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Campus Construction Update for the Week of Oct. 10-16

October 8, 2010

These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

Notice: The drive between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building (9½ Street alley) will continue to 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) -- The foundations are being backfilled to prepare for the steel building erection that will begin soon. The building steel has arrived.

Downey Asbestos Abatement -- Work has been completed on the first and second floors, along with the fifth through eighth floors. Work will be focused on the fourth floor.

Downey Hall Modifications -- Footing will be placed at the north side to raise the walkway around the building. Demolition and reconstruction will continue in the basement.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Foundation work and new utility excavation will continue during the week with possible street work for utilities. Relocating utilities will be under way along with some new utility work. There will be frequent heavy construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. There may be extended workdays and, weather permitting, there may be work on weekend days.

Education Annex (Scheduled Completion: This fall) -- Installation of art design and related finish upgrades continues on the second and third floors. All major installations (aside from the feature wall) are complete; substantial completion process has begun. Work on minor items will be ongoing. Feature wall installation is scheduled for November. 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) -- Final grading of the crushed concrete will be complete by Oct. 8 Striping will begin Monday, Oct. 11, with the lot open for parking by the end of the week when the fence will be removed. The building materials were separated for recycle/re-use where possible.

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 materials for recycle/re-use where possible. The landscaping buffer along both Willett and 22nd Street continues and all of the trees have been planted. 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: All Floors: Mechanical, electrical and plumbing testing and start up and clean up, and pre-punch list work.
First floor: Electrical and plumbing trim, mechanical rooms connection and start up, painting, ceiling tile installation and electric inspection.
Second and third floors: Painting, electrical and plumbing work and ceiling tile installation.
Roof: Rooftop unit startup, steam heat and exhaust fan startup.
Exterior: Landscaping boulders, grading, sidewalk grading and utility installation. New concrete will be poured in the alley, and more older concrete will be removed to allow for more to be installed.

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Work continues on the old necropsy area. The contractor will pick up punch list items involving work in the northeast corner. Installation of the electron microscope will continue.

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

College of Business -- Pressure washing and some installation work will occur at the north and south entrances Saturday, Oct. 9.

Information Technology Center -- The south main entrance will be closed Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon to clean the entrance and install new hardware. Use the north or east entrances during these times.

Coe Library -- The south central stairway in old Coe will be painted starting this week. This stairway will be closed to thru traffic, but will be usable in case of emergency. This project will take approximately two weeks. Please use the stairways to the east and west.

College of Agriculture Building -- Painting in the main hallway on the fifth floor continues. Please use caution around work areas.

Anthropology -- Demolition at the west end of the parking lot continues to provide ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) parking and an accessible pathway to the building. Construction will continue through October.

Engineering Building -- Replacement of an air conditioning unit in Room 4016 is scheduled for Oct 11 through Oct 19. The hallway will remain open, but some noise may be noticeable.

Plant Science Greenhouse -- Concrete has been replaced at the west entry and sidewalk. This project is complete.

Arts & Sciences Building -- Painting is complete in the north hallway on the first floor.

Office Annex -- This parking lot striping is complete.

Lewis Street -- Several single-family homes between 11th and 13th Streets will be moved during the next few weeks. 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 is under way in the fieldhouse. Access to the infield is being coordinated with the athletics department.

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 Oct. 15. Please use caution in this area.

Willett Drive -- Asphalt has been patched. This project is complete.

Campus -- Irrigation systems winterizing is in progress. Compressed air will be blown through the piping and may result in some overspray onto sidewalks, streets and driveways. Please be aware of possible slick spots. The work will continue through October.

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

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