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Campus Construction Update for Week of March 6-12

March 4, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled March 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Topping Out -- A topping out ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, to celebrate the completion of the major portion of the steel erection phase of the Visual Arts Center. The ceremony recognizes the efforts of all crews for their accomplishments in moving the project forward this winter.

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. Painting will continue in classrooms of the Engineering, Geology, Agriculture and Arts and Sciences buildings. Electrical work will start after the painting is completed in the buildings.

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 paneling work is scheduled in the link section. Evening and weekend work will begin on the facility.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Finish work will continue on the first level. Carpeting work will continue in the sleeping rooms on the lower floors. Light fixture installation will continue on the upper floors. Finishes and toilet accessories will be installed in ADA toilets.

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. Additional materials and equipment will continue to arrive on site to finish steel erection, continuing masonry work and the start of floor slabs and interior construction.
Steel erection is nearing completion, and masonry work continues on the south. A temporary enclosure of west structure provides 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. 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.

Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Functional testing is approximately 50 percent complete and will continue. Final change order work and punch list items are being wrapped up.

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

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.

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.

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

Aven Nelson Building -- Window replacement continues. Scaffolding has been moved to the south side of the building. Work also continues on the ground level of the east side. The east entrance will remain 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 will occur within the south entrance. The entrance will remain open. Please use caution when entering the building in this area.

Coe Library -- Picture rails in the hallway leading to Room 309 have been installed and the job is complete. Installation of security cameras on the first and third floors, and in the basement, continues for one more week. Please use caution around the work areas.

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

Willett Drive -- Work will begin March 14 to repair a condensate line just north of the Sigma Nu house. Signs will be 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 throughout the winter. 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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