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Campus Construction Update for Week of March 20-26

March 18, 2011

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

Notice: ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Solutions, an Energy Services Company, will start building lighting surveys 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. Long will survey mechanical rooms with little or no impact to occupants. On March 22-24 Long will survey all building lighting throughout these buildings, which will impact occupants only for short periods of time. The survey group will wear badges.

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. Metal framing, dry wall and electrical rough-ins are scheduled in the Aven Nelson and Arts & Sciences buildings. Electrical rough-ins will continue in the Engineering, Geology and Agriculture buildings.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- The Berry Center contractor may move to the site to prepare for the start of construction in April. 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) -- Electrical work and installation of the tennis court surfacing is in progress. Work will continue evenings and weekends.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Painting is scheduled in the vestibule and first floor. Doors and hardware will be installed on the upper floors. Finish work is scheduled and cabinets, counters and toilet accessories will be installed at other areas of the building.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Concrete foundation wall work is under way and excavation and underground utility work will proceed as weather permits. There will be frequent heavy construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Additional materials and equipment will continue to arrive onsite for continuing masonry work, start of floor slabs and interior construction. The large crane will be removed from the site near the end of the week as primary steel erection is completed.
Steel deck placement is nearly complete. The west second floor slab was poured Monday. Preparation for concrete slab placement continues at the ground floor west and second floor east. Roofing placement continues on the east side as weather allows. 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.

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

Education Building -- Asbestos abatement will begin Tuesday, March 22, in rooms 115, 116 and 117. Work includes removing existing flooring, mastic, stone window sills and sealant. All work will be contained in the rooms and will not impact any other spaces. Do not enter these three rooms. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the week.

Physical Sciences -- Repairs to the chilled water line about 50 feet northeast of the Physical Sciences Building will continue. The area will be fenced but use caution around moving equipment in the area.

Corbett Building -- Work has begun to rebuild the ADA ramp on the building's east side. The concrete placement and curing is scheduled to be complete by Monday. Final cleanup will take place through the middle of the week. Handrail installation will follow the main construction.

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 has begun. Traffic on 15th Street will not be impacted. Please be considerate of the workers in this area.

Aven Nelson Building -- Window replacement continues. Scaffolding has been moved to the south side of the building. 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; use other entrances to the building. Use caution around work areas.

Arts and Sciences Building -- Painting will continue 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. Work is scheduled to begin this week. Use caution in this area.

Washakie Center -- Work to repair and replace floor tile in the basement continues through this week.

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

Wyoming State Veterinary Chemistry Lab -- Rocky Mountain Power is replacing the transformer on April 6. This will cause a power outage in the BSL-3 facility from 6 a.m.-noon.

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. Please use caution in the area.

Fire Alarm Testing - Fire alarm testing is complete.

Aven Nelson/Williams Conservatory -- Wall repairs and painting within the south entrance is complete.

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

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