Bulletin Board - Building Works & Road Closures Notices
Building works, road closures, events & shutdown disruptions
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A power shutdown will take place on level 1 of the Seddon South Building 82A, on Thursday, 29th September 2016 from 5:30am until 7:30am. This is necessary to complete the final mechanical sub-board connections at the Art Museum Store.
For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Iranthi Cabraal, Construction Project Manager, on 3365 1898 or email@example.com. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.
A power shutdown will take place in the Ritchie Research Laboratories (64A), blocks A, B and C on Thursday, 6th October 2016. This is to install an automatic transfer switch on the essential section of the Ritchie main switchboard.
- 6:00am to 6:30am - This will affect all lights and power in blocks A, B and C.
- 6:00am to 2:00pm - Essential power shutdown. Alternate power sources are in place for essential equipment in the Labs and Aquarium areas that are affected. Please note that all office lights and power will be restored at 6:30am.
For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Terence Cronk, Engineering Project Officer, on 0401 148 110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.
A road closure will take place in Mansfield Place; in front of the John Hines building (62); Wednesday, 28th September 2016 from 6:30am to 1:00pm. This is to facilitate the installation of solar panels to the roof as part of the solar PV project.
Traffic controllers, exclusion zones and road signage will be in place for the duration of these works. Please obey all signage as directed to ensure personal safety and the safety of the road workers. Please see here for traffic management plan.
For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Harrison Zhou, Project Officer – Clean Energy, on 336 52564 or email email@example.com. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.
There will be a footpath closure north east of General Purpose North 3 (Building 39A) from 05:00am on Monday 26th September 2016 to 05:00pm on Friday 30th September. This is to facilitate the fire main replacement. Traffic controllers and road signage will be in place for the duration of these works. Please obey all signage as directed to ensure personal safety and the safety of the road workers.
For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Michael Page, Engineering Project Officer, on 0428 416 472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.
There will be a power shutdown at JD Story building (61) on Tuesday, 4th October 2016 between 5:00am to 6:30am. This is to facilitate an upgrade of the post off metering system to a digital power meter. Please note this shutdown will also affect the Commonwealth Bank ATM.
For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Ivan Forero, Project Officer Sustainability – Energy Management on 3365 2235 or email@example.com. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.
Please be advised that there will be work carried out at Gatton Campus on Monday 26th September and Thursday 29th September which may affect power.
On Monday 26th September a temporary generator will be supplying power to the following buildings on the Gatton Campus. This is to facilitate maintenance of some high voltage apparatus. Please see the list below for the affected buildings. There will be no power outages during this time.
- 8101 N.W. Briton Building
- 8101A N.W. Briton Annexe
- 8102 J.K. Murray Library
- 8159 Computer Annexe
- 8155 Nyamul Preschool
- 8157 Nyamul Child Care Centre
- 8163 Equine XRay Building
- 8171 CSIRO Building
- 8171C CSIRO Glasshouse
- 8146 Building 8146
On Thursday 29th September 2016, a temporary power outage for the following buildings on the Gatton Campus will happen between 5:30am and 7:30am. This is to allow installation of a new power consumption meter at GTQ 2.
- 8107 Plant Protection Building
- 8111 Plant Industries Building
- 8117 Management Studies
- 8117A Natural & Rural Systems Management Building
- 8166 Plant Pathology Building
- 8109 Glass House I
- 8110 Glass House II
- 8108 AG Chem Application & Safety Building
- 8178 Main Lecture Theatre
- 8115 AG Mech Building “A”
- 8116 AG Mech Building “B”
- 8151 AG Mech C
For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Michael Skele, Electrical Supervisor (Gatton) on 0402 990 064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.
An RO water shutdown will occur in the Sir James Foots Building (47A) on Thursday 29/09/2016 and Friday 30/09/2016 between 6:30am to 6:30pm. This is to facilitate sanitising the RO water lines. If you require a drum of water please contact Jamie McIntyre before the shutdown dates.
For further information or concerns you may have, please contact Jamie McIntyre , Supervisor Fitters, on 0434367305 or email email@example.com. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.
The solar PV project to the John Hines Building (62) and Physiology Lecture Theatres (63) will commence Monday, 26th September and conclude by Monday, 31st October 2016. During this period, both buildings will function as normal and all access will remain the same.
The details of works for each building are as follows:
- John Hines:
During the installation process, contractors will need to access the roof of the John Hines Building, and plant room through the office space on level 6. Disruptions to the office space will be kept at a minimum; the contractors will not be using the office space for an extended amount of time.
Contractors will be carrying materials, and will need to access the roof of the Physiology Lecture Theatres via the connecting hallway on level 5 of the John Hines building; exiting through the fire door next to the toilets on level 5.
Their hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 05:00am to 03:00pm.
- Physiology Lecture Theatres:
Contractors will not access the roof through the Physiology Lecture Theatre building. All installation works will be carried out when no lectures are in session. Works will be carried out during business hours in the mid-semester break. For the remainder of the month of October, works will occur before lectures commence each day.
For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Harrison Zhou, Project Officer – Clean Energy, on 3365 2564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.
There will noisy works (demolition) to rooms: S204 to S230, and rooms C303 to C312; of the Hawken Engineering Building (50) from Tuesday, 13th September 2016 to Friday, 7th October 2016.
This works is part of the refurbishment project to levels 2 and 3 of the Hawken Engineering Building (50).
For more information or any concerns you may have, please contact Kim Wishart, Senior Construction Project Manager, on 0411 040 341 or email email@example.com. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.
Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002, there is a statutory requirement for RCD trip testing and emergency light testing to be undertaken. The testing will be undertaken by Downer Electrical.
- Test 1 – RCD Testing
Loss of power supply to power outlets (RCD testing), to minimise disruption this will occur from 6.00am to 8.00am (barring any failures). The work will involve loss of power to power points, other equipment (including computer servers) and lighting. The loss of power will be for a short time approx. 10 to 20 minutes. If non-conforming devices are found, the power outage time may increase due to the time required to replace the defective device.
- Test 2 – Emergency Stop Button Testing
All emergency stop buttons located in laboratories will also be tested during this time. This may isolate both power and gases to lab floors. Please be advised to turn off all computers and other electrical devices during this time. Failure to do so may result in loss of work or damage to electrical equipment/devices.
- Test 3 – Emergency Lighting Testing
Loss of power supply to lighting circuits between 6.00am and 3.00pm. During Exit and Emergency lighting tests disruptions will be kept to a minimum, but in some cases due to the current building design only emergency lighting will be available for the duration of the test (generally 90 minutes).
For any questions or concerns you may have regarding this schedule, please contact the relevant parties below.
Please note: Downer Electrical require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to your scheduled test date for changes to occur.
Downer - Neil De San Miguel, firstname.lastname@example.org 07 334 67342 or 0417 577 017
Remote Sites - Peter Greenwood, email@example.com 07 334 6551 or 0429 029 387
Gatton/Toowoomba - Michael Skele, firstname.lastname@example.org 07 546 01048 or 0402 990 064
St Lucia Campus - Lex Duncan, email@example.com 07 336 53219 or 0411 024 149
Long Pocket - Nahendran Subramanian, firstname.lastname@example.org 07 334 60595 or 0427 706 529
PF Assist - email@example.com 07 336 52222
Approximately 45 car parks in the P10 Carpark, located next to the Swimming Pool, will be closed from 06:30am on Thursday 4 August 2016 to Friday, 31 March 2017. This is to establish a construction site area to support construction works occurring around the pool area to construct a new 25m pool. A map of the cordoned off carparks is available here.
For further information or any concern that you may have, please contact Robert Allan, Construction Project Manager on 07 3365 2534, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.
As part of an energy saving initiative there will be a partial shutdown of air conditioning to selected parts of buildings over the Exhibition Public Holiday, Wednesday 10th August 2016, and Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday Monday 3rd October 2016.
The areas selected for the shutdown are generally offices and teaching spaces. Rooms with air conditioning which is normally set to run 24/7 are exempt from holiday scheduling and will continue to run normally. Teaching rooms managed through Syllabus Plus will also be unaffected by the partial shutdown.
If you plan to come to work on either Wednesday, 10 August 2016 or Monday, 3 October 2016 then please familiarise yourself beforehand with the location of the after-hours buttons for your work area. If an office or teaching space has an after-hours button then, where possible, the air conditioning has been scheduled off during these public holidays, but you can turn it on for successive 2 hour periods by pressing the button.
If there are any problems with air conditioning during these times then please contact PF Assist on 336 52222 in the first instance or Security on 336 51234. There will be staff on standby to deal with scheduling issues or breakdowns.
Details of the proposed shutdowns are available here. Please email Danielle Shaffer email@example.com prior to 9th August 2016 if you foresee problems with the scheduling proposed for your work area.
Lift refurbishment will take place in the Priestly Building (Blg 67) to facilitate the modernisation of both lifts. Please see below shutdown dates.
- Lift 46 will be out of service between Friday 27th May 2016 and Friday 2nd September 2016.
- Lift 45 will be out of service between Tuesday 6th September 2016 and Thursday 8th December 2016.
This is a staged lift modernisation of these two lifts. We hope to keep a lift in service at all times, but this is dependent on the reliability of the existing lift.
For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Zak Williams, Construction Project Manager, on 3365 7409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.
Senate has approved the refurbishment of the western wing of Forgan Smith (1). This project encompasses all spaces on levels 2, 3 and 4, between the Forgan Smith Tower and Michie buildings - refer map below. It includes a major light filled, interactive void over the entry plus the raising of the existing roof with a perforated copper screen similar to Goddard Bldg.
This refurbishment is aimed to be a major showpiece for both the TC Beirne School of Law, the Law Library and the University of Queensland. The singular goal is to radically transform the interior of this building from a dowdy old fashioned corridor based space to an impressive experience for both staff, students, alumni and visitors. The project will deliver a modern, functional, state of the art academic experience within the shell of a traditional heritage sandstone structure.
Site establishment and an early works demolition package commenced in January 2016. The construction period including early works, main construction works, commissioning and decanting is expected to run into early 2017, with the building ready for Semester 1, 2017.
There will be no works to the existing sandstone, but will focus primarily on the interior transformation and the raising of the roof with the introduction of a copper screen. A new central stair will be introduced with better opportunity for light and amenity throughout the existing structure.
Noisy works periods will be upfront in the project whilst the minimum number of students and staff will be onsite. The intention is to communicate with the immediate neighbours on a monthly basis to outline works and interruptions as we go forwards.
More information is available from the Projects approved by Senate (October 2015) page.
More information on the TC Beirne School of Law and the Forgan Smith Re-imagination is available here.
For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Zak Williams, Construction Project Manager on 336 57409 or email email@example.com.
Update 5 July 2016 - The drainage landscaping rectification works will be recommencing in the eastern end of the Great Court from Thursday 7 July 2016. There will be no proposed disruptions to services or access. The construction site will be fenced around the edge of the cloister to approximately 10 metres into the Great Court.
Property & Facilities Division is undertaking tree planting in the Great Court during January 2016. The tree planting is a precursor to undertaking major drainage upgrade works during 2016.
In consultation with our Landscape Architect and P&F Grounds Supervisor we have selected advanced specimens of native trees; TRISTANIOPSIS laurina ‘Luscious’ and SYZYGIUM francisii. These trees are commonly known as the Water Gum and the Giant Water Gum. The Giant Water Gum is a medium to large tree with a dense crown and masses of ornamental bluish-purple berries.
The subsequent drainage works around the perimeter of the Great Court is to address the localised flooding that occurs in heavy rain events. This work will require the removal of a number of trees around the edge of the Great Court. These trees are regarded as weed species (eg leopard trees) and are being replaced with the native trees detailed above.
The drainage upgrade works will be done in stages commencing outside of Goddard Building in January 2016. The works are expected to be completed by August 2016.
We thank you for your patience during these essential works to maintain the heritage listed Great Court Complex for present and future generations of staff, students and visitors to UQ. For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Stephen Sandilands, Senior Engineering Project Officer on 334 67903 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update 23 September 2016
The new P10 carpark underneath the Sport Hub is also open - more information here.
Works to start the Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub Project will commence on Monday 7 September 2015 and are expected to be completed by September 2016. The University of Queensland is set to invest in a new car park and artificial playing fields, located on top of Oval 4 and the softball diamond field. Included in the project will be the refurbished building 33 which will house 2 floors of change rooms and a social space overlooking the playing fields. The project, funded by UQ and UQ Sport, will include 500 new car parks, sports and recreational facilities and a bike parking facilities.
Noisy works periods will be set outside of the exams and graduation times and the current parking in the area will not be affected. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time. For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Stephen Ingham, Construction Project Manager on 334 61280 or email email@example.com.
The UQ News article (02/03/15) can be found here.
A new 500 space carpark, located under the new Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub, is now open. The entrance to the carpark is from Sir William MacGregor Drive. While the carpark is open, the Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub is still under construction and due for completion in August 2016 - more information on the Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub project here.
The carpark is part of the P10 carpark and is designated as a long-term casual carpark. The cost is $2.50 per hour at the Pay & Display machines that can be found throughout the carpark.
The carpark allows easy access to the campus via the new UQ Lakes Walkway or via the lift at the UQ Centre.
The best access for the Aquatic Centre and the UQ Centre at P10 is via Union Road, although both can also be accessed through the new carpark.
To ensure safe access to the new carpark for both motorists and cyclists, 76 carparks on Sir William MacGregor Drive between the roundabout at the Rowing Club and Blair Rd on the campus side will be removed. This will allow more space for cars and cyclists currently sharing the road.
More information about the new carpark can be found at UQ News.
Fleet Services have partnered with Australia’s largest car sharing scheme, GoGet, to make vehicles available to staff and students as an adjunct to the pool of vehicles available for hire. It is hoped that this initiative proves to be an innovative and convenient service which reduces vehicle numbers and eases parking congestion on campus. More information is available here.
The number of people cycling to and from UQ campuses is increasing, which is fantastic news. It does mean however, that there is increased pressure placed on our cycling facilities. To ensure as much available space as possible for UQ cyclists to park, P&F will be begin removing bicycles left dormant for a period of more than two weeks. Bike boxes and bike racks are installed to provide a safe and convenient parking space for cyclists whilst on campus only.
Information about cycling at UQ can be found here. Queries in relation to lost or stolen bikes should be directed to P&F Assist at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about claiming lost property is available here.
You may have noticed the large red parcel lockers located outside the Australia Post Office at JD Story Building (#61). For your convenience, you can now have your parcels sent to these 24/7 Parcel Lockers. It’s free to sign up and easy to use - simply:
- Sign up for your free account and receive a MyPost card.
- Have your deliveries sent to the UQ 24/7 Parcel Locker.
- Use SMS, email and mobile notifications to track your parcel.
- Once the parcel is ready for collection, you’ll receive an SMS or email with your access code.
- Use your MyPost card and the access code to open your Parcel Locker.
For more information, or to sign up for your free account, visit auspost.com.au/mypost
The Intercampus Bus Service is a free service to bona fide UQ staff and students. It is NOT a public service. UQ staff and students will need to show their UQ ID card as proof of eligibility to travel. An online booking system is in place, to guarantee seating. The 2016 timetable is available here
St Lucia campus Draft Master Plan presents a clear vision and strong framework for a physical environment that would continue to support UQ’s position as a landmark centre of knowledge leadership. More information, the Draft Master Plan document and Project Update Newsletter is available from the St Lucia Campus Master Plan website.
On 1 January 2016, there will be small increase in car parking fees at UQ St Lucia, UQ Herston and PACE. This increase is the second and final adjustment in parking fees announced in 2014. UQ’s 2015/16 parking fee changes were the first since 2010.
The additional revenue will help to fund a $25 million development beside the UQ Centre at St Lucia. The project, due for completion in mid-2016, includes a sports hub, Bike Box, artificial turf playing fields and an underground 500-bay short-term car park. The development will boost the number of parking bays on campus to 5500.
Property & Facilities Division have the following services within the Archibus ServiceFM module.
1. “Call SAM” (Small Assets Management) – a new free service
UQ’s Property and Facilities Division have launched a new free service, named “Call SAM” (Small Assets Management), for minor work requests across all UQ campuses.
A carpenter has been appointed for small jobs around all UQ campuses, such as installing white boards, pin boards, pictures, hooks and brackets, door stops/closers and small alterations to cupboards and fixed furniture.
If the job can be completed in under three hours, the labour will be free. Your unit will need only to pay for significant materials (i.e. a whiteboard).
For information on how to access the "Call SAM" service is available here .
2. ServiceFM A-Z Directory
For those who are unsure how to categorise a problem type within the Archibus ServiceFM module, we have developed an A-Z Directory which contains details on what each problem type includes, what it doesn’t include, and what additional information P&F requires. The Service A-Z Directory is available here.
3. New Archibus Workflow – “No Quote User Funded”
P&F have also introduced a faster workflow within Archibus for those client funded works which may not require a quotation. This is ideal for urgent work that has relatively low cost and complexity. To use this option, open the Archibus “create service request” form and in the field “Is User Funded?” select “Yes - No Quotation Required”. Your request will be routed directly to a contractor, via P&F, to complete your request. For these requests, there will be no quotation or estimation approval steps.
New technology has been installed across The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus car parks to reduce delays and queues for motorists. The new system enables users to see in advance which parking locations are likely to have available spaces when they arrive on campus.
Sensors have been installed at the entry and exit points of each P-series car park, providing a live feed to on-site digital signage, a website and portable devices. The displays and web feed provide staff, students and visitors with up-to-date parking advice. A parking availability app will be developed later this year. Please submit any feedback to email@example.com. The full UQ News story is available here.
Property & Facilities Division has renewed the annual licence for access to NearMap, and has now rolled-out access to the University community. The licence allows unlimited access to NearMap when logging on from a UQ IP address. Automatic log in will display "uniqld" on the top right menu bar. This annual licence also allows full access to the Australian archive.
NearMap Pty Ltd is an Australian provider which offers high resolution aerial imagery, PhotoMaps, which are clear and current, and allow you to see changes over time. Some of the features are:
- very fine detail not visible in ordinary aerial maps
- view maps by archived dates (PhotoMaps are updated monthly over cities)
- integrate NearMap with existing technologies
- choose from several view types:
- PhotoMap is the default setting or you can select a street map/details overlay
- StreetMap displays an opaque maps
- Terrain Map shows details such as heights and levels
- MultiView allows you to view the PhotoMap from other angles
- Click here for more NearMap features.
Please contact Michelle Kasper, Executive Officer, Property & Facilities Division 336 51161 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any access issues.
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