William Black Bldg.: Steam Service Interruption, Dec. 02

December 2, 2021

Steam systems will be temporarily unavailable throughout the William Black Building from 8 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. today, December 2, due to urgent repairs.

During this time, there will be no hot water, sterilization, autoclaves, steam tables, or dishwashers available throughout the building. Additionally, 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 appreciate your continued cooperation as we work to improve our facilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at cumc.facilities@columbia.edu.