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Campus Construction Update for Week of June 3-9

June 1, 2012

These are among the construction activities scheduled June 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

Electrical Maintenance Outages -- The following electrical outages are scheduled Saturday, June 2: 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Arena-Auditorium; 9:30-11:30 a.m., College of  Law Building; 12:30-2:30 p.m., Corbett P.E. Building; and 2:30-4:30 p.m., Crane Hall, Hill Hall and Crane-Hill Cafeteria.

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

White Hall Renovations -- Renovation and abatement work will begin June 4. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013.

Ivinson Parking Lot Expansion -- Final backfill/subgrading and parking lot expansion work is scheduled to begin June 11 and will affect parking spaces.

UW Office Annex (21st Street and Garfield, scheduled completion Sept. 30) -- Construction will begin soon to partially renovate the lower level of the west wing to improve offices and other adjacent multi-use spaces.

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

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. Dry wall 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 will continue during the week, with the south and east being furthest along. Masonry and glazing work will concentrate on the north and west walls. 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 Stadium (scheduled completion July 31) -- Preparation continues to add steps and handrails at aisles, along with new slip-resistant coating, on the lower West Stadium.

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

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

Student Apartments Bison Run Village (Scheduled completion August 2012) -- The new apartments are in a three-block area south of Willett Drive, and 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. Two 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 continues. 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.

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

Central Energy Plant -- Excavation work will begin on 19th Street and the adjacent sidewalk will be closed to pedestrian traffic. Please use caution around heavy equipment in the area.

Wyoming Technology Business Center (1938 Harney St.) -- Work will begin to install a satellite dish on the southwest side of the building. The rear entrance of the building will not be accessible for truck deliveries for approximately two days due to trenching across the rear driveway. Deliveries should be coordinated with the WTBC front desk. The rear entrance will remain accessible to pedestrian traffic. Please use caution around equipment.

Concrete Repairs -- Repairs this week are scheduled for the following areas: Ninth Street in the vicinity of Aven Nelson; Classroom Building, Old Main, Biological Science, Physical Sciences, Health Sciences Center, Bureau of Mines Building and Prexy's Pasture. 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 -- Lighting upgrades are under way to replace light fixtures for energy efficiency. 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.

Health Sciences Center -- Roof replacement continues. Staging and crane setup is on the south and east sides of the building, and the drive area may be blocked intermittently. Use caution around the equipment. The south or east exits may be closed intermittently during craning operations.

Foundation House -- Shingle repairs are scheduled this week, weather permitting. Contractor parking area will be barricaded. Use caution when exiting the building and around ladder access locations.

Law Library -- Project is ongoing in the basement. Material delivery may occur late in the week, requiring the area between the law building and Multi-Purpose Gym to be used for staging. Please use caution in this area.

Cowboy Field -- Screening will be installed this week. Dugout fence installation is ongoing.

Sigma Phi Epsilon -- Demolition of the south deck will occur this week. Please avoid the demolition area and use caution around equipment.

Honors Center (10th and Ivinson Streets) -- Work continues inside with painting. Work continues outside with exterior painting and foundation work. Sidewalks around the house are closed. Please use alternate routes.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- The landscaping project continues at the Vet Lab complex. Please use caution when entering and exiting the complex. Portions of the parking lot will be closed at times to facilitate the construction. Renovation continues on the Insectory Building at the Vet Lab. Please use caution around the work area.

American Heritage Center -- Alarm installation continues on the second and third floors.

Biological Sciences Building -- Work is ongoing on the basement Coop Area Project. Please use caution around the construction area.

East Shuttle Lot (30th Street and Willett Drive) -- The new bus shelters have been installed. Electrical work will occur intermittently during the week. Please use caution around the work areas.

College of Agriculture Building -- Painting is complete in Rooms 139-160.

Campus -- Evaluation of sanitary sewer mains on King Street, and Fraternity and Sorority Rows is complete.

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