Department of Facilities Management

Facilities Management

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Status of Campus Elevators
Posted July 2, 2015

The print shop elevator is currently out of service.

Notification of Planned Localized Power Interruption – Schmon Tower 100 Level - Tuesday June 30th, 2015
Posted June 29, 2015
Please be advised that on Tuesday June 30th, 2015, from approximately 6:00 am to 7:30 am, Facilities Management will be completing work that will require power to be shut down in a section of the 100 level by Schmon Tower 109 through 124. Please see attached map for exact location. Power to outlets will be impacted during this time and overhead and emergency lighting will not be impacted. Due to this local scheduled power interruption it is asked that any sensitive equipment including computers or services that are not connected to an uninterruptable power supply, be shut down prior to leaving for the day on Monday June 29th, 2015.
If you have any question regarding this work please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Scott Johnstone, Director Maintenance and Utilities at x3752 or email sjohnstone@brocku.ca

Back In Service - Cairns' East Elevator (#1) - Friday June 26, 2015
Posted June 26, 2015
Please be advised that Cairns East Elevator (#1) is back in service and fully operational at this time.
If you have any question regarding this work please contact John Clutterbuck, Cairns’ Facility Supervisor at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca

Unplanned Disruption of Service - Cairns' East Elevator (#1) - Friday June 26, 2015
Posted June 26, 2015
Please be advised that the Cairns East Elevator( #1) is temporarily out of service. Cairns West Elevator (#3) is available as an alternate . A service technician has been notified and is enroute.
If you have any question regarding this work please contact John Clutterbuck, Cairns’ Facility Supervisor at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca

Notification of Scheduled Power Transfer - Cairns Complex and Main Campus - Saturday June 27th, 2015
Posted June 23, 2015
Brock University’s electricity provider, Horizon Utilities, has advised a scheduled power outage is necessary to perform significant tree trimming on both of the University’s Main Campus electrical feeders concurrently (M52 and M71). This work is in part related to the 5 power outages the University has experienced over the past few weeks. In anticipation of the Pan Am Games, Facilities Management has been working with Horizon Utilities to find a suitable 5 hour window in which this work can be completed in a safe manner with minimal impact on the University’s operations. As a result the shutdown has been scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2015 between the hours of 8:00AM and 1:00PM. Facilities Management staff will be “islanding” the main campus from the utility grid during this event and powering the campus via the cogeneration plant. The majority of the campus is not expected to see any interruption of power during this time (synchronized transfer). At the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex power will be maintained by emergency generators as well as the cogeneration plant during the scheduled utility power interruption. In order to power portions of the CFHBRC from the cogeneration plant, some switching of the electrical distribution network will be performed resulting in a momentary power interruption (approx. 30 seconds) at 6:45 AM on Saturday June 27th. Life safety and emergency generators will be running. Under a normal unplanned power disruption loss of power to the buildings emergency (red receptacles) would occur. During this planned power outage, a controlled transfer will occur, with life safety and emergency generators synced to the power supply before any transfer occurs. This will negate the need for any power disruption on the emergency (red receptacle) power supply. Once this is complete normal power supply in the Cairns Complex will be transferred to the cogeneration plant resulting in the momentary power interruption (approx. 30 seconds). When Horizon Utilities has completed their required work, power will be reset to normal configuration requiring an additional momentary power interruption (approx. 30 seconds) later in the day of Saturday June 27th, 2015. Sensitive equipment including computers or services that are not connected to an uninterruptable power supply or are not required to be on over the weekend, should be shut down prior to leaving for the day on Friday June 26th, 2015.
If you have any question regarding this work please contact John Clutterbuck, Cairns’ Facility Supervisor at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca

Notification of Scheduled Power Outage - Main Campus - Saturday June 27th, 2015
Posted June 23, 2015
Brock University’s electricity provider, Horizon Utilities, has advised a scheduled power outage is necessary to perform significant tree trimming on both of the University’s Main Campus electrical feeders concurrently (M52 and M71). This work is in part related to the 5 power outages the University has experienced over the past few weeks. In anticipation of the Pan Am Games, Facilities Management has been working with Horizon Utilities to find a suitable 5 hour window in which this work can be completed in a safe manner with minimal impact on the University’s operations. As a result the shutdown has been scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2015 between the hours of 8:00AM and 1:00PM. Facilities Management staff will be “islanding” the main campus from the utility grid during this event and powering the campus via the cogeneration plant. The majority of the campus is not expected to see any interruption of power during this time (synchronized transfer). At the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex power will be maintained by emergency generators as well as the cogeneration plant during the scheduled utility power interruption. All Emergency/Life-Safety generators will be on standby and will automatically start should the cogeneration plant experience a problem. The campus may experience moderate temperature fluctuations in common areas as electrical load will be limited and controlled during this period of time. Any sensitive equipment including computers or services that are not connected to an uninterruptable power supply, should be shut down prior to leaving for the day on Friday June 26th, 2015. East Campus including East Academic, 573 Glenridge and International Centre, along with Satellite sites, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Rodman Hall and Hamilton Campus will not be affected by this work.
If you have any question regarding this work please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Scott Johnstone, Director Maintenance and Utilities at x3752 or email sjohnstone@brocku.ca

Notification of Contractor Work - Walker Complex Aquatic Centre - Starting June 22, 2015
Posted June 18, 2015
Starting June 22, 2015, contractors will begin work at the Walker Complex Aquatic Centre, performing interior structural work above the pool deck, and exterior structural work around the building perimeter. This work will not impact the daily operation of the pool and is anticipated to be completed by mid-December, 2015. In preparation for this work to start, a site trailer will be set up on Thursday June 18th, 2015 and will be located on the north side of Walker Complex outside of the rowing centre. The site trailer will remain until the project is completed and will be located on the grass area. The trailer location will not impact traffic or pedestrian routes. Click here for map.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact David Balasiak, Project Manager at x4149 or email dbalasiak@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca

Notification of Walkway Lighting Issues - Wednesday June 10, 2015
Posted June 10, 2015
Please be advised that a problem occurred with the underground wiring that services the outside lighting along the pedestrian pathways that run east to west across the main campus between Mackenzie Chown Complex, Plaza Building, Cairns Complex and the east side of Mackenzie Chown J Block. Facilities Management Electricians are in the process of repairing the underground fault. Until the repair is completed there will be no exterior pedestrian lighting in these areas. Please exercise caution when travelling this route at night. Please click here to view map.
If you have any question regarding this work please contact Dave Corbett, Manager, Electrical Services at x6201 or email dcorbett@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca

Notification of Contractor Work - Mackenzie Chown G and H Blocks - Starting Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Posted May 29, 2015
As part of the Mackenzie Chown Fire Alarm Replacement project, please be advised that contractors are continuing to work throughout the Mackenzie Chown Complex to install a new fire alarm system and decommission/remove the old system. Contractors work overnight (Monday through Thursday) from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Two crews will be working on all floor levels of Mackenzie Chown G Block and H Block starting Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Work will continue in these Blocks until approximately mid-August. A third crew continues to work throughout the entire Complex on fire alarm network equipment terminating in C Block. Subsequent notices will advise when work progresses to other blocks within the Complex.
If you have any question regarding this work please contact David Balasiak, Project Manager at x4149 or email dbalasiak@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca

Notification of Roofing Contractor Work - Beginning May 21, 2015 - Thistle Complex
Posted May 21, 2015
Please be advised that contractors will begin roofing work on the north side of Thistle Complex on Thursday May 21, 2015. Work will take approximately 8 to 9 weeks to complete, weather permitting and will take place daily Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. As the work is completed crews will be set up in the area between the north Thistle stairwell and the Thistle elevator near the loading dock. Some noise disruptions and occasional odors are anticipated as the work is completed. Please note that TH 151A-EX1 door will be designated “Emergency Exit Only” for the duration of this work. See attached map for area of work and pedestrian access.
If you have any question regarding this work please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at extension x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Bryan Cober, Structural Manager at x3290 or email bcober@brocku.ca

 

Brock University keeps 1.2 million water bottles out of landfill
Posted April 22, 2015
Brock University will celebrate Earth Day today by raising a few tall cold ones - of water, that is - enjoyed in refillable water bottles. See the full story in The Brock News http://www.brocku.ca/brock-news/?p=33394

Annual Main Campus Switch from Heating to Cooling

Posted April 14, 2015
Facilities Management trade staff are busy preparing the Main Campus cooling systems at the central chilling plant for summer operation. Due to the type of heating and cooling system that is used here at Brock University many buildings on the Main Campus are not capable of heating and cooling during the same cycle. With the arrival of unseasonably warm temperatures and with outside temperatures at night remaining below 10 degrees Celsius, building heating at this time of year still remains a priority. As we experience typical spring time daily cycles of low night time temperatures and higher day time temperatures, some areas on the Main Campus will experience higher than normal temperatures during regular office hours. Facilities Management staff will continue to make the Main Campus as comfortable as possible by bringing in cool fresh air into the areas that are normally cooled by the central chilling plant unit until night time heating is no longer required.

If your area experiences cooling issues please refrain from operating any heat producing equipment which is not necessary and shut off any lighting that is not required. Offices with windows should close blinds when possible to keep out radiant heat.

If your area is experiencing any extreme or ongoing cooling issues please notify Facilities Management at x3717 or facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or David McArthur, Associate Director, Maintenance & Utilities at dmcarthur@brocku.ca so the situation may be investigated.

Notification of Upcoming Bridge Replacements and Road Closures - Niagara Region - Starting Monday March 30, 2015
Posted March 31, 2015
Please be advised that Brock University has received notification that phased work to replace two Regional Municipality of Niagara bridges will be undertaken during the period commencing Monday March 30th, 2015 and continuing through to August 2016. With information also provided at the Public Information Centre, held Monday March 30, 2015, the bridges to be replaced, along with their dates of closure, are: A. Beaverdams Road Bridge: Road 67 (Beaverdams Road, east of Highway 406) will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the bridge from April 6, 2015 to August 2015. B. Power Canal Bridge: Road 50 (Merrittville Highway, west of Highway 406 and immediately south of Decew Road) will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the bridge from August 2015 until August 2016. The Region has identified detour routes that can be used during the closure periods for both bridges and those routes will be signed by the Region accordingly. Please click https://www.niagararegion.ca/news/notices/march1820152.aspx for notice and information listed on the Niagara Region website.

Notification of Contractor Work in Mackenzie Chown - Beginning Monday, January 12, 2015

Posted January 9, 2015
As part of the Mackenzie Chown Fire Alarm Replacement project, please be advised that over the next 9 months, contractors will be working throughout the Mackenzie Chown Complex to install a new fire alarm system and decommission/remove the old system.
Crews will be working overnight (Monday through Thursday) from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Two crews will be working in A Block and B Block over the next 4 weeks, before progressing into other blocks. A third crew will be working over the next 5 months on fire alarm network equipment terminating in C Block. Subsequent notices will advise when work progresses to other blocks within the Complex.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact David Balasiak, Project Manager at x4149 or email dbalasiak@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca

Unplanned Disruption of Service - Print Shop Freight Elevator

Posted November 27, 2014
Please be advised that the Print Shop freight elevator is out of service until further notice due to a TSSA (Technical Standards & Safety Authority) mandated elevator upgrade. An update will be sent via email as information becomes available.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Dave McArthur, Associate Director, Maintenance and Utilities Services at x3278 or dmcarthur@brocku.ca

Information Regarding Cluster Flies - Schmon Tower

Posted October 20, 2014
Every spring and fall the occupants in the Schmon Tower notice an increase of flies. These flies are Cluster flies and they typically live outdoors. In the fall they migrate towards warmth and in the spring they attempt to return to the outdoors. These flies are different than the house fly which consumes trash and debris. They do not carry disease and are not in the building due to poor housekeeping, but are seeking warmth. Their larvae consume earth worms to survive and adults feed on plant material. As such, these flies do not multiply while they are indoors.

Repair work to the exterior caulking and window sealing to help prevent the immigration of the flies has been identified on the University’s Deferred Maintenance list, but the work is not anticipated to start this year. In the meantime, Custodial Services will be cleaning the window sills in the Schmon Tower on a routine basis. Per discussions with Health, Safety & Wellness, fly treatment will not be applied. The cluster flies have a short life span and the solution only shortens their life span by a day. Fly strips are available upon request by contacting Facilities Management Customer Service at facilities.management@brocku.ca

If you have any comments please contact Bryan Cober, Structural Services Manager at x3290 or at bcober@brocku.ca.

2015 Monthly Fire System Testing
Posted October 28, 2014
2015 Monthly Fire System Testing Schedule
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Dave Corbett, Manager Electrical Services at x6201or at dcorbett@brocku.ca

Executive Summary of Results of Technical Investigations Brock University East Campus Lands / Woodside Drive
Posted October 4, 2007
The executive summary can be found by clickingHere

Work Request Form
Posted February 1, 2007
Please see the updated and consolidated customer service section by clicking WORK REQUESTS AND SERVICES