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Campus Construction Update for Week of June 26-July 2

June 24, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled June 26-July 2 at the University of Wyoming.

Electrical Shutdown -- There will be a scheduled electrical shutdown Tuesday, June 28, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for routine maintenance. Buildings affected are Old Main, Aven Nelson and the Williams Observatory. Building occupants have been notified.

Parking Lot Striping -- Monday morning, June 27, East of Knight Hall, metered parking will be blocked off; Tuesday morning, June 28, west side of Coe Library, metered parking will be blocked off; Wednesday, June 29, parking lot on 10th and Bradley will be closed for striping. Some sections of Fraternity Mall will be striped throughout the week. ADA/handicap parking spaces and curbs will be painted around campus. Barricades and traffic cones will be used in the painting areas.

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

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: Possible final fire alarm testing, date has not been determined; Animal Science Building: Electrical rough-ins at classrooms; Arts & Sciences Building: Install ceilings; paint walls; electrical rough-ins; install hardware; Aven Nelson: No work scheduled; Engineering Building: Fire alarm installation, signage, paint walls; install projection screen; Geology Building: Electrical rough-ins; install drywall; Health Sciences, Pharmacy Wing: Asbestos abatement; demolition duct and piping; install duct/vav; rough-in electrical move furniture; drywall framing; Hoyt Hall: Frame walls in classrooms; 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) -- The contractor is mobilizing to begin construction. 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. Minor work is under way on walk repair along Willett. Work will be starting on site and drive modifications along the west parking lot. Concrete foundation wall work is nearing completion. Excavation and underground utility work including off site utility work is nearing completion. Watch for this work outside the contained construction area. Additional materials and equipment will continue to arrive onsite for continuing curtain wall installation, masonry work, site and interior construction. Construction of interior wall framing and installation of mechanical/electrical systems is under way on the first and second floor east. Roof trim out is ongoing on the east side and lower level roof on the south as weather allows.

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. Sod is being installed 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.

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.

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 is underway. The west parking lot will be closed and used as the construction staging area.

South Parking Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Traffic control is now in place. Excavation is in progress on the southern portion 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.

Prexy's Pasture -- Removal and replacement of the sidewalk south of the Engineering Building continues. Traffic controls and barricades are in place.

Crane/Hill Lot -- Concrete and asphalt 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 -- Concrete work at the northwest corner of the building is complete. Construction of a new ADA ramp at the southwest corner of the building is complete except for handrail installation and access has returned to normal.

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 continues 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 continues 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 continues 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 open by Monday, June 27.

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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