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Campus Construction Update for Week of April 24-30

April 22, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled April 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

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

UW Tennis Facility (Armory Road across from Little League Complex, scheduled completion: This month) -- HVAC controls are being installed, and flooring tile is being installed in the team and public locker rooms. Information Technology is installing wiring.

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. Classroom work will be minimal until lights and AV equipment arrives. Fire alarm installation will continue at the College of Agriculture Building. Asbestos abatement of air handlers duct wrap and pipe fittings will finish up in the Physical Sciences Building; ceiling demolition in the corridors will continue; and installation of duct work should start on the fourth floor. Demolition of ceiling systems in the Pharmacy Building corridor should conclude.

War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot (Completion August 2011) -- The parking lot and 20th Street from the stadium to Grand Avenue will be closed until August 15. The lot south of War Memorial Fieldhouse is open; vehicles must enter from the west side. Irrigation and storm-water control work continues in Tailgate Park, the fencing and base will be reused for temporary parking in the Summit View area.

ESCo Project ( Energy Services Company ) -- Long Energy Services Company will again survey systems in mechanical rooms and conduct a few remaining lighting surveys on the following buildings: Old Main, Arts & Sciences, Bureau of Mines, Engineering, Agriculture, Education, Education Annex, Wyo Hall and the State Veterinary Laboratory. Building occupants may be impacted longer than in previous surveys. The survey group will wear identifying badges.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Substantial completion inspection will continue. The contractor will pick up punch list items and finishing up. Window installation has started on the eighth floor and should progress to the seventh floor.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- The Berry Center contractor has completed site cleanup. The ERC contractor may move to the site to prepare for the start of construction later this month. Fencing has been reconfigured to secure the site, and Lewis Street will remain closed during construction.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Watch for work outside the contained construction area due to offsite utility work. Concrete foundation wall work is nearing completion. Excavation and underground utility work will proceed as weather permits. There will be frequent heavy construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Erection of precast wall panels will start after second floor east slab is poured and cured. The will be an increase truck traffic as precast pieces are hauled in from the fabricator. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II -- Final grading for the two blocks north of Arrowhead and east of Crane Street will continue over the next few weeks. A six-block area is fenced off, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will need to go around this area.

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

Physical Sciences Building -- Repairs to the chilled water line northeast of the Physical Sciences Building and south of the Geology Building continue. The line is repaired; concrete will be poured and cleanup will occur throughout the rest of April as weather permits. Use caution around moving equipment in the area.

Stimulus Project -- Abatement activities will begin next week in the mechanical rooms of Engineering, Law, McWhinnie, Geology and Agriculture. Abatement is complete in the Aven Nelson, Classroom and Arts & Sciences mechanical rooms.

Biological Sciences Building -- Painting in rooms 202, 202a and 205 will continue through the week.

Arts and Sciences Building -- Painting will continue in the second and third floor hallways during the week.

Old Main -- Painting and carpet replacement will be completed in rooms 108 and 110.

Hoyt Hall -- Work is scheduled to begin on the west side of Hoyt Hall to build an ADA ramp from the sidewalk north toward Student Health. Traffic control and barricades will be placed in the work areas.

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 north of Harney Street continues. Work should be complete by April 26. Please be considerate of the workers in this area.

Aven Nelson Building -- Window replacement continues on 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.

Campus -- Activation of irrigation sprinkler systems across campus will begin the week of April 25. Please use caution around potential icy areas on sidewalks that result from overspray.

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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