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Campus Construction Update for Week of May 22-28

May 20, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled May 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

Recreation Fields to Reopen -- The recreation fields at 22nd and Armory streets will reopen to the public Monday, May 23. They will be closed again later as needed.

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

Wyo Hall -- Several Human Resources employees will switch offices beginning May 23, individuals needing assistance should still go to the main office in Room 139.

Ivinson Building Abatement/Deconstruction -- The abatement contractor will mobilize May 23. Workers will put up fencing around the Ivinson building. The two parking isles just south of the building on the west (18 spaces) will be closed and fenced off.  Abatement is scheduled only on the west side of the building until June 7.

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. At the Physical Sciences Building asbestos abatement will continue on the second and third floors and mechanical work is ongoing on the fourth floor. At the Pharmacy Building, ceiling tile is being removed and asbestos abatement is scheduled on the second and third floors. Fire alarm installation continues in the Agriculture and Animal Sciences buildings.  Classroom work continues on all rooms in the contract.

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. 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.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. Concrete foundation wall work is nearing completion and excavation and underground utility work including off site utility work is proceeding, so watch for this work outside the contained construction area.  Construction traffic will deliver materials throughout the week. Additional materials and equipment will continue to arrive onsite for continuing masonry work, placement of floor slabs and interior construction. Construction of interior wall framing and installation of mechanical/electrical systems is under way on the first and second floor west. Roofing and precast wall panels will continue.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II -- Rough grading for the four blocks east of 22nd Street will begin soon. Part of the six-block fencing has been removed along Crane and Arrowhead, but still remains along 22nd and Willett, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will still need to go around this area.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- Lewis Street will remain closed during construction. The construction office is set up on site. Fencing will be reconfigured to secure the site and storage area.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping -- Landscaping work continues.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company will be working in all 10 building mechanical rooms and a few areas in the buildings to move temperature data loggers. This will have minimal impact on building occupants. The buildings are: Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Centennial Complex, Education Annex, Old Main, State Chemistry and Veterinary Laboratory, Wyoming Hall and the Bureau of Mines Building.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Window replacement will continue in the sleeping rooms on the sixth floor. The contractor is completing punch list items.

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

Geology Building -- Re-roofing and abatement of shingles is under way. Staging and fall-protection scaffold is on north and south sides, use the west entrance of Earth Sciences Building. Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk and northwest campus service drive will be used for vehicular access and deliveries. Please use caution around equipment.

Education Building -- Re-roofing project is under way with staging on the southwest side. Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk and northwest campus service drive will be used for vehicular access and deliveries. Please use caution around equipment.

Engineering Building -- Re-roofing project will begin with staging on the west side of Petroleum Engineering. Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk and northwest campus service drive will be used for vehicular access and deliveries. Please use caution around equipment.

Service Building -- Re-roofing project is under way with staging on the north side of Stores Warehouse. Please use caution around equipment.

Stimulus Project -- Abatement is occurring in the Physical Sciences and Pharmacy buildings. Abatement activities continue in the mechanical rooms of Engineering, Law and McWhinnie buildings. Insulation and painting is occurring in the Agriculture Building mechanical rooms.

Aven Nelson Building -- Window replacement is substantially complete. The west parking lot and the west entrance are open.

College of Law Building -- Bracing of the shelving in the basement of the Law Library is scheduled for  May 23-27. Please use caution in the work area.

Crane/Hill Lot -- Work to construct new ADA parking spaces, curb ramps and sidewalks continues. Work areas will be west of the Corbett Building and south of the Fine Arts Center. Traffic control and barricades have been placed in these areas. The work should be completed by the end of May, weather permitting.

South Parking Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Renovation of the South Lot will begin within the next two weeks. Some parking will remain available as the project progresses, but there will be construction activity for the remainder of the summer.

Merica Hall -- Power washing the south side of the building is complete. Washing of the building's west side will occur this week continuing to the north and then east sides. Barricades will block off the work areas. Please use the south entrance to the building.

Indoor Practice Facility -- Insulation and sealing of the clearstory is complete.

Campus -- Campus parking lot striping will begin this week starting with the east parking and bus lots. Barricades and traffic cones will be used in the striping areas. Please use caution in these areas.

Campus -- Activation of irrigation sprinkler systems across campus is ongoing. Please use caution around potential icy areas on sidewalks that result from overspray.

Campus -- The house foundation at 9th and Grand will be filled and graded as weather permits. Please use caution to avoid heavy equipment.

Please direct questions to the service desk, 766-6225.

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