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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: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) Project contractor will start trenching near the University Library (Building 15) and the Art Department and Engineering Annex (Building 13) on Monday, Oct. 26. 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 November. Access to the library and adjacent buildings will not be impacted.  

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

How does this affect me? Parking at the rear of the library is prohibited during trenching. The work area will be fenced off and construction signs will be posted. Temporary removal of fencing is only allowed for emergency vehicles after weekday trenching work.  

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 Ext. 3044.

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.

Update on Disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade project timeline for trenching of a section of sidewalk near the Aratani Japanese Garden and the CLA Tower has been extended. The trenching and restoration of the sidewalk are now expected to be completed on Friday, Oct. 23. The work will be performed weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The sidewalk near the work site is closed to pedestrians until Saturday, Oct. 24.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start trenching and installing duct banks in the initial phase of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project that is underway.

How does this affect me? Construction signs will be posted to alert pedestrians of a detour around the work site. Work areas will be fenced off. Only emergency vehicles are permitted to go through the work site. Access to the CLA Tower and the Japanese Garden will not be impacted.

What do I need to do? Use pedestrian detours around the work site and proceed with the utmost caution when approaching the trenching 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 Ext. 3044.

Summary of Disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project contractor will initiate the first of two phases of trenching on Red Gum Lane near the CLA and Voorhis Park starting on Monday, Oct. 19. 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 by the end of October. Access to nearby parking lots will not be affected. Detour signs will direct drivers to the temporary parking area for mail and package pickup at Distribution Services.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start trenching and installing duct banks in the initial phase of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project that is underway.  

How does this affect me? A temporary parking area adjacent to the CLA Tower will be established so faculty and staff can pick up mail and packages at Distribution Services.

What do I need to do? Drivers and pedestrians are urged to use caution when approaching the Red Gum Lane work site. 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, Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238 6831 or Ext. 3044, and David Segal, interim manager of Distribution Services/Receiving, at Ext. 3349.

Summary on disruption: Fire alarm testing is scheduled in Building 3 (Science Laboratory) on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from approximately 8 to 10 a.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? 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 HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system shutdown in Building One has been extended through Wednesday, Oct. 14 to allow for asbestos abatement in Room 304 and Room 305. The HVAC shutdown will affect the entire building. The system will be restored at the completion of asbestos abatement, which is expected to be completed in the late afternoon on Oct. 14.

Reason for disruption: The shutdown is a safety precaution and will allow contractor crews to remove asbestos in the flooring of Room 304 and Room 305. An environmental consultant will monitor all operations to ensure that the work is performed safely.

How does this affect me? The ventilation and air-conditioning system in the building will not be in operation. 

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: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade project contractor will trench a section of sidewalk near the Aratani Japanese Garden and the CLA Tower starting on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The work will be performed weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is scheduled to be completed on Monday, Oct. 19. The section of sidewalk being replaced will be fenced off. Access to the Japanese Garden and CLA Tower will not be affected.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start trenching and installing duct banks in the initial phase of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project that is underway

How does this affect me? Construction signs will be posted to alert pedestrians and drivers. Access to the CLA Tower and the Japanese Garden will not be impacted.

What do I need to do? Proceed with caution when approaching the work area or use detours. 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 Ext. 3044.

 

Summary of Disruption: The elevator in Building 24 (Music Building) has been shut down for repairs that will begin on Monday, Oct. 12. Contractor crews will perform the work on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The repairs are tentatively scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

How does this affect me? Use stairways in the building until elevator repairs are 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: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project contractor will trench a section of green space near the Kellogg Rose Garden and an adjacent parking lot starting on Thursday, Oct. 8. Trenching will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work is expected to finish by Tuesday, Oct. 20. Access to the Rose Garden and the parking lot will be available.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start trenching and installing duct banks in the initial phase of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project that is underway.   

How does this affect me? Construction signs will be posted to alert pedestrians and drivers. Access to the Kellogg Rose Garden and nearby buildings will not be affected.

What do I need to do? Proceed with caution when driving to the parking lot or walking near the green space. 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 Ext. 3044.

Summary of disruption: Contractor crews will start the demolition of Room 304 and Room 305 in Building 1 on Monday, Oct. 5 as part of a renovation project. The work will be performed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Demolition work is expected to be completed by mid-October. Access to the third floor of the building will not be affected.

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to demolish Room 304 and Room 305 for the anticipated construction of a computer lab and a shared meeting space for faculty members and students.

How does this affect me? The demolition may cause intermittent noise, dust and odors. Access to Building 1 and the third floor will not be impacted.

What do I need to do? Use caution when approaching the work area on the third floor. 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 roof of Building 3 (Science Laboratory) will be dismantled and replaced starting on Monday, Oct. 5. The work is scheduled weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The project is expected to be completed by Friday, Nov. 20. Access to the building will remain open. 

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to dismantle the existing roof and install the new roof.

How does this affect me? The work and equipment may cause intermittent noise, dust and odors. A staging area for a forklift, equipment and materials will be established in the parking lot adjacent to the building. A significant portion of the parking lot will be closed during the project. Two additional temporary staging areas are planned in the walkways adjacent to the Science Laboratory. Access to the Science Laboratory will be available throughout the project.

What do I need to do? Use caution when approaching work areas or use detours. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Robert Rice at rjrice@cpp.edu or Facilities Customer Service at Ext. 3030.

Summary of disruption: The roof on the College of Engineering (Building 9) will be dismantled and replaced starting on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The work will occur on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Completion of the project is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 27. Access to the building will not be affected. 

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to take apart the existing roof and install the new roof.

How does this affect me? Access to the College of Engineering will be available during the project. The construction work and equipment may cause intermittent noise and dust. A fence will be erected starting on Monday, Sept. 21 near the Engineering Laboratories (Building 17) for equipment storage.

What do I need to do? Use caution when approaching work areas. 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: Repairs are underway on the pool at the Bronco Recreation Intramural Center (BRIC). The work is scheduled to be completed by Friday, Sept. 4.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to repair the plaster in the pool.

How does this affect me? Beware of trucks hauling debris from the pool area in the early stage of the project. Work trucks and other equipment may be parked near the work site.

What do I need to do? Use caution when walking near the pool at the BRIC or use detours. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Robert Rice (rjrice@cpp.edu) at Ext. 5316 or Manny Toledo (manueltoledo@cpp.edu) at Ext. 5256.

Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project

 

Update on Disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade project timeline for trenching of a section of sidewalk near the Aratani Japanese Garden and the CLA Tower has been extended. The trenching and restoration of the sidewalk are now expected to be completed on Friday, Oct. 23. The work will be performed weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The sidewalk near the work site is closed to pedestrians until Saturday, Oct. 24.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start trenching and installing duct banks in the initial phase of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project that is underway.

How does this affect me? Construction signs will be posted to alert pedestrians of a detour around the work site. Work areas will be fenced off. Only emergency vehicles are permitted to go through the work site. Access to the CLA Tower and the Japanese Garden will not be impacted.

What do I need to do? Use pedestrian detours around the work site and proceed with the utmost caution when approaching the trenching 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 Ext. 3044.

Summary of Disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade project contractor will trench a section of sidewalk near the Aratani Japanese Garden and the CLA Tower starting on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The work will be performed weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is scheduled to be completed on Monday, Oct. 19. The section of sidewalk being replaced will be fenced off. Access to the Japanese Garden and CLA Tower will not be affected.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start trenching and installing duct banks in the initial phase of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project that is underway

How does this affect me? Construction signs will be posted to alert pedestrians and drivers. Access to the CLA Tower and the Japanese Garden will not be impacted.

What do I need to do? Proceed with caution when approaching the work area or use detours. 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 Ext. 3044.

Summary of Disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project contractor will trench a section of green space near the Kellogg Rose Garden and an adjacent parking lot starting on Thursday, Oct. 8. Trenching will be performed on weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work is expected to finish by Tuesday, Oct. 20. Access to the Rose Garden and the parking lot will be available.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start trenching and installing duct banks in the initial phase of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project that is underway.   

How does this affect me? Construction signs will be posted to alert pedestrians and drivers. Access to the Kellogg Rose Garden and nearby buildings will not be affected.

What do I need to do? Proceed with caution when driving to the parking lot or walking near the green space. 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 Ext. 3044.

Summary of Disruption: The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project contractor will trench a section of University Drive and green space near the Kellogg Rose Garden starting on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The first part of trenching will occur on University Drive weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is expected to be completed by Tuesday, Oct. 6. One lane of University Drive will remain open and flagmen will direct drivers around the trenching site. Steel plates will be placed over the trench at the end of the work day. The second part of trenching will occur in the green area and is scheduled to start on Wednesday, Oct. 7 and expected to finish by Friday, Oct. 16. Access to the Rose Garden will still be available.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start trenching and installing duct banks in the initial phase of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project that is underway.   

How does this affect me? Construction signs will be posted to alert drivers and pedestrians. Access to the College of Business Administration and the Kellogg Rose Garden will not be affected.

What do I need to do? Proceed with caution when driving near the University Drive trench site or when walking near the green space. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238 6831 or Ext. 3044.

Summary of Disruption: Contractor crews will trench along the Kellogg Rose Garden and in the sidewalk near the College of Business Administration complex starting on Monday, Sept. 14. The trenching work will occur weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sidewalk trenching is expected to be completed by Monday, Sept. 21. Trenching in the Rose Garden is expected to be completed by the end of September. Access to the Rose Garden will still be available. Half of the sidewalk will be open for pedestrians during the work. A construction fence will be erected around the trenching areas.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start trenching and installing duct banks in the initial phase of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project that is underway.   

How does this affect me? The trenching areas will be fenced off. Access to the College of Business Administration and the Kellogg Rose Garden will not be affected.

What do I need to do? Proceed with caution when approaching the trenching areas. Please share this information with others who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238 6831 or Ext. 3044.

Summary of Disruption: Work crews will begin trenching in the green area south of the College of Business Administration starting on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The digging will occur weekdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The trenching is scheduled to be completed in approximately two weeks. A construction fence will be erected around the work area.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to start the first phase of trenching as part of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project that is underway.   

How does this affect me? The work area will be fenced off. Access to the College of Business Administration buildings will not be affected.

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

 

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238 6831 or Ext. 3044.

A screenshot from the campus map illustrating construction areas and numbered as 1 (Kellogg West Main Lodge), 2 (Kellogg West Education/Dining Building), and 3 (CLASS Building) and 4 (Music Building).

Summary of Disruption: Vehicle access to Camphor Lane will be limited on Thursday, Aug. 20 from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flagmen will direct drivers along sections of Camphor Lane. Manhole survey work will occur from approximately 7 to 9 a.m. at location No. 1, from 9 to 11 a.m. at location No. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at location No. 3, and from 1 to 3 p.m. at location No. 4.

Reason for Disruption: Allow contractor crews to survey manhole conditions along Camphor Lane for the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project.

How does this affect me? Flagmen will direct traffic through sections of Camphor Lane. Drivers going to BioTrek, BioTrek Learning Center (Building 4A), Biotechnology Building (Building 4), College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (Building 5) and Campus Center (Building 97) will be affected.

What do I need to do? Use caution when driving along Camphor Lane and follow the instructions of 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, project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Ext. 4062, and Chris Norris, lead electrician, at (909) 238 6831 or Ext. 3044.

Summary of disruption: Power to Darlene May Gym (Building 41) will be interrupted from 7 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22. Campus electrical personnel will be present at the gym to restore power.

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to make electrical connections as part of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project.

How does this affect me? Avoid being in the building during the power interruption.

What do I need to do? Turn off your computer and other electronic equipment before leaving work on Tuesday, July 21. Please share this information with others in the building who may have not received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, project manager, at (909) 378-0399 or Chris Norris, lead electrician, at Ext. 3044 or (909) 238 6831.

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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