T-Dust Alert #15 – Power/Data/Phone/HVAC Construction-Related Shutdown

WHAT? The next phase of new science building construction will require a temporary shutdown of power, data, phone, and HVAC connections over a weekend.

WHICH? The August 8th weekend was selected because it is after the August 7th end of the Summer II term and minimizes interruption to instruction in most cases.

WHY? This shutdown is necessary in order to re-route power, data, phone, and HVAC connections from the Central Utilities Plant (Pecos Hall) to Thunderduck Hall through new pipes running beneath the new science building.

WHERE? The power, data, and phone outages will affect only Thunderduck, Alamito, Crockett , Neches, and El Paso (west) halls.

WHEN? The power, data, and phone outages will start at approximately 6 p.m. on Friday August 8, and last until approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 11.

WHAT ELSE? The HVAC re-routing work involves the Central Utilities Plant (Pecos Hall) and the west plaza valve vault and will consist of valve installation and pipe work.

WHERE ELSE? The shutdown of the HVAC system will affect all campus buildings except the portable buildings (Kiowa, Uvalde, Verde, and Yegua).

WHEN ELSE? The HVAC shutdown will start at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 8, and last until approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 10.

WHAT THEN? The chiller pipes will be refilled immediately following the  completion of work on Sunday evening to re-establish normal HVAC service to all buildings by Monday morning, August 11.  Please dress in cool, comfortable clothing on Monday, August 11, in case the AC temperature has not had time to recover fully in 14 hours and buildings are a bit warmer than usual.