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Power outages, 18th and 29th April 2017 - Ilam campus

Kia 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.


Rob Oudshoorn

Group Manager Engineering

Engineering Services

Phone ext: 95498

Mob - 0274364161 (5 April 2017)

Summer works north side of campus

Work 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)

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