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Campus Construction Update for the Week of Sept. Sept. 19-25

September 17, 2010

These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

Notice: The drive between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building (9½ Street alley) will have limited access and possibly be closed at times for Berry Center work.

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) -- Placement of the footings and approximately 50 percent of the foundation walls are complete. The painter will begin refinishing the existing building exterior this week. The pre-engineered metal building delivery is scheduled for Oct. 1, and building erection will occur shortly thereafter.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Asbestos is complete on the 7th and 8th floors and will now be focused on the 5th and 6th floors. The general contractor will begin mobilization and work on the north entry.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Site clearing and removal of walk and curb along Centennial Complex drive will be finished early in the week. Over lot grading will continue and foundation excavation may start at end of week. Preparation will start relocating utilities and new utility services. Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site.

Education Annex (Scheduled Completion: This fall) -- Installation of art design and related finish upgrades are scheduled on the second and third floors. Stair rail installation has begun and chandelier installation is scheduled to begin. 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 with foundation removals. Rough grading and backfill will begin in the next two weeks. Materials are being separated for recycle/re-use where possible and both buildings have been fenced off.

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: Painting in the lecture auditorium, electrical and plumbing trim, mechanical room's connection and start up, painting, interior aluminum doors and windows, grid ceiling trim out, electric trim out, work on carpet, vinyl flooring and movable shelving.
Second floor: Painting, electrical and plumbing trim, grid ceiling trim out, carpet and vinyl tile and base.
Third floor: Painting, electrical and plumbing trim, ceiling grid install, sound attenuation under fans.
Roof: Reheat coil piping, rooftop unit piping, duct work, exhaust fans and stacks.
Exterior: Landscaping boulders, landscape and sidewalk grading, utility installation, electric relocation at alley, and removal of alley concrete to prepare for new concrete. Generator startup and load bank testing will occur.

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 installation for the basement is complete. The basement punch list is scheduled for next week.

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Finish work will continue at the north remodel area and in the old necropsy area. Utility rough-ins are ongoing at the receiving area at the southwest corner of the building.

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

Pharmacy Building -- The broken water main on the north side of the Pharmacy Building has been repaired. Concrete replacement and cleanup should be complete by the end of the month. Please use caution in this area.

Campus Parking Lots -- The Rochelle Athletic Center and the Anthropology Building parking lots will be closed Sunday, Sept. 19, for striping.

15th Street -- A small brick building just south of Gibbon Street and west of the General Storage building is being deconstructed. Several parking spaces have been blocked off on the east side of the road during construction. There should be no impact to traffic, but be cautious of heavy equipment in the area.

Lewis Street -- Several single-family homes between 11th and 13th Streets will be moved during the next few weeks. 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 is under way 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 are substantially complete.

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

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