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Campus Construction Update for Week of Feb. 20-26

February 18, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

Notice: Work is scheduled to begin Monday to repair a chilled water leak approximately 50 feet northeast of the Physical Sciences Building. This work will continue through at least the end of February. Use caution around moving equipment in the area.

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

Fieldhouse -- There will be an electrical shutdown Wednesday, Feb. 23, for the west wing on the second floor. Affected parties have been notified.

Asbestos Abatement -- Work continues in the Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Pharmacy buildings. In Physical Sciences, the men's restroom will be closed in the basement, on the second floor and the fourth floor for approximately the next three weeks starting Monday.  In Biological Sciences, only the second floor men's restroom will be closed for approximately three weeks starting Monday.

Aven Nelson Building -- Window replacement continues. The west parking lot has been closed and fenced for construction staging throughout the project. The west entrance is closed, but will be available for emergency exit if needed; please use other entrances to the building. Scaffolding has been moved to the east side of the building. The east entrance will remain open. Use caution around work areas.

Coe Library -- Installation of security cameras on the first and third floors, and in the basement, is under way and should be complete by Feb. 25. Please use caution around the work areas.

Anthropology Building -- The ceiling in the foyer of the south main entrance is under repair. Signs are posted to use caution when entering.

Fine Arts -- The Green Room entrance to the theater stage is being painted and carpeted this week. Please use caution in this area.

College of Agriculture Building -- Painting in the second floor hallway continues. Use caution around work areas.

S.H. Knight Geology Building -- Painting is complete in the hallway and the project is complete.

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

State Vet Lab -- The portable building has been removed and parking has been returned to normal.

Campus -- The house foundations at 9th and Grand, 11th between Grand and Ivinson, and the north side of Lewis between 11th and 12th will be filled and graded as weather permits. Parking will be affected and heavy equipment will be in use in these locations.

Snow Removal -- Snow and ice removal will occur as needed throughout the winter. Please use caution around snow removal equipment and be safe walking, riding and driving on the snow.

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

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

State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Modernization, Renovation and Repairs -- (Scheduled completion, fall 2011.) The project focuses on major maintenance items, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) improvements and classroom improvements. Construction activities will continue in the Geology, Engineering, Aven Nelson, Arts & Sciences, and Agriculture building classrooms.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- The contractor has completed site cleanup by the Berry Center. Fencing has been reconfigured to secure the site, and Lewis Street will remain closed during construction.

UW Tennis Facility (Armory Road across from Little League Complex, scheduled completion: March, 2011) -- Post-tensioned slabs will be installed, and welding is scheduled in the link section.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Painting will continue on the second and third floors and carpet installation will continue on the fourth and fifth floors. Light fixture installation will start on the eighth floor, and patching and preparation for finish work will continue on the first floor.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Footing work is near completion and foundation work will continue. Excavation and underground utility work will proceed as weather permits. There will be frequent heavy construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week.

Steel erection will continue for several weeks. Masonry work for the wall continues continuing on the south. A temporary enclosure of west structure will start to provide protection for the start of floor slabs and interior rough-in. Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II -- A six-block area is fenced off, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will need to go around this area. Work will resume in the spring.

Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Operational testing has resumed and will continue through the week.

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