X Close

LibNet staff news

Home

Menu

Archive for the 'Space Management' Category

Lighting upgrade

Phil Watson22 June 2022

Facilities & Projects Team Blog – SSEES Library lighting upgrade

Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Project Team

On Monday the 27th June, Estates, in collaboration with Sustainability, are continuing the upgrade of the lighting in the SSEES library.

The project involves the installation of LED lights and censors, which will help in being more sustainable within the Library space, in the lower level. The project will take 3 weeks to complete and will involve the closure of the entire lower level for the first week, between Monday 27th June and Sunday the 4th July, with a fetching service in place.

The lower level will reopen on Monday the 5th July, with works continuing in sections, barriered off and all safety measures in place, for the following two weeks.

We will continue to send out communications in the coming weeks with updates and progression of the project.

Facilities & Projects Team Blog – Science Library 1st floor ceiling repairs

Collette E M Lawrence9 June 2022

Science Library 1st floor ceiling repairs

Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Projects Team

We have just received confirmation from the contractor with regards to work taking place.

Essential ceiling repair works will be taking place on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of June, on the 1st floor corridors in the Science Library, around the toilets and meeting room,106. The works involve the removal of the ceiling tiles, and the containment of the cabling in the voids above. This is an Estates initiative that has materialised from the new fire alarm installation project.

The works will also include a tower install and barriers will be in place to ensure safety.

Staff and Students will be required to access the stairs and lifts via the reading room while these works take place.

If you have any issues or queries regarding this please contact your building manager or the Library Facilities & Projects Team at lib-facilities@ucl.ac.uk

Facilities & Projects Team Blog – DMS Watson Fire Alarm Upgrade – Final Commissioning

Collette E M Lawrence9 June 2022

DMS Watson Fire Alarm Upgrade – Final Commissioning

Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Projects Team

We have just received confirmation from the contractor with regards to final commissioning of the fire alarm system taking place next week.

On Monday 13th June and Tuesday 14th June between 8AM – 4PM Portsmouth electrical contractors will commence the audibility testing of the fire alarm system, so final commissioning can take place.

This will be completed on a floor-by-floor basis to mitigate the impact on Library users and Library colleagues, as well as our neighbouring buildings. The alarms will be activated sporadically throughout the day and will not be continuous, they will however be activated multiple times, unfortunately due to the nature of the works, we cannot be entirely specific on when the alarms will sound.

We believe that levels basement, ground, first and second are the worst affected areas with the sound levels and synchronisation, therefore hopefully the upper levels will be much easier and quicker to complete.

Friday 17th June the contractors should have reached the acceptable sound and synchronisation levels. At this point the contractors will return with the UCL Fire Safety Team to witness the synchronisation. Again, this will be level by level and the alarms will sound sporadically.

If you have any issues or queries regarding this please contact the Library Facilities & Projects Team at lib-facilities@ucl.ac.uk

Facilities & Projects Team Blog – Change in Procedure – Move to RemedyForce Self Service

Jay Woodhouse9 June 2022

The Library Facilities & Projects Team are moving to RemedyForce self service from Wednesday 15th June at 8am and all staff should use the RemedyForce system from this date, for all listed requests.

The new Service Request options can be accessed from the RemedyForce Self Service module:

RemedyForce Self Service then select Request SomethingLibrary Facilities from the Categories – from here you will be able to select the service that you require.

The Facilities & Projects Service Level Agreement (F&PSLA) (LibNet Facilities & Projects Page) has been updated to reflect the change in request procedure, but the F&PSLA response times have not been changed. Moving to RemedyForce will allow improved control of requests, ease of essential message content, better customer communication and better reporting on F&PSLA targets.

 

 

 

 

The Facilities & Projects Team joint e-mail address lib-facilities@ucl.ac.uk will remain active for external filming and photography requests.

For everything else please use RemedyForce.

Facilities & Projects Team Blog – Dutch Reading Room Refurbishment 

Collette E M Lawrence9 June 2022

Dutch Reading Room Refurbishment

Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Projects Team

We have just received confirmation from the contractor with regards to work taking place next week.

Thursday 16th June 2022 The Dutch Reading room will be having its furniture replaced so this room will be closed on this day.

If you have any issues or queries regarding this please contact the Library Facilities & Projects Team at lib-facilities@ucl.ac.uk

Facilities & Projects Team Blog – DMS Watson Closure due to Water shut down

Collette E M Lawrence7 June 2022

DMS Watson Closure due to Water shut down – Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Project Team

We have just received confirmation from the contractor with regards to work taking place this weekend.

The Science Library will be closed on the 12th June 2022 due to our contractor, Arctic, being instructed by Estates, to carry out essential work, which involves replacing two valves in the plant room of the Science Library.

In order to do this, Artic will need to isolate the water supply to the whole building, for the entirety of the day, which has resulted in the decision to close the library for the duration of the works, and to re-open, as usual, on Monday 13th June, at 08:45.

Staff will be relocated to the Main Library while this work is carried out, please speak with your line manage if you require further information on this.

If you have any issues or queries regarding this please contact your building manager or the Library Facilities & Projects Team at lib-facilities@ucl.ac.uk

Facilities & Project Team Blog – Window cleaning in Wilkins Building

Collette E M Lawrence1 June 2022

Window Cleaning at the Wilkins Building

Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Project Team

We have now received confirmation from UCL Estates with regards to window cleaning taking place internally and externally in the Wilkins Building. We have only been give the start date for this work, sorry no timetable has been provided.

Monday 6th June 2022 – internal and external window cleaning at Wilkins Building is due to commence on next week. If possible, could you please move items away from the window sills, and let the Facilities & Projects team know if there are any locations where additional/alternative arrangements for access will need to be made.

If you have any issues or queries regarding this, please contact the Library Facilities & Projects Team at lib-facilities@ucl.ac.uk

Facilities & Projects Team Blog – Fire Alarm Testing

Collette E M Lawrence25 May 2022

Fire Alarm Testing re-commencing

Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Project Team

Following the ending of Covid procedures, UCL is re-introducing weekly fire alarm testing into all buildings. The decision has been taken to reschedule these tests to be conducted on weekdays only and between the hours of 08-00 -11:30hrs. This applies to all UCL managed buildings, if you are an NHS Trust building, or one not managed by UCL, there will be local arrangements for fire alarm testing.

The new Fire Alarm Test schedule will come into effect from Monday, 6th of June 2022. The decision to testing the alarms “in-hours” has been approved by the Estates Health and Safety Committee. One of the reasons is to ensure that students and staff know what the bell sounds like.

The fire alarm test will last no longer than 60 seconds, so students and staff should wait up to 60 seconds before evacuating the space.

Please see list below for Library Services testing schedule and link to the Fire Safety Technical Note – TN062:

UCLFire_TN_062 (WeeklyFireAlarmTesting)-06Jun22.pdf

  • Monday – 0800-1130hrs – DMS Watson Library
  • Monday – 0800-1130hrs – Foster Court
  • Monday – 0800-0930hrs – Institute of Child Health
  • Tuesday – 0800-1130hrs – Institute of Education
  • Tuesday – 0800-1130hrs – Language & Speech Science
  • Tuesday – 0800-1130hrs – Institute of Neurology
  • Tuesday – 0800-1130hrs – School of Pharmacy
  • Wednesday – 0800-1130hrs – Bartlett
  • Wednesday – 0800-1130hrs – Institute of Archaeology
  • Wednesday – 0800-1130hrs – School of Slavonic and East European Studies
  • Thursday – 0800-1130hrs – Main Library/Special Collections(B06)/Graduate Hub
  • Friday – 0730hrs – Ophthalmology
  • Friday – 0800-1130hrs – Student Centre
  • Saturday & Sunday – 0800-0900hrs – Cruciform

If you have any issues or queries regarding this, please contact the Library Facilities & Projects Team at lib-facilities@ucl.ac.uk

Facilities & Projects Team Blog – Fire Alarm Testing & Ceiling work

Collette E M Lawrence19 May 2022

Fire Alarm Testing & Ceiling work – DMS Watson

Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Project Team

We have now received confirmation from the contractor working on Fire Alarm upgrades, testing and ceiling works in DMS Watson. CESB will be putting up signage in and around the site.

Saturday 21st May 2022 & Sunday 22nd May 2022 – All Day The Ground Floor bookable student pods will be unavailable this weekend due to snagging work with Fire Alarm, some additional sounders will be fitted in this area to ensure within the pods the legal minimal decibel level is met.

Monday, 23rd May 2022 – 07:00 to 09:00 – The Fire Alarms will be tested for 2 hours, floor by floor, This is to tally with the usual fire alarm testing that takes place on Monday’s, so hopefully will be a familiar sound to students and staff.

Monday, 6th June 2022 (early morning) – Investigative works to the 1st floor ceiling will be carried out to plan the works and equipment needed for the weekend, but that will not impact too much, as it will be just a member of the install team and a step ladder assessing the ceilings.

Saturday, 11th, Sunday 12th and Monday, 13th June 2022 – Ceiling works on the 1st floor will be taking place. The area will be barriered off for the duration, so will affect the Accessibility entrance and the use of the 1st floor toilet over this period.

If you have any issues or queries regarding this, please contact the Library Facilities & Projects Team at lib-facilities@ucl.ac.uk

Facilities & Projects Team Blog – SSEES Lighting Upgrade

Collette E M Lawrence28 April 2022

SSEES Lighting Upgrade

Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Project Team

We have now received confirmation from the contractor working on SSEES Lighting Upgrade.

Due to essential electrical work, which forms part of a lighting upgrade in collaboration with Library Services, Estates and Sustainability, the Lower Ground floor of SSEES Library will be CLOSED to users all day on Saturday 30th April 2022. Unfortunately, it will not be possible for staff to offer a fetching service for material and journals during the closure, as there will be no lighting in that area.

Other floors of the Library are not affected and will be open as normal, on Saturday.

If you have any issues or queries regarding this, please contact the Library Facilities & Projects Team at lib-facilities@ucl.ac.uk