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Campus Construction Update for the Week of Sept. 5-11

September 3, 2010

These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

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.

Traffic Alert -- With the start of fall semester classes, the UW Police Department reminds everyone that the speed limit around the perimeter of campus is 20 mph.

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

Downey Hall -- Asbestos abatement will be completed on the seventh and eighth floors and will begin on the fifth and sixth 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. Final site set up will be completed early in the week. Site clearing and grading will start.

Education Annex (Scheduled Completion: This fall) -- 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 has begun separating interior materials for recycle/re-use where possible. The landscaping buffer along 22nd Street will begin this week. 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: Drywall finishes in lecture auditorium, concrete floor polishing, electrical and plumbing trim, ceiling grid in the corridor, build outs in the Mechanical, Pump and Electrical rooms, painting, interior aluminum doors and windows, radiator heater, grid ceiling trim out, panel terminations, carpet and floor tile.
Second floor: Concrete floor polishing, painting, electrical and plumbing trim, radiator heater installation, panel terminations, grid ceiling trim out, carpet and floor tile.
Third floor: Drywall finishing at shafts, painting, electrical and plumbing trim, ceiling grid, and sound attenuation under fans.
Roof: Completion of the Penthouse metal, reheat coil piping, rooftop unit piping, and roof duct work.
Exterior: Landscaping boulders, landscape and sidewalk grading, water line lowering in Lewis Street.

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. Wood trim installation continues in the basement. Electrical trim work and baseboard heaters in the basement are complete. 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 -- Interior finish work will continue in the renovations.

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

Old Main -- Replacement of the east entry doors is substantially complete and the east entry is open for access. ADA push pads will be installed once materials arrive.

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.

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.

Stock Farm -- Roof replacement of the foreman's house and manager's house is complete.

Campus Parking Lots -- Seasonal parking lot striping is complete.

Please direct questions to the service desk, 766-6225.

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