Planned Shutdown for Carlton/Studley May 18 – 20th

Facilities Management will be conducting legislated high voltage maintenance work during the long weekend in May. This means that the power will be shut off for both Studley and Carlton Campuses from 4 a.m. Saturday Morning, May 18th, until 4 a.m. on Monday Morning, May 20th. Facilities Management has been working with faculties to ensure backup power is available to ensure continuity of essential research and campus services.

Campus Buildings will be impacted as follows:

Buildings which have fullbackup power and will be open as usual

  • Howe Hall
  • LeMarchant Place (LMP)
  • Risley Hall
  • Security House
  • Sherriff Hall

Buildings with full backup power that will have restricted access for critical research purposes only: (please note - due to limited power capacities in research buildings, we would ask that non-urgent research be paused during the outage where possible).

  • Central Services Building (CSB)
  • Killam Library Data Centre
  • Life Sciences Research Institute (LSRI)
  • Sir James Dunn
  • Steele Ocean Sciences Building (SOSB)
  • Tupper, Tupper Link, CRC

Buildings with partial backup power that will have restricted access for critical research purposes only: (please note - due to limited power capacities in research buildings, we would ask that non-urgent research be paused during the outage where possible. Security will require a list of those authorized to enter the buildings in advance except for the Tupper complex)

  •  Dentistry
  •  Life Sciences Centre (LSC)

Buildings which will be closed:

No backup power

  • Chase
  • Henry Hicks
  • McDonald Building
  • Studley Gym
  • University Club

Temporary generator feed for critical equipment

  • Chemistry
  • Student Union Building (SUB)

Essential services only via generator

  • Arts Centre/Fountain School of Performing Arts
  • Burbridge Building
  • Chemical Storage
  • Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB)
  • Dalplex/Fitness Centre
  • Forrest Building
  • Goldberg Computer Science Building
  • Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
  • Killam Library (except the Killam Computer Data Centre which will have full back-up power)
  • Marion McCain
  • Wallace McCain Learning Commons (WMLC)
  • Weldon Law

***The Mona Campell Building is not impacted by this shutdown. It has a separate NSP service and will not be affected.

If you have questions about this shutdown, or need assistance in powering down any sensitive equipment please contact Project Manager Charles Bennett @Charles Bennett (charlesbennett@dal.ca)

Safety Protocols for the Planned Power Outage

In preparation for the upcoming power outages, the Environmental Health and Safety Office would like to ask everyone to help prepare their areas by completing the following tasks before they leave the day before the outage (before end of day Friday):

1. Power down and unplug any computers, printers, photocopiers, etc. (especially those that are not connected to surge protectors), which may be damaged should an electrical surge occur.

2. Remove any perishable food or drink from lunchroom or office fridges/freezers. In addition to the tasks listed above, laboratories must also ensure: 1. If it is safe to do so, power down and/or disconnect any laboratory equipment (especially any heating devices, such as ovens or hot plates, which may come back on when power is restored).

3.If it is safe to do so, turn off any process gases, process liquids, or water supplies to equipment.

4. Release pressure on any systems that may still be under load, such as hydraulic cylinders.

5. Ensure any laboratory backup systems that might be in-place are in good working order (batteries fully charged, gas cylinders full, etc.).

6. Properly stopper/cap and store any laboratory chemicals that may be present.

7. Fully close all fume hood sashes