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Campus Construction Update for Week of Sept. 4-10

September 2, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

South Shuttle Lot (15th and Spring Creek) Update -- Rebuilding of this parking lot continues. Phase one of the work is complete and the south part of the lot is open for parking. Striping will be completed by Sept. 10. The bus pickup and drop off area is by the bus shelter. The Cowboy Coffee kiosk will move to its new location Monday, Sept. 5. Phase two of the construction activities on the north part of the lot will begin next week.

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 under way now. 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.

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 75 percent 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 is complete.

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 finishing. 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. 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. Masonry work will be ongoing for walls along the southeast 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 scheduled as weather allows. 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 begun, 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 in foundation walls will continue throughout week. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation work allows. 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 should be considered a dismount zone for bicycles due to tight path way and high foot traffic.

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 -- Masonry work around the exterior of the building is complete. The west parking lot will be open next week. Painting of hallways in the basement and on the first floor is complete. Painting of second floor hallways will complete next week. Please use caution around work areas.

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

Stimulus Project -- 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.

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

McWhinnie Hall --  Re-roofing project is substantially complete. A staging area will be set up briefly between the Education Building and McWhinnie Hall for to complete roof access door installation.

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

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