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Building 36: Ventilation and Temporary Power Shutdown
From 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. this Friday, December 6th, we will be turning off ventilation to the entire building and turning off the electrical power to all generator-backed receptacles to make electrical repairs to the main power panel located in the penthouse mechanical room. Any pieces of equipment plugged into those receptacles will lose power during this time period. Normal power will remain on, so any pieces of equipment affected by this outage can be plugged into a normal receptacle. Any receptacles protected by UPS power will not be affected. This outage has been arranged through Chris Katz with ULAM.
Building 26: Autoclave Construction
Starting Monday, November 25, 2013 and continuing through January 2014, we will be installing another self-serve autoclave unit in Building 26, Room 307W, similar to the one located in Building 20, Room 134W-B. More details to follow.
U-M Construction Services will be replacing the steps at the North side of Building 10 entrance. The work is expected to start on Monday, November 25th and will continue through late December. Some activity may require closure of the drive near the entrance. The entry door will be closed intermittently so that demolition work and lifts of new steps can be safely performed. Only half of the steps (one side) will be closed at a time. Look for signage indicating work activities/closures and directions to alternative entry and exit locations.
Scheduled power outage on 12/7 is related to the Building 10 Air Handling Project, see below for details.
7/29 - 5/31: 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.
8/12 - Update: Contractors have moved into the demolition phase of the project. Storage area for building construction materials has been set-up on the large grassy area in front of buildings 10 and 16. There will be intermittent traffic around the ring row in front of buildings, 10, 16 and 18. There will also be a temporary stair lift outside of Building 10, offices A138 and A179. This stair case allows workers to easy access to the roof and construction materials.
8/19 - Update: Demolition of existing air handling units Building 10 Ground floor & Penthouse is continuing. First floor light construction starting on Monday, August 19th in Building 10, rooms A146 & 146B. Ground floor demolition in the mechanical room A057 will have intermittent noise.
8/26 - Update: Due to some of the work, such as welding, you may notice an intermittent smell. We assure you the smell is nothing to worry about and in case of an emergency, our fire alarm system will sound and evacuate the buildings. There is also some piping work going on in Building 10, 1st floor that may cause minor hallway disruptions. FUN FACT - We have completed 1 out of the 5 air handling unit replacements!
8/27 - Update: Construction will shut down the air handling units in the Penthouse of Building 10, beginning at 6:00pm Tuesday, August 27 through 8:00am Wednesday, August 28. This will affect the Ground and First Floor of Building 10.
9/3 - 9/5 - Update: The contractor performing the air handling unit replacement project will be turning off the heating hot water Tuesday, September 3 starting at 7:00 a.m. and will not be turned back on until Thursday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m. This will not affect hot water in bathrooms. The west half of building 10, ground and first floors, will be affected. During this time the supply air temperature from the air handling units serving these areas will be set to deliver 68°F. This means that the west half of the building will be cooler than usual, so occupants should be advised to dress warmer.
- It will be chilly in B10-G suite G016 T, W & Th, this is due to air supply tie-in
- You will still see intermittent work and workers on 1st floor
- Fun Fact - 4 of the 5 Air handling units will be demoed by September 7
9/5-9/8 - Update: Construction will shut down the air handling units in the Research Auditorium of Building 10 first floor, beginning at 4:00pm Thursday, September 5 through Sunday, September 8.
9/7 - Update: The Building 10 air handling unit replacement project requires that all of the air handling units and exhaust fans in Building 10 be shutdown from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday (September 7).
The purpose of the shutdown is to make electrical connections to temporary ventilation fans. You may notice temperature fluctuations and lack of air movement during this period which will be resolved as soon as the connections are made and the systems restarted.
9/8 - 9/12 - Update: Building 10, Ground Computational Research Suite is having piping installed starting Sunday, September 8th through Thursday, September 12. This work will be done after hours from 9:00pm - 3:00am.
9/16 - Update: Room 153A will have ceiling work all week : 9/15-9/21, Occupants cannot use room. Don’t be alarmed by intermittent noise on 1st floor , demolition in the penthouse. They will try to keep noise to an acceptable working level.
9/23 - Update: Don’t be alarmed by intermittent noise on Ground floor in GA057 building new system. They will try to keep noise to an acceptable working level. Don’t be alarmed by intermittent noise on 1st floor , demolition in the penthouse. They will try to keep noise to an acceptable working level.
9/25 - Update: Construction will be doing some ceiling work in the Building 16, Ground Floor bathrooms, both men & women’s. Construction begins today (9/25) and will end Friday (9/27).
Alternate bathroom locations are Building 16 Basement, First Floor and Building 14 Ground Floor.
9/30 - Update: There is duct work being done which you will see materials for in front of Building 10 and Building 18 as construction rebuilds the system. Demolition continues in Building 10 Penthouse as well as roof and steel work being done.
10/6 - Update: There will be an electrical shutdown in Building 10, Ground Floor starting at 9:00PM Sunday, October 6th and ending 7:00AM Monday, October 7th.
10/7 - Update: Penthouse demolition all week. Loud saw cutting noise & extreme vibration Monday through Thursday, 5pm – 6am. There should be no cutting noise during normal business hours.
10/21 - Update: Steel beams will be set on building 10 roof this week. You may hear some noise and feel slight vibrations during this process. Concrete will also be poured this week. This will not impact daily activity.
11/3 - Update: There will be a full electrical shutdown of building 10 starting at 9PM Sunday, November 3 through 4AM Monday, November 4. Please back-up data that may be of concern and shutdown your computers or other sensitive equipment.
11/4 - Update: Concrete truck outside of building 10 in the morning
11/9 - Update: There will be a crane located on the ring road loading equipment onto the roof of building 10. During this time the ring road will be close from approximately 8:00AM through early afternoon Saturday, November 9. Building 10 entrance will also be closed. Please enter through building 18.
11/15 - Update: Urgent power shutdown in Building 10 from 12:00PM - 12:15PM.
11/18 - Update: Building 10 carpeted floors will be cleaned at 6:00pm through 11:30pm starting on Monday, November 18th through Friday November, 22nd. This includes corridors, conference rooms, and offices that have not recently been re-carpeted.
11/15 - Update: Urgent power shutdown in Building 10 from 12:00PM - 12:15PM.
11/20 - Update: U-M Construction Services will be replacing select panes of glass surrounding the Building 10 first floor courtyard located at the East end of Building 10. This work will take place on November 20th and 21st. The weather forecast predicts higher outdoor temperatures, but expect the corridors around this area to be cooler than normal during the replacement.
12/7 - Update: There is a scheduled power outage Saturday, December 7th from 7AM - 12PM.
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.
NCRC courtyards will soon close for the season and will not recieve Winter maintenace for the duration of inclement weather months. During this closure, outdoor furniture will be stored. The closure will take place upon the next forecast of freezing conditions that could pose a walking hazard. Signs will be posted on all courtyard access doors and will be supplemented with an additional barrier to indicate the closure. Please use an alternate path during the closure period. It is anticipated that the courtyards will re-open March 1, 2014 or as weather permits.
Building 36 Exterior Construction Project
Construction Services will begin a small exterior project on the south side of Building 36 starting November 11, 2013 and continue through mid-December. All walkways will be maintained, but please be aware if you are entering the site from parking lot NC 91. See map for exact location.
11/4 - Partial Road Closures
Starting November 4th there will be partial road closures of the driveway behind Building 550 between the North Dock and NC86 Parking Lot. The closures will be on a daily basis, will include some weekends and will continue through April 2014. Part of NC86 Parking Lot will be closed during this time. Deliveries to the Building 550 dock will still be permitted and emergency vehicles will have access at all times. Please click map to enlarge.
10/14 - NCRC Research Services and the Biomedical Research Store Expands Services at NCRC
Beginning Monday, October 14, the NCRC Research Services and the Biomedical Research Store will partner to offer delivery to researchers at the North Campus Research Complex.
"The Store is excited to continue to expand its services and assist our researchers in a new way," said Chris Stilson, Manager, Biomedical Research Store.
Daily delivery will be available for stocked products from the Store directly to your lab at the NCRC. Pick up times from the Biomedical Research Store will occur at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Customers interested in delivery will be required to fill out the Delivery Request Form (PDF form). Hard copies of the form are also available at the NCRC Store or by contacting 734-615-2601 or email@example.com.
10/14 - Pest Management
The season is changing and temperatures are starting to cool particularly at night. All types of creatures that normally exist outdoors without concern decide to move into the warm environment of University buildings. Regardless of what you find or where you find it remember that U-M Pest Management is available to address your concerns. Feel free to call the Plant Operations Call Center at 734-647-2059 to ask for removal and treatment for pests in your area.
To help reduce incidents, please do not store food outside of sealed containers or allow accumulation of empty bottles and cans. It is also recommended to remove excessive storage/clutter from under desks. These can attract a variety of pests relying on shelter and a readily available food source.
5/29 - 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.
Do you have used, unwanted items lying around your office or lab? Let the Research Service Team help by sending the items to Property Disposition or E-Waste for you.
If you are interested or have any question please email: NCRClabservices@umich.edu or call 734-763-0773.
Renovations to Building 22 to accommodate the EMAL (University of Michigan Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory) program coming to NCRC in 2014 will begin today (Monday, May 13) and will run through end of January 2014. The south entrance to Building 22 will remain available for occupant use but will be congested, so seek alternate routes when convenient.