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Campus Construction Update for July 21-27

July 19, 2013
Construction equipment
An excavator removes rubble on the east side of Half Acre Gym. (UW Photo)

These are among the construction activities scheduled July 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

No Hot Water -- Buildings connected to the campus steam system will not have building heat or domestic hot water for the annual campus steam system shutdown through 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Read more.

Power Outage -- A power outage is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, from 6-10 a.m. in the Service Building. General Storage will be without power from 6 a.m. Saturday, July 27, through 7 a.m. Monday, July 29. Power will be supplied to General Storage via a generator for approximately two weeks and transferred back to utility power the week of Aug. 12. The outages are scheduled to accommodate expansion of the General Storage Building.

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

Half Acre Gymnasium Addition and Renovation (Scheduled completion spring 2015) -- Full project information is available at Half Acre Gymnasium remains open and accessible via the west entrance. The day-lot parking area and roadway immediately east of Half Acre Gymnasium is closed. Temporary day-use parking has been established in the lot east of the Wyoming Union.

Construction work for Phase I, consisting of the demolition and reconstruction of the east portion of the existing building, continues this week with deconstruction as the focus. Construction and staging areas north, south and east of the existing building have been established and are closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, except that which is construction related. As required by ongoing deconstruction tasks, access to Prexy’s Pasture from the east Wyoming Union parking lot is temporarily closed. Please use alternate routes through the Wyoming Union or between the Union and Coe Library. Temporary staging/construction areas also may be established with limited notice near the west entrance and along the pedestrian pathways north of Half Acre Gymnasium between Prexy’s Pasture and Willett Drive as required by the ongoing construction-related tasks. Please use caution in the vicinity of Half Acre Gymnasium.

Education Annex Canopy (Scheduled completion August 2013) -- Construction activities continue on the project, including exterior reconstruction of sidewalks and the erection of structural steel canopy framing between the east entrance of the Education Annex and the north entrance of the Education Building, as well as interior renovation of the corridor in the vicinity of the Dean’s Office in the Education Building. Interior renovation may require sporadic and short-term limitations to pedestrian access through the corridor in the vicinity of the Dean’s Office.

Vehicular access and parking availability in the lot north of the Education Building will be severely limited throughout the remainder of construction, and will be subject to frequent revision as construction activities dictate. During construction, pedestrian access to the north entrance of the Education Building and the east entrance of the Education Annex will be maintained via designated pathways; however, access to the Education Building is limited to the south entrance only. Pedestrians and motorists should exercise caution in the area.

Wainwright/Willett Bungalows (Future parking lot) -- Deconstruction is complete. The parking lot construction is scheduled to begin in early August.

Agriculture Building A, B & D -- (on Lewis between 12th and 13th streets) will be deconstructed this summer/fall. Asbestos abatement has begun. Parking areas between Ag A and B and north of Ag A will be used for staging by the abatement contractor. There will be no “A” and “U” parking in these areas. Access to the alley -- along north of the Agriculture Building -- will remain open.

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (Fine Arts Building, renovation and expansion, scheduled completion December 2014) -- Additional project information is available here. The parking lot on the east side of the UW Performing Arts Center is closed, and is being used for construction staging and will be converted into a green area following construction. Building visitors should use the parking lot on the north side of the building. Those entering the Performing Arts Center must now enter through the doors on the west side of the building. This will be the entrance for all building operations, including classes, ticket purchases and performances, until construction is complete. The east side of the Fine Arts Building is a secured construction zone with restricted access. Drilling and concrete pouring of piers is complete for this phase. Footing excavation, rebar placement and pouring has begun. Heavy truck traffic will be frequent near War Memorial Fieldhouse, 22nd Street and Willett Drive.

White Hall Renovations -- Punch-list items continue on all floors. Re-roofing activities are nearly complete. Fencing has been removed, though the west parking lot will still be closed until the end of July.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Co. employees and contractors will continue to work on lighting retrofits in the Engineering Building and control wiring installations in the Agriculture Building, which will impact building occupants. Workers will wear identifying badges. Work on the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory boiler replacement continues with contractor staging on the west side of the building.

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center (22nd and Grand, scheduled completion fall 2014) -- 22nd Street, between Grand Avenue and Arrowhead Drive, will remain closed through approximately Aug. 13 to connect to utilities in the street for the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center construction project. Additional project information is available here.

Education Annex -- Literacy Research Center and Clinic (lower floor, Education Annex; scheduled completion January 2014) -- The lower (first) floor of the Education Annex is closed for construction. Access to the alleyway and portions of related parking east and south of the Agriculture Building is closed, and a temporary access/egress detour has been established west of the Agriculture Building. The pedestrian sidewalk in the Education Annex vicinity is closed on the south side of Lewis Street, with pedestrian access rerouted to the north side of the street at the established construction limits. Parking in the vicinity is closed on the south side of Lewis Street at the construction limits. Project activities include interior framing and rough-in, as well as foundation and site work related to the exterior building addition, and improvements in the former alleyway. Please observe all posted traffic control and construction signage.

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 or ahead of schedule. Interior finish construction is progressing throughout UW/CC third- and fourth-floor spaces. Overall project construction is approximately 87 percent complete.

Biological Sciences Building Mechanical Modifications (Reoccupied in mid-August, final completion set for October) -- Building users are encouraged to use the northwest entrance to avoid construction activities. Interior work will continue throughout the week.

Enzi STEM Facility (Lewis Street between 10th and 11th streets, scheduled completion June 2015) -- Lewis Street remains closed between 10th and 11th streets. The site work has been completed and bidding/contracting for the main project is in progress. The main project is scheduled to start in August.

The UW Physical Plant reports the following activities for the week:

Steam Shutdown -- Valve replacement will happen during steam shutdown in the following buildings: Wyoming Hall, Education, Arts & Sciences, Old Main and the Bureau of Mines Building. Please use caution if you are in mechanical room areas while replacement is in progress.

Indoor Practice Facility -- Electrical service will be interrupted to the entire facility July 23-24 for repairs. Building contacts have been notified.  

Chip Sealing -- Chip sealing operations will begin July 22 at the Little League parking lot with lot striping to occur July 23. Chip sealing will occur in the Wyoming Hall and McWhinnie Hall parking lots July 23, with lot striping to occur July 24-25. Please use caution in these areas.

Parking Lot Striping -- The following lots will be closed for striping operations at various times throughout the week: Crane Hall, east lot; Spanish Walk Apartments, north and west lots; and Animal Science/Molecular Biology, south lot.

Concrete Replacement -- Replacement of damaged sidewalk on the north side of Fraternity Row will begin. Please use caution around equipment and work crews in the area.

22nd Street and Willett Drive -- Landscaping work continues at the southwest corner of the 22nd and Willett intersection. Concrete work in the area of the Arena-Auditorium ticket office is complete with the exception of striping for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) spaces. Asphalt patching is finished at the corners of 22nd Street and Willett Drive. Use caution around equipment and construction area.

South Shuttle Lot -- Work is ongoing to move and re-install the bus shelter for concrete work. Please use caution in the area.

Campus -- Crews will replace lamps in interior light fixtures the week of July 22 in various areas of the following buildings: Coe Library, Agriculture C, College of Law Building, Classroom Building and Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building.  

Anthropology Building -- Utility work directly north of the building will temporarily close the alley and areas of the parking lot the week of July 22-26. ADA spaces will be temporarily relocated within the lot. Caulking of the roof cap on the south and west side of the building will also occur this week. Please use caution around equipment in the area.

Landmark Apartments -- (Scheduled completion Friday, Aug. 16) Modifications will be made to boiler flue venting systems in each of the buildings through July 19. Minimal temperature changes in the domestic hot water may be noticed. Tenants have been notified. Roof replacement and attic upgrades will continue on the 12-unit complex. Crews will work on units 453, 457, 2602, 2606, 450, 454, 2902, and 2906. Boiler flue venting is complete. Please use caution around equipment, barricaded work zones and fenced staging areas.

General Storage Addition -- (Scheduled completion November 2013) Excavation and site work is underway. The loop around the construction area should only be used by vehicles directly involved in the project. Access to the south side of the existing building should be only from the west driveway. Shipping and Receiving operations will continue throughout construction. Please use caution in the area.

Centennial Complex (American Heritage Center and Art Museum) -- Roof replacement operations continue. Scaffolding on the cone portion of the building is complete and will remain in place until November. Removal of the existing roof has begun. Elevator access will remain open. The staging area is on the north side of the building. Use caution in work areas.

Washakie Center -- Painting will begin in the main offices in the basement. Use caution around crews and materials.

Ross Hall Cafe -- Ross Hall Cafe renovations continue. The facility will be closed through the summer and is scheduled to reopen for the fall semester. The contractor staging and parking area is on the north side of the building. Use caution in the area.

Geology Building -- Renovations to Classroom 216 are ongoing. Use caution around crews and equipment in this area.

West Campus Electrical Relocation -- Relocation of electrical service is complete.

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