You are here: American University Finance Facilities Management Service Interruptions

Service Interruptions, Planned Outages, and Project Updates

Testing Fire Suppression Sprinkler Systems 

Starting Monday, July 13 and ending approximately Friday, August 14, Facilities Management will be testing the fire suppression sprinkler systems in some buildings on the Main Campus, Spring Valley and 4401 Connecticut Avenue. During the testing, there might be a foul odor, or water flowing into the garage drains, but no other interruption is anticipated. In the event any repair or service interruption should arise from the testing, we will send additional notice. Please share this information as you fit.

 Schedule- Work will be done from 6am until approximately 4pm daily. 

  Carl Spence is overseeing this project and can be reached at 202-713-1698 or by email ( 

Butler Lobbies - Work in Stairwells July 7 thru July 16

Starting Tuesday, July 7th and ending Thursday, July 16th, the stairwell between the 4-6th floors in Butler Pavilion will be re-painted and re-carpeted. 

Please pay attention to any posted directional signage in the area while the work is being completed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Keegan at or call her at 202-885-1126

Letts parking lot closure

Monday, July 6th the parking area between Letts and Clark Hall will be closed to place a trailer for the Campus Wide Chilled Water Master Plan Implementation 2020 project. The road between these buildings will remain open for vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The trailer and the associated parking space closure will remain in place through June 2021.

This has been approved by Parking and Commuter Services. Note that this will not close all of the parking outside of Letts, just the 11 spaces in the area between Letts and Clark.

Neal Santangelo is the project manager and can be contacted at his cell number 202-907-6624 or email

Centennial Lower Garage Sprinkler Painting - Notification

The Centennial lower level parking garage will be closed from July 6th through July 10th. During this time, the overhead fire sprinklers will be painted. Please remove all vehicles prior to July 6th. The upper level parking will not be affected.

Jake Cox is the project manager and can be contacted at his cell number 202-907-1524 or email