The Construction and Maintenance Blog

Wednesday, 4/23/2014

The City of Troy annual hydrant flushing program begins Monday May 12th.    According the City of Troy - Customers may experience temporary discoloration in their water and possible reduced water pressure during these flushing operations. They are also advised to avoid washing clothes when flushing is taking place in their area.     Water main and hydrant flushing will be completed during the regular working hours with the exception of the business district. For additional information, call 237-0241.

The impact to the RPI community could likely be noticed on Monday May 19th between 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM when the main Campus could experience turbid water as the main water feed to this area is...

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...