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Campus Construction Update for Week of June 17-23

June 15, 2012

These are among the construction activities scheduled June 17-23 at the University of Wyoming: 

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

Ivinson Parking Lot Expansion -- Final backfill/subgrading and parking lot expansion work is scheduled to begin this coming Monday, June 18 and will affect 31 parking spaces.

Energy Innovation Center (formerly ERC, at 1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion September 2012) -- 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 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 Building to main campus.

Framing of interior walls is nearly complete. Drywall is complete in most areas. Painting has started along with other interior finishes. Interior door and window frames have been started. Rough-in of mechanical and electrical systems is ongoing. Exterior wall system framing is complete. The temporary weather enclosure will be removed as the glazing system is completed. Installation of the exterior enclosure -- with primarily masonry and glazing work -- will concentrate on the north and west walls during the week. Minor utility work will be ongoing. The exterior enclosure includes insulation, water shed, stone and brick masonry, and glazing systems. Expect congestion from delivery trucks, and take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

West War Memorial Stadium (scheduled completion July 31) -- Sand blasting of old walk coatings and priming for new coating is complete at the west War Memorial Stadium. Installation of stair risers will proceed throughout the week. Preparation for new slip-resistant coating, on the east War Memorial Stadium lower walk surface, will start in the next week or so.

White Hall Renovations -- Renovation and abatement work have begun. Abatement will proceed from top floors to bottom floors. Electrical demolition has started. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013.

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 Landmark Village. The community center and apartment model unit are now open Mondays through Fridays. Residence Life and Dining Services maintenance staff members have moved into the community center's maintenance area. Five of the apartment buildings are now complete, with punch-list work ongoing. Work on the remaining apartments continues with framing, electrical/plumbing rough-ins and insulation installation, followed by drywall installation, texturing and painting. Exterior stone, siding, roofing and concrete site work continue. Landscaping continues on all parts of the site. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) with the community center and maintenance building.

Museum Closed -- The UW Geological Museum is closed for renovation and is scheduled to reopen at the beginning of the fall semester.

UW Office Annex (21st Street and Garfield, scheduled completion Sept. 30) -- The project involves partial renovation of the lower level of the west wing for improvements to offices and other adjacent multi-use spaces. Demolition is under way in the main area.

University of Wyoming/Casper College Student Union (UW/CC Student Union, scheduled completion, November 2013) -- Construction has started with site preparation and foundation systems. Asphalt paving of adjacent parking lots began last week and will continue through the summer. Underground installation of plumbing and electrical conduits has begun.

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

Campus -- Parking lot striping and fire lane and curb painting will continue this week. Monday: North of McWhinnie Hall; Tuesday: King Street; Wednesday: The day lot and parking east of Crane Hall. Fire Lane painting will occur on Thursday in the following areas: Ag alley, Hoyt loop, Athletics circle loop, Animal Science, Biological Science and Physical Science buildings. Parking lots will be closed while painting operations are under way. Please use caution around, and in, these areas.  

Interruptions in Electrical Service -- The switch-gear cleaning schedule has been revised. Maintenance will occur Saturday (June 16) in the following areas -- 7-11 a.m.:  RMMC, Animal Science/Molecular Biology, Centennial Complex, Visual Arts and Wyoming Technology Business Center; 12:30-1:30 p.m: Fieldhouse; 2:30-4:30 p.m: Chi Omega, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Kappa Alpha, Tri Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Beta Pi.

Beta House -- Asbestos abatement will begin Monday (June 18) and will continue for two weeks. Building occupants have been notified.

Central Energy Plant -- Construction area has been fenced. The sidewalk adjacent to 19th Street remains closed to pedestrian traffic. Please use the sidewalk on the east side of 19th Street.

Wyoming Technology Business Center -- (1938 Harney St.) -- Installation of a satellite dish on the southwest side of the building is ongoing. The rear entrance of the building will remain accessible for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Please use caution in the area.

Concrete Repairs -- Repairs this week are scheduled for the following areas: Classroom Building, Old Main, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and College of Business building. Work will include demolition, earth work, irrigation repairs and concrete replacement. Construction workers will be on site in areas marked with cones. Work will continue throughout the summer and is scheduled for a mid-August completion.

Jacoby Golf Course -- Construction continues on an east campus drainage project at Jacoby Golf Course. Signs are posted at the affected holes and in the clubhouse. The affected holes will be off limits during construction hours (7 a.m.-5 p.m.) for the remainder of the construction period. Please use caution in the work areas.

College of Law -- Lighting replacements are ongoing in the Law Library. This project will help UW in its continued effort to be more energy efficient. The work is funded, in part, by energy rebates from Rocky Mountain Power.

Knight Hall -- The first portion of this lighting replacement project is complete. Additional materials have been ordered and work will resume once these have arrived. This project will help UW in its continued effort to be more energy efficient. The work is funded, in part, by energy rebates from Rocky Mountain Power. Please use caution around work areas.

Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building -- Upgrades to the building's heating and cooling systems will continue through June 22. Intermittent air temperature fluctuations and odors are possible.

Fieldhouse North -- Foundation repair continues in the northeast corner. The doors will be closed in the north east corridor. Please use caution around equipment.

Law Library -- The high-density mobile storage project is ongoing in the basement.

Sigma Phi Epsilon -- Demolition of the south deck is complete. Window installation and brick replacement will continue as materials arrive. Please avoid deck area and use caution around equipment.

Honors Center (10th and Ivinson streets) -- Interior painting continues. Framing and flatwork are ongoing outside. Sidewalks around the house are closed. Please use alternate routes.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- Demolition of the parking spaces in front of the Round Building is complete. Landscaping and concrete work will be ongoing in that area. The foundation for the main entry sign will be placed late next week. Initial landscaping project phase is complete. Please use caution around the work area.

Biological Sciences Basement -- Renovations continue. Please use caution around the construction area.

East Shuttle Lot (30th Street and Willett Drive) -- A new transformer will be set next week. An electrical shutdown of the middle bus shelter will occur as the electrical work is completed.  Please use caution around the work areas.

Cowboy and Little League Fields -- This project is substantially complete. Locker rooms are scheduled to be re-keyed and the bottom rail of dugout fence will be installed. Dugout padding for Cowboy Field has been ordered and is scheduled for installation late June.

American Heritage Center -- Installation of alarm devices is now complete.

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