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Campus Construction Update for Week of Dec. 11-17

December 9, 2011

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

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

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping/Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements -- The alley landscaping will be completed by the end of January.

Wyoming Union Restroom Renovation (Scheduled completion mid-December) -- Contractor vehicles and equipment will be parked around the perimeter of the south wing. Proceed with caution around these areas. Toilet partitions will arrive and be installed next week for second floor restrooms. Wall painting and repair is in progress in first floor restroom and lobby.

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, classes scheduled to begin in January) -- Final site work and planting are nearing completion. Receipt of furniture and installation will start early in the week and continue through the winter break. Moving of equipment from existing visual art studios will begin as space is available. Watch for minor work outside the construction area. The construction fencing has been removed to complete the perimeter site work. Construction is not complete and the site is still managed by the contractor. Be aware that there will be construction traffic and activities throughout the site. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. Touch up of interior spaces, painting, ceilings and floors is ongoing. Installation and testing of mechanical/electrical systems is ongoing throughout.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion September, 2012) -- Fence configuration should remain throughout this phase of construction. Access to main campus will be between or through Earth Sciences and the Berry Center. 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 during this phase of construction. The west end of the ramp behind the College of Engineering will be closed. Handicapped parking has been relocated to the northwest corner of Lewis and 10th streets with access through the Berry Center or Earth Sciences to main campus. Minor concrete work and second floor slab pour will continue throughout the week. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation and steel erection allows. Backfill at foundations will continue as foundation work allows. The erector's crane is on site and steel erection is under way. There will be construction traffic for delivery of materials and structural steel throughout the week. Expect congestion from delivery of steel and concrete. Take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

Wyoming Hall (Scheduled completion March, 2012) -- The project focuses on creating a large space to relocate the WRDS (Water Resources Data System) Library. Demolition is complete and painting will occur the next two weeks.

 A&S Auditorium (Scheduled completion March, 2012) -- The project focuses on adding wheelchair access from the seating area to the stage. Demolition is complete. Rough framing and electrical work is scheduled this week. The auditorium will be available for scheduled events.

Ivinson Parking Lot Expansion -- Backfill of the old Ivinson Building is continuing with completion by the end of December. The parking lot expansion work will start in late spring.

Student Apartments Bison Run Village (Scheduled completion August, 2012) -- The new apartments are in a three-block area south of Willett Drive between Crane and Soule streets. Apartment building concrete footings and foundations are complete. Apartment framing and electrical/plumbing rough-ins continue. The community center is 65 percent complete with a completion date of February 2012. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) with a community center and maintenance building.

The UW Physical Plant reports the following activities for the week. Please direct questions to the service desk, 766-6225.

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.

Campus -- Annual fire alarm testing will begin Tuesday, Dec. 13, and continue through Thursday, Jan. 12. Intermittent noise will occur due to horns sounding. Building contacts will be notified and provided with schedules for each building prior to testing.

 East Shuttle Lot (30th Street and Willett Drive) -- Bus shelter relocations continue. An electrical shutdown at the parking lot is anticipated for Dec. 14-15. The shutdown will affect the large middle shelter and the parking lot lights serving the lot along Willett Drive.

 Agriculture Building -- Restrooms throughout the building will be painted during the next few weeks. Restrooms will be closed one at a time and signs will be posted.

Engineering Building -- Lab work in Room 1094 is ongoing with noisy work occurring before 8 a.m. and during the lunch hour.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- Installation of new parking lot lighting at the south side of the WSVL complex is ongoing as weather permits. Parking spaces will be barricaded as needed.

Animal Science -- Painting in the east hallways continues. Please use caution around work areas.

Wyoming Hall -- Painting of the bathrooms is complete.

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

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