Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility

From Facilities:

Update on the progress made since Wednesday and the plan moving forward

–          On Thursday NuAge and Plumbing sub cut open the wall on the third floor, installed a scaffolding system and replaced the defective parts. AGI was on site to address leaking issues and to relocate air movers and dehumidifiers. Tony Garrit (Central Plant) charged the line and the fitting was noted to be working properly now

–          On Friday with the leak being fixed, AGI set up containment at the end of affected corridors and around lab equipment to protect from dust as the space starts to dry out. AGI will do their best to cover and create a barrier around the equipment identified in Fridays walk through with Jordan Terrones and Jake Hes, however the facility understands that there is the possibility that dust will still get on equipment unless it is completely disconnected and removed from the space.

–          So far to note, floor tiles are going to need to be removed from W2310, W2311, W2314, W2315, W2318, W2320, & W2321 to see the extent of the water damage under the floor. As needed, flooring will be removed up to and around larger equipment and around table legs where items cannot be moved. Ceiling tiles will need to be removed in rooms W2310, W2312, & W2314 to see how far down the corridors the water travelled.

–          On Saturday AGI will have a crew of 5 guys total to remove damaged floor and ceiling tiles. Due to the extensiveness of the work, AGI may need to have a smaller crew to work on Sunday.

–          On Monday AGI will provide an assessment report of their findings and the extent of the damage.

–          After that time, the university can begin to plan the remediation of the space.

–          Central Plan was notified to shut down Eng. Gateway AHU’s 6 &7 that control cleanroom space.

–          AGI brought in Negative Air Machines to limit the dust as the space begins to dry out.

–          On Saturday AGI finished installing protection around lab equipment and began removing ceiling tiles and floor tiles from affected areas. As we began pulling up tiles the extent of how far the water travelled was realized and it was determined that AGI would need to continue work on Sunday.

–          On Sunday AGI continues to remove flooring tiles

–          Monday will consist of AGI wiping down the space of surface dust and providing assessment of their findings.

As of now the cleanroom is still closed and we will keep you updated if things change. The BION has not been effected and will remain open.