2024 - Alerts and Outages Notifications

Scheduled Power Shutdown | TCS transformer replacement - (May 30, 2024 from 2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.)

Posted May 24, 2024 @ 8:28 a.m.:

Please be advised that Facilities has scheduled a brief electrical-shutdown on Thursday 05/30/24 from 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. This shutdown is needed to disconnect/replace a 12kv transformer at Towers at Centennial Square. Facilities electricians and contractor SBay Construction will be on-site for the duration of this process.

The following buildings will be affected by this electrical-shutdown.

  • New Science Building
  • Existing Science Building
  • Hensill Hall
  • Thornton Hall
  • Student Health Center
  • Towers at Centennial Square

To minimize any potential damage or data loss we kindly request that all occupants take the following measures:

  • Turn off Computers and Electronic Devices: Please ensure that all computers, and other electronic devices are powered down before the scheduled outage begins.  This precaution will help prevent any power surges or damage to the equipment once the power is restored.
  • Safely Save and Close Work: Prior to shutting down your devices, remember to save all your work and close any open applications.  This will prevent any unsaved data from being lost during this brief outage.
  • Unplug important Appliances: If you have any sensitive electrical appliances, we recommend unplugging them as an extra precaution to avoid potential power fluctuations.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding during this essential maintenance work.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Housing Director of Facilities Herbert Featherstone at hfeatherstone@sfsu.edu

State Elevator Inspection | Library LRS Elevator - Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Posted May 6, 2024 @ 10:13 a.m.:

Please be advised that TKE Elevator and Facilities have scheduled an annual state inspection for the Library (LRS) elevator on Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The elevator life safety system will be tested under the operation of the building generator. Our in-house campus elevator technician and Facilities Electricians will be on-site while the test is being performed.

Please note that during this test, the power to the Library Building will not be affected. All passenger elevators will be available, and the Library Retrieval System will still be operational.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding during this mandatory testing.

If you have any questions or concerns about this test, please contact Facilities Coordinator Jason Deang at jdeang@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Desk may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Corp Yard | Exit Gate Project - Friday, 4/26/24 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Posted April 24, 2024 @ 3:29 p.m.:

Facilities is working with a 3rd party vendor Vortex to complete a retrofit and upgrade service on the Corporation Yard Exit Gate on Friday, 4/26/24 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This service will include an upgraded roller, photo eye sensor, and additional safety upgrades. This upgrade is intended to enhance the safety and extend the lifespan of all electrical and mechanical gate equipment. 

Please note the exit gate will be unavailable during the date and times listed above.

Vortex has been directed to always keep the entrance gate open, ensuring that access to the Corporation Yard remains available throughout this service. 

For any questions or concerns regarding this work, please contact Structural Maintenance Manager Carl Wind at carlwind@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Desk may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Notice of Domestic Water Shutdown for New Science Building Project - (April 27, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Posted April 24, 2024 @ 3:25 p.m.:

Please be advised: Facilities has scheduled the replacement of the Fire Water Backflow Preventer (BFP) and shut off valve located at the Science building on 19th Avenue. These repairs are critical for the successful commissioning and progression of the new Science Building. 

These replacements will require a domestic cold-water shutdown on the following date:  

  • Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

We have partnered with several departments on campus to seek input and scheduled this work to be completed over the weekend to minimize the impact on campus operations. 

Please note that the domestic-cold water shutdown will affect the following buildings on campus:

  • HSS
  • Hensill Hall

The following buildings may experience light domestic-cold water fluctuations during this project:

  • Manzanita Square  
  • Science
  • Administration
  • Thornton Hall

During the repair period, the campus bathrooms listed above will be closed and unavailable for use. Signage will be posted on campus bathroom doors as a reminder and building occupants must use alternate restrooms in other campus buildings while the shutdown is in place.

Please be aware that once the water has been restored, we anticipate there may be some lingering water pressure issues and slight discoloration for 1-2 days. This is a normal occurrence and will clear up with additional water consumption.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Fire and Life Safety Manager David Abordo at dabordo@sfsu.edu.

If you have any questions about this shutdown, please contact Executive Director of Facilities Operations Peter Auth at pauth@sfsu.edu.

 

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1568.

Notice of Domestic Water Shutdown for New Science Building Project - (April 24, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)

Posted April 23, 2024 @ 2:55 p.m.:

Please be informed that Facilities and Capital Planning Design and Construction (CPDC) will be conducting valve exercises as part of the on-going New Science building project.  This will require a domestic-cold and hot water shutdown on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. This shutdown is crucial for the advancement of the new Science Building project.

During this time, the following buildings may experience issues related to domestic and hot water:

  • HSS
  • Station Café
  • HSS Café

For inquiries related to the New Science building project, please contact Capital Planning Design and Construction (CPDC) at cpdc@sfsu.edu.

Should you have any questions about this shutdown, please contact Executive Director of Facilities Operations, Peter Auth at pauth@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Scheduled Electrical Outage | University Police Department - Tuesday, 4/16/24 from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Posted March 27, 2024 @ 4:17 p.m.:

Please be advised that Facilities has scheduled an electrical outage for the University Police Department on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from 4:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. This outage is imperative to connect a temporary Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) to the Corporation Yard generator and replace a faulty unit.  Additionally, please note that another brief outage of 30 minutes or less will be scheduled in the future once we receive the necessary parts, which have an estimated lead time of 6-8 weeks.  Facilities will coordinate with UPD to schedule this future outage accordingly.

We appreciate your cooperation and partnership in scheduling this outage. Facilities trades staff will be on-site throughout the duration of this outage to ensure a seamless process.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Fire and Life Safety Manager David Abordo at dabordo@sfsu.edu.

For further assistance, the Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Science Backflow Replacement | DCW Shutdown (4/13/24, 4/27/24, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Posted April 11, 2024 @ 9:08 a.m.:

Please be advised: Facilities has scheduled the replacement of the Fire Water Backflow Preventer (BFP) located at the Science building on 19th Avenue with a 3rd party contractor.  The replacement of this BFP will require domestic cold-water shutdowns on the following dates:  

  • Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  

These shutdowns have been scheduled over the weekend to minimize the impact on campus operations. Please note that the domestic-cold water shutdown will affect the following buildings on campus:

  • Manzanita Square (Depending on water demand may be affected)
  • Science
  • Administration
  • HSS
  • Hensill Hall
  • Thornton Hall

During the repair period, the bathrooms listed in the buildings above will be closed and unavailable for use. Signage will be posted on campus bathroom doors as a reminder and building occupants must use alternate restrooms in other campus buildings while the shutdown is in place.

Please be aware that once the water has been restored, we anticipate there may be some lingering water pressure issues and slight discoloration for 1-2 days. This is a normal occurrence and will clear up with additional water consumption.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Fire and Life Safety Manager David Abordo at dabordo@sfsu.edu.

If you have any questions about this shutdown, please contact Executive Director of Facilities Operations Peter Auth at pauth@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1568.

Rescheduling of South Parking Lot 20 Elevator #1 Project

Posted March 27, 2024 @ 4:17 p.m.:

We wish to inform you that the South Parking Lot 20 Elevator #1 project has been rescheduled to a future date, which is yet to be determined. Please note that this elevator is operational and available for use.

For any inquiries regarding this project, please contact Project Manager John Lew at johnlew@sfsu.edu.

For any parking related inquiries, please contact Parking and Transportation at parking@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1441.

For ADA assistance or accommodations, please contact the Disability Programs and Resource Center at dprc@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-2472.

The Facilities Services Center is available and may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

2024 Campus Fire Extinguisher Annual Inspections

Posted March 21, 2024 @ 5:02 p.m.:

Facilities will be conducting annual fire extinguisher inspections with vendor (Ace Fire Equipment & Service) to check for outdated fire extinguishers and replace as needed.

Inspections will take place between 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. starting Monday, March 25, 2024, through Friday, April 5th, 2024 and will adhere to the following schedule:

  • Monday, 3/25/24: Thornton Hall, Hensill Hall, Temporary buildings, Greenhouse, Science
  • Tuesday, 3/26/24: Administration building, HSS, Business
  • Wednesday 3/27/24: Library, Creative Arts, Humanities
  • Thursday 3/28/24: Burk Hall, SSB, Student Health Center, Ethnic Studies
  • Friday 3/29/24: Fine Arts, GYM, Field House, Press Box, Warehouse
  • Tuesday 4/2/24:  Corp Yard, UPD, Annex I, Annex II, Children’s Campus, Lot 20, Central Plant, Waste Management, Mashouf Wellness Center, Marcus Hall
  • Wednesday-Friday 4/3 - 4/5: Remainder of campus buildings  

If you have any questions or concerns about these inspections, please contact Fire and Life Safety Manager David Abordo at dabordo@sfsu.edu.

 

South Parking Lot 20 Elevator #1 | Out of Service 3/25/24 - 4/1/24

Posted March 21, 2024 @ 4:56 p.m.:

Please be advised: The South Parking Lot 20 Elevator #1, located adjacent to the main campus and SSB, will be temporarily out of service from Monday, March 25, 2024 – Monday, April 1, 2024. This temporary closure is necessary for contractor TKE Elevator to perform scheduled maintenance and replace a hydraulic pump unit.

During this outage, the North Parking Lot 20 Elevator #2, adjacent to Corporation Yard and North State Drive, will remain operational and available for use.  We anticipate restoring full elevator service by Tuesday, April 2, 2024, and will provide additional information once available.

Should you have any questions about this project, please contact Project Manager John Lew at johnlew@sfsu.edu.

For any parking related inquiries, please contact Parking and Transportation at parking@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1441.

For ADA assistance or accommodations, please contact the Disability Programs and Resource Center at dprc@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-2472.

The Facilities Services Center is available and may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

 

Fine Arts - DCW Shutdown | Saturday, 3/23/24 from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Posted March 21, 2024 @ 9:55 a.m.:

Please be advised that a domestic-cold water shutdown is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building. This shutdown is needed to repair a leaking urinal in Fine Arts T270.

Facilities has confirmed that the building will be un-occupied, as restrooms will be unavailable during this outage.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Central Plant Utility Shutdown (CH, HHW, DH) March 19, 2024 from 2:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.

Posted March 18, 2024 @ 12:31 p.m.:

Please be advised:  A temporary shutdown for the Central Plant, Dining Center, Mary Ward, and Mary Park Hall is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 2:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. Facilities is working with contractor SBAY to connect newly installed 12Kv cables, which is vital for enhancing the durability and performance of the Central Plant. This shutdown will impact the following utilities: central heating, heating hot water, and domestic hot water.  We anticipate minimal disruption due to the brief duration of this outage.

Facilities trades staff, and contractors will be on-site for the duration of this outage.    

We apologize for the last minute notice and appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to improve the quality and performance of the Central Plant.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Project Manager Anthony Benson at abenson@sfsu.edu.

Central Plant Restored - March 14, 2024 

Posted March 14, 2024 @ 3:08 p.m.:

Please be advised that the Central Plant has been fully restored to the campus. SBAY has completed the necessary pipe repairs, and we will be closely monitoring for any potential leaks over the next 24 hours.  The site is scheduled to be backfilled on Saturday March 16, 2024. The fencing and caution tape will be removed once the backfill is complete.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown or the restoration process, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

For further assistance, the Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this shutdown.

Central Plant Utility Shutdown (CH, HHW, DH) - March 14, 2024 

Posted March 14, 2024 @ 9:59 a.m.:

Please be advised that Central Plant was temporarily shut down to complete emergency repairs to a portion of the heating hot water loop near Thornton Hall.  We anticipate restoring the central plant by the end of the day today, March 14, 2024.  This shutdown will impact the following utilities: central heating, heating hot water, and domestic hot water

While this utility interruption will affect most buildings on campus, the following buildings will not be affected.

  • All Housing Buildings
  • Business
  • Student Services Building
  • Animal Quarters 
  • Children’s Campus
  • Early Childhood Education Center 

We apologize for the last-minute notice and appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to address this active leak.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

 

*Update* (HSS, TH, HH, SCI) Heating Hot Water Loop Repair - Road Closure

Posted March 11, 2024 @ 6:18 p.m.:

Campus map showing an alternate path between ADM and LIB.
Detour showing a campus map. Take the path at TH near Lot 6.

We would like to inform you that Facilities is working with contractor SBAY to start repairs to a section of the heating hot water loop. SBAY will be responsible for excavating, identifying, and repairing the leak, followed by backfilling near the Thornton Hall gate arm.  

As a result of these repairs, there will be a road closure near Thornton Hall and the GYM, adjacent to Lot 6 starting tomorrow morning at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2024. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.  We will provide additional information as it becomes available. 

Alternate routes on campus:

  • For pedestrian traffic, the recommended alternate route around the construction site is located between Thornton Hall and Lot 6, as outlined in the attached map. 
  • For campus vehicles, take the road between Psychology and GYM.
  • For larger vehicles, follow the designated alternate route near Admin and Library.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these repairs or road closure, please contact Project Manager Anthony Benson at abenson@sfsu.edu

For ADA assistance or accommodations, please contact the Disability Programs and Resource Center at dprc@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-2472.

 

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

(HSS, TH, HH, SCI) Central Heating Shutdown - Leak Repair 

Posted March 11, 2024 @ 9:58 a.m.:

Please be advised that a temporary central heating shutdown is currently in place to address a new leak in the heating hot water loop system near Thornton Hall. Facilities has reached out to a 3rd party vendor Drain Busters to assess and repair the leak. We do not have a specific timeframe for the completion of repairs, and we will keep the campus community informed as additional information becomes available.

The following buildings may experience central heating issues until this issue is repaired. 

  • HSS
  • Thornton Hall
  • Hensill Hall
  • Science (ESB)

Please note: The domestic hot water in the restrooms will not be affected by this outage.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

HHWL repair | CCSC - Saturday 3/9/24 from 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Posted March 7, 2024 @ 12:32 p.m.:

Please be advised: Facilities has scheduled repairs to drain the secondary loop, replace 4 expansion joints, and replace a differential pressure switch in the heating hot water loop system in the Cesar Chavez Student Center.     

To complete these repairs, a shutdown has been scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 7:00 a.m. This temporary shutdown will affect central heating and hot water at the Cesar Chavez Student Center. We anticipate restoring the heating hot water loop by 1:30 p.m.

The domestic hot water in restrooms will not be affected by this outage.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Utility Outage: Existing Science Building - Saturday 3/9/24 from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Posted March 6, 2024 @ 1:43 p.m.:

A utility outage is scheduled for the Existing Science Building on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This outage is required for Capital Planning Design and Construction (CPDC) and DPR Construction to install isolation valves for existing water and gas lines to be demoed.

The following utilities will be affected in the Existing Science Building.

  • Domestic Cold Water
  • Domestic Hot Water
  • Vacuum
  • Compressed Air
  • Heating Hot Water
  • Natural Gas
  • Central Heating
  • RO water (Reverse Osmosis)

Should you have any questions or concerns about this project, please reach out to CPDC Principal Inspector Gareth Beilby at gareth@sfsu.edu.

If you have any questions about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

TCS Crane Activity: March 25, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Posted March 6, 2024 @ 12:49 p.m.:

Please be advised:  We have an upcoming crane activity for one day Monday, March 25, 2024 all day from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Spring Recess).  TK Elevator and Bigge Crane will be onsite to mark out spaces for Lot 19 and entrances to Towers Conference Center and north office entrance 796 State Drive to Towers at Centennial Square will be blocked off with orange cones and yellow caution tape for safety reasons.  Lot 6 drive lane to remain open for vehicular traffic off State Drive.

TK Elevator will have one set of elevator machine room equipment removed from 15th Floor Mechanical Penthouse and lift three sets of elevator machine room equipment to the 15th Floor Mechanical Penthouse. (elevator gearless motor, governor, controller cabinet, bedplates).

If you have any questions about this project please contact Project Manager John Lew at johnlew@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Utility Outage: Central Heating | Corporation Yard  

Posted March 5, 2024 @ 10:58 a.m.:

Map display of North State Dr. towards Waste Management and Central Plant blocked off

The central heating in the Corporation Yard has been temporarily shut down to inspect and repair an active heating hot water pipe leak. Facilities is working with a 3rd party contractor Drain Busters to assess and address the issue.

As a result of this repair work, the path on North State Drive near Lot 20, towards the Recycling / Resource Center and Central Plant will be closed until further notice. We do not have an estimate time for the completion of repairs, but additional information will be provided once available.

The following buildings in the Corporation Yard will be affected by this temporary central heating shutdown:   

  • Facilities / Capital Planning Design and Construction
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Corporation Yard trade shops
  • Parking and Transportation
  • University Police Department

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding while this temporary shutdown is in place.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Central Plant Restored (CH, HHW, DH) - March 1, 2024 

Posted March 1, 2024 @ 10:24 a.m.:

Central Plant has resumed operations and is now back online as of approximately 10:15 a.m. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the temporary disruption.

All affected utilities including central heating, heating hot water, and domestic hot water have been fully restored.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polischuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Central Plant Outage - (CH, HHW, Dh) 3/1/24 - March 1, 2024

Posted March 1, 2024 @ 8:18 a.m.:

Please be advised that the Central Plant was temporarily shut down to re-fuel and we anticipate to restore by 11:00 a.m. today, March 1, 2024.  This shutdown will impact following utilities: central heating, heating hot water, and domestic hot water.

While this temporary interruption will affect most buildings on campus, the following buildings will not be affected.

  • All Housing Buildings
  • Business
  • Student Services Building
  • Animal Quarters
  • Children’s Campus
  • Early Childhood Education Center

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding while we actively work to restore the Central Plant.

Thornton Hall - (HHW Outage) 3/1/24 at 1:00 p.m. - 3/3/24 at 9:00 a.m.

Posted February 28, 2024 @ 1:48 p.m.:

Capital Planning Design and Construction (CPDC) and Facilities are working on a Thornton Hall HVAC retrofit project with a third-party vendor ACCO.  The next phase of this project includes the replacement of butterfly valves within two circulation pumps on the second floor of Thornton Hall.

A planned shutdown to heating hot water is needed to assist with the execution of this next project phase. This scheduled shutdown will affect heating hot water in Thornton Hall on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. and will be restored on Monday, March 3, 2024, by 9:00 a.m.

Please note this will not impact the domestic hot water, domestic cold water, or central heating in Thornton Hall. 

Should you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please reach out to Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact CPDC Construction Project Manager Victor Osorio Martinez at vosoriom@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Scheduled Outage (CH, HHW) - Monday 2/26/24 from 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Posted February 23, 2024 @ 2:18 p.m.:

Please be advised: Facilities has scheduled repairs with a 3rd party contractor Aztec to replace butterfly valves for the Cesar Chavez Student Center (CCSC). This repair is crucial and will significantly improve the heating hot water system for CCSC, providing enhanced performance and operational reliability.

In order to complete these repairs, a shutdown has been planned, which will impact the following campus utilities: central heating, and heating hot water.  The shutdown is scheduled for Monday February 26, 2024, from 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

While this temporary interruption will affect most buildings on campus, the following buildings will not be affected.

  • All Housing Buildings
  • Business
  • Student Services Building
  • Animal Quarters
  • Children’s Campus
  • Early Childhood Education Center

Facilities will be actively working with the Aztec to ensure a smooth and efficient process during the specified time and date listed above.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding while we address these building improvements.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polischuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

Update: Campus & Housing | Emergency Domestic Cold Water Outage

Posted February 23, 2024 @ 12:48 p.m.:

The irrigation line in the New Science Building was repaired, and the domestic cold water loop to the campus and housing was restored at 12:20 p.m.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while this emergency repair work was being performed.

If you have any questions or concerns about this outage please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.  

The Facilities Services desk may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Campus & Housing | Emergency Domestic Cold Water Outage

Posted February 23, 2024 @ 11:35 a.m.:

Facilities received an urgent notification from Capital Planning Design and Construction (CPDC) regarding the need for an emergency domestic cold water shutdown for the campus and housing.  This critical shutdown is essential for a prompt repair of an active irrigation leak affecting the new Science Building by contractor (DPR). In response to CPDC and DPR’s request, Facilities has immediately initiated a shutdown of a section of the domestic cold water loop.

The following buildings may experience domestic cold water issues related to this emergency shutdown.

  • HSS
  • Administration
  • Manzanita Square

Emergency repairs are currently underway, and further updates will be provided as additional information becomes available. 

For inquiries related to the New Science Building project, please contact CPDC Principal Inspector Gareth Beilby gareth@sfsu.edu.

If you have any questions about this shutdown please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Update: Electrical Shutdown - Humanities | WCG Project Saturday, 2/17/24, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Posted February 12, 2024 @ 11:55 a.m.:

The power was restored to the HumanitiesBuilding today, 2/17/24 at approximately 11:30 a.m. We appreciate your cooperation during this scheduled shutdown.

If you have any building-related questions, please contact LCA OPS and Facilities Coordinator Erin Gibb at gibbe@sfsu.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Principal Inspector / Inspector of Record Gareth Beilby at gareth@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1568.

Update Thornton Hall - Domestic Hot / Industrial Hot Shutdown | 2/15/24 from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Posted February 15, 2024 @ 2:32 p.m.:

The Thornton Hall HVAC retrofit project is currently on-going; however please be advised that the domestic hot and industrial hot water services in Thornton Hall have been restored.

Should you have any questions regarding this recent shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.  

If you have any project related questions, please contact CPDC Construction Project Manager Victor Osorio Martinez at vosoriom@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services Center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Thornton Hall - Domestic Hot / Industrial Hot Shutdown | 2/15/24 from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Posted February 15, 2024 @ 8:07 a.m.:

Capital Planning Design and Construction (CPDC) and Facilities are currently working on a Thornton Hall HVAC retrofit project with a third-party vendor ACCO. To complete this project, we have scheduled a shutdown affecting the domestic hot and industrial hot water supply to Thornton Hall.

This temporary shutdown will affect the domestic hot and industrial hot water in Thornton Hall, today from 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. During this period, ACCO will remove and replace HVAC ducts and conduit, as well as install a new coil to enhance the overall system efficiency.  

For alternate access to domestic hot water during this outage, we recommend using the following buildings.

  • Hensill Hall
  • Science
  • Gymnasium

 Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this shutdown, please reach out to Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu

If you have any questions about this project, please contact CPDC Construction Project Manager Victor Osorio Martinez at vosoriom@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Electrical Shutdown - Humanities | WCG Project Saturday, 2/17/24, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Posted February, 12 2024 @ 1:12 p.m.:

Capital Planning Design and Construction and Facilities has scheduled an electrical shutdown for the Humanities Building on Saturday, 2/17/24 from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This shutdown is necessary to complete critical electrical work related to the ongoing West Campus Green (WCG) Housing project.

Please be aware that this electrical shutdown for Humanities is imperative for the successful execution of the WCG project. During the specified timeframe, there will be no generator power available. However, the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) will continue to operate on a backup battery source and all notifications will be reported to UPD. 

To ensure the safety of all individuals involved, the building will be unoccupied for the entire duration of this outage, except for essential staff directly associated with the project. The LCA Building Coordinator or assigned personnel will be on-site, alongside Facilities staff and contractors, to oversee and manage throughout this outage. Please be assured that the shutdown will only proceed when it is deemed safe to do so.

We understand that this may cause some inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding during this scheduled shutdown.

If you have any building related questions, please contact LCA OPS and Facilities Coordinator Erin Gibb at gibbe@sfsu.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Principal Inspector / Inspector of Record Gareth Beilby at gareth@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1568.

Inclement Weather Reminder 

Posted January 31, 2024 @ 10:14 a.m.:

As the weather shifts, we would like to remind all faculty, staff, and building occupants the importance of keeping your windows closed during adverse weather conditions.  This serves not only to safeguard university property but also to ensure the optimal comfort of our campus buildings in cold weather. If you happen to notice windows that won’t close properly, we encourage you to promptly report the issue online through our online service request system.

For your convenience, the Facilities Services desk may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Your collaboration is crucial in maintaining a conducive environment for everyone on campus. We value your partnership and request that this message be forwarded to all respective building occupants.

Admin Lot 1 Gate Arm Repair Update

Posted January 24, 2024 @ 1:11 p.m.:

The Lot 1 gate arm in the basement of the Administration building has been repaired and is now fully operational.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout the scheduled repair period.   

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this repair work, please feel free to reach out to Structural Maintenance Manager Carl Wind at carlwind@sfsu.edu.  

For additional assistance, the Facilities Services desk is available and can be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

South Parking Lot 20 Elevator #1 | Project Rescheduled

Posted January 23, 2024 @ 3:11 p.m.:

Please be advised: The Lot 20 Elevator #1 repair project has been rescheduled.  The Lot 20 Elevator #1 will continue to be in-service and available for use until the scheduled repair, which is now slated for Spring Break 2024.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Project Manager John Lew at johnlew@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services desk is available and may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

South Parking Lot 20 Elevator #1 | Out of Service 1/23/24 - 1/25/24

Posted January 23, 2024 @ 9:34 a.m.:

This image shows Lot 20 Elevator 1, and Lot 20 Elevator 2 locations

Please be advised: The South Parking Lot 20 Elevator #1 will be temporarily out of service for the next 3 days, starting today Tuesday, 1/23/24 through Thursday, 1/25/24. This closure is necessary for contractor TKE Elevator to replace a Hydraulic Oil Pump unit. 

During this outage, the North Parking Lot 20 Elevator #2 will remain operational and available for use.  We expect to restore full elevator service by Friday, 1/26/24, and will provide additional information once available.

For any parking related inquiries, please contact Parking & Transportation at parking@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1441.

Should you have any questions about this project, please contact Project Manager John Lew at johnlew@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services desk is available and may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Admin Lot 1 Gate Arm Repair | Wednesday, 1/24/24 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Posted January 22, 2024 @ 3:12 p.m.:

We would like to inform you that Facilities has scheduled service with a third-party vendor, Vortex, to address an issue with the Lot 1 gate arm in the basement of the Administration building. Vortex will be servicing the gear box and replacing a part to restore the gate arm’s functionality as originally intended. The scheduled service is set for Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

During this scheduled service, occupants of Lot 1 will still have access to the parking lot. Vortex has been instructed to allow vehicles to pass through while the work is being performed, minimizing disruption to parking availability.

If you have any questions or concerns about this repair, please contact Structural Maintenance Manager Carl Wind at carlwind@sfsu.edu

For additional assistance, the Facilities Services desk is available and can be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Business Elevator | Out of service 

Posted January 22, 2024 @ 1:20 p.m.:

Please be advised:  The Business Elevator #1 is currently out of service due to the power outage experienced last week.  Extensive repairs, including addressing issues with the drive to the controller and a replacement motor, are necessary to restore back to normal operation. Facilities is working diligently to expedite the process, and we anticipate the elevator to be back in service within the next 2-3 weeks.  A follow-up notice will be issued once the elevator is operational again.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and greatly appreciate your patience and understanding. We understand that some staff and faculty may be impacted by this situation, and we encourage those individuals to reach out to their supervisors for any necessary support. Additionally, if you require office accommodations, please contact the Disabilities Program and Resource Center (DPRC) at dprc@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-2472.

For any questions or concerns related to the repair, feel free to contact Facilities Project Manager John Lew at johnlew@sfsu.edu.

CY | Entrance and Exit Gates Maintenance - Thursday, 1/11/24 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Posted January 10, 2024 @ 4:01 p.m.:

Facilities is working with a 3rd party vendor Vortex to complete maintenance service on the Corporation Yard Entrance and Exit Gates on Thursday, 1/11/24 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm.

The maintenance service includes a thorough visual inspection and adjustment of the rollers, fasteners, and gate hardware. This is crucial for ensuring proper alignment and maximizing the lifespan of both electrical and mechanical equipment.

During the maintenance period, Vortex has been directed to always keep one gate operational, ensuring that access to one side of the Corporation Yard remains available throughout the service.

For any questions or concerns regarding this maintenance work, please contact Structural Maintenance Manager Carl Wind at carlwind@sfsu.edu.

In addition, the Facilities Services Desk may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Domestic-Cold Water Shutdown | Mashouf Wellness Center - 1/10/24,12:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Posted January 9, 2024 @ 1:59 p.m.:

Capital Planning Design and Construction (CPDC) is working with contractor Express Plumbing to tie the Mashouf Wellness Center (MWC) to a 12” main water line.  There will be a domestic-cold water shutdown scheduled for Mashouf Wellness Center on 1/10/24 at 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.  This connection will improve the flow of domestic cold water to the campus loop, and minimize the impact of future water outages for the campus and housing when the MWC pool is being filled.

The following buildings will be impacted by this domestic cold water shutdown (*Buildings that may be affected):   

  • Mashouf Wellness Center
  • Mary Ward Hall *
  • Mary Park Hall *
  • Village at Centennial Square A, B, C, *

If you have any questions or concerns about this shutdown, please contact CPDC Director of Construction Services Boris Nemirovskiy at borisn@sfsu.edu.

The Facilities Services center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1568.

*UPDATE* Campus & Housing | Emergency Domestic Cold water outage 

Posted January 9, 2024 @ 11:53 a.m.:

The irrigation line in the New Science Building was repaired, and the domestic cold water loop to the campus and housing was restored at 10:00 a.m.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while this emergency repair work was being performed.

If you have any questions or concerns about this outage please contact Executive Director of Facilities Peter Auth at pauth@sfsu.edu

The Facilities Services desk may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Campus & Housing | Emergency Domestic Cold water outage 

Posted January 9, 2024 @ 9:08 a.m.:

Facilities received notification this morning from Capital Planning Design and Construction (CPDC), that an emergency domestic cold water shutdown for the campus and housing is in-effect.  This emergency shutdown is required to repair an active leaking irrigation line for the new Science Building. The contractor (DPR) working on-site, shut down a portion of the domestic cold water loop at approximately 7:30 am and anticipates to restore the water to campus and housing by 10:00 am today.  

Please note, this will affect several campus and housing buildings and CPDC and DPR are working to restore as soon as possible.

Additional information will be provided once available. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this outage please contact Executive Director of Facilities Peter Auth at pauth@sfsu.edu

The Facilities Services desk may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Burk Hall (C-Wing) | Central Heating Shutdown

Posted January 4, 2024 @ 2:19 p.m.:

Please be advised that a central heating shutdown is currently underway in the Burk Hall C-Wing. This shutdown is necessary to repair an Air Handler Unit in Burk Hall. The Facilities team is working with vendor DLF on a proposal, and the repair duration is estimated to be approximately 2 weeks. Additional information will be provided once available.

The following rooms in Burk Hall (C-Wing) have no central heating:  

  • 30, 32, 35, 39, 37 42, 44, 46, 61, 63, 66, 67, 69
  • 172, 174, 175, 176, 178, 179, 180, 181, 183, 185, 187, 189, 191, 193, 195, 197, 199
  • 246, 247, 248, 249, 251, 252, 254, 255, 256, 257, 259, 261, 263, 265, 267, 269, 271, 273, 275
  • 356, 358, 365, 367, 369, 371B, 371A

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this shutdown, please reach contact Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.  The Facilities Services center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Contractor work | Road Closure for Ground Fault Testing 

Posted January 4, 2024 @ 2:19 p.m.:

Campus map showing alt route via the North State Drive back road towards Tapia St

Facilities in collaboration with contractor SBAY will be conducting tests for a potential fault in the campus power lines. The testing will involve electrical work in utility vaults located on South State Drive.  Please note that we do not anticipate any power outages during this testing.  

As a result, there will be a road closure on South State Drive from the Towers leading to the Student Services Building on Friday, 1/5/24 from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For larger vehicles, we recommend using an alternate route via the North State Drive back road towards Tapia Street, as indicated on the attached map.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this testing or road closure, please contact Project Manager Anthony Benson at abenson@sfsu.edu.

 

The Facilities Services desk can also be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1568 for further assistance.

Campus & Housing - Water Outage 

Posted January 4, 2024 @ 12:38 p.m.:

Facilities has received multiple reports of an outage affecting hot and cold water to several buildings on campus and housing.  This unexpected issue is not the result of a planned water outage by Facilities or Capital Planning Design and Construction. After further investigation, this issue stems from an undetermined water supply problem originating from the city water feed to the campus.  

To address this matter promptly, Facilities has contacted the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) for resolution.  We will provide further updates as soon as additional information becomes available.

For any inquiries or assistance, please contact the Facilities Services desk at Facilities@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1568.

Thornton Hall - Central Heating Shutdown  

Posted January 2, 2024 @ 11:31 a.m.:

Please be advised that a temporary central heating shutdown is currently underway in the Thornton Hall Building.  This shutdown is necessary to address a leaking expansion joint in a mechanical room on the 4th floor of Thornton Hall. Although we do not have an estimated date for the completion of repairs, we will provide further information once the replacement parts are on hand.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this shutdown, please reach out to Interim Chief Engineer Mark Polishchuk at mpolishc@sfsu.edu.  The Facilities Services center may be reached at facilities@sfsu.edu, or 415-338-1568.

Elevator Updates

Week Ending in May 24, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Towers, Elevator#1

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Mary Ward Hall, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in May 17, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Towers, Elevator#1

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Mary Ward Hall, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in May 10, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Towers, Elevator#1

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Mary Ward Hall, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in May 3, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Mary Ward Hall, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in April 26, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Hensill Hall, Elevator #3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in April 19, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Hensill Hall, Elevator #3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in April 12, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Hensill Hall, Elevator #3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in April 5, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Hensill Hall, Elevator #3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Week Ending in March 29, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Hensill Hall, Service Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in March 22, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Business, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Hensill Hall, Service Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in March 15, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Business, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Hensill Hall, Service Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in March 8, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Business, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

 

Week Ending in March 1, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Business, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Lot 20, Elevator

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in February 23, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Business, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Lot 20, Elevator

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in February 9, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Business, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in February 2, 2024

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Business, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in January 26, 2024

Location: Creative Arts, Beca Elevator

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator#1, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Business, Elevator #1

Issue: Out of Service

 

Week Ending in January 5, 2024

Location: Creative Arts, Beca Elevator

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator#1, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in January 12, 2024

Location: Creative Arts, Beca Elevator

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Towers at Centennial Square, Elevator #3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator#1, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

Week Ending in January 19, 2024

Location: Creative Arts, Beca Elevator

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Towers at Centennial Square, Elevator #3

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Thornton Hall, Elevator#1, Elevator #4

Issue: Out of Service

 

Location: Fine Arts, Elevator#3

Issue: Out of Service

 

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