Emergency Shutdowns

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EMERGENCY:HVAC System Investigation: JOHNSON PAVILION

Service(s) Affected: HVAC

Start Date: 07/02/2015

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Date: 07/02/2015

End Time: 6:30 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Johnson Pavilion(Johnson)
Floor: 4th and 5th Room(s) Not Specified


Advisory:
Please be advised that today Thursday evening, July 2, 2015 between 5:30 pm and 6:30 am the supply air handling systems for floors 4 and 5 will be shut down. The purpose of this outage is to investigate inside the air handling unit for a water leak into the lab below on Johnson 5th floor.

EHRS Directive:
No lab work is permitted in the corresponding Labs during this short time period.




Domestic Water: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Domestic Water

Start Date: 07/11/2015

Start Time: 6:00 AM

End Date: 07/11/2015

End Time: 2:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Biomedical Research Building(BRB2)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that on Saturday, July 11, 2015 between 6:00 am and 2:00 pm, the domestic water will be shut down. This outage is necessary to repair leaks on the main water supply and to correct problems identified on the hot water system.

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.




NOTICE:Fire Department Activity: STELLAR-CHANCE LABORATORIES

Service(s) Affected: Fire Alarm

Notice Date: 07/01/2015

Building(s) Affected:

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


Advisory:
Please be advised that there have been two instances of Fire Department activity in Steller Chance Laboratory building over the past two days:

1) On Tuesday, June 30, 2014 a motor in a fan coil unit failed resulting in smoke. A building occupant activated the fire alarm via a pull station and all normal procedures were followed, the motor was removed and the system reset.

2) Today, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 city water pressure variations resulted in the activation of a flow sensor on the sprinkler system thus sounding the alarm. Security, FES, SP&O, and the Philadelphia Fire Department responded, the system was reset.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




NOTICE:Elevator #5: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Passenger Elevator

Notice Date: 07/01/2015

Building(s) Affected:

Biomedical Research Building(BRB2)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that passenger elevator #5 is out of service until Friday July 10, 2015. The other passenger elevators will remain in service.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




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.




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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