Oct 13

FMS- Switching HVAC from Cooling to Heating

Facilities, Infrastructure and Risk Management (FIRM)

Facilities Management & Campus Services


TO:  Shutdown Group, Facility Coordinators

FROM:  Service Response Center

DATE:  October 13, 2021

SUBJECT: Switching HVAC from Cooling to Heating


FMS has been monitoring the extended weather forecast which shows a trend with daytime highs reaching the high 60s/low 70s and nighttime lows in the 40s.  This unpredictable weather during seasonal transitions can create a challenge when it comes to switching the buildings on Campus from cooling to heating. 


With the increase in cooler temps at night, our HVAC mechanics and steamfitters are starting to prepare the buildings for heating.  They will be working during the month of October to switch all buildings on Campus to heating.  


With temps dropping into the 40s some nights, please remember to close all windows in your spaces before leaving at the end of the day.


We thank you for your patience during this transition. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the FMCS Service Response Center at 412-268-2910 or fixit@andrew.cmu.edu.  


Oct 13

FMS- CIC Discussion Meeting 10/14 9AM – RESPONSE REQUESTED

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TO:  Shutdown Group, CIC

FROM:  Service Response Center

SUBJECT: CIC Discussion Meeting 10/14 9AM – RESPONSE REQUESTED


Duquesne Light Company (DLC) is making improvements to provide more reliable power systems and services to CMU and other customers in the Oakland area.  This work includes a three phase project that replaces the two existing circuits serving the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) Building with new circuits.  DLC has coordinated the work so CIC will only see the usual momentary power blips.  However, the work requires the building’s redundant circuit to be unavailable and a loss of the primary circuits could result in a loss of normal power. 


There will be a ZOOM meeting tomorrow, 10/14, at 9AM to discuss details and timing of this work and to answer any questions or concerns . 


Please send an email to Shannon Wetzel at swetzel@andrew.cmu.edu if you would like to be invited to this meeting.