Facilities Matters Archives

Report a Snow or Ice Condition

Submitted: December 3, 2013

Snow and Ice notifications

If you find an area on campus that appears to be in immediate need of attention for snow or ice removal, please send your request to snowremoval@fs.uaf.edu. Your request will go directly to the employee servicing that particular area. Please be sure to include your name and number so someone can contact you for more information.

For further information, please contact our Customer Service Center at 474-7000.

Chilled Water Line Replacement

Submitted: June 3, 2013

Subject: Chilled water line replacement in campus core area

Start Date: Wednesday, 06/05/13

End Date: Wednesday, 06/19/13

Contractors will be excavating the area on the north and northeast side of Gruening starting on Wednesday, June 5th . This will last approximately two weeks. The excavation is required to replace a chilled water line which provides cooling for Wood Center and Whitaker. This construction zone will be fenced off but please use caution while traveling in this areas. View a map of the area (PDF).

For more information, please contact our Customer Service Center at 474-7000.

Scheduled A/H power outages for Jan 2013 (Excel)

Sewer Line Project

Submitted: October 8, 2012

A section of Tanana Loop on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus will be closed for most of the month of October for a sewer line project.

The project will begin Oct. 8. Crews will excavate a portion of the road near the Duckering and Bunnell buildings. The parking lot between the buildings will also be closed and there will be changes to campus shuttle routes.

Drivers and pedestrians on campus should watch for signs and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

Please view the document (PDF).

For more information, please contact our Customer Service Center at 474-7000.

Test Bore Drilling Site - Wood Center

Submitted: July 13, 2012

Test Bore Drilling Site - Wood Center (PDF)

FY12 Facilities Modifications

Submitted: April 2, 2012

The deadline to submit a Facility Modification or estimate work request using FY12» funding is April 1, 2012.

Existing requests are now in the planning stages or» in process, however Facilities Services cannot accept new requests after» that date until the new fiscal year begins on July 1.

This does not include requests for costs to set up events.

For information, please contact Marianne Freelong at 474-5990

Development of a Facilities Master Plan for Deferred Maintenance on West Ridge

Submitted: January 9, 2012

Please view the document (PDF).

For more information, please contact our Customer Service Center at 474-7000.

Light Monitor Product Info

Submitted: December 2, 2011

Please view the document (PDF).

For more information, please contact our Customer Service Center at 474-7000.

Asphalting of Arctic Health Roof

Submitted: October 26, 2011

Start: October 27, 2011

End: November 2, 2011 (estimated date)

Contractors will begin the roofing operation at the new Arctic Health courtyard clinic on October 27. This work involves using a tar type product which is called a “low smell” however, there will be a tar odor but the fumes are not toxic. This is similar to the roofing material being used at the new Life Sciences project.

To avoid fumes entering the building through the temporary front entrance at the stairwell, this door will be closed and designated as EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY for the duration of the roofing work. Signs will be posted to direct traffic to the east and north west entrances.

For further information, please contact our Customer Service Center at 474-7000 or view the link for the MSDS (PDF)

Closure of East Arctic Health Lot 9A

Submitted: September 22, 2011

Subject: Closure of East Arctic Health Lot 9A

Start: Sept. 23, 2011, 6:00pm

End: Sept. 24, 2011, 6:00pm

East Arctic Health lot 9A will be closed to vehicle for construction activities related to the AHCHC project. Contractors will be using the parking lot to deliver and set up a large crane. The use of the crane will be on the north side of the Arctic Health building from 9-24 to 9-25.

Please use extra caution when in the area of the operating crane during this time.

Click to view map (PDF)

Thank you!

Tanana Loop Road Closure

Submitted: September 16, 2011

Subject: Tanana Loop Road Closure near Bunnell

Start: Sept 16, 2011, 5:00pm

End: Sept 26, 2011, 8:00am

A road closure on Sept 16th at Tanana Loop near the Bunnell building will begin at 5:00pm. This closure will also affect the east end of Bunnell Parking Lot 3G. The lot will have parking spaces extended at the west end for decal parking during this time.

This closure is required for contractors to install manholes and storm water sewer piping. The closure will not affect campus shuttle or borough bus schedules.

Click for map (PDF)

For further information, please contact FS Customer Service Center at 474-7000.

Arctic Health Construction Update

Submitted: September 15, 2011

Subject: Temporary North Entrance Door - A/H

Start: Sept. 17, 2011, 600am

End: Sept. 17, 2011, 800pm

The temporary north entrance door into Arctic Health will be designated as "emergency exit only" on Saturday, Sept. 17th.

Contractors will be working overhead in this area; access to the building will be through the northwest and southeast doors on Saturday only.

Click to view map (PDF)

Thank you!

Campus Window Washing

Submitted: August 12, 2011

Facilities Services has a contractor on campus who will» be washing the windows in your buildings this month, beginning today, Friday, August 12th.

Please use caution when entering and exiting these areas as they will be using tall ladders and will be hanging from the buildings!

The tentative schedule (PDF) is likely to be adjusted as work progresses.

Please ensure all all small items are moved away from the windows.

For further information, please contact FS Customer Service Center at 474-7000.

Arctic Health Clinic ADA Access

Submitted: August 2, 2011

Subject: A/H CANHR Construction Project Update

Start: August 2, 2011

End: March, 2012

Construction on the Arctic Health in-fill project has commenced. The contractor has begun work on the front entrance (north) of the building. The stairwell (100S7) entrance in this area will remain accessible to foot traffic. Facilities Services will install a handle on the exterior of the door in the immediate future.

The ADA ramp at the front of building will be temporarily moved to the south east entrance of the building. Please note: this entrance does not have automatic door openers. This ramp will remain at the SE entrance for the project duration, into 2012. The ADA entrance at the west side of Arctic Health will remain in service.

Please view the new map for ADA access (PDF).

Interior foot traffic should avoid using the first and second floors, north hallways and the front (north side) of the building (100C1 & 200C5). These hallways will soon be closed for the duration of the project.

Thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding during this project.

For more information, please contact our Customer Service Center at 474-7000.

Arctic Health Clinic In-fill Project

Submitted: August 1, 2011

Project Map (PDF)

2011 Construction Overview Map

Submitted: April 21, 2011

The 2011 Construction Overview map highlighting UAF's summer projects is now available online. (PDF)

Constitution Hall Toilet Room Upgrade

Submitted: November 5, 2010

The Constitution Hall Toilet Room Upgrade project is scheduled to begin Monday November 1, 2010 beginning at 6:00pm.

The project reconfigures the existing toilet rooms into ADA compliant accessible toilet rooms. The project also provides accessible drinking fountains, a relocated janitor's closet, a new communications hub room, and space for a future elevator equipment room.

The project is scheduled for work on level one continuing thru mid December then moving to level three. The entire project is scheduled complete by mid-February 2011.

UAF Contact: Mike Schuetz, Project Manager, 474-6650

Road Closure Notice

Submitted: August 12, 2010

Beginning on Thursday, August 12 thru Monday, August 16 (depending upon construction progress), West Tanana Drive will be closed from the Thompson Drive roundabout to the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES/Farm) for approximately one day. The following day, Tanana Loop will be closed from the Thompson Drive roundabout up to the junction with Yukon Drive near the Butrovich building.

Detour information and signage will be posted on Sheep Creek Road informing motorists to use the Parks Highway and enter campus from Thompson Drive. Vehicles traveling east from Sheep Creek Road will be allowed only as far as the AFES farm driveways. There will be no traffic allowed on West Tanana Drive from the roundabout to AFES farm. Roads will be clearly barricaded and marked with signage.

It is anticipated that the work on both roads will be completed with minimal disruption to campus. We apologize to motorists, bicyclists, and walkers for the inconvenience of using alternate routes to AFES farm and Upper Campus during this construction period.

Please contact our Customer Service Center at 474-7000 for further information.

As always, thank you for your patience.

Click here to view Tanana Loop closure map (PDF)

Click here to view Sheep Creek closure map (PDF)

Skarland Hall Restroom Renovations

Submitted: August 3, 2010

Facilities Services is beginning the Skarland Hall Restroom Remodel project the week of Aug 2- 6.
The scope of work includes the complete demolition and rebuild of the restroom and showers on floors 2-4. Systems impacted include electrical, alarms, mechanical, HVAC and parking.

Substantial Completion is scheduled for February 22, 2011.

See the attached drawing (PDF) for the areas used for contractor parking and material lay down.

UAF Contacts:
Reed Morisky, Project Manager, Wk 474-5856, Cell 460-6371
Scott Heidorn, Contract Manager, Wk 474-5558, Cell 590-0671

Nenana Parking Lot Closure

Submitted: July 8, 2010

Facilities Services will be closing the west and northwest entrance (click for a map (PDF)) of the Nenana Parking Lot for paving from Thursday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 14th. The lot willl reopen for normal use on July 15th. Signs are posted routing customers to access to the portion of the parking lot that will remain open. Please contact us at 474-7000 for more information.

Utilities Waste Line Repairs - Phase Two - Tanana Loop Connection

Submitted: July 2, 2010

Phase 2 of the Utilities Waste Line Repairs project will continue on July 30, 2010. This project is the continuation phase of replacing aged, unreliable sanitary and storm water infrastructure. This work will take place along Tanana Loop near the Student Recreation Center and Patty Gym. Work is scheduled to be completed September 30, 2010.

Irving I & II Elevator closure for upgrades

Submitted: June 25, 2010

Facilities Services will be shutting down the shared elevator between Irving I and Irving II on July 6. This outage is necessary to upgrade the elevator. The outage is expected to last until September 9, 2010.

For more information, contact Mike Scheutz at 474-7000

Thank you for your patience as we work to make our campus a safe one!

South Chandalar Drive

Submitted: June 10, 2010

South Chandalar Drive will be open to emergency traffic only from Thursday, June 10th - Monday, June 14th for re-surfacing. The contractor will remain on site afther the 14th working on sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

Please keep a watchful eye out for workers and yield to construction equipment.

Intersection of Sheenjek and Koyukuk

Image map of Koyukuk Shennjek intersection
Click on picture for larger format.

Submitted: June 10, 2010

The intersection will be open to emergency traffic only Thursday, June 17th - Sunday, June 20th. Road repairs will lift and repave the intersection to eliminate the large dip that exists now.

Auto traffic for the Museum will be temporarily re-routed to the east entrance off of Yukon Drive to parking lot 9J.

Traffic to parking lots 9E, 9M, 9F and 9G will be re-routed to Tanana Loop on the west side of West Ridge.


Roadway Line Painting

Submitted: May 12, 2010

The Department of Transportation will be on campus mid-June for roadway line painting. Specific dates and time schedule will be posted soon.

2010 Campus Master Plan - DRAFT

Submitted: April 21, 2010

A final 2010 Campus Master Plan will be available to view in July.

2010 Construction Overview Map

Submitted: April 19, 2010

The 2010 Construction Overview map highlighting UAF's summer projects is now available online. (PDF)

Brush Clearing - Campus Sewer Main Replacement

Submitted: March 11, 2010

Facilities Services is preparing for the Campus Sewer Main Replacement along Thompson Drive and Tanana Loop. This line will be installed to the east of the existing line, keeping campus in service during the installation. Brush clearing will begin in a few weeks, with digging to start in early summer.

Business Report FY10 Quarter 1 & 2 (PDF)

Parking Services is moving.

Submitted: February 15, 2010

Parking Services is consolidating its offices to one location at 114 Physical Plant. The offices at 111 Eielson Building and 1855 Marika Rd. will be closed about Feb. 20. A kiosk will be available in the PolarExpress office at 116 Eielson Building. You can purchase permits, update your information, pay or appeal tickets, and chat in real time with parking services staff to ask questions or get information through the online system. Log in with your UA AuthServ user name and password.

2009 UAF Heat & Power Plant Turbine Overhaul

Submitted: February 10, 2010

Final Wrap-up Report

The utilities department completed required maintenance on the electricity-generating turbine this past summer. During that time, electricity was purchased from Golden Valley Electric Association and the entire campus was called on to help reduce electric consumption. Facilities Services turned air handlers off at night, kept chillers off to the greatest extent possible, and limited use of all high-use, electric-driven building components.

On May 27, shortly before the turbine was brought back online the university community reduced overall energy consumption by 3%, approximately $10,000 in savings. The following month, the utilities division continued to rely on GVEA for maintenance on the coal-fired boilers at the power plant.

The final electrical savings was $24,300 or an overall energy consumption reduction of 3.5%.

Unseasonably warm weather and lack of individual control in office areas were challenges that we believe prevented the campus from reaching the goal of saving $50,000 goal.

In addition to the overhaul, the utilities division also:

  • Changed out the turbine speed/load control system
  • Changed the voltage regulator control system
  • Changed out the power meter
  • Relocated the control room
  • Made the surface condenser operational

The efforts allow UAF to have better control of the power and steam that is produced for campus and made it possible for the power plant to move into a new, safer control room. Most of the power plant controls have been moved, and the remaining controls will be relocated in the following months.

As of December 2009, the campus' electric usage and savings remain flat compared to previous years' levels. We continue to cycle the main building air handling equipment at night to a greater degree than we had in the past, that coupled with changed behaviors of everyone is reducing our electrical usage at UAF!

FY11 Operating & Capital Requests

Submitted: January 21, 2010

The approved Redbook (PDF), UA Board of Regents' FY11 operating and capital requests is available online.

LED Test Installations

Submitted: January 21, 2010

Several test installations of LED lights have been completed. Comments on the LED lights installed on campus can be sent to led.test@alaska.edu.

Visit our sustainablity page to learn more about LED lighting at UAF.


Submitted: January 10, 2010

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If you have suggestions or unable to find the information you are looking for, please email facilities@fs.uaf.edu.