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Campus Construction Update for the Week of Sept. 12-18

September 10, 2010

These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

Notice: Broken Water Line -- The UW Physical Plant reports that excavation will begin today (Friday) to repair a broken water main on the north side of the Pharmacy Building. A fire hose is currently providing temporary water service to the building. Repairs will continue possibly until the end of the month. Signs will be posted. Please use caution in this area.

Parking Lot Closure -- The Cooper House parking lot will be closed all day Thursday, Sept. 16, for the grand opening of the College of Business Building. The dedication is scheduled for 11 a.m.

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

UW Tennis Facility (Armory Road across from Little League Complex, scheduled completion: Feb. 15, 2011) -- The contractor has excavated and is placing footings for the new structure north of the existing indoor tennis facility. The pre-engineered metal building delivery is scheduled for Oct. 1, and building erection will occur shortly thereafter.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Asbestos abatement will be completed on the 7th and 8th floors and preliminary work will begin on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Groundbreaking was held Wednesday, Sept. 1 and construction has started. The site has been fenced and the contractor's office has been set. Site grading will continue through September. Access to the north and south sides of the Centennial Complex will be maintained. The drive across site from Armory Drive to the Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building will be closed until next fall when Visual Arts is complete.

Education Annex (Scheduled Completion: This fall) -- Stair rail and chandelier installation is scheduled to begin. Installation of art design and related finish upgrades continues on the second and third floors. Bamboo panel and carpet installation continues. Accesses are open for scheduled classes. Evening and weekend work is scheduled through October.

Old Albertsons/Osco Deconstruction (15th and Spring Creek streets, increases parking spaces in the south shuttle lot) -- Deconstruction on Albertsons and Osco buildings continues. Materials are being separated for recycle/re-use where possible and both buildings have been fenced off.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction (South of Willett Drive between Crane and Soule streets to Coe Street) -- Deconstruction and final grading is complete.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II (South of Willett Drive between Crane and 22nd streets to Arrowhead) -- Deconstruction and abatement continues. The deconstruction contractor is separating interior materials for recycle/re-use where possible. The landscaping buffer along 22nd Street has begun. The entire four blocks are fenced off, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will need to go around the area.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- Lewis Street remains closed from 9th to 11th streets for contractor staging area. The following work and installations are scheduled to take place next week: First floor -- Paint in lecture auditorium and corridors, concrete floor polishing, electrical and plumbing trim, corridor ceiling grid, mechanical/pump/electrical rooms build out, interior aluminum doors and windows, grid ceiling MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) trim out, electric trim out, carpet and vinyl floor tile, install of closure wall at the bottom of stair 2, install movable shelving.
Second floor -- Concrete floor polishing, painting, electrical and plumbing trim, panel terminations, grid ceiling trim out, carpet and vinyl tile.
Third floor -- Drywall finishing at shafts, painting, electrical and plumbing trim, ceiling grid installation, sound attenuation under fans.
Roof -- Reheat coil piping, roof top unit piping, roof duct work.
Exterior -- Landscaping boulders, grading of landscape, sidewalk grading and utility exploration now that lowering water lines may not be an option due to city requirements.

Kendall House (Southeast corner of 8th and Fremont streets, is the new home of the Ruckelshaus Institute and Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Wyoming Conservation Corps) -- The departments have moved into the building. Landscaping is complete with few punch list items remaining. Casework deliveries for the basement are scheduled for the week of Sept. 13.

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Finish work will continue for the interior remodel areas with the focus on the ceiling installation. Masonry will begin on the west wall of the corridor along the old necropsy area.

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

15th Street -- A small brick building just south of Gibbon Street and west of the General Storage building will be deconstructed beginning Monday. There should be no impact to traffic, but be cautious of heavy equipment in the area.

Lewis Street -- Several single-family homes will be moved over the next few weeks between 11th and 13th Streets. Please be cautious of equipment and large trucks in the area as homes are prepared and moved off their foundations.

War Memorial Fieldhouse -- A lighting replacement project has started in the fieldhouse. This project will continue into October. Access to the infield is being coordinated with the athletics department.

Willett Drive -- Curb and gutter at the 1600 block of Willett Drive on the south side of the street has been replaced. A temporary road patch will remain in place until new asphalt can be patched.

Plant Science Greenhouse -- Side wall and fan replacements continue. No access issues are anticipated.

Campus Parking Lots - The north Engineering lot and the Geological Survey lot will be striped on Monday, weather permitting.

Old Main -- Handicap push pads have been installed and replacement of the east entry doors is now complete.

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