Notifications & Updates

Buildings 10 & 14: Fire Alarm Test

Multiple fire alarm tests to verify successful operation of the fire alarm system will be conducted in Buildings 10 and 14 on Monday, December 22nd and again on Friday, January 9th between 7:00AM and 8:00AM. Both tests will last approximately 15 minutes.

You may hear the audible and see the visual alarms go off intermittently during this time. There is no need to evacuate, and further instruction will be provided if an actual fire event occurs during the test.


NCRC Facilities Season Days 2014

NCRC Administration would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. This will be the last newsletter for 2014. You can expect the next newsletter on January 5th.

Building Access - On December 25 - January 1, NCRC security operations will NOT be stationed at the building 16, 18, 100, and 520 visitor entrances. Exterior doors will be locked during business hours and those with NCRC badge access will be able to enter using their access card. Guests will need to use the security call-boxes located at the main entrances to gain access to the site, unless escorted by an NCRC occupant. If there is an issue, please call onsite security at 734-764-9000 for assistance. University police can be reached at 734-763-1131.

Energy Conservation - The site will be operating in an energy-save mode, meaning normally unoccupied areas will have heating and cooling scaled back accordingly. This should not affect occupied areas.  If there is a building problem or temperature issue, please place a work order through the plant operations website, http://www.recycle.umich.edu/workcontrol/plant_order_service/, or call 734-647-2059.

Custodial Service - Maintenance will be minimal during this time and only periodic trash pickup will occur in central lobbies and break areas. Please try to drop any trash in centrally located bins supplied around the site. Call POCC at 734-647-2059 if any areas need additional attention. The Building Services staff will be adjusting their shift to 12:00PM through 4:00PM on Wednesday, December 24th. Occupants will notice tasks such as collecting trash and recycling, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, being performed earlier than usual.

Snow Removal Service will also be minimized during this time. Please use the main site entrances at buildings 18 and 520 in the event of a heavy snow. These will be the first locations to be cleared, along with service areas. Use caution when walking on any surface as conditions can change quickly. Call POCC at 734-647-2059 if any areas need additional attention.

Mail Service and Deliveries - The NCRC loading dock will be staffed from 7:30am - 4:30pm on December 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31 and January 2. Security will not be stationed on the dock on these days. Courier, freight, cylinder tanks, ice or any other deliveries should be prearranged with a representative from your office/lab to sign and receive the shipment. NCRC ULS staff will not be responsible for signing for any type of deliveries during this time. Make any necessary arrangements with couriers as needed. If prearranged deliveries are made, make sure someone from your area is here and available to sign for and receive packages. We also advise that you halt the ordering of perishables until after the season days break.

There will be no USPS or University mail pickup and delivery on December 25 and January 1, however, there will be USPS mail deliveries made to NCRC on December 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30 and 31; regular hours resume on January 2.

The Central Service Center will be closed December 25 and January 1, and will resume regular hours on January 2.

The Wellness Center will be closed December 25 and January 1, and will resume regular hours on January 2.

For autoclaving, glasswashing or mail services inquires on December 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30 and 31, contact: NCRClabservices@umich.edu.

Mcard Station will be closed December 24 and will re-open on January 5.

Flavors & East Side Flavors will be closed December 24 and will re-open on January 5. Click here for full schedule.

MSIS will be providing tech support and services via phone (734-763-7770) and email (msishelp@umich.edu) during the holidays. Click here for their hours.

U-M Facilities Services Season Days 2014

The Biomedical Research Core Facilities Holiday Schedule


Winter Weather at NCRC

Winter weather is quickly approaching which leads to questions and concerns about snow removal. Below is a summary of services in place at NCRC to accommodate inclement weather. 

The sidewalks and driveways at NCRC are serviced by U-M Grounds. Walks are cleared when accumulation reaches approximately 1/2". They will return if accumulation continues depending on the forecast and anticipated snowfall. For more information click here.

The priority entrances for snow removal are Building 75 (Childcare), and approaches to lobbies in Buildings 10, 16, 18, 28, 100 and 520, including bus stops. The next priority are other entrances such as those in Buildings 14, 22, 200/300 and 520 South. They then move to emergency exits to ensure they are cleared.

Courtyards at NCRC are closed once inclement weather begins. Access will be restricted to these areas either by locking access doors or with the use of signage and temporary barriers. We discourage occupants from bypassing the barriers for their own safety.

Parking lots, structures, and docks are maintained by U-M Parking and Transportation. These areas are usually plowed when accumulation reaches 2". Stockpiled snow may not be removed immediately and may take up parking spaces until it is removed or it melts. For detailed information click here.

All snow and ice issues should be reported to the Plant Operations Call Center (POCC) at 734-647-2059 immediately.


Building 10: Corridor Construction

Update 11/24: Building 10, Ground corridor construction work is getting started again. Please watch the signs for closures for the next 2-3 weeks.

Update 11/3: The main corridor in Building 10, Ground Level will be under construction beginning Monday, October 20th through early December 2014, every evening starting at 6:00PM to 2:00AM. Each evening the section they are working on will be restricted until 2:00AM.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tara Ahmet: taraahme@med.umich.edu or (734) 615-0026.


Building 16: Elevator Repair

10/21 Update: U-M Facility Maintenance will be replacing the Building 16 North elevator motor on Thursday, October 23 beginning at 6:00AM through 8:00AM.
This repair will require a portion of the Building 16, 4th floor corridor to be blocked off to hoist the motor into the penthouse. This will also require a 10 minute closure of the operating elevator.
Please utilize the North staircase to move between the 3rd and 4th floor in Building 16 during this time. See map below for details.
Access to the restrooms and functioning elevator (besides a 10 minute elevator closure) will be maintained at all times.  Maintenance staff will be present on 4th floor to redirect people as necessary.

10/6 Update: Elevator is still down for repair.

9/30 Update: In order to repair one of the elevators that is down in Building 16, maintenance will be removing the motor on 9/30 beginning at 12:30PM through 2:00PM.

This will entail a portion of a Building 16, 4th floor corridor to be blocked off as well as a 10 minute closure of the operating elevator. We ask that you utilize the north staircase to move between the 3rd and 4th floor in Building 16 during this time. Please see map below for details.

Access to the restrooms and functioning elevator (besides a 10 minute elevator closure) will be maintained at all times.  Maintenance staff will be present on 4th floor to redirect people as necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Building 520: Bridge Renovation

There will be construction work to renovate the Building 520, Third Floor (West) bridge starting on October 6th through December.

You may notice vibration and noise during this time. We want to assure occupants that their work area is safe. All efforts will be made to work around the normal activities of the buildings.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tara Ahmet: taraahme@med.umich.edu or (734) 615-0026.

12/7 Update:  Wall installation complete.

11/10 Update: Construction is complete at the moment and the walls are expected to be installed the first week in December.

10/13 Update: Construction work will begin on the Building 520, Third Floor west bridge renovation today, Monday, October 13th.

Tuesday, October 14th through Friday, October 17th construction work will take place in the evenings from 6:00PM to 2:00AM.

During the bridge renovation there will be periods of time when the escalator will be closed down.


Buildings 14: Renovation Project

Construction and demolition work for the Buildings 10 & 14 Renovation Project will begin in Building 14 on Monday, August 18th.

A temporary wall will go up on the ground floor near the Building 14 entrance. The temporary wall will not impact access to the entrance.

Corridor closures are expected to be complete in early January 2015.

The Building 14 Renovation Project is expected to be complete in August 2015 (approximately one year).

12/5/2014 - Buildings 10 & 14: Corridor Closures

Due to the Building 14 Renovation Project we will be closing corridors nightly from 8:00PM to 6:00AM in Building 14, Ground Floor starting on Wednesday, December 10th through Wednesday, December 24th.

This will also impact the Building 14 entrance. No one will be able to enter or exit through this entrance during these hours. As an alternate route, please use Building 16 or 22 entrances.

Please reference map on right for alternate stairwell route and details.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tara Ahmet: taraahme@med.umich.edu or (734) 615-0026.

10/30/2014 - Scheduled Electrical Shutdown

Due to the Building 14 Renovation Project there will be a scheduled electrical shutdown in Building 14, first floor on Saturday, November 1st from 7:00AM to 9:00AM.

This electrical shutdown will affect all non-generator backed receptacles on the first floor and the lights in the west penthouse mechanical room.

It is recommended that you shutdown any office equipment that is sensitive to power surges during this time.

If you find that power has not been restored to your equipment after the power disruption, call POCC (734-647-2059) and report this immediately.

9/24/2014 - Hammering & Drilling
 
There will be construction noise (mainly hammering and drilling) in Building 14 tonight, Wednesday, September 24th from 5:00PM - 12:00AM.
 
You may notice vibration and very loud noise during this time. We want to assure occupants that their work area is safe and secure and they will not be affected by the construction in any other way.
 
All efforts will be made to work around the normal activities of the buildings and to keep any noise to a minimum during work hours.

9/10/2014 - Buildings 10 & 14: Corridor Closures

Due to the Building 14 Renovation Project we will be closing corridors in Buildings 10 and 14, Ground Floor on Friday, September 19th at 5:00PM. Corridors will re-open around the middle of December 2014.

During this time, please use the stairwells on either side of the closures as an alternate route. Please see map on right for details.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tara Ahmet (734) 615-0026.



Building 520: Interior Renovations

Interior renovations have begun in Building 520 for the new Wang Labs and Offices and will continue through 2014.

Construction will occur at the north portion of Level 1 and the central and south portions of the Ground Level.

There should be no impact to access or egress, but there will be the occasional audible disturbance due to construction activity. All efforts will be made to work around the normal activities of the building and to keep any noise to a minimum during work hours.


Floor Refinishing

NCRC annual floor maintenance will continue in buildings 100, 200, 300, 400 and 520. All work will be performed after 6:00pm.

Common vinyl tile areas have already been completed for most of the buildings. Individual lab floors in B520 are scheduled for refinishing sometime in May starting on the third floor and working downward.

Please ensure that as much of the floor is clear as possible. Watch for individual room postings and an upcoming carpeting schedule over the next several months. See schedule for more details.

9/18 - UPDATE: This project is expected to be complete in Fall 2014.


Building 10: Air Handling Replacement

Construction activities are ongoing in the air handling replacement project in Building 10: Ground Floor, First Floor, and Penthouse. The completion of this project will enable better temperature control and performance of air conditioning systems within Building 10. The general contractor will begin their work by surveying and assessing multiple areas throughout Building 10 which will include inspection above ceilings. The project is estimated to be completed in May 2014. Anticipate short periods of disruption as we remove the old and install the new systems. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption to the extent possible. 

Click here for previous updates

9/19 - Update: The project is in the process of closing down and addressing final repairs.

7/31 - Update: There will be painting work outside of Building 10 on Saturday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 3rd from 7:00AM - 4:00PM.

The scaffolding outside of Building 10 will be removed beginning on Monday, August 4th through Friday, August 8th. The ring row fence will also be removed on Friday, August 8th.

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to the Building 10 Air Handling Project, please contact Tara Ahmet (734) 615-0026

Progress and construction details will be provided throughout the process via the NCRC Building Notices


5/2013 - Ongoing: NCRC, Building 10, Elevator

NCRC, Building 10, Elevator (Number 52), will be out-of-order while we wait on ordered material to arrive so repairs can be completed.

Update 5/2014 - NCRC approved project to replace elevator.