Emergency Shutdowns

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

EMERGENCY:Update: Domestic Water and Steam: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: Domestic Water and Steam

Start Date: 06/26/2015

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Date: 06/26/2015

End Time: 10:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that starting this evening, June 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm and lasting until 10:00 pm, the domestic water and building steam will be shut down. This outage is necessary to continue the repair of a leak in the drainage system of the building. This notice is an update to a prior notice issued today.

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.




EMERGENCY:Limited Steam Outage: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: Limited Steam and Water Temperature

Start Date: 06/26/2015

Start Time: 2:30 PM

End Date: 06/26/2015

End Time: 4:30 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that there is a limited steam outage in progress until approximately 4:30 pm today. This outage is limited to the hot water generators located in the penthouse; and is necessary in order to repair an active leak. The water supply will remain on; all plumbing fixtures, rest rooms, eye washes, and emergency irrigation are operational. There may be a cooling of the domestic hot water.

EHRS Directive:
There may be a cooling of the domestic hot water.




Heat Advisory: ALL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE BUILDINGS

Service(s) Affected: HVAC and Electrical

Start Date: 06/22/2015

Start Time: 4:00 PM

End Date: 06/22/2015

End Time: 8:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

All School Of Medicine Buildings(ALL)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
The University has been notified that from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm today is expected to be a “RED” day, i.e. that one of the five peak electrical demand hours this summer will occur. The National Weather Service has projected daytime outside temperature of 94ºF with seasonal humidity levels for the Philadelphia area.

These conditions place extra demands on our cooling, electrical and HVAC systems. We ask that you and other building occupants please turn off, where possible and practical, all non-essential lights, appliances and equipment. This will reduce the University’s electric demand and help to reduce inside temperatures. Thank you in advance for your help.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




Emergency Steam Shutdown: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: Building wide

Start Date: 06/22/2015

Start Time: 12:00 PM

End Date: 06/22/2015

End Time: 5:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Emergency shutdown of the steam utility to the building is required to repair an emergent leak in the penthouse. During this outage there will be no steam for building temperature control, domestic hot water, autoclaves and glass washers. Minor fluctuation in room temperature may occur. This shutdown has been coordinated with ULAR. The steam utility will be restored at the earliest convenience.


Please contact Bruce Kasprzyk or Steve Hauber with questions/concerns at 898.8760.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




Domestic Water: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: Domestic Water

Start Date: 06/23/2015

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Date: 06/24/2015

End Time: 2:00 AM

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that on Tuesday evening, June 23, 2015 between 6:00 pm and early Wednesday morning at 2:00 am, the domestic hot and cold water will be shut down. This outage is necessary to affect repairs to the domestic water and drainage systems.

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.




Planned Electrical Outage: HOSPITAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Service(s) Affected: Electrical Power

Start Date: 06/20/2015

Start Time: 5:30 AM

End Date: 06/20/2015

End Time: 1:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania(HUP)
Floor: All Room(s):Gibson Building


Advisory:
Please be advised that on Saturday, January 17, 2015 HUP will be performing a general power outage of the Gibson building between 5:30 am and 1:00 pm. During this time emergency power, (RED outlets), will remain active. We recommend shutting off all computers, office equipment, data gathering and power sensitive equipment before the weekend.

EHRS Directive:
No SoM lab work is permitted in the above indicated area during this outage.




HVAC Outage: RICHARDS BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: HVAC

Start Date: 06/19/2015

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Date: 06/20/2015

End Time: 1:30 AM

Building(s) Affected:

Richards Building(Richards)
Floor: All Room(s):A and B towers only.


Advisory:
Please be advised that starting on Friday evening June 19, 2015 at about 5:30 pm, and lasting until 1:30 am on Saturday morning, the air handler units for A and B towers will be shut down for repairs. The local fan coil units will continue in operation and provide cooling as designed.

EHRS Directive:
No lab work may be conducted in the building during this time period.




NOTICE:Stemmler Hall Construction Activities: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: Whole Building

Notice Date: 04/24/2015

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Stemmler Hall will be undergoing major interior laboratory and infrastructural renovations over the next 3 years. The project team will be scheduling regular Town Hall type meetings to keep building occupants informed during the course of this project. The first of these meetings was held on April 8. The next meeting will be held on May, 20, 2015. If you did not receive notification of the last town hall meeting, please forward your contact information and location in Stemmler to Margo Pietras-Barnes (mpietras@upenn.edu) so that you can be added to our distribution list.

The upcoming meeting will provide an overview of the project, with specific details on the phasing of the work and emphasis on how the construction logistics will be handled in order to mitigate noise, vibration, and disturbance.

The project team recently completed an exercise in which we simulated various construction activities at several locations throughout the building. Our acoustician has been taking baseline readings with a handheld device and has installed accelerometers that will be remotely monitoring the vibration levels throughout the course of the project. We are working with the data gathered by our acoustician and reports submitted by building occupants to determine to type and degree of noise and vibration that is acceptable to building occupants. Please submit any records that you have of observable noise or vibration from 4/13 through 4/17 either electronically to Mike Beatrice (mbeatrice@torcon.com) or to SH Suite 313 so that we can include your information with our other collected data.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




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