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Campus Construction Update for Week of July 17-23

July 15, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled July 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

Steam Shutdown -- The annual campus steam shutdown will begin July 25 and continue through Aug. 15. A temporary boiler will be placed on the sidewalk northwest of the Washakie Center July 18 and will remain in place until Aug. 17. Please use caution around equipment in this area.

Parking Lot Striping -- The lot at 15th and Bradley will be closed for striping Monday, July 18. 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 Aug. 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. Abatement continues in the middle part of the building.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- Site demolition and excavation is scheduled to begin this week. 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.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company will not be on site this week.

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: Final fire alarm test set for July 19; install corner guards and chair rails in classrooms.; Animal Science Building: Final fire alarm test set for July 20, install carpet and fixed seating; Arts & Sciences Building: No work planned; Aven Nelson: No work planned; Engineering Building: Electrical and carpet installation; Geology Building: AV installation; Health Sciences, Pharmacy Wing: Remove block at chases,  install ventilation system, fire alarm system and fire protection system; Hoyt Hall: Frame walls in classrooms; electrical rough-ins; Physical Sciences Building: Duct work installation in the north chases, fire sprinkler installation on third and fourth floors, mechanical AV unit focusing on the third floor, fume hood installation for priority 1 & 2 when possible.

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. Site grading and concrete will start in advance of landscaping. Minor work is underway on walk repair along Willett. Work will be starting on site and drive modifications along the west parking lot. Concrete foundation wall work is complete. 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 window 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. Drywall and painting is under way on the second floor west. Roof trim out is ongoing on the west 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. Concrete curb and gutter are being placed, 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 with heavy truck traffic in the area. 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 -- 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 through 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.

Knight Hall -- Abatement in the north-south hallway on the east wing and the east-west hallway in the central wing is scheduled through Monday, July 18. Access to this area will be off limits. The southeast entrance and east entrance into Knight Hall will be closed along with the two stairwells in the east wing.

Fine Arts -- The southwest entrance will be partially blocked due to concrete repair. Please use caution around the work area.

South Parking Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Traffic control is now in place. Excavation and filling 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 continues in the basement next to the north stair well to repair a leaking condensate pipe. Please use caution when in this area. Signs will be posted.

The Hollows -- Charring and placing of logs will continue for about one more week to create an outdoor art piece in the grassy area south of Old Main and Merica Hall.

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

King Street -- Concrete work will begin north of Washakie and the residence halls to remove and replace sections of concrete. Work will begin at White Hall and progress east to Crane Hall. Work will continue into August. Traffic control and barricades will be placed in work areas.

Agriculture Building -- Work will begin next week to remove and replace asphalt in the alley north of the building to address sloping around ADA parking spaces. Traffic control and barricades will be placed in work areas.

Geology Building -- Re-roofing of shingles is complete, and work has started on the Earth Sciences roof. Staging will continue on 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 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. Intermittent access to Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk will be used for deliveries.

Education Annex -- Re-roofing project continues with staging on the west side alley. The alley will be closed when crane loading occurs Please use caution around equipment.

Engineering Building -- Re-roofing project continues with staging on the south side 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 access will be Student Health/Prexy's access point and west Prexy's Pasture sidewalk.

Service Building -- This project is substantially complete.

Rochelle Athletic Center -- Re-roofing project will start with staging on the north side of the weight room, and equipment storage 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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