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Campus Construction Update for Week of May 10-16

May 8, 2009

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 10-16

Fire Safety Alert -- On Tuesday, May 12, the campus-wide fire alarm reporting server will be moved to the new Police Facility between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be no automatic reporting during those times. If a fire goes off in a building during those hours please call 911.

9th Street Closure -- The City of Laramie has notified UW that it has scheduled a major reconstruction of 9th Street from Grand Avenue to Lewis Street this summer. This portion of 9th street will be closed from May 18-Aug. 14.

The construction will involve installation of a new water line, storm sewer, curb and gutter improvements and a total rebuild and overlay of the existing road surface. The contractor, Simon Contracting, will designate two pedestrian crossing areas (University and Clark), but overall access in the area will be severely limited. UW also will replace sidewalks on the east side of the project area.

Traffic Alert: A 20 mph speed limit is now in effect on 9th, Lewis, Ivinson and 15th streets surrounding the campus.

Facilities Planning Project Managers' Report:

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled Completion Date: Fall 2010) -- Carpeting will be completed on the third level of the addition and begin on the second level. Finish work on the other levels will continue. At the addition, installation of structural steel will continue. Fire proofing of steel structure will continue in the basement. Utility rough-ins will follow the completion of the fire proofing.

Faculty and staff in the UW College of Business have relocated to Crane Hall because of the renovation project. Go here for a list of the new office locations.

ILLC, Information Library and Learning Center (Scheduled completion date: September 2009) -- Contractor will be working in the middle portion of the building on the ground and basement level removing existing walls and finishes. On the exterior, landscape work will begin east of the Wyoming Union.

Student Health/Cheney International Center -- Work continues on the basement level. Ceilings and floors will be installed next week along with interior painting. Temporary heating shut-offs will occur as systems are being connected. The fence will be moved Thursday and another boulder setting will take place on May 18 (weather permitting). Exterior window wells and handrails will be prepared for cleaning and painting within the next two weeks.

WRI Building Removal -- The Western Research Institute Buildings east of the Bureau of Mines Building and west of Cowboy Dorm are being deconstructed and/or prepared for removal in preparation for Berry Center construction. Three of the buildings will be moved from the site on a weekend to minimize impact to university traffic and more information will be provided once the final move date is determined. Please use extreme caution when using the service entrance on Lewis Street.

Lewis Street Apartment Removal -- Apartments at 1111, 1113, and 1115 E. Lewis Street are being prepared for removal by the contractor. The apartments were purchased by the contractor and will be reused for housing in Fort Morgan, Colo. The apartments are scheduled to be removed on or before May 20. The buildings will be moved from the site on a weekend to minimize impact to traffic and more information will be provided once the final move date is determined. Please use caution on Lewis between 11th and 12th Streets.

War Memorial Stadium Expansion and Improvements (Scheduled Completion Date: fall 2010) -- The East Stadium parking lot will be closed through August 24. Drilled piers and excavation continues. Please note there will be no graduation parking in the stadium lot.

Information Technology Center -- Exterior work on the building and landscaping will proceed depending on the weather. The irrigation system could be started. Stone pavers and other work on the west side could start. Parking lot striping on Sorority Row may occur this week. Signs will be posted.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation -- Activities include: Continue landscaping south and west sides, carpet in the Large Moot Courtroom, woodwork in all areas, complete wallpaper, texture and paint exterior concrete, install exterior handrails, build automation systems controls and programming. Building commissioning is scheduled to start May 12, audio-visual & information technology installation, mechanical-electrical-plumbing trim out will take place, and pre-clean and pre-punch on May 14 and 15.

UW Police Facility -- The old UniWyo Credit Union on the corner of 15th and Flint will become the new UW Police Facility. Staging for the contractor is in the north parking lot. Mechanical, plumbing and electrical finishes are nearly complete. Final interior cleaning will continue through next week. Exterior site work will continue over the next few weeks depending on the weather and will block the alley to the south at times. Punch lists have been issued. The Police Department is scheduled to move in on Tuesday, May 12.

Cowboy Dorm Asbestos Abatement -- Abatement has been completed at Cowboy Dorm (log building west of Earth Sciences Center). Arrangements are being made for the deconstruction of the WRI storage buildings adjacent to the Cowboy Dorm along with deconstruction of the dorm itself. Dates regarding set-up for the deconstruction and construction staging areas have not been set.

General Classroom Renovations -- Phase 2 (Scheduled completion date: August 21.) Classrooms to be renovated this summer include: Bioscience 217, 218, 219, 220 and Engineering 1045, 2112, 3108, 3109, 3110, 3111, 3112 and 3114. Staging area will take up four spaces behind the Engineering Building. Demolition will resume beginning May 11. Student lockers in the Engineering Petroleum wing will need to be emptied directly after finals.

The UW Physical Plant reports the following activities scheduled for the week:

Fine Arts -- Re-roofing part of the building will begin Monday and continue for approximately one month. The staging area will be on the southwest side of the building. The southwest entry will be closed throughout the project. Please use another entrance.

Ross Hall -- Painters will be preparing the ceiling for paint on Friday, May 15, and will be painting the ceilings on Saturday, May 16.

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory -- Well drilling and construction will be complete by May 11. A new sign will be installed at the entrance by May 11.

Biological Sciences -- New walls are being constructed on the landings in the southeast stairwell. The stairwell is closed while the work proceeds. Please use the elevator or another stairwell during construction.

Old Engineering -- The south entrance will be blocked off Monday, May 11, to remove concrete, excavate and replace a small section of failed water main. Water services to Old Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Old Ag will be shut off Wednesday, May 13 from 7 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Restroom facilities should still be available in New Engineering and New Ag C. Old Engineering will be accessible at the Petroleum Engineering entrance to the west of this construction. Construction activity will continue through May 20.

Engineering -- Four exterior windows will be replaced on Wednesday, May 13. Painting of common areas will be in progress for the next two or three weeks on the fifth floor of the Engineering Building.

Washakie Pavilion -- A large window will be replaced on Tuesday, May 12.

Wyoming Union -- Construction activities for Panda Express continue. Pedestrian traffic will be routed around the work area as needed. Please use caution in this congested area.

College of Law -- Part of the parking lot west of the College of Law Building and north of Fine Arts remains closed for work to the well pump house. It should re-open early next week.

Tree Spraying -- All pine and spruce trees will be sprayed beginning next week to protect against bark beetle infestation. Please be cautious and stay clear of spray areas.

Classroom Building -- The University Physical Plant has installed a skateboard rack near the east entrance of the Classroom Building. This rack provides a convenient location for students to secure skateboards while attending classes. The rack will hold 12 boards and includes cables to secure the boards. Users will need to provide locks.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Physical Plant Service Desk at (307) 766-6225.


Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009

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