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Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 21-27


August 19, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

South Shuttle Lot Update -- Alternative measures are recommended to accommodate construction activities that have affected the completion of the South Shuttle Transit Lot project and temporarily eliminated some parking spaces at UW. Read more.

Notice: A large crane will be on site to install air handlers on Physical Sciences. The area between Physical Sciences, Geology and Health Science/Pharmacy wing as well as the access route between the Bureau of Mines and Berry Center will be closed through Wednesday, Aug. 24.  This is based on current information and may change if shipment of the unit is delayed. Access to the plaza between Physical Science and Biological Sciences will be restricted along the south side of Physical Sciences.  Access between the Berry Center and Prexy's Pasture will be through the Earth Science/Geology building. The route through Earth Sciences will be an accessible route.

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, Animal Science, Arts & Sciences, Aven Nelson and Engineering: Work on picking up punch list items. Hoyt Hall: Installation of punch list items in Room 123 and Room 207; Room 215 is on hold. Health Sciences, Pharmacy wing: Continuation of mechanical installation, fire alarm system and fire protection system. Student traffic will be directed to the west elevator and stairwell. Physical Sciences building: Ceiling grids and lighting will be installed in office spaces and corridors. All classrooms and teaching labs will be ready for classes; remaining items in instructional spaces will be scheduled around classes. Student traffic will be directed to the west elevator and stairwell; fire sprinkler installation is ongoing; mechanical installation on the roof is ongoing.
A large crane will be on site the week of Aug. 22. Access will be extremely limited in that area. The crane will lift the air handler to the roof. Users and occupants of the building are requested to vacate the north half of the building during lifting operations. Exact date will be announced when scheduled.

Streets Closed -- Willett Drive is now open.

War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot (Completion: August 2011) -- Landscaping is to be completed this week. Fencing and base will be reused for temporary parking in the Summit View area.

Ivinson Building Abatement/Deconstruction -- Deconstruction is ongoing. Bricks will be available to the public and will be located on the west side of the building.  Interested parties will need to talk with the contractor first. To do this you can just stop by construction site on the west side of the building and wave one of the workers down from outside the fence. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE FENCED AREA. 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 sout side of Ivinson Street. For the next few weeks the east side of 10th St. will be closed.

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

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 and foundations. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) and a commons/maintenance building. Arrowhead and Willett Drive now are both open.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II -- Rough grading for the four blocks east of 22nd St. continues with heavy truck traffic in the area. Final grading will begin at the end of the week.

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; installation will continue for the next two weeks. Topsoil will be installed next to the Bureau of Mines Building with plantings to follow.

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall 2011) -- Sidewalk replacement along Willett will be starting. Work has begun on site and drive modifications along the west parking lot. Landscape walls are nearing completion. Final site grading, irrigation and site concrete are underway. Excavation and underground utility work including minor off site utility work is nearing completion. Watch for this work outside the contained construction area. There will be constant construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Additional materials and equipment will continue to arrive on site 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 underway on the first and second floor east. Drywall and painting is underway on the second floor west. Roof trim out is ongoing on the west side and lower level roof on the south as weather allows. Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. The contractor may be extending work days.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis St., former site of the old power plant) -- Energy Resources Center has started construction. A construction office has been set up on site. Fencing has been reconfigured to secure working site and storage area. Fencing configuration may change frequently to accommodate construction and access. Placement of concrete in caissons and foundation walls will continue throughout week. There will be constant construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Lewis Street will remain closed during construction. Parking will be limited in areas around construction including the drive along the west side of Engineering.

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

Swimming Pool Closure -- Half Acre pool will re-open Aug. 22.

South Parking Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Rebuilding of this parking lot continues. The bus pickup and drop off area is by the bus shelter. There will be no parking in the lot until Sept. 1, when the new pavement is installed. Parking will be on the street and buses will use the north end of the lot for access and turn-around. The Still and coffee kiosk will remain open and accessible during construction.

King Street -- All work on King Street is complete.

Crane Hill Parking Lot -- A light pole will be set in the student parking lot west of the Corbett Building Aug. 22. An area of the lot is blocked off to preserve access for the crane to set the pole. The area should be open to parking Aug. 23.

Aven Nelson Building -- Masonry work around the exterior of the building is ongoing. The west parking lot is closed for the construction staging area. Work should complete by Sept. 15. Hallways in the basement and on the first floor will be painted beginning next week. Please use caution around work areas.

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 is substantially complete. Staging area will be removed Aug. 20.

Education Annex -- Re-roofing project is substantially complete. Cleanup will continue for a few more days.

Engineering Building -- Re-roofing project is substantially complete with cleanup continuing for a few more days.

McWhinnie Hall -- Re-roofing project is nearing completion. The staging area has been removed.

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 is substantially complete. The staging area will be removed within the next week.

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

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

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