Emergency Shutdowns

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

EMERGENCY:Emergency Steam Outage: BLOCKLEY HALL

Service(s) Affected: Steam

Start Date: 05/22/2018

Start Time: 5:00 PM

End Date: 05/22/2018

End Time: 11:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Blockley Hall(BLK)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised there will be an emergency building wide shutdown of steam. During this shutdown there will be no domestic hot water. The may be a slight decrease in temperature during this shutdown.

EHRS Directive:
No




NOTICE:Stellar Chance Façade Repair Project: STELLAR-CHANCE LABORATORIES

Service(s) Affected: Exterior of Building

Notice Date: 05/22/2018

Building(s) Affected:

Stellar-Chance Laboratories(SCL)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that the FRES Design and Construction team will be working on a project to repair the façade of the Stellar Chance building. The purpose of this project is to sections of the building envelope identified in a previous inspection process in order to comply with the City of Philadelphia requirements. All work will be performed on the building exterior via lifts and scaffolding. All noisy work will be conducted daily before 9:00am. Work conducted after 9:00am will not create noise or disruption to the daily operations within the building.

EHRS Directive:
No




Reheat coil and valve evaluation: Johnson Pav.: JOHNSON PAVILION

Service(s) Affected: Select Reheat control Valves:
Basement 5/22
1st floor 5/22-5/23
2nd floor 5/24

Start Date: 05/22/2018

Start Time: 9:00 AM

End Date: 05/24/2018

End Time: 5:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Johnson Pavilion(Johnson)
Floor: Basement, 1st, 2nd only Room(s) Not Specified


Advisory:
Please be advised that
Tues 22nd, Wed.23rd, Thurs.24th 2018 Starting at 9am until 5:00 pm the varies reheat valves must be evaluated for the final process in rebuilding the Reheat system
Temps will fluctuate in area of testing and will be returned to normal service as quickly as possible.Testing will be in small sections at a time (Rolling)

EHRS Directive:
N/A




EMERGENCY:NOTICE:John Morgan Building Water Infiltration Sunday 05/20/2018: JOHN MORGAN BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Sprinkler System Activation 3rd Floor Mechanical Room

Notice Date: 05/21/2018

Building(s) Affected:

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


Advisory:
Good Morning, over the weekend on Sunday 05/20/2018 at roughly 12:30 pm, the fire suppression system (sprinkler) in the 3rd floor west mechanical room activated due to an issue with the steam system. FRES Housekeeping, FRES Tradesman, and 2 outside remediation contractors were engaged and responded immediately.

At this time we are working with an outside remediation contractor (Belfor)who is on site treating affected areas as needed. Currently we are aware of impact in the following rooms / areas:

Basement: 50, 98
1st Floor: 149, 149A, 151A-D, 197
2nd Floor: 243, 251, 253, 297A-C, 298

If you are in an area on the West half of the building, closer to the center, and think you have impacts in your space related to this incident, please reach out directly to the JMB Senior Building Administrator Steven Hauber (shauber@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) for assistance.

EHRS Directive:
none




EMERGENCY:Anatomy/Chemistry Emergency Steam Outage: ANATOMY CHEMISTRY

Service(s) Affected: Reheats, Radiation, Preheats and Domestic Hot Water

Start Date: 05/17/2018

Start Time: 5:00 PM

End Date: 05/17/2018

End Time: 8:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Anatomy Chemistry(ACH)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
An emergency building-wide steam outage is scheduled for tonight at 5pm to repair a leak on the high pressure distribution for the building.

During this outage, you may experience a change in room temperature and there will be no hot water supplied to the building or steam to any equipment

Thanks in advance for your cooperation as this emergency is addressed.

EHRS Directive:
none




Multiple Utilities- Chilled beam, Air Handlers, Exhaust fans 2 ABC, Vacuum heating hot water: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: AHU1 C/D, 2A/B, Chilled beam pumps, Heating hot water, Preheat pumps, Vacuum system and EF 2ABC.

Start Date: 05/24/2018

Start Time: 7:00 AM

End Date: 05/24/2018

End Time: 7:30 AM

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Floor: Basement Room(s):All rooms
Floor: Ground Room(s):All rooms
Floor: 1st floor Room(s):All rooms
Floor: 2nd floor Room(s):All rooms
Floor: 5th floor Room(s):Only heating hot water in all rooms


Advisory:
Torcon / FRES will disconnect and temporarily rewire the power feed for the UPS. During this time all controls power will be lost to mechanical systems which will cause them to shutdown. Systems involved are AHU1 C/D, 2A/B, Chilled beam pumps, Heating hot water, Preheat pumps, vacuum system and EF 2ABC. Areas that will be impacted are Basement, Ground, 1st floor, 2nd floor and heating hot water in the building and only heating hot water for the 5th floor. 5ht floor Air Handlers and exhaust fans will not be affected.

EHRS Directive:
No laboratory work with chemical, biological or radioactive materials; or animals is permitted during this shut down.




Multiple Utilities- Chilled beam, Air Handlers, Exhaust fans 2 ABC, Vacuum heating hot water: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: AHU1 C/D, 2A/B, Chilled beam pumps, Heating hot water, Preheat pumps, Vacuum system and EF 2ABC.

Start Date: 05/21/2018

Start Time: 7:00 AM

End Date: 05/21/2018

End Time: 7:30 AM

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Floor: Basement Room(s):All rooms
Floor: Ground Room(s):All rooms
Floor: 1st floor Room(s):All rooms
Floor: 2nd floor Room(s):All rooms
Floor: 5th floor Room(s):Only heating hot water in all rooms


Advisory:
Torcon / FRES will disconnect and temporarily rewire the power feed for the UPS. During this time all controls power will be lost to mechanical systems which will cause them to shutdown. Systems involved are AHU1 C/D, 2A/B, Chilled beam pumps, Heating hot water, Preheat pumps, vacuum system and EF 2ABC. Areas that will be impacted are Basement, Ground, 1st floor, 2nd floor and heating hot water in the building and only heating hot water for the 5th floor. 5ht floor Air Handlers and exhaust fans will not be affected.

EHRS Directive:
No laboratory work with chemical, biological or radioactive materials; or animals is permitted during this shut down.




NOTICE:Fire Alarm Testing: JOHN MORGAN BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Whole Building

Notice Date: 05/17/2018

Building(s) Affected:

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


Advisory:
Please be advised that fire alarm testing will be conducted on Friday, May 18, 2018 between 6:30am and 7:00am. Occupants WILL NOT be required to leave the building during this time. You may hear multiple alarms throughout the duration of this test.




EMRL Construction Project Update/Info: ANATOMY CHEMISTRY

Service(s) Affected: Anatomy Chemistry Building

Start Date: 05/18/2018

Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 08/31/2018

End Time: 8:00 AM

Building(s) Affected:

Anatomy Chemistry(ACH)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Attention building occupants, there is an upcoming renovation project in the basement EMRL space and adjacent mechanical room and lower roof facing Kaskey Park. The activity is set to begin on 5/21/18 and is tentatively expected to be complete on 8/31/18. The PSOM project manager is Chris Nicolais and can be reached at 215-573-1938. Thank you for your cooperation throughout this endeavor.




Gross Anatomy Final Exam: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: None

Start Date: 05/18/2018

Start Time: 8:30 AM

End Date: 05/18/2018

End Time: 11:30 AM

Building(s) Affected:

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


Advisory:
On Friday May 18, 2018, a practical final exam will be given to students in the Gross Anatomy Labs on the second floor west of Stemmler Hall. During the exams, a number of doors to the lab will be propped open from 8:30 - 11:30 am. The doors must be left open to allow students to quickly pass from one testing area to another. Occupants of the second floor east may experience a slight odor from the preservative used in gross anatomy. Due to EHRS’s recent testing of the Gross Anatomy Labs, EHRS is confident that the airborne concentrations of formaldehyde will be quite low. The ventilation system serving the labs was recently repaired and is working as designed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact EHRS 215-898-4453.

EHRS Directive:
As noted above




UPDATE:Building Wide Steam Shutdown: JOHN MORGAN BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: All equipment the uses building supplied steam such as autoclaves, cage washers, dishwashers, reheats and domestic hot water.

Start Date: 05/19/2018

Start Time: 6:00 AM

End Date: 05/19/2018

End Time: 10:00 AM

Building(s) Affected:

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


Advisory:
This shutdown is being conducted to repair a steam leak in the basement mechanical room. During this period you may experience lower than normal temperatures.

EHRS Directive:
n/a




Baseline vibration level testing: ANATOMY CHEMISTRY

Service(s) Affected: South wing from the Basement to the 4th floor

Start Date: 05/18/2018

Start Time: 9:00 AM

End Date: 05/18/2018

End Time: 12:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Anatomy Chemistry(ACH)
Floor: Basement Room(s):South end of building
Floor: 1st floor Room(s):South end of building
Floor: 2nd floor Room(s):South end of building
Floor: 3rd floor Room(s):South end of building


Advisory:
PSOM is preparing for an upcoming renovation project in the EMRL core located in the basement of Anat/Chem and the lower mechanical room roof facing Kaskey Park. As a precaution, we are testing for baseline vibration levels throughout the building, primarily in the south wing. Please be advised that on Friday 5/18, there may be some intermittent, short duration, sounds as they simulate construction activity in order to take their readings.

EHRS Directive:
n/a




Baseline vibration level testing: ANATOMY CHEMISTRY

Service(s) Affected: South wing from the Basement to the 4th floor

Start Date: 05/16/2018

Start Time: 9:00 AM

End Date: 05/16/2018

End Time: 12:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Anatomy Chemistry(ACH)
Floor: Basement Room(s):south end of building
Floor: 1st floor Room(s):south end of building
Floor: 2nd floor Room(s):south end of building
Floor: 3rd floor Room(s):south end of building
Floor: 4th floor Room(s):south end of building


Advisory:
PSOM is preparing for an upcoming renovation project in the EMRL core located in the basement of Anat/Chem and the lower mechanical room roof facing Kaskey Park. As a precaution, we are testing for baseline vibration levels throughout the building, primarily in the south wing. Please be advised that on Wednesday 5/16, there may be some intermittent, short duration, sounds as they simulate construction activity in order to take their readings.

EHRS Directive:
n/a




Steam Shut Down: JOHN MORGAN BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Steam

Start Date: 05/19/2018

Start Time: 6:00 AM

End Date: 05/19/2018

End Time: 10:00 AM

Building(s) Affected:

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


Advisory:
Please be advised there will be a building wide shut down of the steam. During this shutdown there will be no hot domestic water or steam to Reheat systems, Autoclaves, Dishwashers, Cage Washers or any equipment that uses building supplied steam.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




CRB Rear Yard Sitting Area Closure: CLINICAL RESEARCH BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Rear Yard Sitting Area

Start Date: 05/05/2018

Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 05/28/2018

End Time: 5:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Clinical Research Building(CRB)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised the three benches in the CRB rear yard sitting area (accessible through the double back doors) near CHOP will be closed from Saturday May 5, 2018 Through Monday May 28, 2018. The purpose of this closure is for CHOP to perform necessary exterior building maintenance.

EHRS Directive:
NO




CRB Rear Yard Sitting Area Closure: CLINICAL RESEARCH BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Rear Yard Sitting Area

Start Date: 05/05/2018

Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 05/21/2018

End Time: 5:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Clinical Research Building(CRB)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised the three benches in the CRB rear yard sitting area (accessible through the double back doors) near CHOP will be closed from Saturday May 5, 2018 Through Monday May 21, 2018. The purpose of this closure is for CHOP to perform necessary exterior building maintenance.

EHRS Directive:
NO




NOTICE:High Usage of DI Water in JMB: JOHN MORGAN BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: DI Water-High Usage

Notice Date: 04/12/2018

Building(s) Affected:

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


Advisory:
Good afternoon,

The DI system servicing the North-West side of JMB is recording an extremely large amount of DI Water being used in a very short period of time. We have canvassed the building for leaks and systems that may be constantly running eg sterilizers, faucets, glass wash machines. Upon our search we found no glaring issues or culprit if you will.

If you could kindly check any systems in your lab that use DI water and see if there is anything abnormal going on that would be extremely helpful. If you see anything that is out of the ordinary please call me at
267-353-4203.


Thanks,


Steven




Richards to John Morgan first and second floor closure: ALL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE BUILDINGS

Service(s) Affected: Access to and from Richards and John Morgan via the first and second floor

Start Date: 08/24/2017

Start Time: 6:00 AM

End Date: 11/01/2018

End Time: 4:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

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


Advisory:
First and Second floor corridors from Richards to John Morgan will be closed from Wednesday August 24, 2017 to Thursday November 1, 2018. Closure is necessary to facilitate renovations of the B tower. Access to and from Richards and John Morgan will be available via the basement only of both buildings.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




NOTICE:Stemmler Hall Construction - Hallway Closure: ALL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE BUILDINGS

Service(s) Affected: Passage

Notice Date: 07/24/2017

Building(s) Affected:

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


Advisory:
Please be advised that as of July 24, 2017 and lasting for approximately one year, passage between Johnson Pavilion and Stemmler Hall on the third and fourth floors will be closed. Alternate routes through the first and second floor may be used.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




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