Utility outages

In order to perform necessary maintenance, inspection or equipment modifications, interruptions in building services or systems will take place. In all cases, every attempt will be made to keep the inconvenience to a minimum. If you have any questions, please contact one of Facilities Management’s service desks:

Academic division
(434) 924-1777

Health system division
(434) 924-2267

Outage Subscription Manager


  1. 5/21/2018 6:00:00 AM thru 5/22/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Fire System - Sprinkler System Only
    Other Affected Buildings - WITHERS-BROWN HALL
    Notes - Outage will begin at 6:00 am and end at 5:00pm both days. Fire watch by Tom 960-5062.
    Reason - Crenshaw Construction – to turn up sprinkler heads on Monday with Testing on Tuesday.
  2. 5/22/2018 7:30:00 AM thru 5/22/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Fire System - Sprinkler System Only
    Other Affected Buildings - CHEMISTRY BUILDING
    Notes - Fire Watch by: Michael Mitchell (804) 426-3128. Entire Penthouse will be affected.
    Reason - To relocate mains from underneath the roof hatch opening and to pull back sprinkler heads on the north corridor in order to remove old duct work.
  3. 5/23/2018 5:00:00 AM thru 5/23/2018 6:00:00 AM
    Affected Utilities - Electricity
    Other Affected Buildings - AQUATIC & FITNESS CENTER
    Notes - Electrical Panel E2 will be affected.
    Reason - Removing the meter from a load study.
  4. 5/23/2018 6:00:00 AM thru 5/23/2018 8:00:00 AM
    Affected Utilities - Water
    Other Affected Buildings - PRINTING SERVICE CENTER
    Notes - Entire building will be affected.
    Reason - Removing plumbing piping sticking out from walls for new finishes…
  5. 5/23/2018 8:30:00 AM thru 5/23/2018 1:30:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Electricity
    Other Affected Buildings - Bice House
    Notes - This will also affect the Fire Pump. On Site Contact: Charles Durrer 434-962-4087 Rescheduled to May 23, 2018 from May 22, 2018 due to rain, May 24, 2015 will be rain date because work has to be done before conferences come in on May 25, 2018.
    Reason - Relocate Dominion Energy Power feed to Bice Hall to lower for Fire Department access.
  6. 5/23/2018 7:30:00 AM thru 5/23/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Fire System - Sprinkler System Only
    Other Affected Buildings - CHEMISTRY BUILDING
    Notes - All 3rd floor will be affected. Fire watch by: Michael Mitchell (804) 426-3128
    Reason - To tie in new sprinkler pipe installed in lab 354 and the interstitial.
  7. 5/23/2018 5:00:00 PM thru 5/23/2018 9:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Electricity
    Other Affected Buildings - PRINTING SERVICE CENTER
    Notes - Entire building both…will be affected.
    Reason - Electrial upgrade tying into exsting panal.
  8. 5/24/2018 7:30:00 AM thru 5/24/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Fire System - Sprinkler System Only
    Other Affected Buildings - CHEMISTRY BUILDING
    Notes - All 4th floor will be affected. Fire Watch by: Michael Mitchell (804) 426-3128
    Reason - To remove the old sprinkler and tie in the new on the 4th floor interstitial.
  9. 5/21/2018 8:30:00 PM thru 5/25/2018 6:30:00 AM
    Affected Utilities - See Notes *
    Other Affected Buildings - CHEMISTRY BUILDING
    Notes - Utility Services Affected:Sanitary waste (drains) Please see attached building map for affected rooms and dates for each. The outage will be each night beginning on 5/21/18 from 8:30pm through 6:30am the following morning. Drains will be restored for use each morning by 6:30am.Zone support is not required for this outage.
    Reason - To remove the old sanitary lines and replace them with new ones.
  10. 5/25/2018 6:00:00 AM thru 5/25/2018 8:00:00 AM
    Affected Utilities - Domestic Cold Water (DCW), Domestic Hot Water (DHW)
    Other Affected Buildings - Bice House
    Notes -
    Reason - City will have to relocate their water meter to transfer to temp water main service.
  11. 5/22/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 5/25/2018 4:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Fire System - Smoke Detection Only
    Other Affected Buildings - YEN HOUSE, Hoxton Apts
    Notes - The fire alarm panel will be taken offline each morning and brought back online each afternoon. All dorm buildings on this site are unoccupied due to construction. No fire watch is needed. On site contact Gilbane Jeff McVey - 434-546-0017 Bobby Brubbs - 434-566-1105
    Reason - This utility outage will the contractor to install temporary heat for construction period and remove smoke detectors. This work is part of the IRC Renovation Project.
  12. 5/24/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 5/25/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Fire System - Sprinkler System Only
    Other Affected Buildings - DISHAROON PARK
    Notes - The sprinkler system will be taken offline each morning at 7:00 and put back into service each afternoon at 5:00.Fire Watch by Martin H Lance Sowder – 434-989-9066
    Reason - installation of sprinkler head drops for the Admin Area. This work is part of the Baseball Stadium Expansion project.
  13. 5/21/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 5/25/2018 5:30:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Fire System - Sprinkler System Only
    Other Affected Buildings - NEWCOMB HALL
    Notes - We are going to perform a required 5 years PM on the sprinkler system. The sprinkler system will be drained down. The system will be offline each day and will be returned to service at the end of the day. A fire watch will be performed by Fire Crew during the work.
    Reason - 5 Year Sprinkler Maintenance.
  14. 5/24/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 5/25/2018 7:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - See Notes *
    Other Affected Buildings - Johnson House, Malone House, Norris House, Weedon House, Whyburn House
    Notes - Utility Services Affected: Chill Water (Dual Temperature). Cooling System (HVAC)
    Reason - Locate Dual Temperature Chill Water Leak in underground piping system.
  15. 6/1/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 6/18/2018 3:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Domestic Cold Water (DCW), Domestic Hot Water (DHW), Sewer
    Other Affected Buildings - RICE HALL
    Notes - Facilities Affected: Rice Hall 0214 – Einstein’s Bagel Café only Sewer line below Einstein’s Bagel will be disconnected. Domestic water to E.B. will be off to prevent an accidental flood. No other areas are affected. Restrooms will remain in service
    Reason - Replacement of leaking double walled sewer line in ceiling of server room B003.
  16. 5/21/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 7/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Elevator
    Other Affected Buildings - PHYSICS/J BEAMS LAB
    Notes - As part of the Physics Elevator Modernization project, Martin Horn will replace the existing freight elevator with a new freight elevator. This will include new elevator equipment, new elevator cab and finishes. The elevator will be completely offline and out of service for the above period.
    Reason - To replace the existing freight elevator with a new freight elevator.
  17. 5/21/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 7/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Fire System - Smoke Detection Only, Heat
    Other Affected Buildings - PHYSICS/J BEAMS LAB
    Notes - As part of the Physics Elevator Modernization project, Martin Horn will replace the existing freight elevator with a new freight elevator. This will include new elevator equipment, new elevator cab and finishes. The existing heat/smoke detectors in the lobby areas outside of elevator access, the elevator machine room and the elevator shaft will be out of service for the above period.
    Reason - To replace the existing freight elevator with a new freight elevator.
  18. 5/21/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 8/17/2018 3:30:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - See Notes *
    Other Affected Buildings - CLEMONS LIBRARY
    Notes - Utility Services Affected: Building HVAC & Control Systems, Domestic Hot Water, Heating Hot Water, Chilled Water, Mechanical Room Zone Fire Alarm Devices. Note: This a Planned Outage, Clemons Library will be closed during this outage to allow for the installation of a New Air Handlers, Converter, HW & CW Pumps, and Sprinklers
    Reason - AHU Replacement Project
  19. 5/21/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 9/28/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Elevator
    Other Affected Buildings - OBSERVATORY MOUNTAIN ENGINEERING RESEARCH FACILITY
    Notes - As part of the OMERF Elevator Modernization project, Martin Horn will replace the existing freight elevator with a new passenger elevator. This will include asbestos abatement, extending the existing elevator shaft, new elevator shaft roof, new elevator equipment, new elevator cab and finishes. The elevator will be completely offline and out of service for the above period.
    Reason - To replace the existing freight elevator with a new passenger elevator.

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