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Campus Construction Update for Week of March 27-April 2

March 25, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled March 27-April 2 at the University of Wyoming:

Notice: ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Solutions, an Energy Services Company, will continue lighting surveys March 29-April 1 on the following buildings: Old Main, Arts & Sciences, Bureau of Mines, Engineering, Agriculture, Education, Education Annex, and Wyo Hall. This 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:

War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot (Scheduled Completion: August) -- The contractor is setting up fencing and moving snow.

UW Tennis Facility (Armory Road across from Little League Complex, scheduled completion: April) -- Dry wall is being installed in the team and public locker rooms, and the tennis surface is being prepared for Cowgirl tennis team approval. 

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. Gypsum board installation at the AV columns and ceiling grid installation work is scheduled at the Engineering, Geology, and Agriculture buildings. The fire alarm rough-in should wrap up during the week and the final wiring will take place after the first week in May. Electrical rough-ins are scheduled in the Aven Nelson and Arts & Sciences 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.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Finish work continues throughout the building. Hardware installation, lighting fixture installation, and corridor carpeting is taking place on the sleeping-room floors. Painting and cabinet installation is taking place on the ground floor.

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.
Steel deck placement is nearly complete. 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:

Physical Sciences Building -- Repairs to the chilled water line about 50 feet northeast of the Physical Sciences Building and south of the Geology Building continue. The work area is fenced, but use caution around moving equipment in the area.

Stimulus Project -- Abatement work is complete in the Physical and Biological Sciences buildings; insulation and painting in the mechanical areas will continue.

Corbett Building -- Workers continue to rebuild the ADA ramp on the building's east side. Concrete placement is complete. Handrails are being fabricated, and installation will occur once they are finished.

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 continues. 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.

College of Agriculture Building -- Painting in the first floor hallway is complete. Painting continues on the first floor of the original Ag building. 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 - Construction work to repair a condensate line just north of the Sigma Nu house is mostly complete. The work area will be backfilled next week, and fencing will remain in place until the hole is filled.

Arts and Sciences Building -- Painting in the second floor lobby and north and south entrances to the auditorium is complete.

Knight Hall -- Painting of the north entrance into the Admissions offices is complete.

Washakie Center -- Work to repair and replace floor tile in the basement is complete.

King Street -- Excavation work on the north side of King Street is complete.

Education Building -- Asbestos abatement in rooms 115, 116 and 117 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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