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Campus Construction Update for Week of June 19-25


June 17, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 19-25 at the University of Wyoming.

Scheduled Power Interruptions -- Scheduled power interruptions will occur Saturday, June 18, to perform work on the West Campus medium voltage power distribution system. The buildings affected will be Half Acre, McWhinnie Hall, Wyoming Hall and the Agriculture, Education and Anthropology buildings. Interruptions should last approximately two hours for each building. Building occupants have been notified.

Parking Lot Closures -- Sections of the Union Lot will be closed off throughout the week for striping. The lot south of Fine Arts and west of Corbett will be closed Monday, June 20, and the lot south of the Fieldhouse will be closed Wednesday, June 22.

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

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping / Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements -- New landscaping, ADA walking paths, outdoor benches, lighting and a traffic gate will be installed by the alley between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building. Layout work will continue through the summer with completion scheduled for August 31. The alley will remain open during construction.

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 continues on the east side of the building.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company auditors will wear identifying badges as they work in all 10 building mechanical rooms. This will not affect 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 to minimize the impact of these activities:

Agriculture Building: Fire alarm installation, trim out of Classrooms 4021 and 2024; Animal Science Building: Fire alarm installation; Arts & Sciences Building: No work scheduled; Aven Nelson: No work scheduled; Engineering Building: Fire alarm installation, signage, trim out of Classrooms 2070, 2104 and 2108; Geology Building: No work scheduled; Health Sciences, Pharmacy Wing: Asbestos abatement on first floor and roof; Hoyt Hall: Demolition associated with classrooms 123, 207 and 215; Physical Sciences Building: Duct work installation in the north chases, fire sprinkler installation, mechanical AV unit installation on third and fourth floors and demolition of walls at the chases on the south side, removal of fume hoods not in use.

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.

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 on the first and second floor west and has also started on the east. Roofing is ongoing on the east side and lower level roof on the south. Solar power installation on the roof will begin this week. Masonry work around the building may occur, 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 has begun. 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.

Wyo Hall -- The Payroll Office has relocated from the Ivinson Building, individuals needing assistance should still go to the main office in Room 139. Central Business Analysis has also moved to Wyo Hall.

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 second, third and fourth floors. Toilet accessories, lobby and resident assistant doors are being installed. The contractor is completing punch list items.

Willett Closure -- Willett Drive is now open.

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

Student Health Building -- The entrance to Prexy's Pasture between Ross Hall and Student Health will be closed to all traffic until the end of June for concrete replacement. Traffic control and barricades have been placed in the work area.

Aven Nelson -- Masonry work around the exterior of the building will begin next week. The west parking lot will be closed and used as the construction staging area.

Half Acre -- The pool will be shut down from June 25-Aug. 21 for cleaning and maintenance.

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 bus pickup and drop off area is on the northeast side of the lot. 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 -- Asphalt patching will occur next week. Concrete work to construct new ADA parking spaces, curb ramps and sidewalks is complete. Traffic control and barricades will remain in place until all work is finished.

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 complete. Pedestrian access will return to normal June 20.

Prexy's Pasture -- Removal and replacement of the sidewalk south of the Engineering Building will begin this week. Vehicular traffic will be rerouted and traffic controls and barricades will be placed before construction begins.

Electric Meters -- The Rocky Mountain Power electric meter replacement project is complete.

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.

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 southwest entrance to the building will be closed for pigeon control work.

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

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

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