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Aug 15 2017 P7 Carpark Water Shutdown Aug 18 2017 Aug 21 2017
Aug 15 2017 Road Disruption Notice -Sir Fred Schonell Drive & Sir William MacGregor Drive Aug 22 2017 Aug 24 2017
Aug 14 2017 McElwain Lift Shutdown Aug 14 2017 Aug 18 2017
Aug 11 2017 QBI Pressure cleaning Aug 14 2017 Aug 18 2017
Aug 11 2017 Student Residences Project Removal of Vegetation Aug 21 2017 Oct 20 2017
Aug 11 2017 Power Shutdowns Aug 16 2017 Aug 16 2017
Aug 11 2017 Air Compressor Testing - update Aug 14 2017 Aug 18 2017
Aug 09 2017 Keith Street Carpark (P7) Partial Closure Aug 10 2017 Aug 18 2017
Aug 09 2017 Hawken Building Lift Shudtown Aug 09 2017 Aug 18 2017
Aug 01 2017 JK Murrary Library Refurbishment Works - Update Oct 19 2016 Nov 05 2017
Jul 28 2017 Road Closure - Mill Road Aug 20 2017 Aug 20 2017
Jul 21 2017 RCD and Emergency Light Testing - Schedule Update Jul 01 2017 Aug 31 2017
Jun 23 2017 Campbell Road Fire Main Installation Jun 26 2017 Sep 04 2017
Jun 21 2017 Campbell Road - Fire Main Infrastructure Works Jun 26 2017 Sep 08 2017
Jan 18 2017 Margaret Cribb Child Care Centre Construction & Keith Street Carpark- update Jan 18 2017 Aug 31 2017

Go to top of page P7 Carpark Water Shutdown

A Water Main Shutdown will take place at the Keith St Carpark (P7) from the 18th August 2017 to the 21st August 2017 between 6:00am and 5:00pm. This is to facilitate the installation of the water connection for the new child care centre.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Michael Page, Engineering Hydraulic Project Officer on 0428 416 472 or email michael.page@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 pageRoad Disruption Notice -Sir Fred Schonell Drive & Sir William MacGregor Drive

There will be additional vehicular traffic attending UQ St Lucia campus between 7:00am and 2:30pm on Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 August, 2017. This is due to a sporting event being held at the UQ Sport Athletics Centre on Sir William MacGregor Drive.

During this period, traffic controllers and road signage will be in place. Only UQ students and UQ staff will be permitted to park in the P7 (Keith Street), P8 and P9 (Sir William MacGregor Drive) parking bays.

All other non UQ traffic entering Sir William MacGregor Drive from Sir Fred Schonell Drive will be directed to the P10 parking bays. Please obey all signage as directed and maintain campus speed limits.

Travelling to campus via public transport is strongly encouraged.

For further information, please contact Jonathon Turner (UQ Sport – Assistant Operations Manager), on 3346 4306, or email JohnathonT@uqsport.com.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your understanding during this time.


Go to top of page McElwain Lift Shutdown

The #78 Lift in the McElwain Building (24a) will be shutdown until Friday 18 August 2017. This is an unforeseen shutdown due to maintenance repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page QBI Pressure cleaning

Pressure cleaning will be carried out on the outside of the Queensland Brain Institute (79) from Monday 14th August 2017 until Friday 18th August 2017, between 6:30am and 4:00pm. This is to facilitate building maintenance. The contractor will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum. Kindly obey all signage.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Paul Maxwell, Mechanical Supervisor QBI, on 0411 114 178, or email p.maxwell@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 Student Residences Project Removal of Vegetation

The site preparation for the Student Residences Project (SRP) will begin on or soon after 21 August 2017. These works will be in the vicinity of Walcott Street, Hood Street, Rock Street and Coldridge Street, including areas adjacent to Margaret Cribb Child Care Centre, Grace College, Cromwell College and International House.

Further preparations within the fence of the Margaret Crib Child Care Centre will be delayed until after the child care has relocated. There will also be some tree trimming and removal along the northern fence of the UQ Regiment.

We expect these works to be undertaken from Monday 21st August 2017 to Friday 20th October 2017 from 07:00am – 05:00pm each day.

The works will be carried out by South East Tree Care under the direction of Shane Biddle, Senior Supervisor Grounds, 0411 020 471 or email s.biddle@pf.uq.edu.au.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Peter Sampson, Manager of Special Projects, 0411 152 349 or email p.sampson@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 pagePower Shutdowns

There will be a power shutdown to the UQ Sport Athletic Centre (29A), Rugby Club House (40), Eric Freeman Boatshed (30), Playing Field 7, P8 and P9 carparks on Wednesday 16th August 2017 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. This is to install a new power supply to Margret Cribb Kindy at Substation 26. This will affect all Light, Power and Communication.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Terence Cronk, Engineering Project Officer on 0401 148 110 or t.cronk@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 page Keith Street Carpark (P7) Partial Closure

Approximately 25 car parking bays will be inaccessible in the Keith Street Carpark (P7) from Thursday 10th August 2017 until Friday 18th August 2017. This is to facilitate excavation works which are required to install water and gas pipework. The area to be closed off is highlighted on the map here. The footpath along Sir Fred Schonell Drive will not be affected.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Kim Wishart, Senior Construction Project Manager, on 3365 3109 or email k.wishart@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 Air Compressor Testing - update

The annual Air Compressor testing will begin across campus starting Monday 14th August and is expected to be concluded by Friday 18th August. The below list of buildings each contain air receivers which are due for their annual inspection.

Bld 3   –    Steele Building   7:30 – 8:00am Tues 15th Aug
Bld 5   –    Richards Building 9:30 – 10:00am Fri 18th Aug
Bld 7   –    Parnell Building 9:30 – 10:00am Tues 15th Aug
Bld 43     –     Frank White Building N/A No compressor on-site
Bld 44     –     Frank White Annexe 8:00 – 9:30am Tues 15th Aug
Bld 47A  –     Sir James Foots 7:30 – 8:00am Fri 18th Aug
Bld 50     –    Hawken Engineering 1:30 – 2:00pm Thurs 17th Aug
Bld 51     –    Zelman Cowan Building 10:00 – 11:00am Fri 18th Aug
Bld 62     –    John Hines Building 10:30 – 11:00am Tues 15th Aug
Bld 64     –    Sir William MacGregor Building 10:30 – 11:00am Tues 15th Aug
Bld 65     –    Skerman N/A No Compressor on-site
Bld 68     –    Chemistry Building 1:00 – 1:30pm Thurs 17th Aug
Bld 74     –    Don Nicklin Building 12:30 - 1:00pm Thurs 17th Aug
Bld 76     –    Molecular BioScience 8:30 – 9:00am Fri 18th Aug
Bld 80     –    Queensland Bioscience Precinct To be re- scheduled To be re-scheduled
Bld 81     –    Otto Hirschfeld 11:00 – 11:30am Thurs 17th Aug
Bld 82     –    Seddon Buildings 10:30 – 11:00am Thurs 17th Aug
Bld 83     –    Hartley Teakle Building 11:30 – 12:00pm Fri 18th Aug
Bld 85     –    Industrial Centre 10:00 – 10:30am Thurs 17th Aug
Bld 99     –    Warehouse 9:30 – 10:00am Thurs 17th Aug

 

As part of the annual inspection and testing schedule, each air compressor must be shut down for approximately 30 minutes. If you aware of a reason why the compressor within your building cannot be deactivated please contact Fitters Supervisor, Jamie McIntyre on 3346 9939 or via email at j.mcintyre@uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this process.


Go to top of page Hawken Building Lift Shudtown

Lift 56 in the Hawken Engineering Building (50) will be out of service until Friday 18th August 2017.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact PF Assist on 3365 2222 or email pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding during this time.


Go to top of pageGatton - JK Murrary Library Refurbishment

Update - 1 August 2017 - Further refurbishment works of the JK Murray Library at Gatton (Building 8102) will commence on Monday, 7th August 2017 until early November 2017. This is to facilitate the relocation of the new extension. There will be no access via the ramp off the Central Walkway however temporary access will be available from Thursday 10th August as per this plan. For updated Library hours, please visit the website. Please note the 24hr study spaces (lower level) will continue uninterrupted during this period.

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Tomkins Builders have been appointed to undertake the construction of the JK Murray Library (8102) Refurbishment at the Gatton Campus. Mobilisation is expected to commence approximately Wednesday, 19th October 2016, with construction to start soon after. It is anticipated that works will take approximately 12 months to complete, weather and other conditions permitting.

Works will involve the refurbishment of the existing Library as well as the construction of a new wing to provide enhanced 24/7 spaces for students and library staff. The Library will remain open during construction with shutdowns required at times. Notice will be provided. The contractor will have safety measures in place including signage, traffic control and fencing to stop unauthorised personnel accessing the work site. Please obey all directives and signage to ensure personal safety and that of the contractors.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact PF Assist on 3365 2222 or email pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au.


Go to top of page Road Closure - Mill Road

The 2017 Susan Suduk One Day to Conquer Cancer event will be taking place at the Forgan Smith (1) forecourt on UQ St Lucia Campus, Sunday 20 August 2017. Mill Road and Mill Road car park will be closed between 5:00am to 5:00pm for this event. There will be only slight disruptions to traffic flow at the Sir Fred Schonell Drive/Sir William MacGregor Drive roundabout during the start and finishing times for the event. Parking access to the Multi-Level carparks (P3 and P4) will remain unaffected.

Traffic Controllers will be onsite managing traffic flow at UQ, however the UQ Community is urged to be aware of the increased pedestrian and cycling traffic during these times and to adhere to the 30km speed zone on Campus.

For further information please visit the Event website or contact the Event Manager, Natalia Dasilva via email ndasilva@conquercancer.org.au for any concerns you may have.


Go to top of pageCampbell Road Fire Main Installation

There will be a fire main installation commencing on Monday 26 June 2017 on Campbell Road from the Blair drive intersection to the Duhig Laneway. The excavation will be located at the eastern kerbside of Campbell Road, these works are expected to take 10 weeks.This is to further improve the Fire Main System on the St Lucia Campus. There will be minimal disruptions and traffic control will be put into place. For your safety and that of the workers, please follow all signage and directions.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Stephen Sandilands Engineering Project Officer phone 33467903 E s.sandilands@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 pageCampbell Road - Fire Main Infrastructure Works

The Property and Facilities Division, as part of our Infrastructure Works, is undertaking another section of the St Lucia Campus Dedicated Fire Main. These works are part of a long term strategy to upgrade the fire protection systems on the UQ St Lucia Campus.

Works will take place from the intersection of Blair Drive and Campbell Road and continue to the cul-de-sac at Campbell Place. These works are scheduled to start late June 2017 with an expected duration of 10 weeks depending on weather.

The civil engineering work will entail trenching, pipelaying, backfilling and paving. The majority of the works will occur within the eastern carriageway of Campbell Road and footpath.

Traffic controls will be in place to minimise interruptions to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic with works stopping for special events that are scheduled within this time frame.

Enquiries should be directed to Stephen Sandilands, Engineering Project Officer on 07 334 67903 or email s.sandilands@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank the University community for their patience and cooperation during these important campus infrastructure works.


Go to top of pageRCD and Emergency Light Testing - Updated

Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002, there is a statutory requirement for RCD trip testing and emergency light testing to be undertaken. This testing will be undertaken by Downer Electrical. The St Lucia Campus July schedule is here and August schedule here.

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 65512 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 pageMargaret Cribb Child Care Centre Building Construction - Keith Street Carpark disruptions & loss of bays

Update 18/01/17

As the current location of the Margaret Cribb Child Care Centre on Coldridge St is earmarked as a site for development for the University’s Student Housing project, a new expanded 154 x place facility is being constructed on Sir Fred Schonell Drive, which the centre will relocate to. This Child Care Centre project was approved by the University Senate in August 2016. Further information is available here.

The appointed head contractor, Buildcorp P/L, will commence site establishment on Wednesday January 18, 2017. The project is targeted for completion in July 2017. A plan of the proposed construction site set out is here. Construction vehicle access to and from the site will be via Sir Fred Schonell Drive only (left turn in and left turn out only). There will be no construction vehicle movements through the Keith St carpark. Pedestrian access along the northern side of Sir Fred Schonell Drive to & from the Keith St carpark will be maintained.

Construction of this facility will result in a net long term loss of 188 x public parking bays in the Keith St carpark.

For more information or any concerns you may have, please contact Kim Wishart, Senior Construction Project Manager, on 0411 040 341 or email k.wishart@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


OTHER NEWS...

Go to top of pageBrisbane City Road Closures – William Street (part of) and Queen’s Wharf Road

The world-class integrated resort development, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, will begin Early Works from January 2017. Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will feature iconic contemporary architecture alongside beautifully restored heritage buildings, 50 new bars and restaurants and provide locals and tourists with the equivalent of 12 football fields of public space to enjoy.

When complete, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will transform Brisbane’s CBD from George St to the Brisbane River, from Queen St to Alice St as well as along the Brisbane River’s edge down to the Goodwill Bridge. Importantly, the nine heritage buildings in the precinct play a key role in the design and will be protected and repurposed as part of the finished development.

To revitalise such a large section of the CBD, a number of changes will be necessary around the development area during construction including traffic management.

From 1 January 2017, Queen’s Wharf Rd and William St, between Elizabeth and Margaret Sts, will close to enable work on the integrated resort development to commence. See traffic map here.

Authorised vehicles including emergency service and construction vehicles will have limited access. Pedestrian access around the site will change from 1 January 2017. See pedestrian map here. Prominent signage and notifications will be in place to advise motorists entering the area.

When Queen’s Wharf Brisbane opens, these roads will form key areas within the precinct to enable the safe movement of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles through and around the integrated resort development. William St will reopen to traffic with the launch of the integrated resort development, expected in 2022.
Destination Brisbane Consortium is working with government, road and transport operators to communicate the road changes and safely minimise any impacts.

The safety of workers, commuters, pedestrians, motorists, cyclists, locals and visitors will be crucial during the project, which will employ more than 2,000 workers during peak construction, and more than 8,000 once operational, expected in 2022.

Some bus routes and bus stop locations have changed as a result of these road closures. To stay informed about bus changes please visit the TransLink website www.translink.com.au, download the MyTransLink App or call 13 12 30.

For further traffic information visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40, alternatively contact Destination Brisbane Consortium on 1800 104 535 or email QWBenquiries@destinationbrisbane.com.au.


Go to top of page Parking Changes at UQ in 2017

The University of Queensland has a large and diverse group of people driving to campus every day.
We are constantly reviewing parking arrangements to see if we can do things better and to ensure we get the right balance across all areas. We have been undertaking a number of parking reviews and market analysis to bring you some significant improvements in 2017. More infomation here.


Go to top of page Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub - officially opened

The precinct was opened at an official ceremony on Thursday 22 September 2016. More information is available from the UQ News article here and the Vimeo video clip (watch it here). The new P10 carpark underneath the Sport Hub is also open - more information here.

UQWorks 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.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.


Go to top of page New P10 carpark facility - located under the Synthetic Ovals

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 GoGet Car Sharing Scheme launched at UQ St Lucia Campus

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.


Go to top of page Bicycles at UQ - Dormant bicycles to be removed

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 pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au. More information about claiming lost property is available here.


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 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 Archibus ServiceFM

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

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.


 

 

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