Some North Engineering Building rooms closed due to water damage

January 13, 2016 | News, UToday
By Vicki L. Kroll

A fire sprinkler pipe on the second floor of the North Engineering Building froze overnight and caused water damage to several rooms.

Laboratories, offices and computer rooms were affected, according to Jim Graff, director of facilities operations.

“It was clean water from the sprinkler, so we’re dealing with cleaning that up from ceiling tiles, concrete and carpet,” he said.

The broken pipe has been repaired, he added, and the building is open and has water service.

However, several rooms on the second floor are closed for cleaning: North Engineering Building 2042, 2045, 2047, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052, 2058, 2060 and 2067.

In addition, a few rooms on the first floor were affected: 1047, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1060 and 1061.

“We hope to have these areas cleaned up by the end of the day,” Graff said.

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