Critical Infrastructure Upgrade

About This Project:

Critical Infrastructure

In January of 2013 a sizable upgrade to electrical infrastructure and substations began, work will continue into 2017. The Critical Infrastructure Project is a crucial update to provide modern, safe, and reliable electrical service to our campus buildings.

This project requires several scheduled power bumps (short duration) and outages that range between 4 and 12 hours. Our project team works closely with facility coordinators who, in turn, work closely with building occupants to make sure key systems are on back-up power or other wise prepared for the planned outage.

Tentative project schedule (PDF) - Health Sciences

Tentative project schedule (PDF) - Main Campus

Design Features:

  • Significantly reduce unplanned power outages to all of campus
  • Replace two campus transformers
  • Convert the stadium substation from 46KV to 138KV
  • Convert several buildings to 12,470 volt service
  • Provide updated and reliable electrical service to campus

ARCHITECTS: Spectrum Engineering

CONTRACTOR: Layton Construction

LOCATION: Campus-wide


START DATE: January 2013

COMPLETION DATE: December 2017

Construction Impacts

Contact Info

Scott Jefferson


Shannon Failner

  • Administrative Assistant
  • office: 801-581-3135
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John McNary

  • Director, Campus Planning
  • office: 801-581-6573
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Cory Higgins

  • Executive Director
  • Facility and Construction Operations
  • office: 801-581-5082
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