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Campus Construction Update for Week of March 13-19


March 11, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

Notice: ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Solutions, an energy services company, will begin building energy surveys March 14 -16 and March 22-24 on 10 buildings: Old Main, Arts & Science, Bureau of Mines, Engineering, Agriculture, Education, Education Annex, Wyo Hall, Centennial Complex and State Veterinary Laboratory.  March 14-16, the company will survey mechanical rooms with little or no impact to occupants. March 22-24, Long will survey all lighting throughout these buildings, which will impact occupants only for short periods of time.  The survey group will wear badges will be worn by the survey group.

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. Electrical and finish work will continue in classrooms being remodeled. Fire alarms will be revitalized in of the Engineering, Agriculture and Animal Science buildings.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- The contractor has completed site cleanup. 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: This month) -- Sports lighting will be installed. Evening and weekend work will continue.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Finish work and painting is scheduled on the main floor. Door frames will be painted and accessories will be installed in the ADA toilets on the upper levels.

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 is under way. Excavation and underground utility work will proceed as weather permits. There will be frequent heavy construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. The crane will be removed from site as primary steel erection is completed. Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. Extended workdays and weekend work are scheduled.

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.

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

King Street -- Excavation work on the north side of King Street, across from Washakie Dining Hall, will cause intermittent electrical outages later in the week affecting the Greek houses on Sorority Row. Outages will be coordinated with the building occupants. Use caution when navigating King Street for the next week.

Fire Alarm Testing -- Testing will resume during Spring Break on fire alarm systems in certain campus buildings. Building occupants will be notified in advance of scheduled testing times.

Stimulus Project -- Work continues in the Physical and Biological Sciences buildings. The men's restrooms in Physical Sciences are now open. In Biological Sciences, the second floor men's restroom will be closed for approximately one more week.

Physical Sciences -- Repairs to the chilled water line about 50 feet northeast of the Physical Sciences Building will continue through March 18. Use caution around moving equipment in the area.

Corbett Building -- Work will begin to demolish and rebuild the ADA ramp on the building's east side. An ADA accessible ramp on the west side will remain open for access, and all other building entrances will remain open. The project is scheduled for about two weeks.

15th Street -- Construction of curb, gutter and a new sidewalk on the east side of 15th Street from the north end of Greenhill Cemetery to Harney Street will begin this week. Barriers will be placed around work areas. Traffic on 15th Street will not be impacted. Please use caution in the area.

Aven Nelson Building -- Window replacement continues. Scaffolding has been moved to the south side of the building. Work is complete on the east side, and the east entrance is open. 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. Use caution around work areas.

Aven Nelson/Williams Conservatory -- Wall repairs and painting are in progress within the south entrance. The entrance remains open. Please use caution when entering the building in this area.

Arts and Sciences Building -- Painting is scheduled in the second floor lobby and north and south entrances to the auditorium. Use caution in these work areas.

Knight Hall -- The north entrance into the Admissions offices will be painted. Use caution in this area.

Washakie Center -- Structural trades will repair and replace floor tile in the basement this week. Please use caution in these areas.

College of Agriculture Building -- Painting in the first floor hallway continues. Painting on the third floor in the original section of the building is complete. Use caution around work areas.

Coe Library -- Installation of security cameras on the first and third floors is on hold for one week.

Willett Drive -- Work is under way to repair a condensate line just north of the Sigma Nu house. Signs have been placed to direct traffic around the work area. The job will take about two weeks. Please use caution in the area.

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. 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.

Photo:
Workers secure the last beam to be placed on the University of Wyoming's Visual Arts Center during a recent topping-off ceremony. Located east of the Centennial Complex building, the 79,000-square foot facility will provide expanded teaching studios and spaces for art history, ceramics, drawing, foundations of art, graphics, painting, printmaking, sculpture and small metals. (UW Photo)

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