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Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1

August 24, 2012
Landscapers working
Landscaping crew members unload mulch at the Ivinson parking lot. Landscaping is scheduled to be completed this week.

These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 26-Sept. 1 at the University of Wyoming.

Traffic Alert -- With the start of a new semester, the UW Police Department reminds everyone that the speed limit around campus is 20 mph.

Shift Changes -- Custodial work schedules will be adjusted slightly beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, to allow for increased daytime cleaning, improve operational efficiencies and conserve energy consumption outside of business hours. Day shift zones will begin work at 5 a.m. instead of 4 a.m. and work until 1:30 p.m. instead of 12:30 p.m. Evening shift zones will begin work at 2:30 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. and work until 11 p.m. instead of 12:30 a.m.

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

More parking spaces -- All of the Ivinson parking lot is now open, adding 67 additional new parking spaces including ADA (Americans with Disability Act) spaces and four metered spaces. Access is from both 10th and 11th streets. Landscaping is scheduled to be complete this week.

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

Berry Center Green Roof Reconstruction -- Replacement of the planting soils will begin Aug. 27. Access to the south entry and the east sidewalk will be restricted during this process. Transplanting of the existing plants will begin Sept. 3.

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. Installation of mechanical equipment and ductwork is under way and will be completed in two to three weeks. Conference rooms and adjacent spaces will be closed until the end of September.

University of Wyoming/Casper College Student Union (UW/CC Student Union, scheduled completion November 2013) -- Construction has started with site preparation and foundation systems. Structural steel frame is completed, and roof decking will be installed this month. Installation of mechanical ductwork has begun on the first floor.

Landscape Projects -- Construction work continues toward late September completion on Sullivan Plaza, Public Edge Practice Field, Public Edge Southwest Campus Entry Marker and Bureau of Mines landscape.

Sullivan Plaza -- Access to the south entrances of the Education Building and surrounding pedestrian pathways will reopen Aug. 27, with some temporary limitations imposed to accommodate continuing construction. Access to the Education Building will remain limited to the north entrance through approximately Sept. 15. Plaza landscaping and construction of the amphitheater and site amenities to follow will continue through Sept. 28. Caution should be exercised within the area of continuing construction. The project staging area in the parking area north of Wyoming Hall will remain through Sept. 15.

Public Edge Practice Field (Tailgate Park) -- Work is substantially complete. Remaining minor and accessory work may continue through Sept. 28.

Public Edge Southwest Campus Entry Marker -- Adjacent portions of Ninth Street and Grand Avenue pedestrian sidewalks may be temporarily closed by construction through Sept. 28. Earthwork and entry marker construction continues, with landscaping to follow.

Bureau of Mines Landscape -- The vehicular access and pedestrian corridor between the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center and the Health Sciences Center will reopen Aug. 27 with some temporary limitations imposed to accommodate continuing construction through Sept. 28. General landscaping work is under way.

Counselor Education Training Clinic (Education Building, scheduled completion Oct. 22) -- Renovation construction work in the northeast portion of the basement of the Education Building continues. Limited access for students, faculty and staff via the northeast building entry will be reopened Aug. 27. Construction activities and staging will continue, requiring appropriate caution to be exercised in the area. Construction staging will continue to occupy a portion of the pedestrian walkway and accessible parking area northeast of the Education Building. Temporary substitute accessible parking has been designated with temporary signage.

Energy Innovation Center (formerly ERC, at 1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion October 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 the Engineering Building, 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.

Interior spaces are being finished throughout. Door and hardware installation is under way. Installation of lab equipment and casework is nearing completion on the first and second floors. Work continues on the south retaining walls to prepare for landscaping. Concrete paving/curb and gutter will be under way on the east and south of the building. Interior painting is under way with preparation for floor finish. Expect congestion from delivery trucks, and take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

Student Apartments Bison Run Village (Scheduled completion this month) -- Apartments are now being occupied by students, with the community center open Mondays through Fridays. The new apartments are in the three-block area south of Willett Drive, between Crane and Landmark Village. Residence Life and Dining Services maintenance staff members are located in the community center's maintenance area. All of the apartment buildings are now complete, with a few remaining punch-list items being worked on. There are a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) with the community center and maintenance building.

White Hall Renovations -- Renovation and abatement work is ongoing. Abatement is proceeding from top floors to bottom floors, and is 95 percent complete. Electrical and renovation demolition continues on the third through eighth floors, with new installations on the 10th through 12th floors. Excavation for new transformer vault will begin this week on the east side of White Hall. Fencing will be placed around the area with heavy truck traffic between White and Downey halls. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013.

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

Campus -- Classroom/conference room projector installations are complete and ready for start of classes Monday. Work continues in the Education auditorium to integrate new equipment with the existing system.

Corbett P.E. Building -- The pool is closed for annual maintenance through Sept. 10.

Fire Extinguishers -- The Physical Plant has successfully completed its first year of bar coding more than 3,000 fire extinguishers on campus. If you are aware of a fire extinguisher that does not have a bar code or yellow Trident Electric tag, email the building and room number to so the equipment can be entered into the system.

Concrete Repairs -- Work is scheduled at the east side of Fieldhouse North.

Beta House -- Renovations to the first and second floors are under way. Completion of the project is scheduled for October.

Berry Center -- Work continues on the east garden plaza roof. Use caution in the area.

Honors Center (10th and Ivinson streets) -- The classroom will be open for classes Aug 27. Sidewalks are reopened. The remainder of the house is still being renovated. Please use caution in these areas.

Aven Nelson Building -- Gutter repair and roof paver replacement is ongoing. Project staging is in the parking lot west of the building. A lift will be used to hoist new materials onto the roof. The west building entrance and sidewalk will not be accessible during lift operations (approximately two hours). Please use caution in this area.

Asphalt Repairs -- Crews will replace damaged asphalt in the following areas: Little League baseball field parking lot. Please be aware of heavy equipment in these areas.

Prexy’s Pasture, Geology and Engineering -- Excavation work has begun at the northwest corner of Prexy’s Pasture and will continue through Aug 24. Please use caution around equipment in the area.

Rochelle Athletic Center -- Construction is under way on the hydrotherapy pool room renovation in the football locker room. Demolition of interior partitions is scheduled for the week. Concrete cutting in the project area will cause additional noise at times. The staging area will be at the southeast corner of the building. Access to the area will be limited to authorized personnel.

Multipurpose Gym -- Crews are preparing the building for painting. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of August. Please use caution around equipment in the area.

Sod Replacement -- New sod is being placed at various locations around campus. Sprinklers will apply additional water to ensure successful transplant of new turf.

Knight Hall -- Lighting replacement is ongoing in second-floor offices. Electricians will coordinate schedules with building occupants. 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. Painting operations are complete. Installation of new steam valves is complete.

Central Energy Plant -- The fenced construction area will remain through Aug. 30. The sidewalk adjacent to 19th Street remains closed to pedestrian traffic. Please use the sidewalk on the east side of 19th Street.

Prexy’s Pasture -- Exterior lights may be off around Prexy’s Pasture due to construction of the Sullivan Plaza in front of the Education Building and an underground bore in the area of Cheney Plaza.

Jacoby Golf Course -- Construction continues on the east campus drainage project at Jacoby Golf Course. Inlet work will continue and traffic on Grays Gable will be routed accordingly. Installation of sod at Pond #1 will necessitate the frequent application of additional water. Excavation of Pond #4 has begun. Sod is being installed on the Grays Gable Berm. Signs are posted at the affected holes and in the clubhouse. 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 Building -- 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. Please use caution around the work area.

McWhinnie Hall -- This project is complete.

Foundation House -- Work is complete.

Fine Arts (Crane Dance Studio) -- Repairs to the floor are complete.


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