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Jul 28 2016 Lake Walkway closure Aug 02 2016 Aug 02 2016
Jul 27 2016 Blair Drive Bitumen Repair Work Jul 28 2016 Jul 28 2016
Jul 26 2016 JD Story Bldg Carpet Installation Jul 30 2016 Jul 30 2016
Jul 21 2016 RCD and Emergency Light Testing Jul 25 2016 Aug 26 2016
Jul 19 2015 Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub Project - Update Sep 07 2015 Sep 07 2016
Jul 13 2016 Otto Hirschfeld and Skerman Building RO Water Shutdown Jul 27 2016 Jul 28 2016
Jul 12 2016 UQ Lake Fountain Temporary Shutdown Jul 13 2016 Aug 05 2016
Jul 12 2016 UQ St Lucia CityCat Ferry Terminal - River Bank Maintenance Works Jul 13 2016 Aug 05 2016
Jul 07 2016 Brian Wilson Chancellery Minor Works Jul 08 2016 Jul 29 2016
Jul 06 2016 Therapies Annexe Power Isolation Jul 06 2016 Jul 30 2016
Jul 05 2016 Great Court – Tree Planting and Drainage Works - update Jan 15 2016 Aug 15 2016
Jun 27 2016 Chilled Water Shutdown - Various Buildings Jul 01 2016 Jul 31 2016
Jun 24 2016 Hawken Building Refurbishment Jun 28 2016 Aug 31 2016
Jun 22 2016 Blair Drive Partial Footpath Closure Jun 26 2016 Sep 22 2016
Jun 13 2016 Duhig North Building Solar PV Installation Jun 15 2016 Aug 17 2016
May 18 2016 Otto Hirschfeld Building Lift Modernisation Jun 09 2016 Aug 26 2016
May 18 2016 Priestly Building Lift Modernisation May 27 2016 Dec 08 2016
Jan 15 2016 Forgan Smith Western Wing Refurbishment Project (Law and Law Library) Jan 15 2016 Feb 29 2017

Go to top of page Lake Walkway closure

The Lake Walkway will be closed Tuesday 2nd August 2016 from 7:30am until 12.00pm. This is to facilitate removal of the pump for the Lake. Please obey all signage to ensure personal safety and that of the contractors.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Jamie McIntyre, Supervisor P&F Fitters, on 0434 367 305 or email j.mcintyre@uq.edu.au. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page Blair Drive Bitumen Repair Work

There will be bitumen repair work on Blair Drive, adjacent to the Tennis Centre (28/29) Thursday, 28th July 2016 from 6.30am until 2.00pm. This is required to re-establish the roadway which was excavated due to the fire main upgrade.There are no proposed disruptions to pedestrians or traffic. 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 Stephen Sandilands, Engineering Project Officer, on 3346 7903 or email s.sandilands@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page JD Story Bldg Carpet Installation

Carpet will be installed, after hours, at the levels 1 and 2 main stairs in J.D Story Building (61) on Saturday, 30th July 2016 between 6:00am and 6:00pm. Please use alternate points of egress for the duration of work.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Luke Clark, Carpentry Supervisor on 3365 7401 or email l.clark@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pageRCD and Emergency Light Testing

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.

Please find schedule here - 25 July - 26 August.

  • 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, downer@pf.uq.edu.au 07 334 67342 or 0417 577 017
Remote Sites - Peter Greenwood, p.greenwood@pf.uq.edu.au 07 334 6551 or 0429 029 387
Gatton/Toowoomba - Michael Skele, m.skele@pf.uq.edu.au 07 546 01048 or 0402 990 064
St Lucia Campus - Lex Duncan, l.duncan@pf.uq.edu.au 07 336 53219 or 0411 024 149
Long Pocket - Nahendran Subramanian, n.subramaniam@pf.uq.edu.au 07 334 60595 or 0427 706 529
PF Assist - pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au 07 336 52222


Go to top of page Otto Hirschfeld & Skerman Building RO Water Shutdown

There will be an RO water system shutdown at Otto Hirschfeld Building (81) and Skerman Building (65) from 6:00am until 6:00pm on Wednesday, 27th and Thursday, 28th July 2016. This is to facilitate the sanitising of the delivery lines.

If backup RO water is required during this time a supplementary supply can be arranged.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Jamie McIntyre, Acting Supervisor P&F Fitters, on 0434 367 305 or email j.mcintyre@uq.edu.au. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page UQ Lake Fountain Temporary Shutdown

The fountain in the main UQ Lake will be temporarily shut down for approximately 2-3 weeks. This is to facilitate the rebuilding of the pump due to an unforeseen breakdown.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Jamie McIntyre, Acting Supervisor P&F Fitters, on 0434 367 305 or email j.mcintyre@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page UQ St Lucia CityCat Ferry Terminal - River Bank Maintenance Works

Brisbane City Council will be undertaking essential riverbank maintenance works to the new UQ St Lucia CityCat ferry terminal from 13 July for a period of approximately 3 weeks, weather and tidal conditions permitting.
Works are planned to be undertaken Monday to Saturday between 6am and 6pm. Some Sunday works may be required. Work will be completed around the tide times hence there will be flexibility in the contractor’s work times.

There are no planned disruptions to the UQ St Lucia ferry terminal service as part of these works. Those in close proximity may experience some low-level intermittent construction noise, from the unloading, loading and placing of rock. Every effort will be made to complete these works during normal construction hours; however, due to tidal conditions there are restrictions to when work can take place.

Council is committed to minimising impact of construction on the local community as much as possible, and has already notified some nearby residents. BCC will also be placing signage at the ferry terminal to notify commuters of the works.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact the Brisbane City Council project team on 1800 884 681 or email ferryinfrastructure@brisbane.qld.gov.au. For information outside of business hours, please call Council’s 24-hour call centre on 07 3403 8888. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pageBrian Wilson Chancellery Minor Works

There will be minor office works in rooms 372 and 373, Brian Wilson Chancellery (61A) between Friday, 8th July 2016 and Friday, 29th July 2016 from 7:00am to 5:00pm daily. The work will have minimal impact on building occupants.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Darlene Lush, P&F Construction Project Manager, on 0411 024 156 or email d.lush@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page Therapies Annexe Power Isolation

There will be a power shutdown to rooms 131 & 132 (reception) in the Therapies Annexe (Blg 84A) from 5.00am Wednesday 6 July 2016 until 5.00pm Saturday 30 July 2016. This is to permit the refurbishment the reception area.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Siva Sivakumar on 336 58269 or k.sivakumar@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pageChilled Water Shutdowns - Various Buildings

There will be chilled water shutdowns to Goddard (Blg 8), Michie (Blg 9), James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Blg 11) and Hartley Teakle (Blg 83) during July 2016.

The exact date will be made available when planning has been completed. There are 2 planned shutdowns of 6 – 8 hours each.

These shutdowns are to cut in new valves and tee-off points. Please note that this will affect chilled water and the cooling/dehumidification will not be operational during these times.

To assist in planning this controlled shutdown we ask that you please contact Zak Williams on 336 57409 or z.williams@pf.uq.edu.au to discuss any needs that you may have during this outage. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.



Go to top of pageHawken Building Refurbishment

Construction work will commence on level 4 Hawken Building (50) on Tuesday 28th June and is expected to be completed by Wednesday 31st August 2016. This is to complete the refurbishment of the Robotics Lab in Rooms 406 & 407.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Stephen Ingham, Construction Project Manager on 07 334 61280 or email s.ingham@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pageBlair Drive Partial Footpath Closure

There will be a partial footpath closure to Blair Drive outside the Joyce Ackroyd Building (37) from Sunday, 26th June 2016 until Thursday, 22nd September 2016. This is to facilitate the installation of a new Fire Main on Blair drive . No Services will be interrupted during the construction without prior notification.

The works will continue along Blair Drive to the corner of Campbell Road in stages as the work progresses. During this time 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 Stephen Sandilands, Engineering Project Officer, on 3346 7903 or email s.sandilands@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pageDuhig North Building Solar PV Installation

As part of the Solar PV Program, UQ is installing a 138kW rooftop solar PV system on the roof of Duhig North (Blg 12). Non-disruptive work (e.g. set up site compound, site measurement) is expected to commence later this week. Installation work is planned to go ahead on Monday, 27th of June 2016 after the exam period.

All disruptive work will be carried out between 27th June and 22nd July 2016 during the Semester break. The project completion date is expected Mid-August 2016. A site compound will be set up on the western side of the building (refer blue box below). There is not expected to be any impact on local traffic flow other than sectioning off a small section of the loading zone.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Harrison Zhou, Energy Project Engineer, on 3365 2564 or l.zhou2@uq.edu.au. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pageOtto Hirschfeld Building Lift Modernisation

A lift shutdown will take place in the Otto Hirschfeld Building (Blg 81) between Thursday 9th June 2016 and Friday 26th August 2016. This is to facilitate a modernisation of the lift. Use of the alternative lift in Therapies is recommended.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Zak Williams, Construction Project Manager, on 3365 7409 or email z.williams@uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pagePriestly Building Lift Modernisation

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 z.williams@uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page Forgan Smith Western Wing Refurbishment Project (Law and Law Library)

UQ Forgan Smith BldgSenate 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.UQ Forgan Smith

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.

UQ Forgan Smith BldgThere 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 z.williams@pf.uq.edu.au.


Go to top of page Great Court – Tree Planting and Drainage Upgrade Works

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.

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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 s.sandilands@pf.uq.edu.au.

Tree Planting Great Court

Tree Planting Great Court Tree Planting Great Court


Go to top of page Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub Project

Update 19 July 2016—

Progress photo (below). New P10 carpark underneath the Sport Hub now open - more information here.

Sport Hub

UQWorks to start the Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub Project will commence on Monday 7 September 2015 and are expected to be completed by July 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.UQ

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 s.ingham@pf.uq.edu.au.

The UQ News article (02/03/15) can be found here.


OTHER NEWS...

Go to top of page New carpark facility

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. carpark now open

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.


Go to top of page 24/7 Parcel Lockers now at UQ

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:

  1. lockers Sign up for your free account and receive a MyPost card.
  2. Have your deliveries sent to the UQ 24/7 Parcel Locker.
  3. Use SMS, email and mobile notifications to track your parcel.
  4. Once the parcel is ready for collection, you’ll receive an SMS or email with your access code.
  5. 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


Go to top of page 2016 UQ Intercampus Bus timetable

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


Go to top of pageUQ St Lucia campus Draft Master Plan

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.


Go to top of page UQ parking fee increases 2016

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.

Further detail on UQ parking fees is here and on the Parking @ UQ website. P&F welcomes comment on UQ parking issues at email parking.feedback@uq.edu.au.



Go to top of page Archibus ServiceFM Changes

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.

If you have any problems please refresh your cache in the first instance. If problems persist, please contact archibus@uq.edu.au 


Go to top of page Parking Availability Website Launched

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 pf@pf.uq.edu.au. The full UQ News story is available here.


Go to top of page UQ NearMap Licence

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 m.kasper@pf.uq.edu.au if you have any access issues.


 

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