VP&S Bldg.: Temporary Electrical Shutdown Impacting Floors 3-9, Mar. 11

(updated March 8, 2022)

A temporary electrical shutdown affecting normal power to all spaces located on floors 3 through 9 of the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons Building will take place from 5 a.m. to approximately 9 a.m. on Friday, March 11, due to electrical work being performed on a nearby electrical riser. This electrical shutdown will not affect emergency power or fume hoods on the affected floors.

CUIMC Facilities Management representatives will be walking the affected floors starting on Wednesday, March 2, to discuss the upcoming shutdown with floor occupants and address any questions or concerns. Furthermore, before the loss of power, an announcement will be made on the floors.

In preparation for the upcoming shutdown, please take the following precautionary steps before you leave on Thursday, March 10:

  • Save all files and important documents.
  • Completely turn off all computers and laptops.
  • Turn off all other electronic devices and non-essential laboratory equipment.
  • Ensure that all essential equipment is connected to emergency power (red) outlets. If you are unsure if your equipment is plugged into an emergency power outlet, please contact CUIMC Facilities Management at cumc.facilities@columbia.edu, and a representatives from Facilities Engineering will visit and assess your area.

Questions? Contact Fernando Bedoya, senior project manager, at fb2330@cumc.columbia.edu.