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Campus Construction Update for Week of Sept. 23-29


September 21, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 23-29 at the University of Wyoming.

Grand Avenue Renovation Open House -- Information about plans to reconstruct a portion of Grand Avenue in 2014 will be presented during an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Wyoming Union West Ballroom. Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) representatives say it is a drop-in style event and visitors are encouraged to attend any time within the scheduled hours.

Landscape Projects -- Construction 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 -- The south entrances of the Education Building and surrounding pedestrian pathways have reopened. Plaza landscaping and installation of site amenities will continue through Sept. 28. Caution should be exercised within the area.

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 have reopened, with some temporary limitations imposed to accommodate continuing construction through Sept. 28. General landscaping work is under way.

White Hall Renovations -- Demolition continues on the first through eighth floors, with new installations on the ninth through 12th floors. Excavation for a new transformer vault is on hold on the east side of White Hall. Fencing is placed around the area. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013. 

Ivinson Parking Lot -- The Ivinson monument is scheduled for construction on the northwest area of the parking lot beginning at the end of September. 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 complete.

Museum Closed -- The UW Geological Museum is closed for renovation and is scheduled to reopen later this semester.

UW Office Annex (21st Street and Garfield, scheduled completion Nov. 15) -- 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 duct work 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 duct work has begun on the first floor. Exterior sheathing is planned this month.

Counselor Education Training Clinic (Education Building, scheduled completion Oct. 22) -- Renovation construction work continues in the northeast portion of the Education Building basement. Limited access for students, faculty and staff via the northeast building entry has reopened. Construction activities and staging will continue, requiring appropriate caution 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 finishes continue throughout the building. 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. Landscape work is finishing on the north side. Paving and gutter work continues 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.

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

Electrical Outages -- Balloon Launch Facility and H2S Lab - Located east of Brees Field, scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1-4 p.m. Spanish Walk Apartments (all buildings), scheduled Thursday, Sept. 27, 1-3 p.m.

Prexy’s Pasture, Geology and Engineering -- Excavation work continues at the northwest corner of Prexy’s Pasture to the northwest corner of the Geology Building. Additional pipeline boring for irrigation system work will occur on the north and south sides of the Geology Building. Landscaping crews will be working in the area. Use caution around equipment in the area.

Pump Testing -- Annual fire pump testing is scheduled through Sept. 27 and will involve several buildings on campus. Water flow testing will require the use of hoses and may leave pooled water. Please use caution near hoses and water flow areas.

Jacoby Golf Course -- Construction continues on the east campus drainage project at Jacoby Golf Course. Design for inlet work is under way and will affect the play of hole #7 once construction is started. Re-seeding has been completed. 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.

Education Building -- Final system work continues in the Education auditorium to integrate new projector equipment with the existing system.

Campus -- Crews have begun blowing out irrigation systems for the season using compressed air. Work is scheduled to continue throughout September and October. Overspray on sidewalks and driveways may create slippery spots. Please use caution.

College of Law -- The north elevator will be closed through Sept. 28 for replacement of a hydraulic jack. Please use caution around equipment in the area.

College of Law -- The area of the first floor circulation desk is scheduled to be re-carpeted Sept. 22-23 and will be closed to pedestrian traffic. First floor offices adjoining the library will be re-carpeted Sept. 24-26. The stack area of the building will be used temporarily as a staging area for office furniture. Please use caution in these areas.

Concrete Repairs -- Installation of a new concrete roof drain basin on the north side of the College of Business is scheduled to be complete by Sept. 28. Please use caution in this area.

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

Hansen Arena -- Painting of the north wall is ongoing. Please use caution around equipment.

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

College of Business Building -- Caulking of the atrium skylights is ongoing. The contractor will use the elevator to get supplies to the rooftop area.

Rochelle Athletic Center -- Construction is under way on the hydrotherapy pool room renovation in the football locker room. 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.

Service Building -- Replacement of the roof is under way. Please use caution around equipment and staging area.

Sod Replacement -- New sod is being placed at the Sullivan Plaza. Sprinklers will apply additional water to ensure successful transplant of new turf.

Campus -- Repair of a failed steam condensate line in the 1700 Block of Willet Drive is complete. Placement of an asphalt patch over excavation area remains. Please be aware of equipment in the area.

Knight Hall -- Lighting replacements are complete. Patching and painting will follow soon.

College of Law Building -- Lighting replacements are complete.

Multipurpose Gym -- Painting operations and foundation repairs are complete.  

Classroom Building -- Repairs to a storm sewer line on the south side of the building are complete.

Photo:
Pedestrian paths have reopened on Sullivan Plaza, located on the northeast corner of Prexy’s Pasture near the College of Education Building. (Justin Trygg Photo)

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