Reminder About Seasonal Building Steam Management

As the cooler weather arrives, CPFM Facilities Services will again implement its process for systematically activating the heat within steam-controlled buildings. These locations include the following:

  • Chapman
  • Collier House
  • Condon
  • Deady
  • Esslinger
  • Friendly
  • Gerlinger
  • Hendricks
  • Lokey Education (East and West)
  • Music (radiators only)
  • Mac Court (radiators only)
  • Susan Campbell
  • Villard

Because turning on the system is a lengthy and involved process, Facilities Services has established the following methodology regulating when technicians activate the steam for the cold season:

As fall temperatures get cooler, we systematically turn on the steam when outside nighttime air temperature is below 50 degrees for five (5) consecutive nights AND daytime air temperature is below 70 degrees for five (5) consecutive days.

Since fall temperatures can vary widely from day to day, building occupants can expect fluctuating inside temperatures until outside conditions meet the above criteria, and technicians can activate the steam.

Contact:  email Work Control Center or call 541-346-2319

 

PLC Fire Alarm Testing 9/10

University Fire Systems personnel will conduct a brief fire alarm test in PLC on Tuesday, September 10, between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m.

Horns, Strobes, and Speakers on the fire alarm system will not sound after the scheduled time.  Provisions have been taken to monitor the building fire systems during this time and alarms that occur after the scheduled time should be considered real events and occupants should evacuate as usual per the U of O Emergency Procedures.

If there are questions regarding emergency evacuation, please visit Emergency Management & Continuity, https://safety.uoregon.edu/evacuations

For questions or concerns, please contact Fire Systems Program Manager Zach Earl at 541-521-0351 or 541-346-9295.

Various Site Work Around Campus 9/16-9/27

Update 9/20: The equipment used to grind the walkways is under repair and work will resume next week. Due to this, the project has been extended and is expected to be completed on September 27th.

 

During the week of September 16-20 27, from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., CPFM Facilities Services will grind down problematic sections of cement walkways that pose trip hazards to pedestrians in select campus locations. Multiple grinds and/or patches will be happening in the following locations throughout the week, in no particular order:

  1. North side of East 13th Avenue in front of Friendly Hall and Fenton Hall
  2. South side of East 13th Avenue between Johnson Hall and University Street
  3. South side of Bean Hall from Moss Street, heading West to the Museum of Natural & Cultural History Museum crosswalk
  4. Northwest corner of Gerlinger Lawn between Gerlinger Hall and Gerlinger Annex
  5. Northeast corner of University Street and 15th Avenue lawn/pathway area

The map below indicates in green which areas are slated for repair.

CPFM Facilities Services Maintenance Support Shop will perform this work.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Trades Maintenance Coordinator Gabe Hein at 541-346-2320 or ghein@uoregon.edu

 

 

 

 

Hendricks Hall Drinking Water Update

On July 31, EHS tested all drinking water fixtures in Hendricks Hall on request of building users due to discoloration. Testing included the basement faucet and drinking fountains / bottle fill stations on floors 1 – 3. The results indicated:

  • Elevated lead in the 2nd & 3rd floor drinking fountains (27.1 & 56.7 PPB)
  • Lead well below the action level of 15 PPB in the first-floor drinking fountain (4.29 PPB) and below the detection limits in the basement kitchenette (<2 PPB).
  • Water in all drinking fountain fixtures was slightly discolored due to high iron content. Iron is a by-product of water that sits in the plumbing during periods of low building use and is considered a secondary contaminant by the EPA. That is, it affects taste and appearance of the water, as opposed to the health of building users. The basement water was not discolored when EHS collected its initial samples.

EHS tagged fixtures showing elevated lead content as soon as it received the results. CPFM then ordered filters, which should significantly reduce both lead and iron content, and installed them on Friday, August 23. EHS collected confirmation samples, which are pending analysis; results should arrive Friday or Tuesday.

In the meantime, the current situation is as follows:

  • First-floor drinking fountain/bottle fill station and the faucet in the basement kitchenette are safe to use.
  • Filters have been installed on the 2nd & 3rd floor drinking fountains, and confirmation samples have been collected. The fixtures will remain tagged until we receive confirmation results showing that lead levels have been reduced to below the action level. Please note that the signage was mistakenly removed when the samples were collected and has been replaced.

Analytical results will be posted on line at https://safety.uoregon.edu/drinking-water-monitoring this afternoon, August 28. Please let me know if there are any questions.

Building Sciences Manager Adam Jones, 541-346-8397, asjones@uoregon.edu

HEDCO Chilled Water Shutdown 8/20/19

Facilities Services has discovered that both chilled water pumps in HEDCO have failed. FS Mechanics expect to have the pumps up and running by the end of the day. There will be no cooling in the building during this time period, but CPFM has a limited number of box fans available to loan out. Please contact Eric Owens or CPFM Work Control Center to arrange for fan usage.

Contacts:  Eric Owens, Ext. 6-1474 or eowens@uoregon.edu

Work Control Center, 6-2319 or workcontrolcenter@uoregon.edu

TODAY: Oregon Hall Elevators 1 and 2 Annual Testing 8/28

2ND REVISION:

This morning, August 28, elevator technicians are conducting annual testing on the two Oregon Hall elevators. One elevator will always be available for building users, as the units will be shut down in intervals for assessment.

Please direct any questions to Otis Elevator technician Marc Maxey.

 

REVISED 8/26/19:

The crew doing annual elevator testing has been held up on another job and will not be evaluating the Oregon Hall elevators this morning. The crew will be on campus throughout this week, however, and will test the elevators another day.

Building occupants will always have one elevator available, since the elevators will be shut down for testing one at a time at different intervals.

 

 

Please share with building occupants

Facilities Liaisons,

On Monday, August 26, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., elevators #1 and #2 will be shut down at different intervals while an Otis Elevator technician performs annual, scheduled testing.

Please direct any questions to Otis Elevator technician Marc Maxey.

Straub Hall Fire Alarm Test 9/3/19

University Fire Systems personnel will conduct a brief fire alarm test in Straub Hall on Tuesday, September 3, around 6 a.m.

Horns, Strobes, and Speakers on the fire alarm system will not sound after the scheduled time.  Provisions have been taken to monitor the building fire systems during this time and alarms that occur after the scheduled time should be considered real events and occupants should evacuate as usual per the U of O Emergency Procedures.

If there are questions regarding emergency evacuation, please visit Emergency Management & Continuity, https://safety.uoregon.edu/evacuations

For questions or concerns, please contact Fire Systems Program Manager Zach Earl at 541-521-0351 or 541-346-9295.

Thompson University Center Fire Alarm Test 8/22/19

University Fire Systems personnel will conduct a brief fire alarm test in Thompson University Center this Thursday, August 22, around 7 a.m.

Horns, Strobes, and Speakers on the fire alarm system will not sound after the scheduled time.  Provisions have been taken to monitor the building fire systems during this time and alarms that occur after the scheduled time should be considered real events and occupants should evacuate as usual per the U of O Emergency Procedures.

If there are questions regarding emergency evacuation, please visit Emergency Management & Continuity, https://safety.uoregon.edu/evacuations

For questions or concerns, please contact Fire Systems Program Manager Zach Earl at 541-521-0351 or 541-346-9295.

Knight Campus Annex Fire Alarm Test 8/22/19

University Fire Systems personnel will conduct a brief fire alarm test in the Knight Campus Annex this Thursday, August 22, around 6 a.m.

Horns, Strobes, and Speakers on the fire alarm system will not sound after the scheduled time.  Provisions have been taken to monitor the building fire systems during this time and alarms that occur after the scheduled time should be considered real events and occupants should evacuate as usual per the U of O Emergency Procedures.

If there are questions regarding emergency evacuation, please visit Emergency Management & Continuity, https://safety.uoregon.edu/evacuations

For questions or concerns, please contact Fire Systems Program Manager Zach Earl at 541-521-0351 or 541-346-9295.

PLC Fire Alarm Test 8/21/19

University Fire Systems personnel will conduct a brief fire alarm test in PLC this Wednesday, August 21, around 7 a.m.

Horns, Strobes, and Speakers on the fire alarm system will not sound after the scheduled time.  Provisions have been taken to monitor the building fire systems during this time and alarms that occur after the scheduled time should be considered real events and occupants should evacuate as usual per the U of O Emergency Procedures.

If there are questions regarding emergency evacuation, please visit Emergency Management & Continuity, https://safety.uoregon.edu/evacuations

For questions or concerns, please contact Fire Systems Program Manager Zach Earl at 541-521-0351 or 541-346-9295.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Fire Alarm Test 8/21/19

University Fire Systems personnel will conduct a brief fire alarm test in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art this Wednesday, August 21, around 6 a.m.

Horns, Strobes, and Speakers on the fire alarm system will not sound after the scheduled time.  Provisions have been taken to monitor the building fire systems during this time and alarms that occur after the scheduled time should be considered real events and occupants should evacuate as usual per the U of O Emergency Procedures.

If there are questions regarding emergency evacuation, please visit Emergency Management & Continuity, https://safety.uoregon.edu/evacuations

For questions or concerns, please contact Fire Systems Program Manager Zach Earl at 541-521-0351 or 541-346-9295.

Gerlinger Hall and Gerlinger Annex Fire Alarm Testing 8/20/19

University Fire Systems personnel will conduct a brief fire alarm test in Gerlinger Hall and Gerlinger Annex tomorrow morning, August 20, around 8 a.m.

Horns, Strobes, and Speakers on the fire alarm system will not sound after the scheduled time.  Provisions have been taken to monitor the building fire systems during this time and alarms that occur after the scheduled time should be considered real events and occupants should evacuate as usual per the U of O Emergency Procedures.

If there are questions regarding emergency evacuation, please visit Emergency Management & Continuity, https://safety.uoregon.edu/evacuations

For questions or concerns, please contact Fire Systems Program Manager Zach Earl at 541-521-0351 or 541-346-9295.

Hendricks Hall Fire Alarm Testing 8/20/19

University Fire Systems personnel will conduct a brief fire alarm test in Hendricks Hall tomorrow morning, August 20, around 7 a.m.

Horns, Strobes, and Speakers on the fire alarm system will not sound after the scheduled time.  Provisions have been taken to monitor the building fire systems during this time and alarms that occur after the scheduled time should be considered real events and occupants should evacuate as usual per the U of O Emergency Procedures.

If there are questions regarding emergency evacuation, please visit Emergency Management & Continuity, https://safety.uoregon.edu/evacuations

For questions or concerns, please contact Fire Systems Program Manager Zach Earl at 541-521-0351 or 541-346- 9295.

Susan Campbell Hall Fire Alarm Testing 8/20/19

University Fire Systems personnel will conduct a brief fire alarm test tomorrow morning, August 20, around 6 a.m.

Horns, Strobes, and Speakers on the fire alarm system will not sound after the scheduled time.  Provisions have been taken to monitor the building fire systems during this time and alarms that occur after the scheduled time should be considered real events and occupants should evacuate as usual per the U of O Emergency Procedures.

If there are questions regarding emergency evacuation, please visit Emergency Management & Continuity, https://safety.uoregon.edu/evacuations

For questions or concerns, please contact Fire Systems Program Manager Zach Earl at 541-521-0351 or 541-346- 9295.

Millrace Studio 3 Planned Heat and Hot Water Shutdown 8/26 – 9/6/19

Update 9/5/19:

This project has been extended by three days and is expected to be completed on 9/6/19 after the power is connected to the new water heater.

 

Beginning Monday, August 26, at 8 a.m., Facilities Services technicians will shut off all heat and domestic hot water to Millrace Studio 3 while they perform planned repairs. Technicians will restore both heat and hot water services by Tuesday Friday, September 3 6.

CPFM Facilities Services technicians will complete this work.

Please refer any questions or concerns to CPFM Work Control Center at 541-346-2319.

 

 

Knight Library L205, 206, and 206A Renovation Advisory 8/19 – 9/27/19 – UPDATE

UPDATE:

Beginning, Monday, August 19 through September 27, CPFM Construction Services Design and Construction will be renovating Knight Library Special Collections Rooms 205 and 206 L205, 206, and 206A. This work involves demo, electrical, carpentry, paint, new carpet, and furniture. Building users can expect to hear normal and occasional construction noises, such as hammering and drilling; in addition, during the paint portion, occupants may notice a faint smell from the low-VOC, non-toxic paint. Contractors and UO personnel will be entering/exiting the building with tools and materials during normal business hours.

Asbestos abatement is planned for August 21-23. During this time, technicians will turn off HVAC ventilation system as part of normal safety precautions, which will affect portions of Floors 1 and 2, as well as the basement. No other utility disruptions or shutoffs are expected at this time; however, additional notice(s) will be distributed, should any occur.

Preferred Construction will perform this renovation work.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Project Manager Theo Davis at 541-346-1012 or tdavis1@uoregon.edu.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE:

Beginning, Monday, August 19 through September 27, CPFM Construction Services will be renovating Knight Library Special Collections Rooms 205 and 206.  This work involves demo, electrical, carpentry, paint, new carpet, and furniture. Building users can expect to hear normal and occasional construction noises, such as hammering and drilling; in addition, during the paint portion, occupants may notice a faint smell from the low-VOC, non-toxic paint. Contractors and UO personnel will be entering/exiting the building with tools and materials during normal business hours.

Asbestos abatement is planned for August 21-23. During this time, technicians will turn off HVAC ventilation system as part of normal safety precautions, which will affect portions of Floors 1 and 2, as well as the basement. No other utility disruptions or shutoffs are expected at this time; however, additional notice(s) will be distributed, should any occur.

Preferred Construction will perform this renovation work.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Project Manager Theo Davis at 541-346-1012 or tdavis1@uoregon.edu.

Tykeson Hall Waste/Recycling Room Opens August 19

The new waste and recycling room in Tykeson Hall opens Monday, August 19. This site will be the centralized location for all waste, cardboard, and recycling material generated from building occupants in Tykeson Hall, Chapman Hall, Fenton Hall, Johnson Hall, and Collier House. This room is located on the southeast side of Tykeson (see map below).

Occupants of these five buildings will need card access to enter this room for disposing waste and recycling material. To request access, authorized department requestors are asked to send a spreadsheet with all employee information from their department to keyaccess@uoregon.edu. Attaining card access is imperative because this room will be locked 24/7 to deter unauthorized individuals from accessing the site.

Waste and cardboard dumpsters temporarily located in front of Johnson Hall on 13th Avenue will remain until Friday, September 13, and will be removed on Monday, September 16.

Please contact Donny Addison with any questions or concerns at 541-346-0961 or addisdt@uoregon.edu.

 

Frohnmayer Music Building 121A and Lobby 120 Renovation Advisory 8/19 – 9/6/19

Update 8/30/19:

This renovation work has been extended a week and is expected to be completed on September 6th.

 

Beginning, Monday, August 19 through August 30 September 6th, CPFM Construction Services will be doing a minor renovation project in Room 121A and Lobby 120 in the Frohnmayer Music Building. This work involves demo, minor abatement of base, framing, door install, drywall, patching, and painting. Building users can expect to hear normal and occasional construction noises, such as hammering and drilling; in addition, during the paint portion, occupants may notice a faint smell from the low-VOC, non-toxic paint. Occupants may also notice UO personnel entering/exiting the building with tools and materials during normal business hours.

No other utility disruptions or shutoffs are expected at this time; however, additional notice(s) will be distributed, should any occur.

UO CPFM Facilities Services will perform the entire renovation.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Project Manager Theo Davis at 541-346-1012 or tdavis1@uoregon.edu.

Huestis Hall Planned Industrial Water Shutdown 8/27/19

Backflow assembly repairs on Tuesday, August 27 from 8 – 10 a.m., will require shutting down all industrial water to lab sinks (including hot water), auto claves, cage washers, and flue hoods during this two-hour period. Domestic hot and cold water will operate normally throughout the building, so building occupants will not be impacted.

CPFM plumbers will perform this work.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Work Control Center at 541-346-2319.

Thompson University Center Planned Domestic Hot Water Shutdown 8/22/19

On Thursday, August 22 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., domestic hot water in Thompson University Center will be shut off while Facilities Services replaces a recirculation pump. This will impact all bathroom and break room sinks in the building, as they will have no hot water while plumbers replace the pump.

CPFM plumbers will perform this work.

Please direct questions or concerns to Work Control Center at 541-346-2319.

Thompson University Center is located at 720 E. 13th Ave.

 

University Health, Counseling, and Testing Center Planned HVAC Shutdown 9/10 – 9/13/19

Between September 10 and 13, heating and cooling will not be available in specific areas of the University Health Center, while Facilities Services replaces two air handling units (AHUs).  AHU 1 and 2 will be offline September 12-13 and 10-11, respectively. The color-coded exhibit below shows which areas in the building will be impacted during each shutdown. Project technicians will take steps to make the spaces as comfortable as possible during this period and will be particularly attentive to addressing critical areas.

Lease Crutcher Lewis will perform the work.

Please contact Owner’s Representative Colin Brennan with questions or concerns at 541-654-2972 or brennan@uoregon.edu