The Construction and Maintenance Blog

Wednesday, 5/2/2018

The campus wide steam and electrical distribution systems outages take place this year during the 4th of July Holiday week.

The 2018 Steam and Electrical systems outages are scheduled to begin Saturday June 30th and continue through Sunday July 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, Summer Arch and Rensselaer’s Conference Services to minimize the impact to our students.  By communicating the outage schedule in advance we strive to minimize the impact to our...

Monday, 4/23/2018

The RPI main Troy campus fire hydrants are being flushed and tested for flow for the remainder of this week and next week.  You may experience turbid (brown) water as a result of the testing.

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 during the July 4th holiday week beginning on the Saturday before July 4th and ending on the Sunday following July 4th.

Air Supply and Fume Hood Exhaust Systems

Bi-Annual Shutdowns - June, November

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