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Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 2-8

September 30, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

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

Wyoming Union Restroom Renovation (Scheduled completion: Mid December) -- Remodel of restrooms on the first and second floor next to the west entrance, and creation of a storage closet across from the Information Desk. Demolition work is 95 percent complete. Contractor vehicles and equipment will be parked around the perimeter of the south wing to remove construction debris. Proceed with caution around these areas. New walls for the first and second floor restrooms are in place and mechanical/electrical rough-in is under way. The storage closet is complete except for door installation.

Ivinson Building Abatement/Deconstruction -- Deconstruction continues. Bricks will be available to the public and are located on the west side of the fencing along 10th Street. Interested parties needing more bricks will need to talk with the contractor first. To do this stop by the 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 25 percent parallel parking on the south side of Ivinson Street.

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, Hoyt Hall and Engineering Building: Work on punch list items. Health Sciences, Pharmacy wing: Clean up, punch list items, commissioning mechanical system. Physical Sciences Building: Clean up and punch list items.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis St., former site of the old power plant) -- 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 a dismount zone for bicycles due to tight path way and high foot traffic. Fencing has been reconfigured to secure working site and storage area. Fencing configuration may change frequently to accommodate construction and access. Forming and pouring of concrete shaft walls for stairs and elevators will continue for several weeks. Placement of concrete foundation walls will continue throughout the week. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation work allows. Backfill at foundations is under way. There will be constant construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping /Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements (Scheduled completion Oct. 14) -- 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. Installation of sidewalks, topsoil and ground cover will begin this week north of the Pharmacy Building. Installation of the traffic control gate at the Lewis Street entry and associated operations equipment will begin 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. Wall framing has begun. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) and a commons/maintenance building.

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

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall 2011) -- Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. Work is continuing 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. Minor off-site utility work to the northwest 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, site and interior construction. Masonry work is complete and cleanup is underway. Construction of interior wall framing, drywall and installation of mechanical/electrical systems is ongoing on the first and second floor east. Painting and trim out is under way on the first and second floor west. Roof trim out and fascia is ongoing on as weather allows. The contractor may extend work hours.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II -- Project is complete.

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

Notice: The Physical Plant Plumbing Shop continues to blow out irrigation sprinkler systems. Work will continue throughout October. Overspray could create slick spots on sidewalks and other areas. Please use caution.

South Shuttle Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Phase two of the construction activities on the north part of the lot continues. The bus pickup and drop off area is by the bus shelter.

Fraternity Row -- Work continues to excavate and repair a broken sanitary sewer main located southwest of the Sigma Chi house along the sidewalk. Please watch out for moving equipment.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- The new parking area south of the Vet Lab is open. Work continues to remove a portion of the parking area north of the Vet Lab. Traffic control and barricades are placed around the work area.

Knight Hall -- Painting is being conducted in the basement hallways. Please use caution in these areas.

Engineering Building -- Murals will be installed throughout the building this week. Please use caution in these areas.

Aven Nelson -- The parking lot west of the building will be closed Tuesday/Wednesday, weather depending, for re-striping.

Half Acre Gymnasium -- Painting is complete in the north and south hallways.

Corbett Building -- Painting in this building is complete.

Biological Sciences Building -- Floor tile replacement is on hold until the end of September.

Service Building/Fleet Operations -- This project is complete.

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

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