[Blueboard] Situation Report - 10 September 2001

Physical Plant Office uppa at pusit.admu.edu.ph
Mon Sep 10 16:49:44 PHT 2001

                     SITUATION REPORT

Monday, 10 September 2001

POWER:  The Katipunan grid broke down twenty minutes past midnight last
night.  Guards reported an explosion behind the SEC complex and in
Katipunan near the Meralco pole-mounted transformers.  The guards found one
of the transformers in the SEC on fire.  The sounded the alarm and put out
the fire using 15 fire extinguishers.  SG Godofredo V. Come night
shift-in-charge reported the incident to Physical Plant thru channels.  The
gate guards reported the incident to Meralco.  Physical Plant's Mr.
Constantino C. Plaza was on campus by 2:20 a.m. to assess the damage.  Mr.
Cesar J. Dawana, Meralco Account Officer was also contacted at 3:00 a.m.
for assistance in coordinating with Meralco's emergency crew.

Work is ongoing to restore power for SEC complex.  The plan is to
progressively restore power in all affected buildings if possible today or
tomorrow at the latest.  Restoration of power will depend on the delivery
of replacement transformer load break elbow and cut out fuses.  

Electric bills for August have been sent out via the intranet in the
abbreviated format.  This month's and last month's electric bills will be
posted under Power of the Information section of Physical Plant's web page
at: http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/index.htm in two days time.  

COMMUNICATION:  Arrupe International Residence's new PABX system will be
interconnected with the campus PABX system tomorrow.  The campus PABX
system will not be disrupted by the interconnection.  

WATER:  Repair of the APS-Salcedo overhead tank is ongoing.  Water samples
from the overhead tanks will be taken for potability test once repairs are

Water supply to the High School complex and Moro Lorenzo Sports Center is
currently under review because the expansion of the High School (more
facilities and activities) and the increasing use of the Moro Lorenzo
Sports Center.  

TRAFFIC:  Fr. Jose Moises T. Fermin, S.J., Grade School Headmaster
instituted major physical improvements in the Grade School and Blue Eagle
Gym complex to improve traffic flow in the Gate 2 area.  This involved:

1.  Widening of the Grade School Lane beside Irwin Theatre from one to four
lanes. The GS parking area was reduced by 500 square meters. The steel
barrier was moved three meters towards the gym.  Twenty-four
faculty-parking slots were relocated to the road near the gym.  
2.  Widening of the GS Lane and Fr. Masterson Drive intersection.
Twenty-nine square meters were removed from the center island.  Two molave
trees affected by widening work were relocated to the Irwin Theatre side.
Concreting of the excavated section will be completed tonight and will be
open to traffic late this week.   
3.  Widening of GS Lane at the gym's southwest corner to ease entry to the
drop off/pick up points near the Prep area by Thursday morning.  
4.  Traffic management in the area will be modified to conform with these

Traffic may be heavier than usual on Thursday afternoon because of the
weekly HS and GS activity day and the UAAP basketball games at the gym
(Ateneo vs UP).  On Saturday and Sunday, traffic will be heavier than usual
the whole day because of the ACET at the High School and Grade School.  

At 11:30 a.m. this morning an L-300 school bus caught fire outside Gate 3.
The vehicle was completely burned but nobody was injured.  The L300 is not
registered with Ateneo but was reported to be taking three boys to Claret

The MMDA is meeting with the Katipunan Belt Traffic Management Committee
tomorrow to discuss the extension of the "Greening of EDSA Project" to
Katipunan.  The meeting will be held at the SEC Faculty Lounge attended by
the schools in the area.  Traffic concerns including the Alcatel excavation
along Katipunan will be raised.  

PARKING:  Campus security will intensify the campaign against vehicles
running motors while parked or waiting for passengers.  The penalty for
this violation is P500.00. 

Please email comments to uppa at admu.edu.ph 
Situation Report 10 September 2001 also posted at:
http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/index.htm Advisory

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