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Chad Baldwin
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Phone: (307) 766-2929
Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 6-12


January 4, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming.

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

Performing Arts Center (Fine Arts) -- Contractors will begin mobilization activities for the deconstruction/abatement on the east side of the building the week of Jan. 14.

Enzi STEM Facility (Scheduled completion June 2015) -- 11th Street will be closed between Lewis and Bradley streets to allow the contractor to install the sanitary sewer line. Lewis Street will be closed between 11th and 12th streets.

Museum to Open -- The UW Geological Museum is closed for renovation and is scheduled to reopen Jan. 12.

Counselor Education Training Clinic (Education Building, scheduled completion early January) -- Renovation construction in the northeast portion of the Education Building basement is substantially complete; access for students, faculty and staff via the northeast building entry has been re-established. Construction activities will continue sporadically until final completion later this month.

White Hall Renovations -- New installations continue on the sixth through 12th floors. Window replacement is complete on the 12th floor and will continue down each floor. The transformer vault concrete walls and backfilling are complete. The new east entry foundation has started. Fencing is placed around the area. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Co. employees will be on site from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, for contractor walk-throughs in the Centennial Complex, Education Annex, Arts and Sciences Building and Old Main. This will have minimal impact on occupants.

University of Wyoming/Casper College Student Union (UW/CC Student Union, scheduled completion November 2013) -- The primary building enclosure is complete, allowing interior construction activities to proceed on schedule. Framing of interior partitions and mechanical/electrical rough-in continue throughout the UW third- and fourth-floor spaces. Overall project construction is approximately 57 percent complete.

Energy Innovation Center (formerly ERC, at 1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion this month) -- School of Energy Resources and Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute now occupy their third-floor offices. Access to main campus will now include the passage between Engineering and the new EIC along with access between or through Earth Sciences and the Berry Center. Access to the EIC north entrance will be on Lewis from the east along Lewis. 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, has been reopened. The west end of the ramp, located behind the Engineering Building, will remain 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.

Cleanup continues throughout the building in areas not initially occupied by School of Energy Resources and Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute personnel. Work on the third floor lab and the second-floor conference rooms along with 3-D visualization space will be ongoing. The contractor has moved construction staging from the parking area north of Lewis. This will increase congestion and traffic on Lewis. Watch for UW trucks and equipment in addition to the contractors.

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

Snow Removal -- Physical Plant crews will remove snow as needed throughout the season. Watch for snow removal equipment, be careful and safe during snow events, and call the service desk at 766-6225 to report ice spots and problem areas.

Physical Science Building -- Maintenance work is scheduled for Jan. 8 on the new air system that services the labs. This work will include the exhaust fans on fume hoods. Alarms will be audible for both fume hoods and labs. Fume hood sashes must be shut and no work can be performed in the hoods during the outage. Please direct questions to Frank Barrows, 766-4974, or the PI for the lab.

Pharmacy Building -- Maintenance work is scheduled for Jan. 9 on the new air system that services the labs. This work will include the exhaust fans on fume hoods. Alarms will be audible for both fume hoods and labs. Fume hood sashes must be shut and no work can be performed in the hoods during the outage. Please direct questions to Frank Barrows, 766-4974, or the PI for the lab.

Engineering Building -- Renovations to Room 6085 are ongoing and work is scheduled to be completed Jan. 11. Please use caution in this area.

Campus -- Replacement of light fixture lamps in classrooms around campus will be ongoing through Jan. 11.

Animal Science/Molecular Biology -- Filter replacements will require air handling units to be shut down for a majority of the day Jan. 7.

Campus -- Annual fire alarm testing of campus buildings will continue through Jan. 11. Intermittent alarm noise will occur for short periods of time during testing. Signs will be posted and building occupants will be notified.

Spanish Walk Apartments -- Crews will replace a heating boiler in building “D” Jan. 9. Heat to the building will be interrupted for most of the day. Tenants have been notified.

Classroom Building -- Domestic water service will be off to the building through Jan. 7 for upgrades to the sanitary disposal system. Please use bathrooms in adjacent buildings.

Campus -- Cleaning of sanitary sewer mains under King Street, Fraternity Row and Sorority Row will take place through Jan. 11, weather permitting. Please use caution on these streets.

History Building -- Painting of hallways on the third floor is complete. Operations will continue to the second floor. Please use caution around work areas.

Engineering Building -- Painting in the restrooms has resumed. Signs will be posted in areas affected by painting operations.

Physical Science Building -- Modifications to the liquid nitrogen tank on the north side of the building are ongoing. Please use caution in this area.

Knight Hall -- Ceiling repairs are under way where lighting upgrades were recently installed. Crews will continue to work on the second floor. Bathrooms within the building are scheduled to be patched and painted. Scheduling will be completed with departments and room occupants. Please use caution near equipment and materials.

Beta House -- Renovations to the first and second floors continue, and the project is near substantial completion. The main air handler is scheduled to be started up this week. Completion of the project is expected soon.

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.

Jacoby Golf Course -- This project is complete with the exception of minor dirt work on the south side of Grays Gable Road.

Biological and Physical Sciences Buildings -- Replacement of fan filters in hallways and classroom is complete.

Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building -- Repairs to the RO/DI (special water for laboratories) water system are complete.

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