The Construction and Maintenance Blog

Thursday, 3/20/2014

A City of Troy water main failed this afternoon at about 3:45 PM causing the closure of a portion of Sage Avenue between Sherry Road and Burdett Ave.  The City has currently shut the water off and Barton Hall will remain without water until repairs are made by the City of Troy.

Monday, 3/17/2014

Campus wide steam and electrical distribution systems outages take place annually the first week in June.

The 2014 Steam and Electrical distribution systems outages are scheduled this year to begin Sunday June 1st and continue through Sunday June 8th.  This work is done on the main Rensselaer campus annually in order to perform critical infrastructure preventative maintenance.   The Physical Plant works closely with the Registrar’s Office, Summer at Rensselaer and Rensselaer’s Conference Services to minimize the impact to our students.  By communicating the outage schedule well in advance with our clients we strive to minimize the impact to our researchers, faculty, staff and visitors.

Tuesday, 9/17/2013

In order to perform preventative maintanence on our building systems the Physical Plant has implemented reqularly scheduled shutdowns as follows.  When planning your experiments please keep these in mind.

Electrical and Steam Distribution Systems

Annual Shutdowns

  •  Campus wide steam and electrical distribution systems outages take place the first week in June.

Air Supply and Fume Hood Exhaust Systems

Bi-Annual Shutdowns - June, November

  • Wednesday following Graduation  Walker Laboratory
  • Wednesday before Thanksgiving  Walker Laboratory

Quarterly Shutdowns - January, April, July, October...