11/17/2017 Update on Civic Square Building Operating Status 11:00 a.m.
The Civic Square Building on the College Avenue Campus will reopen for normal business operations at 12 p.m. today, November 17. Employees should report to work as normally scheduled. Students should check with their schools and/or departments to learn about any scheduling changes. The mechanical fire that began earlier today has been extinguished. No injuries were reported. Air sampling, building code inspections, and safety system testing and checks at the building are complete.
11/17/2017 Update on Civic Square Building Operating Status 10:00 a.m.
Due to the rooftop fire and lingering smell at the Bloustein School, all morning, afternoon and evening classes, student meetings and appointments are cancelled today, November 17, 2017. The Bloustein School air quality has been assessed and it is safe; however, due to the lingering smell it has been determined that classes in the building will not be held.
11/17/2017 Update on Civic Square Building Operating Status 8:30 am
Please be advised that due to a mechanical fire on the rooftop of the Civic Square Building on the College Campus in New Brunswick, operations at the Civic Square Building are curtailed and the building will be closed until at least 12:00 p.m. today November 17, 2017.
Employees who work at the Civic Square Building are directed not to report to work until the Building has been reopened. Essential Services Personnel must report to the Civic Square Building as directed. Employees should check the New Brunswick website at newbrunswick.rutgers.edu for further updates on closure status of the Building.
An announcement that the Civic Square Building has reopened and normal operations have resumed will be made.
11/03/2017 HVAC Alert: Update on HVAC replacement
The following notification is a requirement of the NJ Indoor Air Quality Standard (N.J.A.C. 12:100-13) (2007):
Please be aware that renovations to the air handling system will occur in the Civic Square Building from 11/6/17 through 4/30/18. Occasionally, odors and/or dust may make its way through the system and into the occupied areas. Some of the materials used may contain ingredients that may be potentially offensive. In addition, building temperature may not always be optimal. Efforts have been and will continue to be made to minimize employee exposure to these materials and other construction-related dusts and odors. The Safety Data Sheets are available upon request.
If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Reynes or Peter Skeels (Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety)
Additionally, our Bloustein School’s Center for Green Building has several monitors that will be deployed throughout the building to monitor air quality.