Department of Facilities Management

Facilities Management

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Status of Campus Elevators
Posted February 27, 2015

The print shop freight elevator is currently out of service.

Update: Notification of Entrance Closure - Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex
Posted February 26, 2015
Please be advised that contractor work for replacement of the 4 east entrance doors will not completed by the end of February as originally scheduled due to unforeseen problems with the construction of the doors that is hindering replacement. The entrance is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed until late March. Updates will be sent out as the work progresses. Access to the building, including accessible access, continues to remain available via the north and south entrances of the building. The east end doors will be unavailable for emergency exit until the work is completed. Three emergency exits can be found on the north side of the building, two in stairwell A and one in stairwell B. Click here for map of area.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Scott Walker, Director Campus Planning Design and Construction at x3105 or email swalker@brocku.ca, John Clutterbuck, Facility Supervisor Cairns at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca.

Notification of Planned Localized Power Interruption – Walker Complex A 200 Level - Thursday February 26, 2015
Posted February 26, 2015
Please be advised that a localized power interruption will occur tonight between approximately 7:00pm and 11:00pm, on the 200 Level of Walker Complex, temporarily interrupting power to the section of offices from WC-A 276 to 296. This interruption is required in order to make an emergency repair to a breaker servicing this area. 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. Overhead and emergency lighting will not be impacted.
If you have any questions or concerns 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 Consultant Audit Work - Starting Monday February 23, 2015
Posted February 23, 2015
Please be advised that consultants from VFA will be conducting detailed facility condition audits in the following buildings, starting on Monday February 23, 2015 through Friday February 27, 2015 from approximately 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily. Consultants will be escorted by Facilities Management staff and will be wearing identification badges. Buildings include: Schmon Tower; Thistle Complex; Mackenzie Chown A Block; South Block; Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care; Alphies Trough; Student Alumini Centre; Kenmore Centre; Taro Hall; Harrison Hall; Theal House; Scotiabank Hall.
If you have any questions or concerns 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 Emergency Road & Pathway Closure - Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, 2015
Posted February 20, 2015
Please be advised that due to a water line break on the east side of campus, the pathway from Glenridge Avenue to Residence Road will be closed until further notice. The intersection at Residence Road and Ray Woodfield Drive will be down to one lane today, Friday, and will be closed on Saturday, February 21 while repairs are completed. If you must travel in the vicinity of this work, please exercise caution as the area will be icy. Please click here for area of work.

If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Facilities Management customer service at x3717 or facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca, or Dave McArthur, Associate Director, Maintenance and Utilities at x3278 or dmcarthur@brocku.ca

Notification of Work - Thistle West Corridor - Sunday February 22, 2015
Posted February 20, 2015
Please be advised that on Sunday February 22, 2015, Facilities Management staff will be working in the Thistle corridor outside of the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre replacing televisions in the corridor. This work will take place starting at 7:30 am and is anticipated to be completed by 4:00 pm. Minimal noise disruptions as the work is completed are anticipated. Scaffolding will be in place as the work takes place. Please exercise caution when moving through this area.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca or Scott Johnstone, Director of Maintenance & Utilities at x3752 or email sjohnstone@brocku.ca

Notification of Supply and Exhaust Lab Ventilation Shutdown - Cairns Complex - Friday February 20, 2015
Posted February 19, 2015
Please be advised that work has been planned for this Friday, February 20th 2015 at 10:00 pm to service air handlers and replace all filters on the lab fans. This work will interrupt the laboratory supply, exhaust and fume hood exhaust in all areas of the entire Cairns’ Complex. Please arrange to have any on-going experiments stabilized and ensure all chemicals are sealed and properly stored in storage cabinets. Please note that the electrical power to the Cairns Complex is not affected during this ventilation shutdown period. The Cairns Complex will be back up a running by 6:30 am Saturday February 21st, 2015.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca, John Clutterbuck, Cairns’ Facility Supervisor at x3999 or jclutterbuck@brocku.ca

**Reminder*** Planned Electrical Shut Down - Group C Planned Buildings - May 8th, 2015
Posted February 19, 2015
To ensure a reliable electrical distribution to the Brock University Main Campus, Facilities Management is planning an electrical shut down for the following buildings: • Welch Hall, • Scotiabank Hall, • South Block, • Walker Complex, • Taro Hall, • Student-Alumni Centre, • Plaza Building, • Lowenberger Residence, • Village Residence, • Kenmore Centre, • Harrison Hall , • Theal House, • D Lot Parking Kiosk This shut down will take place Friday, May 8th, 2015 starting at 10:00 p.m. and will be completed by Saturday, May 9th 2015 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 2022 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 see click here for 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 Electrical Services at x6201or at dcorbett@brocku.ca

Notification of Planned Localized Power Interruption – Cairns Complex 5th Floor - Friday February 20, 2015
Posted February 18, 2015
Please be advised on Friday February 20th, 2015 at 6:00 am there will be a planned power interruption in the Cairns complex on the 5th floor. All normal power on the 5th floor west of lounge CRN 549 (or the plaza side of lounge CRN 549) will be turned off for 1 hour to install a breaker. This outage will effect lighting and normal receptacle power. Emergency power will be available. Due to the local 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 Thursday February 19th, 2015.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca, or John Clutterbuck, Facility Supervisor Cairns at x3999 or jclutterbuck@brocku.ca

Notification of Contractor Work - Thistle North Corridor - Starting Tuesday February 17, 2015
Posted February 13, 2015
Please be advised that starting on Tuesday February 17, 2015 through Friday February 20, 2015 from approximately 7:30 am until approximately 4:30 pm contractors will be working replacing the exterior doors in Thistle North corridor. These door will be available for emergency exit only as work is completed. Alternate exits from the corridor can be found via the elevator outside of Thistle 257 or via Stairwell B outside of Thistle 254, from Mackenzie Chown A Block or via the main entrance of Schmon Tower. Some noise disruptions are anticipated as the work is completed. Please click here to view area of work.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Izabela Cawricz, Project Manager at x5901 or email icawricz@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca.

Notification of Contractor Work - Mackenzie Chown D Block - Starting Wednesday February 11, 2015
Posted February 11, 2015
As part of the Mackenzie Chown Fire Alarm Replacement Project, contractors will be working throughout the Mackenzie Chown Complex to install a new fire alarm system and decommission/remove the old system. Contractors will be working overnight (Monday through Thursday) from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. starting Wednesday February 11, 2015 on all floor levels of Mackenzie Chown D Block. Work will continue in D block for approximately 8 weeks (until Mid-April 2015). 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

Notification of Painting - Walker Complex Food Court - Starting Wednesday February 18, 2015
Posted February 9, 2015
Please be advised that starting on Wednesday February 18, 2015 through Friday February 20, 2015, contractors will be painting the windows and walls of the Walker Complex Food Court. This work will take place daily between 7am and 5pm. Walker Complex Food Court will be closed during this time. Contractors will be using an air scrubber to mitigate any odours from the zero VOC paint being used. Please exercise caution when traveling through area 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 Services Manager at x3290 or email bcober@brocku.ca

Update: Notification of Entrance Closure - Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex
Posted February 9, 2015
Please be advised that contractor work for replacement of the 4 east entrance doors was not completed as scheduled last week due to an unforeseen problem that occurred once the replacement had begun. The entrance is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed until the end of February. Updates will be sent out as the work progresses. Access to the building, including accessible access will remain available via the north and south entrances of the building. The east end doors will be unavailable for emergency exit as the work is completed. Three emergency exits can be found on the north side of the building, two in stairwell A and one in stairwell B. Please click here to view area of work.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Izabela Cawricz, Project Manager at x5901 or email icawricz@brocku.ca, John Clutterbuck, Facility Supervisor Cairns at x3999 or email jclutterbuck@brocku.ca or Facilities Management Customer Service at x3717 or email facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca.

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

Brock statue: Sure and steady wins the race

Posted January 5, 2015
The General is coming home. He’s just taking a bit longer than expected. Read more in The Brock News http://www.brocku.ca/brock-news/?p=31385

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

 

All elevators are operating normally at this time.