Emergency Shutdowns

Refer to this page daily to check for emergency shutdowns or other events that may affect your operations.

Domestic Water: JOHN MORGAN BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Domestic Water

Start Date: 01/31/2015

Start Time: 5:00 AM

End Date: 01/31/2015

End Time: 5:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

John Morgan Building(John Morgan)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that on Saturday, January 31, 2015 between 5:00 am and 5:00 pm, the domestic hot and cold water will be shut down. This outage is necessary to advance a number of construction projects in the John Morgan Building.

EHRS Directive:
No laboratory work with chemical, biological or radioactive materials; or animals is permitted during this shutdown. Water will be unavailable for restrooms, laboratory, and emergency irrigation.




Domestic Water: BLOCKLEY HALL

Service(s) Affected: Domestic Hot & Cold Water.

Start Date: 01/31/2015

Start Time: 6:00 AM

End Date: 01/31/2015

End Time: 6:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Blockley Hall(BLK)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that on Saturday, January 31, 2014 between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm the building domestic water system will be shut down. This outage is necessary to repair a drain line and advance a construction project in the basement.

EHRS Directive:
Water will be unavailable for restrooms, laboratory, and emergency irrigation.




Limited Electrical Outage: RICHARDS BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Emergency Electrical Power for Appliances

Start Date: 01/31/2015

Start Time: 7:00 AM

End Date: 01/31/2015

End Time: 3:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Richards Building(Richards)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that there will be a planned interruption of the emergency electrical power affecting Richards on Saturday, January 31, 2015 between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. This interruption is limited to emergency outlets only, other power in the building will remain on. The purpose of this interruption is to advance the Richards construction project.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




NOTICE:STRC Construction Activity: SMILOW CENTER FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

Service(s) Affected: None

Notice Date: 01/26/2015

Building(s) Affected:

Smilow Center for Translational Research(TRC)
Floor: 1st. Room(s) Not Specified


Advisory:
Dear Colleagues:

As many of you have seen and heard, we are renovating the 1st floor of the Smilow and Perelman Centers. When completed, the new space will include a retail Pharmacy and expanded food Cafe. The need for these enhanced amenities is in direct response to input from faculty, staff and patients. The project is on a fast track, with the goal of opening in May 2015.

The expanded Cafe will have many more food options than currently available, including "grab and go" sandwiches, salads… and extended hours of operation. The retail Pharmacy will include both prescription services and over the counter products. For those among you, who are fans, be advised that a Starbucks will also open on the street level in the old Pretzel Factory space.

Posters highlighting these changes will be installed in the lobby area. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve Penn Medicine support services.

My best,
Eric Weckel

EHRS Directive:
N/A




NOTICE:Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC’s) – Notice of the 2015 Annual Certification: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: None

Notice Date: 01/26/2015

Building(s) Affected:

Biomedical Research Building(BRB2)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC’s) – Notice of the 2015 Annual Certification

The Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC’s) in the Biomedical Research Building are due for Annual Certification in the months of February and March. During this time, a representative from Micro-Clean, Inc. will be performing certifications on all BSC’s in your laboratories.

The University only covers the cost of the Annual Certification. Individual laboratories are responsible for covering the cost of any repairs required to keep a BSC in certification. BSC’s that cannot be certified MUST NOT be used under any circumstance.

Please contact EHRS at 215-898-4453 and ask to speak to a biosafety officer if you:
1- Looking to purchase a new BSC
2- Need help selecting a location for your BSC
3- Are encountering difficulties with scheduling work completion regarding your BSC
4- Have any other questions about BSC certification / repair process

EHRS Directive:
None




Domestic Water: BLOCKLEY HALL

Service(s) Affected: Domestic Hot & Cold Water.

Start Date: 01/23/2015

Start Time: 12:15 AM

End Date: 01/23/2015

End Time: 8:00 AM

Building(s) Affected:

Blockley Hall(BLK)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that on early Friday morning, January 23, 2014 between midnight and 8:00 am the building domestic water systems will be shut down. This outage is necessary to repair a drain line and advance a construction project in the basement.

EHRS Directive:
Water will be unavailable for restrooms, laboratory, and emergency irrigation.




NOTICE:Construction Activity: STELLAR-CHANCE LABORATORIES

Service(s) Affected: Various

Notice Date: 01/07/2015

Building(s) Affected:

Stellar-Chance Laboratories(SCL)
Floor: 7th. Room(s) Not Specified


Advisory:
Please be advised that a construction project has been initiated to expand the freezer farm on the seventh floor of the Stellar-Chance Lab Building by modifying the glass wash room. This project is scheduled to start this week and finish mid-March 2015.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




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