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Campus Construction Update for Week of July 10-15

July 8, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled July 10-15 at the University of Wyoming.

Electrical Shutdown -- Electrical shutdowns are scheduled Saturday, July 9, for routine maintenance. Buildings affected Saturday morning will be the Wyoming Union, Coe Library, Student Health, Hoyt Hall, Health Sciences and Pharmacy. Buildings affected Saturday afternoon will be Classroom and Physical Sciences. Building occupants have been notified.

Parking Lot Striping -- The Foundation House will be blocked off, both sides, as well as the north side of Wyoming Hall for striping Monday morning, July 11. North of the Honors House and Health Science Living House will be striped Tuesday, July 12. West of Hill and Crane Halls will be striped Wednesday, July 13. Some sections of Fraternity Mall will be striped throughout the week. ADA/handicap parking spaces, curbs and fire lanes will be painted around campus. Barricades and traffic cones will be used in the painting areas.

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

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping /Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements (Scheduled completion August 31) -- New landscaping, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) walking paths, outdoor benches, lighting and a traffic gate are being installed by the alley between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building. Green roof planting is completed and trees and shrubs are being planted this week. Concrete work in the alley along with contractor vehicles has created hazardous conditions. Proceed with caution in this area.

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. On Tuesday, July 12, the south parking area (17 spaces with access from 10th street) will be closed for electrical work and reopen Wednesday, July 13. Abatement on the east side of the building is complete with work starting in the middle of the building.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company auditors will wear identifying badges as they work in the Centennial Complex mechanical room on July 11 and 12. This will have minimal effect 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. Buildings involved are as follows:
Agriculture Building: Possible final fire alarm testing the week of July 18; Animal Science Building: Install carpet and fixed seating; Arts & Sciences Building: Carpet and base in Rooms 226 and 401, hardware installation; Aven Nelson: Install fixed seating in Room 212; Engineering Building: Possible final fire alarm testing the week of July 18; 2101, 3070, and 3076 carpet and base installation; painting in 4017 and 4052; Geology Building: 202 and 311G painting, carpet and base; Health Sciences, Pharmacy Wing: installation of ventilation system, fire alarm system, and fire protection system; Hoyt Hall: Frame walls in classrooms; Physical Sciences Building: Duct work installation in the north chases, fire sprinkler installation, mechanical AV unit, ceiling/lighting installation on the fourth floor office area and 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 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. Excavation and underground utility work including minor 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 window wall installation, masonry work, site and interior construction. There will be masonry work ongoing for walls around the building. Construction of interior wall framing and installation of mechanical/electrical systems is under way on the first and second floor east. Drywall and painting is under way on the second floor west. 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 Aug. 15. The base is being prepared for asphalt, and 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 Drive, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will still need to go around this area.

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

Downey Hall Renovation -- Window replacement will continue on the second floor. The contractor is completing punch list items.

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

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

Aven Nelson Building -- Masonry work around the exterior of the building is ongoing. The west parking lot is closed for 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 northwest 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.

Merica Hall -- Work will occur in the basement next to north stair well to repair a leaking condensate pipe begins and will last 2-3 weeks. Please use caution when in this area. Signs will be posted. Painting of this building is complete.

Prexy's Pasture -- Removal and replacement of concrete south of the Education Building has begun and will continue throughout the week of July 18. The east entrance onto Prexy's will be closed to vehicle traffic during construction. Traffic control and barricades are in place.
Removal and replacement of the sidewalk south of the Engineering Building is complete.

Crane/Hill Lot -- Concrete work to construct new ADA parking spaces, curb ramps and sidewalks is complete, and traffic has returned to normal.

Ross Hall -- Handrail installation at the southwest corner of the building is complete.

Student Health Building -- The entrance to Prexy's Pasture between Ross Hall and Student Health is now open.

Geology Building -- Re-roofing of shingles continues. Abatement is complete. Fall-protection scaffold has been removed and staging will continue the south side. Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk and northwest campus service drive will be used for vehicular access and deliveries when available. Alternate route to access will be Student Health/Prexy's access point and west Prexy's Pasture sidewalk.

Education Building -- Re-roofing project continues with staging on the southwest side. Staging area will be removed and set at Education Annex. Intermittent access to Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk will be used for deliveries.

Education Annex -- Re-roofing project is underway with staging on the east side and far southwest parking driveway. Intermittent crane loading will also occur on the west side of the building in the alley and the contractor is considering staging in the parallel parking north of the Annex on Lewis Street. The alley drive will remain passable for vehicular and pedestrian passage during intermittent loading. Please use caution around equipment.

Engineering Building -- Re-roofing project continues with staging on the west side of Petroleum Engineering. Staging will be removed and relocated south of building between Petroleum Engineering south entry and Old Engineering main entry. Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk and northwest campus service drive will be used for vehicular access and deliveries when available. Alternate route to access will be Student Health/Prexy's access point and west Prexy's Pasture sidewalk.

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

Rochelle Athletic Center -- Re-roofing project will start with staging on the north side of the weight room and equipment will be stocked on the east end. 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. Abatement in the tunnels and crawl spaces of Education, Coe Library, Hoyt Hall and Agriculture is ongoing.

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

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