VP&S Bldg.: Temporary Steam Service Disruption, May 13

Steam systems are temporarily unavailable throughout the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Building today, May 13, due to emergency repairs.

During this time, there will be no hot water, sterilization, autoclaves, steam tables, or dishwashers available throughout the building. Heat will also be disrupted, and occupants may experience unusually cold temperatures while the work is being completed. Eyewash devices and overhead emergency shower units will be functional, but will be supplied with cold water only. Accordingly, please consider limiting research operations that have significant potential for splash or face and bodily exposure during the shutdown.

We will provide updates on the status of the emergency repairs as they become available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 212-305-HELP (4357), option 3 or cumc.facilities@columbia.edu.