Power outages, 18th and 29th April 2017 - Ilam campusKia ora colleagues, New high voltage and emergency power infrastructure has been installed on the Ilam campus to enable the RRSIC building to function. This infrastructure is now ready to be commissioned and power outages of approximately 50 % of the Ilam campus are required to safely achieve this. The commissioning process will involve power supply to affected buildings being disrupted a number of times for unspecified times and duration during the outages. To minimise impacts on users, they have been scheduled during the mid-semester break and the University holiday on 18th April. Two outage dates have been planned. However, should all the commissioning be successfully completed during the first outage, the second one will be cancelled. 1st Outage Period – 18TH April, from 7am - 6pm 2nd Outage Period – 29th April, from 8am - 6pm The buildings affected are: Karl Popper Music Business and Law South Arts North Arts Matariki Puaka-James Hight Okeover University Bookshop Angus Tait ICT Building Biology Von Haast Foresty Macmillan Brown Library Te Ao Marama Library Warehouse Alice Candy Fine Arts blocks 1-4 Biology Glasshouses Central Lecture Theatres C1-3 Rehua construction site Geography Staff Psychology Staff Psychology/Sociology Recreation Centre Foundry Health Centre Warehouse Locke and Logie Staff are advised that for the affected buildings there will be NO ACCESS as the buildings will be locked down by Security for the period of the outage. It is recommended that building occupants turn off their computers and area printers last thing before leaving work on the evening before the outage. Please forward this advice to any affected staff and student building users as appropriate. While the timing should mean any impact will be minimal, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards Rob Oudshoorn Group Manager Engineering Engineering Services Phone ext: 95498
Mob - 0274364161 (5 April 2017)
Summer works north side of campusWork is about to commence on the RSIC rain garden, which adjoins the CETF project along the southern side of the E8/E9 Lecture Theatres. To enable this, the access way from central campus into the Civil/Mechanical building must be removed. From 21 November, the Civil/Mechanical building will only be accessible from the Creyke Road entrance. Emergency access at the southern end will remain in place, however this is not for general use and until the Core is opened, pedestrian access into the Engineering precinct will be via either Engineering Road or Forestry Road. Car parks available in the Biology car park will be significantly reduced to allow for concurrent works on a number of projects. The arrival of a large amount of structural steel and cladding for Rehua, along with artesian bore works on site, will necessitate a larger hoarded area around that building. Work will also begin on the new cladding for the Electrical Link building and decanting of the top two levels of von Haast, both requiring additional hoarded areas that will further reduce available parking spaces.
While these works are being undertaken over the summer break to minimise impacts and disruption, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience. (26 October 2016)