Notifications & Updates

Building 10: Hallway Restriction - Postponed

On Friday, July 25th between 8:00AM - 12:00PM has been postponed to Wednesday, July 30th. A large piece of equipment will be transported restricting a portion of the hallway in Building 10, Ground. If you enter through Building 14, please use the staircase located on your left to go up and around the Building 10, Ground restriction. If entering Building 10 through Building 18, Ground please use staircase located to the right in Building 10 to go up and around the restricted area. The map below indicates the restricted area and the suggested route to avoid the restricted area. Click on below map to enlarge






Building 28: - Fire Alarm Test

A fire alarm test to verify successful operation of the fire alarm system will be conducted in Building 28 on Tuesday, July 29th from 7AM - 8AM and again on Wednesday, July 30th from 7AM - 10AM.

This testing will be held in Building 28 as well as the Building 28 Lobby. You will hear the audible and 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.

Building 16: Air Handler Repairs

On Saturday, July 26, from 6:00AM to 2:30PM ventilation in Building 16 will be reduced to make repairs to one of the air handlers. This air handler serves the basement conference rooms, the ground floor, and floors 1-4 interior offices. The resulting reduced ventilation, will result in increased temperatures on all floors. Please dress accordingly.

Building 520: Interior Renovations

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

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.

Building 18 Entrance: Sidewalk Repair

There will be construction work to replace the sidewalk entrance of Building 18 starting on Wednesday, July 9th.

Access to and from the Building 18 lobby will be maintained at all times.

This work is expected to be completed by mid August.

NCRC: Vehicle & Pedestrian Connector Construction

Construction to create a new vehicle and pedestrian connector from Hubbard Road to NCRC will begin Monday, July 14th. This project will include a three lane road, a pedestrian walk that extends north to connect to existing walkways, with all new lighting, bicycle parking, and a emergency phone.

The southern portion of NC90 lot will be blocked off during the approximate three week construction, but the south ring road will remain open. Passengers requiring the use of the Hubbard bus stop should park in NC91 lot and use the alternate route indicated. All areas should be ready for use on Monday, August 4th.







Building 520: Communication Disruption - Canceled

The July 3rd Communication Disruption for Building 520 (see below notice) has been canceled.

We will notify occupants as soon as we have a reschedule date.

There will be an outage of all IT systems in Building 520 on Thursday, July 3rd, from 5:00AM to 7:00AM to perform work on the electrical distribution system.  

This outage will result in a shutdown of all ventilation within the building. Phones and network connectivity will go down during this time.

Offices can be occupied, but labs and equipment rooms should not be occupied.

All hood sashes should be closed, chemical containers removed or capped, and equipment inside of the fume hoods shut down prior to the outage.

Power and lighting to the labs, equipment rooms, and offices will not be impacted.

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

Building 10: New Occupant Renovation

Construction activities are ongoing in the new occupant renovation project in Building 10: Ground Floor, First Floor, and Penthouse. The project is estimated to be completed in August 2014. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption to the extent possible.

6/12 - Construction Walls: Two construction walls will be built on Monday, June 16 from 5:00AM - 7:00AM in the Building 10, Level 1 southwest hall. The walls will be here for about 5-6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tara Ahmet (734) 615-0026.

Ann Arbor Siren Warning System

The City of Ann Arbor has 22 siren locations throughout city limits. The sirens are tested every second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m., with a one-minute wail. Testing of sirens is performed from March through November.

Washtenaw County sirens are tested on the first Saturday of the month at noon from March through September.

The sirens are an outdoor warning system only. They are not intended to be heard indoors. If you hear them while indoors, consider yourself fortunate for the advance warning. Please call the office of emergency management at 734.794.6980 if you are outdoors and do not hear the sirens on the scheduled time and day of the testing.

When the sirens are actually activated, it can be for various reasons. These include:

  • Tornado warning anywhere in Washtenaw County.
  • Severe thunderstorm warning with confirmed winds in excess of 70 miles per hour anywhere in Washtenaw County.
  • A hazardous material spill that requires immediate protective action.
  • Any other local emergency that requires immediate action or for other national threats such as an imminent threat alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - National Terrorism Advisory System.

When the sirens are activated, you are advised to “go in / tune in.” Immediately go inside, take cover in a safe area and listen on your battery-operated radio to the local EAS radio stations for official information:

  • WEMU 89.1 FM
  • WWWW 102.9 FM
  • WQKL 107.1 FM
  • WTKA 1050 AM
  • WLBY 1290 AM

Emergency alerts will also be broadcast on Community Television Network (channels 16, 17, 18 and 19), emailed to “emergency alerts” e-subscribers, and shared via the city’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Sirens will sound for three minutes with a steady wail in the event of an actual emergency. There will not be an “all-clear” alert from the sirens. Listen, instead, for an all-clear announcement to be broadcast on the radio.


Washtenaw County’s 68 warning sirens will be tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September.

If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled. Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies: • The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning • A severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds in excess of 70 MPH • A hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public • An attack on the United States is imminent, underway or has recently occurred Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information.

Washtenaw County’s emergency broadcasters are: WEMU 89.1 FM WWWW 102.9 FM WQKL 107.1 FM WTKA 1050 AM WLBY 1290 AM

Building 28: Construction Renovations

Construction to renovate Building 28 for occupancy by the College of Engineering will start in the beginning of June 2014 and continue through August 2014.

Construction access will be through the loading dock area on the south end of Building 28 to minimize traffic in public areas.

Bio Research Shuttle

A Pilot Service to Safely Transport Bio-Specimens will launch on June 2nd Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) is pleased to announce the June 2nd launch of Bio Research Shuttle, a new pilot service for the safe transport of bio-specimens around campus.

Click here for more information and schedule details

New NCRC Student Receptionists

We would like to wish a warm welcome to our summer UM student receptionists!

The students are located in Building 16, 18, and 520 lobbies from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday - Friday. They can notify occupants when guests arrive, help direct guests and visitors to their destination by providing maps, as well as notify occupants of lunch deliveries.

Our new students will need some time to get to know you and the buildings. Please speed up the process by introducing yourself and your group or department to them.

If you have any comments or questions, please email:

Buildings 10 & 14: IHPI Renovation

Buildings 10 and 14 IHPI renovation was approved by the Board of Regents May 15, 2014. Construction is scheduled to begin in July 2014 and complete by September 2015.

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.

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. 

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5/3 - Update: The last of the large demolition work for this project is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 3rd. Additional work to complete this demolition will take place on Monday May 5th from 5.30pm to around midnight. Althouh the work is taking place on the roof noise and vibration will be heard and felt throughout the whole building. There will be sporadic demolition throughout May with the project concluding in June.

5/12 - Update: Work will take place each weekday evening from 6pm until late in Building 10 starting Monday, May 12th and concluding Tuesday, May 27th. This work will create moderate noise which may be noticeable throughout the building.

5/19 - Update: Over the next three weeks, daily work will be occurring with minimal noise. After 6:00PM, work will continue and will be very noisy.

6/4 - Update: There will be construction work in Building 10, Level 1, Room A153 tonight and tomorrow evening. Construction will only take place in the evenings, after 6:00PM.

6/20 - Update: There will be construction noise (mainly drilling) in Building 10 on Saturday, June 21st from 8:00AM - 5:00PM and again on Monday, June 23rd starting at 6:30PM.

You may notice vibration during the drilling. 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.

Building 10 Air Handling Unit evening work will continue June 23rd - 27th.

6/24 - Update: There will be construction noise (mainly drilling) in Building 10, Ground Floor on Tuesday, June 24th from 5:00AM - 12:00PM.
You may notice vibration during the drilling. 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.

7/9 - Update: There will be limited to no ventilation this Saturday, July 12th, from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to make repairs to the HVAC system. Interior lighting repairs will also be done in conjunction with the heating system repairs commencing at 6:00 a.m. and completing around 8:00 a.m. which means the lighting to numerous areas on the ground and first floors will be out of service.

7/9 - Update: There will be construction noise (mainly drilling) in Building 10 tonight, Wednesday, July 9th from 6:30PM - 9:00PM. You may notice vibration during the drilling. 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.

7/21 - Update: The Building 10 Air Handling Unit Project is in a two week stretch where there will be demobilizing activity and painting.

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

11/4 - Partial Road Closures

Starting November 4th, 2013 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 Spring/Summer 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.

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.