70+ degrees, we are all too warm.

Steam is turned on in the Fall when:

  • Night time outside air temperature is below 50 degrees for five consecutive nights
  • AND daytime temperatures are below 70 degrees for five consecutive days

Steam is turned off in the Spring when:

  • Night time outside air temperatures are above 50 degrees for five consecutive nights
  • AND the daytime temperature is above 70 degrees for five consecutive days

10/21 & 10/22: Lawrence Window Blind Cleaning Revised Dates

Update:

Our apologies, but the blinds were not cleaned last weekend in Lawrence due to unforeseen circumstances.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you.

They will be cleaned this weekend, October 21st and 22nd.

 

Building Occupants,

Starting the evening of Friday, October 13, 2017, and finishing up on Sunday, October 15, 2017, crews will be cleaning the window blinds in Lawrence Hall.

Special Instructions: Please remove items off window sills.

Please let CPFM Facilities Services Night Maintenance and Central Support Supervisor Tad Lueck 541-346-2273 know as soon as possible if you do not want your blinds cleaned or potential impacts to research.

10/18/17: Columbia Hall & Volcanology Intermittent Air Flow Disruptions

Building Occupants,

Due to scheduled preventative maintenance on October 18, 2017, from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Columbia Hall and Volcanology will experience intermittent air flow disruptions throughout the day.  This work will impact the entire building while crews change filters in air handling units.

Special Instructions for Columbia:  The fume hood sashes need to be closed, and lab doors should be open for makeup air.  Fume Hoods will remain operational during this time.

 For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Zone B Maintenance Manager Bruce Budzik at 541-346-8834.

[Message from Phil Carroll Regarding the Advisory & Tree Removal] Willamette, Klamath, Streisinger, and Huesitis Landscape Activities Temporary Noise and Access Closures

10/11 Update: Klamath, Huestis, Streisinger, Willamette Courtyard Landscape & Drainage Project Update

Campus Community,

As part of the tree removal and drainage installation project, the courtyard surrounded by Klamath, Huestis, Streisinger, and Willamette will continue over the next two weeks.

Project Timeline:

Date Activity Impact
Saturday

10/14/17

The last wisteria will be cut, and the wisteria stumps will be ground, as will the stump of the removed tree.  The grinding will be very noisy and will conclude by 1:00 pm. Noise, Congestion, Access
Monday

10/16/17

Ground will be cleared for trenching on the east side of the courtyard, and the vine will be removed from the trellis on Klamath.

 

Noise, Congestion, Access
Wednesday – Friday

10/18/17 – 10/20/17

Trenching and drainage installation will take place followed by lawn restoration.  Wisteria planting holes will be concreted over. Noise, Congestion, Access

For questions or concerns related to this project please contact CPFM Landscape Supervisor Phil Carroll at 541-246-0031.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

10/4 Update: Message from our Landscape Supervisor regarding tree removal:

As you may already know, we will be removing the tree in the courtyard beginning Wednesday to allow for a drainage project that will prevent water from dripping into the basement of Klamath and onto the atomic resolution microscope in the Nazin Lab.

Through our diagnosis of the causes and treatment of this leak, we have concluded that the roots of the wisteria pose too much of an ongoing structural risk to the waterproofing of the basement, and we plan to remove the remaining wisteria.

We are unhappy to be removing the gorgeous catalpa tree which is so uniquely shaped and adds so much to the feel of the courtyard, and removing the wisteria will further reduce foliage and its softening effects.  Unfortunately, we have not been able to find an alternative solution that protects the microscope and its valuable research.

After the drainage project is complete, the lawn will be restored, and we will evaluate opportunities for a new tree to be planted in the courtyard.

Following the removal of the tree this week, work will begin on the installation of underground drainage and vine removal.  We do not yet have a firm timeline of the latter events, but we are moving forward so as to lessen the chance that winter rains will continue to cause problems in the basement.

If you have any questions about removal of the tree and vine, or about potential impacts to owl roosting opportunities, I will be happy to answer. The catalpa tree being removed was posted for three weeks, two weeks being our typical minimum posting time.  Please let me know if you would like to discuss overall concerns about university tree management practices.

For questions about the structural aspects of addressing the basement leak, I will refer to Bruce Budzik (copied here), Zone B Maintenance Manager.

Thank you,

Phil Carroll, Landscape Supervisor

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Campus Community,

On October 4, 2017,  from 6:00 am – 12:00 (noon) there will be landscape activities in between Willamette, Klamath, Streisinger, and Huesitis.  The primary effects of this work will be intermittent noise from power equipment and traffic from hauling away debris.  Please expect intermittent access closures and some noise during the duration of this work.  Crews will have areas well marked for the safety of the campus community.

For questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Facilities Services Becket DeChant 541-346-8936

10/9 – 10/10: Knight Library, Lokey Education, Hedco, Clinical Services & Frohnmayer Music Chilled Water Shutdown

Building Occupants,

On Monday at 3:00 pm October 9, 2017, CPFM crews will be shutting off the chilled water valves that service Knight Library, Lokey Education, Hedco, Clinical Services and Frohnmayer Music as part of the pump 17 relocation due to the construction of the Collier House Parking Lot.  This will impact chilled water services and AC units through 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.

For questions on how this may impact your services, please contact Jana Gerow CPFM Design and Construction Owners Representative 541-346-8317or Mo Soleimani CPFM Utilities and Energy Maintenance Supervisor 541-346-2213.

10/4/17: Student Recreation Center Preventative Maintenance

Building Occupants,

Due to scheduled preventative maintenance on Student Recreation Center building equipment, building occupants should expect intermittent shutdowns on air handling units and restroom exhaust fans to allow crews to change system filters. This scheduled work will be taking place on October 4, 2017 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Facilities Services Zone A Maintenance Manager Jim Cody at 541-346-2302