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Campus Construction Update for June 12-18

June 10, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled June 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

Parking Lot Closures -- The Hoyt Hall Loop will be closed Monday, June 13, for striping. The Foundation Annex lot will be closed Tuesday, June 14, in the morning for striping. Sections of the Wyoming Union lot will be blocked off for striping throughout the week.

Scheduled Power Outage -- Maintenance work will be performed on the West Campus medium voltage power distribution system Saturday, June 11. The buildings affected will be Engineering, Earth Sciences, Bureau of Mines and Geological Survey. Interruptions should last approximately 2 hours for each building. Outage schedules are being sent to building contacts in the facilities.

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

South Parking Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Traffic control is now in place. Excavation is in progress on the southwest corner of the construction site. The buses pick up and drop off area is on the west side of 15th street. Limited parking will be maintained on the north end of the lot during the initial phase of construction. The Still and Coffee Kiosk will remain open during construction.

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.

Ross Hall -- The replacement of the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the building and construction of a new ADA ramp at the southwest corner of the building are ongoing. Completion is scheduled for June 15. Traffic control and barricades are in place.

Prexy's Pasture -- The removal and replacement of the sidewalk south of the Engineering Building is scheduled to begin 16 of June. Vehicular traffic will be rerouted and traffic controls and barricades will be placed before construction begins.

Electric Meters -- Rocky Mountain Power will change out electric meters on campus over the next two weeks. Apartments, buildings along Willett and other areas will be involved. Power outages will be very short in duration and should not present any issues.

Parking Lot Striping -- ADA/handicap parking spaces and curbs will be painted around campus. Barricades and traffic cones will be used in the painting areas. Campus parking lot striping will continue this week.

Geology Building -- Re-roofing and abatement of shingles will continue. Staging and fall-protection scaffold is on the north and south sides. Please 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.

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.

Engineering Building -- Re-roofing project has begun 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.

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 ongoing in the Physical Sciences and the Pharmacy buildings. Insulation and painting work in these mechanical rooms will continue.

Information Technology Center -- The south entrance pigeon control project has been rescheduled to June 20.

Merica Hall -- Painting will continue throughout the week. Please use caution around work areas.

Washakie Basement -- Work in the RHA office is complete.

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

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

Wyo Hall -- Central Business Analysis is scheduled to be moved this week.

Ivinson Building Abatement/Deconstruction -- The abatement contractor has put up fencing around the Ivinson Building. The two parking isles just south of the building on the west (18 spaces) are closed and fenced off.  Abatement is scheduled on the east side of the building this week. Movable materials are being separated for recycling in the deconstruction contractor's trailers.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company auditors will wear identifying badges as they 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 10 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.

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. Construction activities will generate dust and debris. The construction manager at risk will try and minimize the impact of these activities:

Agriculture Building: Fire alarm installation, drywall installation in rooms 2024 and 4021; Animal Science Building: Fire alarm installation; Arts & Sciences Building: Electrical and drywall work; Aven Nelson: No work scheduled; Engineering Building: Fire alarm installation, signage, drywall installation in  rooms  2101,3070.3076,4066 and 4052; Geology Building: Drywall work on 202 and 311G; Health Sciences, Pharmacy Wing: Asbestos abatement on first floor and roof, demolish duct and piping, install VAV on 5th floor, and electrical rough ins; Hoyt Hall: Demolition associated with classrooms 123, 207 and 215; Physical Sciences Building: Asbestos abatement (basement and miscellaneous areas in corridors), duct work installation in the north chases, fire sprinkler installation, piping and electrical work to AV unit installation on third and fourth floors and demolition of walls at the chases on the south side.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- Lewis Street will remain closed during construction. Parking will be limited in areas around construction including the drive along the west of the Engineering Building. The construction office is set up on site. Fencing will be reconfigured to secure the site and storage area.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping -- The contractor is installing stones around planting areas and outdoor benches. Sprinkler system, trees and shrub installation continues.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- There will be frequent construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week, and 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. Watch for this work outside the contained construction area. Construction of interior wall framing and installation of mechanical/electrical systems is under way. Roofing is nearly complete, window and flashing installation has started. Masonry work is scheduled around the building and additional materials may arrive for masonry and interior work.

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.

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.

Recreation Fields Open -- The recreation fields at 22nd and Armory streets have reopened to the public. They will be closed again later as needed.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Core window replacement will continue on the upper floors. Shower bases and toilet partitions will be installed. The contractor is completing punch list items.

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