Friday, March 29, 2019



There will be a LOW PRESSURE STEAM OUTAGE on MONDAY, APRIL 1 from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.  This outage is being performed to replace several failing valves.  If the outside temperature is below 50 degrees F, the perimeter heat will not turn on and you may experience cooler temps.  Further details of the outage are below:

Facilities and Services is requesting an outage on
LOW PRESSURE STEAM at DAVENPORT HALL (0001) from 2019/04/01 07:00 to 2019/04/01 16:00 -
Outage ID : 19469
Outage Reason : Need to replace several valves that have failed
Building Sections affected : entire bldg
Building Services affected : perimeter heat
Building Occupants Effect : if outside temp is below 50 then perimeter heat won't turn on
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If you have any questions, please let us know.  This information will also be 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, March 28, 2019

Loud Noises in Basement - Campus Heat Recovery Chiller System Project - North RAL

To All in North RAL:

Basement work involving the installation of piping for the Campus Heat Recovery Chiller System will begin on the morning of 3/27/19.  There will be noticeable noise from this work in the basement starting in North RAL.  The majority of the loud work will be done in the morning between 6am-8am.  It is expected this work will be completed by Friday 4/5/19.  This information will also be posted on the SCS Building Outages/Important Notices blog:  If you have any further questions, please let us know.


Chad S

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:  217.493.7927

Thursday, March 7, 2019



  • BROKEN GLASS:  If you break any type of glass, PLEASE clean it up ASAP!  The Building Service Workers(BSW’s) are not responsible for cleaning it up due to liability and safety reasons.  It is the responsibility of the lab occupants to clean up broken glass.

  • EMPTY BOXES:  When you empty a cardboard box and are no longer using it, PLEASE break it down before placing it in the hallway for removal!  This makes it easier to haul them away and takes up less space in the hallway.  One recommendation would be to designate a broken down box area near your lab space so everyone knows where to place them.

  • BIO BAGS:  PLEASE make sure you properly closing the bio bags when they are full and taking them to the autoclaves ASAP.  This is due to health and safety reasons and it is EXTREMELY important they do not sit in the labs open for days at a time.  The BSW’s are NOT allowed to touch them or move them at all.  The SCS Facilities and Safety team recommends all lab members get in the habit of removing them daily.

  • HALLWAYS:  The hallways are becoming an issue once again.  It is necessary to keep the hallways free and clear of any trash, carts, boxes, etc. at ALL times.  Not only for safety reasons but we do have prospective students, alumni, & other important visitors to our buildings that do not want to see cluttered hallways.  So please do your part and keep hallways cleaned up!

  • CLEANING SUPPLIES:  The SCS Facilities and Safety Team recommends you ALWAYS have a broom, dustpan, Swiffer(or some type of mop) available to lab members to clean up any broken glass, non-chemical spills, or other messes made throughout the day.   During lab clean ups, the BSW’s are not allowed to provide any cleaning supplies and must be provided by the lab members themselves.  If you would like a special request such as a deep cleaning of the floors(strip/wax) or large brutes with liners for your lab clean ups, you may put a work order in Reaction and provide a CFOP.

This information will be on the SCS Building Outages/Important Notices Blog( if you need to reference it or need a refresher.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. 


Danielle Cruzan
SCS Facilities & Safety Assistant
Noyes Lab 106
MC 712 Box D5