Facilities Management is responsible for the routine maintenance of UCSD buildings and grounds, managing the Campus Research Machine Shop, and gives design and construction expertise to campus building renovations. Our Customer Relations help desk processes customer-initiated work requests and dispatches qualified staff to handle building systems, facilities, and equipment needs.
A partial power outage occurred on campus at approximately 8 a.m. with all power restored by 10 a.m. Affected areas included:
Institute of the Americas
Canyon View Dining Hall
North Campus Housing
North Point Drive Visitor Information Booth
The Rady School
Pangea Parking Structure
Spanos Field Facilities
The outage was the result of ongoing construction on the East Campus at Thornton Hospital. A piece of pipe support cable cut by the contractor fell into an electrical transformer. The electrical short caused the breaker feeding Thornton to trip, and the ripple effect caused a failure at the ERC transformer surge protector. This created a power outage in the Marshall College and ERC areas as well as the RIMAC Annex.
Facilities Management crews worked to isolate the cause and restore power to all areas as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your understanding in this matter.