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Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3

August 26, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 28-Sept. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

South Shuttle Lot (15th and Spring Creek) Update -- 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 is on the street and buses are using the north end of the lot for access and turn-around. The Still and coffee kiosk remain open and accessible during construction. Alternative measures are recommended to accommodate construction activities. Read more.

Notice: A large crane will be on site the Friday Sept. 2, north of the Pharmacy Building. Access will be extremely limited in that area. The crane will lift the air handler to the roof.

Lot Open -- War Memorial Stadium parking lot and 20th Street from the stadium to Grand Avenue is now reopened. There will still be some minor landscaping work occurring on 22nd Street, please use caution in this area. Fencing and base will be reused for temporary parking in the Summit View area.

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

State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Modernization, Renovation and Repairs (Scheduled completion, this fall) -- 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: Work on punch list items in Rooms 123 and 207; work on Room 215 has been approved and should begin. 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. Student traffic will be directed to the west elevator and stairwell; fire sprinkler installation is ongoing; mechanical installation on the roof is ongoing.

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 south side of Ivinson Street.

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.

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

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 Street 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 under way. Excavation and underground utility work including minor off site utility work is nearing completion. Watch for this work outside the contained construction area. 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 under way on the first and second floor east. Painting and trim out is underway on the first and second floor west. Roof trim out and fascia is ongoing on 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 hours.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, former site of the old power plant) -- Construction has started with an office 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 the Engineering Building. The access from main campus along the west side of Engineering to Lewis Street is considered a dismount zone for bicycles due to the tight pathway and high foot traffic.

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

Crane Hill Parking Lot -- The light pole has been set in the student parking lot west of the Corbett Building and that area of the lot is now open to parking.

Fine Arts Building -- An area at the southeast corner of the building will be excavated to repair a broken storm drain. The work area will be blocked off. Please watch out for moving equipment.

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. Painting of hallways in the basement and on the first floor will continue for one more week. Please use caution around work areas.

Biological Sciences Building -- Floor tile replacement will be conducted on the east end of the first floor this week. Please use caution in this area.

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

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

Office Annex -- Roof repairs are under way. Staging is on the southwest corner of the building.

Rochelle Athletic Center -- Re-roofing project is substantially complete, and the staging area has been removed.

Education Building -- Re-roofing project is substantially complete. Staging area has been removed.

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

McWhinnie Hall -- Re-roofing project is substantially complete. The staging area has been removed.

College of Law Building -- Re-roofing is substantially complete. Minor works continues. The staging area has been removed.

Bureau of Mines Building -- Re-roofing is substantially complete. The staging area has been removed.

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

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