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McCabe Fire Alarm Renovation

On 3/11-3/15, AU Facilities Management will be renovating the fire alarm system in McCabe Hall. Please see schedule of activities below.  


3/11-3/13 from 6:00 AM-2:00 PM – Installation of new fire alarm devices. Contractors will need to access throughout the building.

3/14-3/15 from 6:00 AM-8:00 AM – Testing of audiovisual devices. Bells/speakers will sound, and strobes will flash, both intermittently.

3/14-3/15 from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM – Testing with the audiovisual devices silenced so there will be no ringing or flashing but contractors will be working throughout the building.

Please note these dates are tentative and subject to change. The project team will attempt to communicate schedule changes in a timely manner.

Please share this information with your staff or anyone who might be impacted.

Neal Santangelo is overseeing this project and can be reached at 202-885-1391 or by email (