Notifications & Updates

Building 28: Fire Alarm Test

Multiple fire alarm tests to verify successful operation of the fire alarm system will be conducted in Building 28 on Tuesday, November 25th between 7:00AM and 11:00AM. The tests are isolated and in unoccupied spaces and will ring intermittently lasting approximately 5 minutes each.

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.


Building 14: Temporary Data Cable Installation

Due to the construction in Building 14, Ground floor, Information and Technology Services (ITS) will need to wire the IHPI area with temporary data cables for the existing computers, phones, and faxes.

The temporary data cable installation will begin on Friday, November 21st through Friday, December 5th from approximately 7:00AM to 3:00PM.

You may notice temporary data cables hanging from the ceiling and ITS will make every effort to neatly organize the cables.


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.


NCRC: Voice Gateway Maintenance

On Saturday, November 22nd Information and Technology Services (ITS) will be upgrading the firmware on our Voice Gateway which includes all analog devices such as elevator phones, emergency phones, faxes, and modems. Analog devices will lose dial tone for approximately 5 minutes while the device is reloaded. This will be a rolling upgrade, so not every device will be down at the same time. The upgrade will begin at 10:00PM and last approximately 2 hours.


Building 10: Construction Update

There will be intermittent construction noise (mainly drilling and a sharp cracking or popping sounds) in Building 10, First Floor from approximately 7:00AM - 3:30PM through December 1st.

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 building.


Building 36: Fire Alarm Test - Rescheduled

The Building 36 fire alarm test is rescheduled from Wednesday, November 19th to Monday, November 24th between 7:00AM and 8:00AM lasting 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.


U-M FACILITIES PREPARATION for THANKSGIVING 2014

Facilities and Operations would like to remind you of modified services through the Thanksgiving weekend. During the holiday weekend, please call:

  • 734-763-1131 (or 911 from a campus phone) to reach University Police for crimes, safety concerns, or other emergency situations.
  • 734-647-2059 to reach the Plant Operations Call Center for maintenance requests, including custodial, grounds and parking maintenance.

PARKING

Staff Parking:  Parking enforcement will be suspended Thursday–Friday, November 27–28 for permits and meter fees in all parking areas except the Taubman Parking Structure (P3), Simpson Circle Structure (Mott or P4),  Cancer Center Structure (P1) and CVC Structure (P5). Regular parking enforcement will resume at 6am  December 1.

Patient and Visitor Parking:  Patient and visitor parking at the Cancer Center Parking Structure (P1), Taubman Parking Structure (P2), Mott/Simpson Parking Structure (P4) and the Cardiovascular Center (P5) Parking Structure will be staffed from 9am–5:30pm only November  27 - 28. The visitor area at the Fletcher Street Parking Structure will be closed from 6pm November 26  until 6:30am December 1. 

TRANSPORTATION

There will be no university transit or shuttle bus services November 27-28. Regular weekend transit service will resume on November 29.

On Thanksgiving Day a special shuttle will operate beginning at 11am to transport students to the Thanksgiving Meal being hosted at the Hill Dining Center. Shuttle service will be provided from various locations near campus residence halls. Visit http://housing.umich.edu/turkey for more information.

ENERGY REDUCTION

Please do your part to help reduce our utility consumption and make a positive impact on the environment and our budgets.

  • Turn off all unused office equipment, such as computers, monitors, printers, fans, coffee makers and task lighting, and unplug chargers for cell phones.
  • Close fume hoods and, where available, switch them to the “low” or “unoccupied” setting.

SAFETY

Throughout campus we need your help to maintain a safe and secure environment. Please remind your staff, faculty, and student colleagues to complete the following before they leave their work, research or living areas for the weekend:

  • Close and lock all windows and doors.
  • Secure valuables and lock desks and closets.
  • Ensure the safe shutdown of labs that will not be operational over the holiday weekend (cap chemicals, shut down equipment, etc.).

Have a happy and safe holiday from Facilities and Operations.


Building 10: Corridor Construction

Updated 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 early 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.

11/10 Update: Construction is complete at the moment and the walls are expected to be removed 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.

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

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 the Fall 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.