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Campus Construction Update for Week of Nov. 6-12

November 4, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Notice: Snow and ice removal will occur as needed throughout the winter. Please use caution around snow removal equipment and be safe walking, riding and driving on the snow. There is no parking from 2-6 a.m. in the tow away zone on the south side of Lewis to allow for snow and ice removal. Report ice spots to the Physical Plant service desk.

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

Ivinson Building Deconstruction -- Deconstruction is nearly complete. The fencing around the Ivinson Building, which encompasses 33 total parking spaces to the south, will be changed in the next few weeks with details forthcoming. Read about asbestos abatement for this project in the Laramie Boomerang.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping /Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements -- The installation of the traffic gate arms is complete with the arms secured in an open position until programming and staff coordination and training is complete. Camera, card reader and intercom system installation will begin this week.

Wyoming Union Restroom Renovation (Scheduled completion: Mid December) -- Demolition work is complete on first and second floors. Contractor vehicles and equipment will be parked around the perimeter of the south wing. 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. New ceiling installation will begin this week. The storage closet is complete except for door installation. Third floor ductwork is installed with patching and finishes work to follow. 

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion, late fall) -- Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. Work to replace sidewalk at curb cut on 22nd Street will be complete. Final site grading, irrigation, planting and site concrete are progressing. Watch for minor work outside the contained construction area. Materials and equipment will continue to arrive on site for continuing site and interior construction. Finishing of interior spaces, painting, ceilings and floors is ongoing. Installation and testing of mechanical/electrical systems is ongoing throughout as steam and permanent power are in place. Installation of solar collector system will start at the end of the week.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis St.) -- Lewis Street will remain closed during construction. 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 will be closed along the construction area for completion of foundations and utilities. The west end of the ramp behind Engineering will be closed. Handicapped parking has been relocated to the corner of Lewis and 10th streets with access through the Berry Center to main campus. Fencing configuration will change as needed to accommodate construction and access. Access to main campus between Earth Sciences and the Berry Center may be closed accommodate sidewalk replacement. There will be construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Placement of concrete foundation walls is continuing throughout the week. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation work allows. Backfill at foundations will continue as foundation work allows. Preparation for steel erection will begin with arrival of erector's crane early in 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. Punch list work is scheduled at Animal Science, Arts & Sciences, Hoyt Hall, Engineering Building, Pharmacy Building and Physical Sciences Building.

Student Apartments -- The contractor has set up fencing around the three-block area south of Willett between Crane and Soule. Site utilities are nearly complete. Apartment building concrete footings and foundations are 95 percent complete. Apartment framing continues. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) with a community center and maintenance building.

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

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

South Shuttle Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Phase two of the construction on the north part of the lot is nearing completion. Paving should be complete by Monday. Barricades will remain in place until all work is complete. The bus pickup and drop off area is by the temporary bus shelter.

East Shuttle Lot (30th and Willett) -- Bus shelter relocations continue. Please use caution around work areas.

Fine Arts -- The parking lot north of the Fine Arts Building remains partially blocked for testing of the well and pump. Work is on hold pending material arrival.

Knight Hall -- KUWR hallways will be painted this week. Please use caution in these areas.

Wyoming Hall -- Painting of the bathrooms continues throughout the building. Signs will be posted as to which one is closed at the time.

Animal Science -- Painting in the west hallways is complete; painting in the east hallways continues. Please use caution around work areas.

Bureau of Mines Building -- Ceiling replacement is complete on the third floor; ceiling replacement continues on the second floor.

Centrex Building -- Equipment placement and roof work continues. Signs will be posted on Willett and the sidewalk will be closed as needed during the project. Pedestrian traffic will be routed to the south side of the road to avoid equipment. 

Campus -- UW Pride flags will be removed throughout campus this week. Please be aware of vehicle traffic around Prexy's Pasture.

Half Acre Gym -- Painting of the north and south stairways is complete.

Biological Sciences Building -- Floor tile replacement is on hold due to material delays.

Engineering Building -- Mural installation is on hold pending material arrival.

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

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