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Campus Construction Update for Week of Sept. 6-12

September 4, 2009

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Sept. 6-12.

WRI Building Removal --The Western Research Institute buildings east of the Bureau of Mines Building and west of Cowboy Dorm (log building west of Earth Sciences Center) will be moved to prepare for Berry Center construction. There will continue to be intermittent closures of the service entrance off of Lewis Street and the service entrance will be blocked for sufficient periods the weekend of Sept. 12, and continuing through Monday, Sept. 14, before 7 a.m. as the final WRI Building is removed from the site. Please use extreme caution when using the service entrance on Lewis Street and expect delays.

Lewis Street Apartment Removal -- The apartment at 1111 E. Lewis Street was moved Wednesday, Sept. 2. The third and final apartment is anticipated to be moved in a couple of weeks. Please use caution on Lewis Street between 11th and 12th Streets.

Lewis and 10th/11th Street Closure -- Lewis Street is closed between 10th and 11th Streets to be used as the staging areas for the Cowboy Dorm and Old Power Plant deconstruction.

The UW Facilities Planning Office reports the following activities scheduled for the week:

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- At the existing building, mechanical systems will be started up. Toilet fixtures and accessories will be installed. Work on the finishes will wind down. Glass installation will continue at the sky light and masonry will continue on the exterior walls.

ILLC, Information Library and Learning Center (Scheduled completion: Sept. 2009) -- Work along 13th Street will wrap up. The walkway west of the Union will be reopened. The contractor will continue on landscaped areas and with interior work on the lower two levels of the original building. The lower floor of the 70s addition will undergo final inspection.

Student Health/Cheney International Center -- Work on the project is almost complete. Furniture arrives in the next two months. Ribbon-cutting is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 10.

Berry Center -- The contractor will be working on the construction trailers. Erosion control will be placed. Deconstruction of the Cowboy Dorm and hauling out the debris to be recycled will start the week of Sept. 14.

War Memorial Stadium Expansion and Improvements (Scheduled Completion: Fall 2010) -- The East Stadium parking lot will be open on game days. Upper concrete deck will be poured this week.

Information Technology Center -- One day of the week the contractor will be completing wall patches and moving the remaining items out of the basement as well as fixing some warranty items. The electrical and the IT contractors have one day of work to button up some punch list items that may occur at any time.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation -- The landscapers will finish up the flagstone and planting on the south patio area. Work on the donor wall in the hallway will happen on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12.

Bioscience General Classroom Renovations, Phase 2 (Scheduled completion date: Dec. 21) Construction is scheduled to begin in Bioscience Building Room 220. Punch list items remain in Bioscience Rooms 217, 218 and 219.

UW Police Facility -- The Police Department has moved into the new facility. Punch list items will be complete in the next few weeks.

Monopine -- Work on the cell tower north of Green Hill Cemetery began Monday, Aug. 31.

Ross Hall (Scheduled completion date Sept. 15) -- The first floor restrooms are being modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms near the elevators and on the second floor are available. Crews will be working nights and early morning.

Centennial Complex -- Exterior block repair is complete. Block cleaning, sealing and caulking is tentatively scheduled for early this month. Staging for the contractor is on the northeast side of the building.

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

Elevators -- ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) upgrades will be performed during the month of September for several campus elevators. The elevator at Corbett will be out of service through Sept. 11. Following completion of the work at Corbett, the Law Building elevator will be out of service through Sept. 18. After the main Law Building elevator work, the Law Library elevator will be out of service through Sept. 28. While the main Law Building elevator is offline, the Law Library elevator may be used to access the basement and first floor. While the Law Library elevator is offline, the main Law Building elevator may be used for access to all floors. During the work periods, students and visitors may contact Disability Support Services at 766-6189 to arrange special accommodation if needed. Faculty and staff may contact Human Resources at 766-2437.

Concrete and Asphalt -- ADA work and sidewalk replacement north of the Corbett Building is complete. Concrete replacement at the Animal Science Building has been completed. Asphalt will be replaced around the new concrete late next week. The roadway and parking areas south of Animal Science will be open for game day parking. Concrete work at the Cooper House is under way and should be complete by Sept. 14.

Work has been completed at the loop drive northwest of the Arena-Auditorium, and it is open to traffic. Miscellaneous grinding to smooth uneven concrete on sidewalks across campus will continue through September. Please avoid  these areas.

Geology Building -- Reconstruction of the parking lot east of the Geology Building is complete.

Health Sciences Building -- Work on the west side of the building is complete. Final cleanup should be completed by Monday. Pedestrian access has been restored to the east side of the building. Temporary pedestrian access to the south entrance will be maintained. Landscaping should be complete sometime next week. Exterior light replacement east and west of the building continues.

Knight Hall -- An ADA ramp has been constructed at the east entrance to the building. The east entrance will be open by Monday.

Physical Sciences Building -- Remaining handrails will be installed next week.

McIntyre Hall -- Masonry work on the southeast corner of the building has been completed.

Campus Greenhouse -- Steam system replacement continues in front of the Greenhouse. Sidewalk accessibility on the north side of Willett will be interrupted during work hours. Pedestrian traffic will be routed around the work area. Work will continue throughout September.

War Memorial Stadium -- Roof repairs to the west press box will be in progress next week on the south end.

RMMC -- Roofing materials will be loaded up to the roof next week and a staging area set up on the west side. Roofing will start late next week or the week of Sept. 14.

War Memorial Fieldhouse -- Roof replacement continues on the north and south side of the building. The staging area is on the west side of the building. Please use caution when entering from the south and around the staging area.

Ross Hall -- Re-roofing of the building is complete.

Please direct questions to the Service Desk at 766-6225.

Posted on Friday, September 04, 2009

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