Department of Facilities Management

Facilities Management

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Status of Campus Elevators
Posted April 23, 2014 

Elevator #2 in Lowenberger residence is currently out of service. Elevator #1 is available as an alternate. All other elevators are operating normally at this time. 

Notification of Consultant Work (Asbestos Survey) – Brock Residences – Starting Friday, April 25, 2014
Posted April 23, 2014
Campus project to gather info for new asbestos-location system. Click here for more info.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact If you have any questions or concerns please contact contact Health, Safety and Wellness at besafe@brocku.ca or Dan Pozzobon, Environment, Health and Safety Officer, at x5994 or email dpozzobon@brocku.ca

Emergency system testing at Brock this week
Posted April 23, 2014
Campus Security Services and ITS will be coordinating an upgrade and test of the University’s ENS which will take place over two days this week (Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25) and could impact emergency communications systems in various areas around campus. Occupants on campus during the upgrade will experience activation of the emergency notification system at various points during the day on Thursday and Friday. All efforts will be made to keep the interruptions to a minimum but in order to verify the upgrades, we will have to test all aspects of the system. This work will improve our ability to effectively communicate across the entire campus as well as to specific buildings. Thursday will consist mainly of behind-the-scenes work with little impact to the broader public with audible/visual testing (if any) being done later in the day. However, Friday’s tests will include activating University-wide messaging systems as well as building-specific systems such as digital signs, PA systems, voice mail, and email and text messages. The warning notice “Test, test,” will preface all audio and video messages related to this planned test exercise. Messages that do not include the “Test, test” warning should be treated as a real emergency and appropriate action should be taken. Any test messages received via voice mail, text or email can be deleted.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Campus Security Services at x3200/4300 or email security@brocku.ca or Rick Fraser, Manager Emergency Management & Life Safety at x3130or at rfraser2@brocku.ca

Reminder: Entrance Change to One Way Only - East Campus Parking Lot EA - Starting Thursday April 24th, 2014
Posted April 23, 2014
A reminder that starting tomorrow, Thursday April 24th, 2014, the entrance that currently services Parking Lot EA on the south east corner of the International Centre will be available to one way exit traffic only. The entrances on the north west and north east side of International Centre will continue to serve as an entrance and exit from the parking lot. Please click here to see map of traffic flow.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or John Dick, Grounds Manager at x4435 or email jdick@brocku.ca

Notification of Upcoming Planned Water Main Replacement - Brock Research and Innovation Centre
Posted April 23, 2014
Please be advised that starting on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 a water main replacement project will take place at the Brock Research and Innovation Centre. Excavation and pipe installation will begin on Lockhart Drive and continue south onto the BRIC property, with work continuing Friday, April 25th and possibly Monday, April 28th, depending on progress and weather conditions. At times, traffic on Lockhart Drive may be restricted to one lane; or there could a temporary road closure of short duration. Access into the BRIC entrance will be maintained but some parking spaces on the northeast side of the parking lot will be unavailable. Barriers will be set up outlining the unavailable spaces. Please see attached map (Detour 1) for affected locations. The next phase of the project will involve excavation to the south through the east lot entrance including some parking spaces on the southwest side of the parking lot that will be unavailable. Please see attached map (Detour 2) for affected locations. Occupants of the building are asked to proceed with caution while moving around the construction area and take caution while entering and exiting onto Lockhart Drive. Following the completion of the water main work there will be a mandatory water shutdown that will impact the building. Water will be unavailable to toilets, sinks, showers or faucets during this time. The actual date of this water shutdown is yet to be determined and will be communicated as soon as a date is reached with the City of St. Catharines.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or David Balasiak, Project Manager at x4149 or email dbalasiak@brocku.ca

Notification of Lighting Control Upgrade - Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex - Thursday April 24th, 2014
Posted April 23, 2014
Please be advised that on Thursday April 24th from 6:00 am until approximately 9:00 am, facilities staff and contractors will be updating the server and software that controls the building lighting system for the Cairns Complex. During this software upgrade automated lighting to the building will be set to “on and full bright” and labs will remain manually controlled (not affected). Light dimming, daylight harvesting and occupant sensor functions will be unavailable during this software upgrade.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Scott Johnstone, Facility Manager at x3752 or email sjohnstone@brocku.ca , John Clutterbuck, Facility Supervisor at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca

Notification of Planned Fume Hood Shut Downs - All of Mackenzie Chown - Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th, 2014
Posted April 23, 2014
Saturday April 26th, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to Sunday April 27th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Please be advised that all fume hoods in Mackenzie Chown will not be operational between Saturday April 26th, at 7:00 a.m. to Sunday April 27th at 4:00 p.m. due to repairs on the exhaust systems of the Fume Hoods. All Fume Hood Fans will be shut down and will be unavailable for operation. Any questions or concerns regarding this planned maintenance should be directed to: Facilities Management Customer Service at extension x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Rick Palframan at extension x4522 or email rpalframan@brocku.ca Any Safety related issues should be directed to Leila Vistorte, Biological & Laboratory Safety Officer x6179 or at lvistorte@brocku.ca In order to provide for the safety of workers servicing the hoods, it is required that every fume hood user perform a safety check and ensure that by Friday April 25th, 2014 the fume hoods are: • Cleared of hazardous chemicals; • Any other container is securely capped/stoppered; • Cleared of movable equipment; • Non movable equipment, as a result of its larger size or complex set up, must be powered down; • All surfaces are appropriately decontaminated and cleaned; • Sash is fully closed and taped down. The attached checklist is to be filled out by the end user. A printout of the checklist will be posted on each fume hood. The University Lab Safety Officer will walk down each lab on Friday April 25th, 2014 to verify that all fume hoods are ready to be serviced.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at extension x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Rick Palframan at extension x4522 or email rpalframan@brocku.ca. Any Safety related issues should be directed to Leila Vistorte, Biological & Laboratory Safety Officer x6179 or at lvistorte@brocku.ca

Notification of Contractor Work - Walker Complex A 100 Level - Wednesday April 30th, 2014
Posted April 23, 2014
Please be advised that on Wednesday April 30th, 2014 starting at 7:30 am until approximately 4:30 pm contractors will be working completing some minor construction work in the janitors room WC-A 110. This construction work includes some concrete demolition with some noise disruptions are anticipated in surrounding areas. Access to surrounding areas will not be impacted as this work is completed. Please click here to view map for exact location of work.
If you have any questions or concerns 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

Back in Service – Elevator 2 – Schmon Tower – April 22, 2014
Posted April 22, 2014
Please be advised that Elevator 2 servicing the administrative floor at Schmon Tower is back in service and fully operational at this time.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or at facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or David McArthur, Manager of Mechanical Services, at x3278 or dmcarthur@brocku.ca

Unplanned Disruption of Service – Elevator 2 – Schmon Tower – April 22
Posted April 22, 2014
Please be advised that Elevator #2 that services the administrative floors in the Schmon Tower remains temporarily out of service. An elevator technician has been notified and is en-route to rectify the problem. Elevator #1 is available as an alternate.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Dave McArthur, Manager, Mechanical Services, at x3278 or dmcarthur@brocku.ca

***** UPDATE: Notification of Maintenance on RO System - Cairns Building
Posted April 21, 2014
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE WORK BELOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THURSDAY, APRIL 24 PER JOHN CLUTTERBUCK

Please be advised that on Tuesday April 22, at 8:00 am preventive maintenance and sanitization process of the complete Reverse Osmosis system in the Cairns Complex will be performed. During this maintenance procedure the Reverse Osmosis faucets in the labs will be out of service. Signs will be posted at each faucet indicating to not use the system as the sanitization process is under way. The expected time for the maintenance to be done on the system would be eleven hours. The system will be completely flushed prior to bringing it back on line. Once all the signs have been removed from the faucets in the building the system will be clear to use. A notice will be sent out once the equipment is back up and running and available for use.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca, John Clutterbuck, Facility Supervisor Cairns at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Scott Johnstone, Facility Manager at x3752 or email sjohnstone@brocku.ca

Update: Power Restored - Brock Research & Innovation Centre - Friday April 18th, 2014
Posted April 18, 2014
Please be advised that power has been restored to the Brock Research and Innovation Centre. The Main Campus continues to be fed power by power line M71 and the Co-generation plant until a transfer back to power line M52 can be completed. An update will be sent once the transfer has been scheduled.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Campus Security at x3200 for immediate assistance or for all other non-urgent inquiries contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Dave Corbett, Manager, Electrical Services at dcorbett@brocku.ca

Update: Notification of Unplanned Power Interruption - Main Campus and Brock Research & Innovation Centre - Friday April 18th, 2014
Posted April 18, 2014
Please be advised that power has been restored to the Main Campus via the M71 power line. Facilities Management staff are in the process of verifying all building systems affected by the power interruption. The Brock Research and Innovation Centre will continue to be without power until the M52 power line has been restored by the utility.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Campus Security at x3200 for immediate assistance or for all other non-urgent inquiries contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Dave Corbett, Manager, Electrical Services at dcorbett@brocku.ca

Notification of Unplanned Power Interruption - Main Campus and Brock Research & Innovation Centre - Friday April 18th, 2014
Posted April 18, 2014
Please be advised that this morning Friday April 18th, 2014, an unexpected power interruption, originating from Horizon Utilities power line M52 occurred on the Main Campus and at the Brock Research and Innovation Centre. Power line M71 was shut down due to mandatory maintenance by the utility and power is also unavailable to the Main Campus from that power line. Power is being supplied to some buildings on the main campus from the co-generation plant. Buildings that currently have no power are being supplied power to life safety equipment only. Life safety systems checks and watches by Residence‎ and Campus Security staff are being conducted.
Facilities Management with Horizon Utilities are in the process of switching power to the M71 line to allow Main Campus Buildings to restore power. Brock University Facilities Management staff will be verifying all building systems affected by the power interruption. The Brock Research and Innovation Centre will continue to be without power until the M52 power line has been restored by the utility.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Campus Security at x3200 for immediate assistance or for all other non-urgent inquiries contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Dave Corbett, Manager, Electrical Services at dcorbett@brocku.ca

Notification of Maintenance on RO System - Cairns Building - April 22, 2014
Posted April 17, 2014
Please be advised that on Tuesday April 22, at 8:00 am preventive maintenance and sanitization process of the complete Reverse Osmosis system in the Cairns Complex will be performed. During this maintenance procedure the Reverse Osmosis faucets in the labs will be out of service. Signs will be posted at each faucet indicating to not use the system as the sanitization process is under way. The expected time for the maintenance to be done on the system would be eleven hours. The system will be completely flushed prior to bringing it back on line. Once all the signs have been removed from the faucets in the building the system will be clear to use. A notice will be sent out once the equipment is back up and running and available for use.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca, John Clutterbuck, Facility Supervisor Cairns at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Scott Johnstone, Facility Manager at x3752 or email sjohnstone@brocku.ca

Notification of Planned Power Interruption - Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex - Thursday April 17th, 2014
Posted April 15, 2014
Please be advised that Hydro One and Horizon Utilities have advised Brock University that they will be disconnecting power to the M71 power line for 18 hours for a mandatory upgrade to overhead conductors. The M71 power line supplies electricity to the Cairns Complex specifically and will result in a planned power interruption. In anticipation of this planned work, Facilities Management staff will switch the Cairns Complex to power line M52 which is fed via campus feeder #2. The switch over will take place on Thursday April 17th, 2014 at 7:30 am for the least amount of impact to operations within the building. Occupants will notice a short power interruption (<30 seconds) as the feeders are changed over. Switching back to the normal configuration is planned for early in the week of April 28th. A notice will be sent once a date and time has been coordinated. Due to this scheduled power interruption it is asked that any sensitive equipment including computers or services that are not connected to an uninterruptable power supply, be shutdown prior to leaving for the day on Wednesday April 16th, 2014.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca, John Clutterbuck, Facility Supervisor Cairns at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Scott Johnstone, Facility Manager at x3752 or email sjohnstone@brocku.ca

Notification of Entrance Change to One Way Only - East Campus Parking Lot EA - Starting Thursday April 24th, 2014
Posted April 15, 2014
Please be advised that starting on Thursday April 24th, 2014, the entrance that currently services Parking Lot EA on the south east corner of the International Building, will be changed from two way entrance and exit to exit only. These changes are being made due to pedestrian safety concerns that were raised. Please see attached map for change to traffic flow. The entrances on the north west and north east side of International Centre will continue to serve as entrance and exit from the parking lot. Please click here to view map.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at extension x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or John Dick, Grounds Manager at extension x4435 or email jdick@brocku.ca

Notification of Contractor Work - Thistle Complex - Starting Wednesday April 16th, 2014
Posted April 11, 2014
Please be advised that between Wednesday April 16th and Saturday April 26th, 2014 contractors will be performing facility improvements to some Thistle Complex classrooms in support of ITS upgrades and upcoming accessibility initiatives in this area. Work will be completed weekdays from 7:30 am to 5 pm daily. Some noise disruptions are anticipated as work is completed. Please click here to view map.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Janet Muenzberger, Project Manager at x5017 or jmuenzberger@brocku.ca

Annual Main Campus Switch from Heating to Cooling
Posted April 9, 2014
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. As daytime temperatures increase nightly temperatures will remain relatively cool making building heating necessary.
As we experience typical spring time daily cycles of low night time temperatures and warmer 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 cool fresh air into the areas that are normally cooled by the central chilling plant 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 as well as shut off any lighting that is not required. Offices with windows should close blinds when possible to keep out radiant heat.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Dave McArthur, Manager, Mechanical Services at x3278 or at dmcarthur@brocku.ca

Information Regarding Cluster Flies - Schmon Tower
Posted April 4, 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 meanwhile, Custodial Services will be cleaning the window sills in the tower on a routine basis.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Bryan Cober, Structural Services Manager at 3290 or at bcober@brocku.ca

Update: Notification of Entrance Issues - Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex - Tuesday April 2nd, 2014
Posted April 2, 2014
Please be advised that one set of the east end entrance doors, including the accessible door operator to the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research are currently unavailable for use. A permanent solution for door replacement is being investigated. Accessible access is available via the north and south entrances of the building. An update will be sent out as information becomes available. Please click here for map.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca, John Clutterbuck, Facility Supervisor Cairns at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Scott Johnstone, Facility Manager at x3752 or email sjohnstone@brocku.ca

**Reminder*** Planned Electrical Shut Down - Group A Planned Buildings - May 9th, 2014
Posted March 21, 2014
To ensure a reliable electrical distribution to the Brock University Main Campus, Facilities Management is planning an electrical shut down for all Blocks of Mackenzie Chown including A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H & J Blocks, Inniskillin Hall, Alumni Greenhouse and Earp Residence. This shut down will take place Friday, May 9th, 2014 starting at 10:00 p.m. and will be completed by Saturday, May 10th 2014 at 10:00 a.m. This shut down will allow for repairs and preventative maintenance on our electrical infrastructure in order to feed and sustain power to our growing University. No other areas on campus are scheduled to be impacted during this time. Failure to properly maintain electrical infrastructure could lead to extensive damage and/or fire in a fault condition. Facilities Management is committed to providing a reliable and safe power system for the university and community. The second weekend in May through to 2019 has been chosen to conduct this work when demand and occupancy is at its lowest. On these dates only buildings in the group are scheduled to be impacted. Please click here to see attached schedule, including future year shutdowns.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Dave Corbett, Manager of Electrical Services, at x6201 or dcorbett@brocku.ca

Notification of Consultant Work (Asbestos Survey) – Mackenzie Chown Complex – Starting Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Posted March 18, 2014
Campus project to gather info for new asbestos-location system. Click here for more info.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact contact Health, Safety and Wellness at besafe@brocku.ca or Dan Pozzobon, Environment, Health and Safety Officer, at x5994 or email dpozzobon@brocku.ca

Update: Notification of Entrance Issues - Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex - Wednesday March 12th, 2014
Posted March 12, 2014
Please be advised that the accessible door operator on the east end entrance to the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex is unavailable for use. Accessible access is available via the north and south entrances of the building. Please click here to view map.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca, John Clutterbuck, Facility Supervisor Cairns at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Scott Johnstone, Facility Manager at x3752 or email sjohnstone@brocku.ca

Notification of Entrance Issues - Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex - Wednesday March 12th, 2014
Posted March 12, 2014
Please be advised that due to high winds experienced on Wednesday March 12th, 2014, one of the east end exterior glass doors of the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex shattered and broke. Facilities Management staff are on site making the door safe. The door will remain closed until a replacement can be found and installed. Occupants are asked to exercise caution when travelling through this vestibule.

Also as a result of high winds the west end exit of Cairns by the Plaza Building will be closed. The doors will be available for exit only. Entrance to this side of the building will be available through the 200 Level of the Plaza Building via the bridge on level 300 or via the north entrance doors further to the east. Click here for map. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca, John Clutterbuck, Facility Supervisor Cairns at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Scott Johnstone, Facility Manager at x3752 or email sjohnstone@brocku.ca

Notification of Ash Tree Removal - Johnston Ravine - Main Campus
Posted December 20, 2013
Tree work that took place in December in Johnston Ravine removed a number of dead and dying Ash trees which posed a hazard to pedestrians along Isaac Brock Boulevard West, University Road West, in parking Lot C and at the back of David S. Howes theatre. These trees were infested with Emerald Ash Borer which unfortunately killed most of these trees. Other native species of trees will be planted the spring of 2014.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or John Dick, Grounds Services Manager at x4435 or at jdick@brocku.ca

2014 Monthly Fire System Testing
Posted March 31, 2014
2014 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 clicking Here

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