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Building Systems & Utilities Shutdown Policy

Buildings and Grounds Maintenance

What is a "Shutdown"?

A shutdown is a scheduled temporary interruption of a utility or building operation service for the purpose of maintenance, repair, testing,  and/or replacement of equipment.

The Buildings & Grounds Maintenance Shutdown Manager, Jovan Solis (650-444-6382, is the only person authorized to schedule and implement planned interruptions of utilities or building systems to Stanford University buildings. 

All academic scheduled shutdowns, except irrigation shutdowns, must be initiated after the Project Manager has performed initial outreach with Building Management and District Management. Outreach shall consist of scope of work, impact to building(s), and schedule.  After outreach has been completed and approved by all parties, the Project Manager shall submit an online Shutdown Request Form.

If you require a shutdown of:

Scheduled Shutdowns

Shutdowns must be scheduled in advance. The submission request must be made at a minimum of ten working days prior to the requested shutdown. The shutdown will be scheduled for a time that is least disruptive to building occupants, scientific programs, classroom schedules and/or laboratory processes, and is cost effective.

The following Stanford University representatives may request shutdowns:

  • Project Managers

  • Construction Managers

  • Building Managers

  • Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Technicians

  • District Management

NOTE: Contractors and other outside agencies may not directly schedule the work of Buildings and Grounds Maintenance employees for shutdowns.

To see a list of currently planned shutdowns, go to Building System Planned Shutdown Notifications.


Unscheduled Shutdowns

Quick response shutdowns are intended to be used for unexpected needs that could result in damage or danger if not attended to. To obtain an unscheduled quick response shutdown, contact the Work Support Center at 650-723-2281.