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Campus Construction Update for Week of Nov. 1-7

October 30, 2009

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Nov. 1-7:

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

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center -- Over-excavation of building pad, installation of shoring next to the pine trees will take place. There will be additional large truck traffic in and out of the site. There will be grading and installation of road base on the west side of the alley where the storage buildings were removed.

Old Power Plant -- Deconstruction and dust control will continue.

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- Final cleaning will continue on the existing building. Interior work will continue in the addition. Sidewalks to the building on the north side will be placed, weather permitting.

ILLC (Information Library and Learning Center) -- The reading room will be substantially complete during the week. Collection move will continue. Contractor will work on punch list items. Weather permitting, work will continue on the north part of the Union parking lot.

A portion of the Wyoming Union parking lot will be re-opened with meters to give more access to visitors to the Wyoming Union, Coe Library and the rest of campus. Due to congestion concerns with pedestrian, construction and bus traffic, "A" permit spaces will be added when the College of Business construction is complete and the lot is brought fully on-line.

Kendall House (Southeast corner of 8th and Fremont Streets, will become the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources) -- The sidewalks along 9th and along Fremont will be closed all next week for sidewalk modifications as this week the weather delay this work. Please use the sidewalks across the street. Two parking spaces along the west side of the property will also be closed all next week for utility tie-ins. The contractor has fenced the area and is setting up for site work. There will be no parking along the alley on the east side of the property. Interior demolition has started.

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Masonry work will continue. Concrete will be place for the penthouse floor.

Arena-Auditorium  -- Accessible seating is being added, with painting scheduled to contiue this week.

War Memorial Stadium Expansion and Improvements (Scheduled Completion: Fall 2010) -- The East Stadium parking lot will be open on game days. Roofing continues this week, and the temporary heat enclosure is ongoing.

Lewis Street Apartment Removal -- The third and final apartment at 1113 E. Lewis Street is anticipated to be moved in a couple of weeks. Please use caution on Lewis Street between 11th and 12th Streets.

Engineering 4055 (Scheduled Completion: January, 2010) -- Electrical work continues in the research lab.

Bioscience General Classroom Renovations, Phase 2 (Scheduled completion date: Dec. 21) -- Demolition work is complete in Room 220, electrical work is scheduled this week. Some punch list items remain in Rooms 217, 218 and 219. Staging area takes up 1 parking spot in the Hoyt Hall loop drive.

Centennial Complex -- Exterior block repair is complete. Cap flashing is completed at the Sculpture Court and Art Museum window sills. Block cleaning continues, control joint caulking has started. Staging for the contractor is on the northeast side of the building.

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

Half Acre -- The northeast corner sidewalk between the Day Lot and Half Acre remains blocked for grate replacement and repair of the sidewalk. Bus traffic has returned to normal; however, construction fencing does extend into the driveway. Caution signs are posted, and pedestrians should avoid the area or use extreme caution when walking around the fencing.

Ross Hall -- The road between Knight Hall and Ross Hall will be closed from 13th Street west to the Student Health Building or about three weeks to repair a section of utility tunnel. Two-way traffic from Ivinson north to Student Health will be possible on the west end of Knight Hall. Please use caution when driving in that area and yield to vehicles already in the roadway.

Corbett Building -- New exterior lights are being installed along the sidewalk north of the building. Work has been delayed due to winter weather and will resume when possible.

Campus Grounds -- Sprinkler systems have been winterized. This project is complete.

Health Sciences Building -- Landscaping and flagstone work on the east side continues.

Student Union -- Carpeting throughout the building is being replaced. Work will continue for a couple more weeks.

Engineering Building -- Window sill repairs continue as weather permits on 4th, 5th and 6th floors inside of the court area on the east wall.

RMMC (Regulated Materials Management Center) -- Re-roofing continues. The staging area is on the south side of building. Please use caution when entering from the south and around the staging area. Fan replacement on the storage wing will occur in conjunction with the roof replacement.

Golf Course Club House Roof Replacement -- Roof Replacement is scheduled to start Nov. 1, weather permitting. Materials and equipment should arrive late this week.

Knight Hall -- Capstone work on the southwest planters of the building has been delayed due to weather. Work will resume as possible. Please use caution in this area.

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

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009

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