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Campus Construction Update for Week of Sept. 11-17

September 9, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming.

South Shuttle Lot (15th and Spring Creek) Update -- Rebuilding of this parking lot continues. The south end of the lot will be closed this weekend for striping and tree planting. Phase two of the construction activities on the north part of the lot will begin. The bus pickup and drop off area is by the bus shelter. The Cowboy Coffee kiosk has been moved to its new location.

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

Wyoming Union Restroom Renovation (Scheduled completion: Mid December) The restrooms on first and second floor of the south wing will be remodeled starting with demolition work. Contractor vehicles and equipment will be parked around the perimeter of the south wing to remove construction debris. Proceed with caution around these areas. The second floor restrooms will have handicapped accessible men's and women's restrooms along with a family restroom. The first floor restroom will be completely remodeled with a new entry from the corridor.

Ivinson Building Abatement/Deconstruction -- Deconstruction continues. Bricks will be available to the public and are located on the west side of the building. Interested parties will need to talk with the contractor first. To do this just 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 75 percent parallel parking on the south side of Ivinson Street.

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall 2011) -- Work is continuing on site and drive modifications along the west parking lot. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. 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. 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 along the south east of the building. Construction of interior wall framing, drywall and installation of mechanical/electrical systems is under way 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 be extending work hours.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis St., former site of the old power plant) -- Fencing has been reconfigured to secure working site and storage area. Fencing configuration may change frequently to accommodate construction and access. There will be constant construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Lewis Street will remain closed during construction. Forming and pouring of concrete shaft walls for stairs and elevators will continue for several weeks. Placement of concrete foundation walls will continue throughout week. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation work allows. Parking will be limited in areas around construction including the drive along the west side of Engineering. The access from main campus along the west side of Engineering to Lewis Street should be considered a dismount zone for bicycles due to the tight pathway and high foot traffic.

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. The remaining concrete sidewalks north of the Health Sciences Building will be installed at the end of September. Topsoil will be installed next to the Bureau of Mines Building with plantings to follow.

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 picking up punch list items. 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: Rooftop air handling units will be started up and the mechanical system tested and balance.

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 is complete. Fencing along the west side of Crane Street will begin this week.

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

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

Fine Arts Building -- Repairs to the broken storm drain at the southeast corner of the building continue. The work area is blocked off. Please watch out for moving equipment.

Aven Nelson Building -- The west parking lot will be closed Monday for delivery of new herbarium cabinets. Painting of second floor hallways is complete. Painting will occur in the basement this week.

McWhinnie Hall -- Roof access door installation continues. A staging area will be set up between the Education Building and McWhinnie Hall during the work.

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

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- Work has started to construct a new parking area south of the Vet Lab. Traffic control and barricades will be placed around the work area.

Stimulus Project -- Insulation work in Coe Library and the Agriculture Building is complete.

Plant Soils Greenhouse (30th and Harney streets) -- Re-roofing is complete.

Office Annex -- Roof repairs are complete.

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

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