VP&S Building Advisory: Temporary Steam Service Disruption, Nov. 30

November 25, 2020

Steam systems will be temporarily unavailable throughout the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Building from 8 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, due to 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 apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation as we work to improve our facilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 212-305-HELP (4357), option 3 or cumc.facilities@columbia.edu.