Thursday, August 31, 2017



F & S will be conducting a VENTILATION OUTAGE for FRIDAY, SEPT 1 from 8:00AM to 4:30PM.  There will be NO IMPACT on any research being conducted in the specific labs that will be affected by this outage.  They need to check the sheave alignments on three exhaust fans but there will always be 2 out of the 3 fans running during the outage so ventilation will be at full capacity.  More information regarding the outage and which rooms will be affected is below:

Approved Outage Details:
Outage Request Number: 2761
Outage Time : 2017/09/01 08:00 until 2017/09/01 16:30
Building Sections affected : rooms 45, 45b, 47, 47b, 49, 49b, 51, 51b, 53, 53b, 55, 57, 72, 75, 76, 77, 79, 172, 173, 177, 179, 145, 149, 149b, 151, 153, 155, 157
Building Services affected : ventilation
Building Occupants Effect : should not notice anything, building always has 2 of 3 fans running, and so they are only working on 1 fan at a time, so ventilation will be at full capacity
Ventilation Fan No. : 104-c exhaust fan
Ventilation Area. : null
Reason : checking sheave alignment

You can also find this information on the SCS Building Outages/Important Notices Blog:


Ken Wooldridge
Operations Manager
School of Chemical Sciences
505 S Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
PH 217 300-3347

Cell 217 202-4908

Friday, August 18, 2017


To All In Noyes Lab:

F & S will be conducting a CHILLED WATER OUTAGE on TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 from 7:00AM TO 3:30PM.  This outage is being done to tie in chilled water for the AHU unit that will serve the Theory Center.  There will be NO CHILLED WATER so you may experience warmer temperatures than normal but it shouldn’t be too unbearable.  Further information regarding the outage is below:

Facilities and Services is requesting an outage on
CHILLED WATER at NOYES LABORATORY OF CHEMISTRY (0012) from 2017/08/22 07:00 to 2017/08/22 15:30 -
Outage ID : 2724
Outage Reason : Tie-in chilled water on 4th floor in corridor for new 3? lines to AHU in attic. Requesting U of I assistance in isolation and partial drain down of system. Please contact Mike Wolken with Reliable to walk through work 217-202-0996.
Building Sections affected : entire bldg
Building Services affected : No Chilled Water
Building Occupants Effect : No Cooling for short time.
Comments : null
Requested By : Stilger, Michael

You can also find this information on the SCS Building Outages/Important Notices blog:


Ken Wooldridge
Operations Manager
School of Chemical Sciences
505 S Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
PH 217 300-3347

Cell 217 202-4908

Thursday, August 10, 2017



The WEST BASEMENT hallway will be CLOSED on Friday, Aug. 11(tomorrow) for pipe abatement being done by the campus west project. 


Danielle Cruzan
School of Chemical Sciences

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Monthly Maintenance Check Up

To All:

Please remember the following when dealing with a maintenance/facility issue:

·         For all NON-EMERGENCY SCS Maintenance issues DURING BUSINESS HOURS(7:30am-4:30pm), please submit a work order via Reaction using this link:   PLEASE be as detailed as possible in your description of the issue.  This helps determine which trade/shop to send out for the repair.

If you have any questions on how to utilize this, please contact Danielle via email ( or by phone (217-300-6582). 

Examples of maintenance issues included but are NOT limited to:
     -Hood issues
     -Leaky faucets and sinks
     -Lights not working properly(flickering or completely out)
     -A/C or heat issues
     -Freezer/Refrigerator Issues
     -Floor Cleaning(beyond regular mopping/sweeping by BSW’s)

·         If you happen to notice a MAJOR leak coming from the ceiling, pipes, etc. that is puddling on the floor and is flowing at a rapid pace, please call the Service Office at 333-0340 and then contact Danielle(217-300-6582) or Ron(217-333-1972/217-649-2808) to let us know ASAP!

·         ALWAYS remember to lock and secure ALL doors in your area when leaving for any reason and you are the only person in there!  This is for your own protection as well as the protection of equipment and research going on in your lab area.  Also, when leaving a room, please remember to shut off all lights as well.

·         PLEASE assist us in keeping the restrooms and hallways in ALL buildings as clean as possible. If you see any cleanliness issues or other maintenance issues that need addressed, please let us know so we can get it handled as quickly as possible.

·         If you notice anything suspicious in any of our facilities, please do not hesitate to report it.  Do NOT allow someone to “piggy back” in a door with you when the facilities are locked and always be aware of your surroundings.  IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!  You can contact UI Public Safety at 217-333-1216 for non-emergencies or 911 for emergencies.

·         If you experience a maintenance emergency AFTER HOURS(4:30pm-7:30am) or on WEEKENDS, you will need to call the Service Office line at 217-333-0340.  When you call the line, you will reach Public Safety, who will then take the information down and page out the appropriate F & S trade shop to handle the issue. Emergencies are as follows:

     -Water Leaks
     -Restroom Issues(overflowing toilets, continuous flushing, etc.)
     -Elevator Issues
     -Heating/Cooling Issues that are affecting research experiments
     -Refrigeration Issues that are affecting research experiments(Freezers, Cold Rooms, etc.)

**NEW**:  There is now an SCS blog up and running on the main SCS website under Building Maintenance(located on the right hand side) titled SCS Building Outages/Important Notices.  This will be the centralized spot where all outages and important notices that are sent out via email will be located as well.  The link to the blog is:  or you can click on the link on the SCS website.   If you have any questions, feel free to email Danielle Cruzan.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of us.  We are here to ensure all of the SCS facilities run smoothly but cannot do it without your assistance!


Danielle Cruzan                                                                                  Ron Eggett     
Reaction Work Order Assistant                                                       Facilities Manager
School of Chemical Sciences                                                            School of Chemical Sciences
University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign                                    University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
106 Noyes Lab, MC-712                                                                    166 Noyes Lab, MC-712
217.300.6582                                                                                      217.333.1972                                                               

Monthly Safety Check Up

Researchers, please remember:

·         All glassware/reagent bottles that are to be disposed of need to be triple rinsed, with bottles labeled as empty and lids removed.

·         Test your peroxide forming solvents and record it on bottle.
o   Peroxide Test Strips:  Stockroom #37NL4120
o   For Peroxidizable compound labels, see School of Chemical Sciences Storeroom

·         Inspect fire extinguishers and record it on attached card ensuring the pressure gauge is in the green (if present), the safety pin is in place and the tamper indicator is intact.

·         Inspect eyewash stations weekly to ensure they are working properly. Make sure to turn them on all the way to determine if the streams are at full strength and intersecting. If they aren’t working properly, please submit a work order in Reaction ASAP to have them fixed.

·         Keep hallways and aisle ways clear. Bikes should NOT be stored in the hallways.

·         Make sure all waste containers are labeled and stored according to DRS guidelines.

·         Safety Minutes: Lesson Learned From Texas Tech:

If there are any concerns or questions regarding safety related subjects please talk to your safety representative or contact Division of Research Safety (  Remember we are here to help you!

D. Chad Stevens, MPA
Director of Facilities and Safety
School of Chemical Sciences
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

168 Noyes Lab, MC-712
505 S. Mathews Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801
phone:  217.333.6365
fax:  217.244.557
Shane Brownfield
Safety Officer – School of Chemical Sciences
94 Roger Adams Lab
600 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Dry Ice Still Available


There is still an abundance of dry ice left over from the electrical outage in South RAL on Saturday.  We are offering this to everyone for FREE until we run out.   The totes are on every floor in RAL South near each elevator and once it is gone, you will have to resume purchasing dry ice in the Storeroom.  If you have any questions, please let us know.


Karla Southern
SCS Storeroom Coordinator
SCS Construction Project Coordinator
Direct: 217-244-0985

General SCS Storeroom: 217-333-3564