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Summary of disruption: Campus drinking fountains will be closed indefinitely to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. However, water container filling stations across the university remain open. The drinking water on campus meets or exceeds the standards set by the federal government (See Tap Water Monitoring Results).

Reason for disruption: To adhere to health guidelines and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Map of buildings with a hydration station. Screen reader users navigate down to map of containing filling stations link for a list of buildings.

How does this affect me? Use filling stations, also called hydration stations, to replenish water containers. See map of containing filling stations.

What do I need to do? Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Facilities Customer Service at Ext. 3030.

Summary of disruption: Water mitigation measures on the low concrete walls that support the glass panels at the Student Services Building (Building 121) will be initiated starting on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Contractor crews will perform the work on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mitigation is scheduled to be completed by Friday, Jan. 22.

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to install a metal cap on top of the walls to help prevent water intrusion.

How does this affect me? Metal fabrication and installation may cause intermittent noise. Access to the SSB should not be impacted.

What do I need to do? Use caution when approaching an area where the contractor is working. Please share this information with others in the building who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Joe Boyer, Project Coordinator, at Ext. 6391.

Summary of disruption: State-mandated fire alarm testing is scheduled in the CLA classroom side (Building 98) on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and Wednesday, Jan. 20. Testing will occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Reason for disruption: Allow the university to conduct state-mandated annual testing of the fire alarm system in each campus building.

How does this affect me? Elevators will not be operational during testing. The HVAC system will undergo interruptions. Loud horns and flashing strobe lights may be triggered during tests.

What do I need to do? Use stairwells during testing. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Facilities Customer Service at Ext. 3030.

Summary of disruption: The elevator at the College of Education and Integrative Studies (Building 6) will be replaced starting on Friday, Jan. 15. Contractor crews will perform the work on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The installation is expected to be completed by Thursday, April 1.

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to install the new elevator.

How does this affect me? Contractor crews will be working in the hallway and near offices on the ground floor. Use stairways if the elevator is out of service.

What do I need to do? Use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others in the building who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Joe Boyer, Project Coordinator, at Ext. 6391.

Summary of disruption: The installation of new elevators at the College of Science (Building 8) has started. Contractor crews will perform the work on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The installation is expected to be completed by Thursday, July 1.

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to install the new elevators.

How does this affect me? Contractor crews will be working in hallways and near offices on the ground floor. Use stairways if both elevators are out of service.

What do I need to do? Use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others in the building who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Joe Boyer, Project Coordinator, at Ext. 6391.

Summary of disruption: State-mandated fire alarm testing is scheduled in the University Library (Building 15) on Friday, Jan. 15 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Reason for disruption: Allow the university to conduct state-mandated annual testing of the fire alarm system in each campus building.

How does this affect me? Elevators will not be operational during testing. The HVAC system will undergo interruptions. Loud horns and flashing strobe lights may be triggered during tests.

What do I need to do? Use stairwells during testing. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Facilities Customer Service at Ext. 3030.

Summary of Disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor will start trenching in the Engineering Meadow near the College of Engineering (Building 9) and a section of green space near the Art Department and Engineering Annex (Building 13) starting on Thursday, Jan. 14. Trenching will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work site will be fenced off and trenching is expected to finish in early February. Access to adjacent buildings will not be impacted.  

Reason for Disruption: Allow EIU contractor crews to start trenching and installing electrical duct banks.    

How does this affect me? The work area will be fenced off and construction signs will be posted. Emergency exit from Building 13 through the second-story pedestrian bridge is not impacted.

What do I need to do? Drivers of campus vehicles and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

To the Campus Community:

In compliance with Section 141.85, 40 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), Facilities Planning & Management delivers notice to the persons served by the campus water system of the monitoring results for lead in the tap water at the sites indicated in the following notice (link below):

Tap Water Monitoring Results

Please share this information with staff, faculty and students, or anyone who may not have received this email.

For questions or concerns, please contact Joe Phillipy, Supervisor, Water Treatment Plant, at wateroperations@cpp.edu or (909) 869-5189.

Summary of disruption: State-mandated annual fire alarm testing is scheduled in the Biotechnology Building (Building 4) starting on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Tests also will occur on Wednesday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 14. Testing will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Reason for disruption: Allow the university to conduct state-mandated annual testing of the fire alarm system in each campus building.

How does this affect me? Elevators will not be operational during testing. The HVAC system will undergo interruptions. Loud horns and flashing strobe lights may be triggered during tests.

What do I need to do? Use stairwells during testing. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Facilities Customer Service at Ext. 3030.

Summary of Disruption: A portion of the pathway adjacent to the Bronco Student Center will be closed starting on Monday, Jan. 11. Crews will perform utility installation on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The area will be fenced off. The roadway from the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC) to the Music Building will be open for campus vehicles. The work is expected to be completed by late January.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start installing utilities.    

How does this affect me? The work area will be fenced off and road closure signs will be posted. Emergency vehicles and campus vehicles can use the road west of the Bronco Student Center for access.

What do I need to do? Drivers of campus vehicles and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor initiated the second stage of Mansion Lane trenching on Wednesday, Jan. 6 after rainstorms caused a delay. The work was originally scheduled to begin on Dec. 30, 2020. Trenching will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The trenching area will be fenced off and work is expected to be completed in late January. Emergency access to Kellogg House is allowed.

Reason for disruption: Allow EIU contractor crews to start trenching and installing electrical conduits.   

How does this affect me? Access to the Kellogg House is affected. Access to the parking lot behind Building One will be open when the first stage of trenching is completed.    

What do I need to do? Drivers and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: Vehicle access to Camphor Lane will be limited starting on Monday, Dec. 28 to allow the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor to begin replacement of electrical vaults. Crews will perform the work on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flagmen will direct drivers along sections of Camphor Lane. The work is expected to be completed by late February 2021.

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to replace electrical vaults for the new electrical system.  

How does this affect me? Flagmen will monitor and direct drivers going to BioTrek, the BioTrek Learning Center (Building 4A), Biotechnology Building (Building 4), College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (Building 5) and Campus Center (Building 97).

What do I need to do? Use caution when driving along Camphor Lane and follow the instructions from flagmen. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor will begin installation of a manhole near the tennis courts and the BRIC pool starting on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The work will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work area will be fenced off and the manhole installation is expected to be completed on Friday, Jan. 15. 

Reason for disruption: Allow EIU contractor crews to start installing a manhole for the new electrical system.

How does this affect me? Pathways leading to the work site will be blocked off. Use alternative routes.

What do I need to do? Drivers of campus vehicles and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor will begin installation of a manhole in the soccer field adjacent to the track starting on Friday, Dec. 18. The work will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work area will be fenced off and the manhole installation is expected to be completed by Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Reason for Disruption: Allow EIU contractor crews to start installing a manhole for the new electrical system.

How does this affect me? There will be no impact on pedestrian pathways near the work site.

What do I need to do? Drivers of campus vehicles and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor will install an electrical switch on the west side of the College of Engineering (Building 9) and trench along Olive Lane Walk starting on Monday, Dec. 14. Trenching and electrical switch installation will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The excavation site will be fenced off. The work is expected to be completed in mid-January 2021.  

Reason for disruption: Allow EIU contractor crews to start trenching and installing the electrical switch.    

How does this affect me? Parking is prohibited along Olive Lane Walk. Use detours to get around the work areas.

What do I need to do? Drivers of campus vehicles and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: Asbestos abatement in the men’s locker room at Darlene May Gym (Building 41) will begin on Thursday, Dec. 3. Crews will perform the work on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.  

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to remove asbestos from the men’s locker room. The abatement work will be conducted in accordance with state safety guidelines.

How does this affect me? Access to the locker room will not be available.

What do I need to do? Avoid being in the building during abatement work. Please share this information with others in the building who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Facilities Customer Service at Ext. 3030.

Summary of disruption: The elevator in Building 94 (University Office Building) has been shut down for repairs on Thursday, Oct. 22. The contractor is ordering parts and scheduling repair work, and the elevator will be out of service until further notice.

How does this affect me? Use stairways in the building until the elevator repair is completed.

What do I need to do? Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Facilities Customer Service at Ext. 3030.

Summary of disruption: Restrooms in eight buildings on campus are open to faculty and staff working in the vicinity on weekdays.

Restrooms are available in:
Student Services Building (Building 121)
Bronco Bookstore (Building 66)
Building 94 (ground floor only)
Farm Store/AGRIscapes (Building 211)
University Plaza (Building 26)
W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center (Building 29)
Building 49
Building 81

How does this affect me? Restrooms are open for use by faculty and staff. Restrooms in locked buildings can be accessed if faculty and staff members have a card key to the building.

What do I need to do? Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Facilities Customer Service at Ext. 3030.

To the Campus Community:

In compliance with Section 141.85, 40 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), Facilities Planning & Management delivers notice to the persons served by the campus water system of the monitoring results for lead in the tap water at the sites indicated in the following notice (link below):
Tap Water Monitoring Results

Please share this information with staff, faculty and students, or anyone who may not have received this email.

 For questions or concerns, please contact Joe Phillipy, Chief Operator at Water Treatment Plant, at wateroperations@cpp.edu or (909) 869-5189.

Summary: Facilities Planning & Management is pleased to provide the 2019 Water Quality Report for Cal Poly Pomona, which contains information about the source and quality of the campus drinking water and the efforts made by FP&M to continue providing quality water.

For more information: View or download the 2019 Water Quality Report.

If you have any questions, contact: Joe Phillipy, Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator, at Ext. 5189 or email   wateroperations@cpp.edu and a response will be provided in a timely manner.

Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. (This report contains important information about your drinking water. Translate it, or speak with someone who understands it.)

Summary of disruption: A section of Red Gum Lane between Lot C and Lot F8 will be closed starting on Monday, Nov. 4. The closure will be in effect until further notice.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Parking and Transportation Services at Ext. 3061.

Summary of disruption: A road adjacent to Building 45 (Agricultural Engineering/Apparel Merchandising and Management) and Building 65 (Pesticide Building) will be fenced off and shut down to traffic starting at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, as part of the Rose Float Lab construction project. 

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to install a water line from the Rose Float Lab site to Building 45.

What do I need to do? A large portion of Parking Lot E1 will still be available for use. Building 45 and Building 65 can be accessed during construction.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Jaime Landman, project manage

 

Summary of disruption: The northern portion of Parking Lot E1 adjacent to Building 45 will be closed starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, to allow for the start of the Rose Float Building project. Fencing (outlined in red on map) around parking stalls will remain in place until the one-year project is completed.

Reason for disruption: To allow for the installation of new underground infrastructure and the storage of construction equipment and material.

How does this affect me? A large portion of Parking Lot E1 will still be available for use.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Jaime Landman, project manager, at Ext. 5107.

Scheduled Maintenance and Repairs

Summary of disruption: The elevator at the College of Education and Integrative Studies (Building 6) will be replaced starting on Friday, Jan. 15. Contractor crews will perform the work on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The installation is expected to be completed by Thursday, April 1.

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to install the new elevator.

How does this affect me? Contractor crews will be working in the hallway and near offices on the ground floor. Use stairways if the elevator is out of service.

What do I need to do? Use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others in the building who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Joe Boyer, Project Coordinator, at Ext. 6391.

Summary of disruption: The installation of new elevators at the College of Science (Building 8) has started. Contractor crews will perform the work on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The installation is expected to be completed by Thursday, July 1.

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to install the new elevators.

How does this affect me? Contractor crews will be working in hallways and near offices on the ground floor. Use stairways if both elevators are out of service.

What do I need to do? Use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others in the building who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Joe Boyer, Project Coordinator, at Ext. 6391.

Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project

Summary of Disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor will start trenching in the Engineering Meadow near the College of Engineering (Building 9) and a section of green space near the Art Department and Engineering Annex (Building 13) starting on Thursday, Jan. 14. Trenching will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work site will be fenced off and trenching is expected to finish in early February. Access to adjacent buildings will not be impacted.  

Reason for Disruption: Allow EIU contractor crews to start trenching and installing electrical duct banks.  

How does this affect me? The work area will be fenced off and construction signs will be posted. Emergency exit from Building 13 through the second-story pedestrian bridge is not impacted.

What do I need to do? Drivers of campus vehicles and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor initiated the second stage of Mansion Lane trenching on Wednesday, Jan. 6 after rainstorms caused a delay. The work was originally scheduled to begin on Dec. 30, 2020. Trenching will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The trenching area will be fenced off and work is expected to be completed in late January. Emergency access to Kellogg House is allowed.

Reason for disruption: Allow EIU contractor crews to start trenching and installing electrical conduits.   

How does this affect me? Access to the Kellogg House is affected. Access to the parking lot behind Building One is now open.   

What do I need to do? Drivers and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: Vehicle access to Camphor Lane will be limited starting on Monday, Dec. 28 to allow the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor to begin replacement of electrical vaults. Crews will perform the work on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flagmen will direct drivers along sections of Camphor Lane. The work is expected to be completed by late January.

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to replace electrical vaults for the new electrical system.  

How does this affect me? Flagmen will monitor and direct drivers going to BioTrek, the BioTrek Learning Center (Building 4A), Biotechnology Building (Building 4), College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (Building 5) and Campus Center (Building 97).

What do I need to do? Use caution when driving along Camphor Lane and follow the instructions from flagmen. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor will begin installation of a manhole near the tennis courts and the BRIC pool starting on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The work will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work area will be fenced off and the manhole installation is expected to be completed on Friday, Jan. 15. 

Reason for disruption: Allow EIU contractor crews to start installing a manhole for the new electrical system.

How does this affect me? Pathways leading to the work site will be blocked off. Use alternative routes.

What do I need to do? Drivers of campus vehicles and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor will begin installation of a manhole in the soccer field adjacent to the track starting on Friday, Dec. 18. The work will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work area will be fenced off and the manhole installation is expected to be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 12. 

Reason for Disruption: Allow EIU contractor crews to start installing a manhole for the new electrical system.

How does this affect me? There will be no impact on pedestrian pathways near the work site.

What do I need to do? Drivers of campus vehicles and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

Summary of disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor will install an electrical switch on the west side of the College of Engineering (Building 9) and trench along Olive Lane Walk starting on Monday, Dec. 14. Trenching and electrical switch installation will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The excavation site will be fenced off. The work is expected to be completed by the end of January.  

Reason for disruption: Allow EIU contractor crews to start trenching and installing the electrical switch.   

How does this affect me? Parking is prohibited along Olive Lane Walk. Use detours to get around the work areas.

What do I need to do? Drivers of campus vehicles and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the work area. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, senior project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238-6831 or (909) 997-6467.

In order for Cal Poly Pomona to meet the high-tech needs of future generations of students, the university is going old-school.

Time-tested machines and tools such as backhoes, pneumatic drills and shovels will puncture concrete and asphalt and excavate soil so contractor crews can install a state-of-the art electrical distribution network that will provide reliability and a redundancy system to prevent outages. The campus electrical distribution system is reaching the end of its lifecycle.

To accomplish this unprecedented feat, the university launched the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) project in late June 2020 that will accommodate technological innovations of the coming decades. Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) is overseeing every aspect of the massive project, which ensures that the electrical needs of the university will be addressed for the next 60 years while also meeting current electrical code requirements.

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