Schedule blackout periods

A blackout period prevents work from being performed in a defined area for a scheduled time period. Blackout periods can be defined for spaces, levels, buildings, campuses, and zones.

Blackout business rules check the Schedules field of the Location field on a request or task to assess if there are any schedule conflicts with the time span of current.expected_start to current.estimated_end.

Table 1. Blackout period business rules
Business rule Action
Display Space Schedule Conflicts (facilities_request business rule) If the current.expected_start and current.estimated_end are populated and the location is a facilities space, informs the user of any possible schedule conflicts.
Display Space Schedule Conflicts (facilities_request_task business rule) If the current.expected_start and current.estimated_end are populated and the location is a facilities space, informs the user of any possible schedule conflicts.
Prevent Space Schedule Conflicts (facilities_request_task business rule) If there are any possible schedule conflicts between now and now + estimated_work_duration, prevent the user from starting work. To override, a facilities_admin can use a field override_schedule_conflict