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Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 14-20

August 12, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

Traffic Alert -- With the start of fall semester, the UW Police Department reminds everyone that the speed limit is 20 mph around the perimeter of campus.

Electricity Shutdowns -- Electricity is scheduled to be off in Hoyt Hall all day Saturday, Aug. 20; it will be off in the Physical Sciences Building Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21.

Notice: A large crane is tentatively scheduled to lift the air handler onto the Physical Sciences Building roof Monday, Aug. 15. Access will be extremely limited in that area and users and building occupants are requested to vacate the north half of the building during lifting operations scheduled most of the day. Exact date will be announced when scheduled.

Streets Closed -- The east end of Willett Drive will be closed until Aug. 17 for water tie-ins and curb and gutter modifications. Arrowhead is now open.

Recreation Fields Closed -- The recreation fields at 22nd and Armory streets will be closed to the public for turf rebuilding.

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:
Punch list item work: Changing door hardware will be on going; Animal Science Building: Finish work will continue; seating will conclude Aug. 13; Arts & Sciences Building: Substantial completion inspection of classrooms; Aven Nelson: Punch list work; Engineering Building: Finish and punch list work continues in classrooms; Geology Building: Punch list items; Health Sciences, Pharmacy Wing: Continuation of mechanical installation, fire alarm system and fire protection system; distilled water will be shut down Friday, Aug. 13.  Hoyt Hall: Install gypsum board on metal framing, electrical rough-ins, electrical shutdown is scheduled all day Saturday, Aug. 20. Physical Sciences Building: Ceiling grid and lighting installation on the fourth floor office spaces; drywall and painting at shaft locations in offices; fire sprinkler installation ongoing; mechanical installation; fume hood installation for priority 1 and 2 when possible.
A large crane is tentatively scheduled to be on site Aug. 12-24 to lift the air handler onto the roof; access will be extremely limited in that area Aug. 15. Users and building occupants are requested to vacate the north half of the building during lifting operations scheduled most of the day Aug. 15, expected to be complete by 8 a.m. Tuesday. Biological Sciences: Unit ventilators are disconnected in 10 rooms. 

Ivinson Building Abatement/Deconstruction -- Deconstruction began Aug. 1. The deconstruction contractor has extended the fencing around the Ivinson Building, which encompasses 17 more parking spaces to the south (33 total) and all the parallel parking on the south side of Ivinson Street.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company will be in all 10 building mechanical rooms and a few offices in Arts and Sciences Aug. 16-17. This will slightly 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. The survey group will wear identifying badges.

Student Apartments -- The contractor has set up fencing around the three-block area south of Willett between Crane and Soule. Site utilities are continuing along with apartment building concrete footings. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings and a commons/maintenance building. Arrowhead is now open and Willett Drive will be closed until Aug. 17 for water tie-ins and curb and gutter modifications.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II -- Rough grading for the four blocks east of 22nd Street continues with heavy truck traffic in the area. Fencing continues along 22nd Street.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- Lewis Street will remain closed during construction. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. Site demolition and excavation is complete. Underground utility work will be done around foundation work. Caissons drilling will continue throughout week. Large numbers of concrete trucks will travel in and out of the site. Trucks and equipment will be accessing the storage yard north of the Engineering building. Parking will be limited in areas around construction including the drive along the west of the Engineering Building. The construction office is located on site.

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. The west-bound lane of Willett may be closed for work along the street. Site grading is under way and will continue with concrete placement in advance of landscaping. Work will start on site and drive modifications along the west parking lot. Concrete foundation wall work is complete. 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 throughout both floors. Drywall is under way on the second floor east. Painting is under way on the west. Roof trim out is ongoing on the west side and lower level roof on the south as weather allows.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping /Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements (Scheduled completion Sept. 30) -- Only emergency vehicle traffic will be allowed in the alley between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building; pedestrians and bicycles must use alternate routes as concrete work in the alley along with contractor vehicles have created hazardous conditions. Proceed with caution in this area. New landscaping, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) walking paths, outdoor benches, lighting and a traffic gate are being installed by the alley. Concrete sidewalks will be installed along with stone veneer that will continue for the next two weeks. Topsoil will be installed next to the Bureau of Mines Building with plantings to follow.

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.

South Parking Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Rebuilding of this parking lot continues. The bus pickup and drop off area is on the northwest corner of the lot. Limited parking is being maintained on the north end of the lot during this phase of construction. The Still and coffee kiosk will remain open and accessible during construction.

King Street -- The parking areas will be striped this week. The intersection of King Street and the drive between Orr and Hill halls will be closed until Aug. 15. All work on King Street will be complete before move-in. Traffic control and barricades will be in place. Please use caution around construction areas.

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

Stimulus Project -- Abatement is ongoing in the Physical Sciences and the Pharmacy buildings. Insulation work continues in Coe Library and Agriculture Building.

Rochelle Athletic Center -- Re-roofing project continues with staging on the north side of the weight room, and equipment storage area on the east end. Please use caution around equipment.

Education Building -- Re-roofing project continues with staging on the north side. North entry sidewalk will remain accessible. Access to the northeast parking lot will be restricted due to re-roofing of the Education Library. Please use caution around staging area.

Education Annex -- Re-roofing project continues. The staging area has been removed.

Engineering Building -- Re-roofing project continues with staging on the south side by the 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.

McWhinnie Hall -- Re-roofing project continues with staging on the north side. Uniwyo entrance will remain accessible but restricted. Two handicapped parking spaces north of Uniwyo will not be available. Handicapped parking east of building will remain available. Please use caution around equipment.

College of Law Building -- Re-roofing continues. Staging is on the southeast side and in the northeast corner of the Fine Arts parking lot. Please use caution around equipment.

Bureau of Mines Building -- Re-roofing will begin this week by the southwest corner and over the west entrance. Staging will be in the south west corner. There will be limited access to the west entrance so please use the south entrance when possible. Please use caution around equipment.

Plant Soils Greenhouse (30th and Harney streets) -- Re-roofing will begin next week with staging on the east end on the building.

Merica Hall -- Work on the condensate pipe is complete.

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

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