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Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 14-20


October 12, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming.

Gateway Center Groundbreaking -- A groundbreaking ceremony for the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the location of the planned center at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 22nd Street near War Memorial Stadium.

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

Ivinson Parking Lot -- The Ivinson monument foundation and concrete wall is complete. Masonry work has begun. All four metered spaces and motorcycle parking is blocked off for contractor staging. Work may require the Ivinson sidewalk to be closed at times, so pedestrians will need to go around the area. All of the Ivinson parking lot is now open, adding 67 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.

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. Mechanical and electrical installations are complete. Ongoing work includes building systems controls, sheetrock, texturing and painting. Flooring and fixture installation will begin next week.

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

University of Wyoming/Casper College Student Union (UW/CC Student Union, scheduled completion November 2013) -- Exterior structural framework is completed and roof membrane is installed. The building will be closed in for remainder of the interior construction activities. Framing of interior partitions in UW third and fourth floor spaces has begun.

White Hall Renovations -- Demolition continues on the first through third floors, with new installations on the 10th through 12th floors. Excavation for a new transformer vault on the east side of White Hall is scheduled to begin Oct. 15. Fencing is placed around the area. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013.

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. Interior painting is nearing completion, with floor finishes progressing throughout the building. Expect congestion from delivery trucks, and take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

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

Counselor Education Training Clinic (Education Building, scheduled completion Nov. 19) -- 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.

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

Earth Science Building and Coe Library -- Cell site upgrades began Oct 11. Work areas will be isolated to the roof and mechanical penthouses. The contractor anticipates drilling and coring activities during off hours or early morning.

Engineering Building -- Water from fire pump testing will be diverted to Lewis Street. Please use caution in areas of running or pooled water.

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

Beta House -- Renovations to the first and second floors are under way. Completion of the project has been extended to late November due to mechanical and plumbing issues.

Honors Center (10th and Ivinson streets) -- The classroom is open for classes, and the Honors Program has moved into the remainder of the house. Sidewalks are reopened. Landscaping around the building will continue this week.

Rochelle Athletic Center -- Construction is ongoing on the hydrotherapy pool room renovation in the training room. The staging area is at the southeast corner of the building. Access to the area will be limited to authorized personnel.

Concrete Repairs -- Sidewalk replacement at the Service Building in complete.

Hansen Arena -- Repair of the water main is complete. Crews will continue backfill and site cleanup. Please use caution near materials and equipment.

Service Building -- Replacement of the roof is complete with the exception of punch-list items.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- Painting in the main hallways is complete.

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

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the location of the planned center at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 22nd Street near War Memorial Stadium.

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