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Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 7-13


August 5, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

Notice: A large crane is tentatively scheduled to lift the air handler onto the Physical Sciences Building roof Wednesday, Aug. 10. 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 -- Arrowhead will be closed until Aug. 15 from 22nd Street to the east side of Crane Street for a new sewer line. The east end of Willett Drive will be closed until Aug. 17 for water tie-ins and curb and gutter modifications.

EHS Moving -- The Environmental Health and Safety Offices will be relocating to offices on the first and second floors of Wyo Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Phone numbers will remain the same.

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

Parking Lot Striping -- Early Child Care Facility parking will be closed Monday, Aug. 8, for striping.

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

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

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping /Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements (Scheduled completion Aug. 31) -- 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 poured this week, with stone veneer installation starting on Monday along with topsoil next to the Bureau of Mines Building.

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

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 scheduled for completion in midweek. Underground utility work will begin upon completion of site demolition. Foundation preparation has begun. Caissons will be delivered, with drilling to start mid-week. Large numbers of concrete trucks will be on site. 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 has been 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: 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; water will be shut down Friday evening, Aug. 5, through  Sunday evening, Aug. 7. Hoyt Hall: Install gypsum board on metal framing, electrical rough-ins, electrical shutdown is scheduled all day Saturday, Aug. 13. 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. 9-11 to lift the air handler onto the roof; access will be extremely limited in that area Aug. 10. 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. Electrical shutdown is scheduled Saturday and Sunday, Aug 20-21.

Student Apartments -- The contractor has set up fencing around the three-block area south of Willett between Crane and Soule. Demolition work has begun on the existing streets and sidewalks. Site utilities are in progress along with apartment building concrete footings. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings and a commons/maintenance building. Arrowhead will be closed until Aug. 15 from 22nd Street to the east side of Crane Street for a new sewer line. Willett Drive will be closed until Aug. 17 for water tie-ins and curb and gutter modifications.

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 has started and will continue with concrete placement in advance of landscaping. 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: Aug. 2011) -- The parking lot and 20th Street from the stadium to Grand Avenue will be closed until Aug. 15. Paving, fencing and landscaping work has begun.

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 Willett Drive and along 22nd street.

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 -- Concrete and asphalt work continues north of Washakie and the residence halls to remove and replace sections of concrete. Work will be complete before move-in. Traffic control and barricades are placed. 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.

Merica Hall -- Work continues in the basement next to the north stair well to repair a leaking condensate pipe. Please use caution in this area. Signs are posted.

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

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.

Earth Sciences Building -- Re-roofing on the Earth Sciences roof is substantially complete. The staging area has been removed.

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 has begun 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.

Law -- Re-Roofing will begin late next week or early the week of Aug. 15. Staging will be on the southeast side and in the northeast corner of the Fine Arts parking lot. Please use caution around equipment.

Foundation House Garage -- Re-roofing of the garage west of the Foundation House is complete.

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

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