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Campus Construction Update for March 27-April 2

March 25, 2016
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U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and Gov. Matt Mead are among those scheduled to speak during the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility Tuesday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m.

These are among the construction activities scheduled March 27-April 2 at the University of Wyoming:

Building Dedication -- Grand opening of the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility will take place Tuesday, March 29. Read more.

Athletics Facilities -- The UW Board of Trustees has selected a firm to install video boards, ribbon boards, scoreboards and audio systems for two UW athletics facilities. Read more.

Recycling Competition -- The University of Wyoming once again is competing in RecycleMania, a collegiate recycling competition to promote waste reduction activities on campus. Click here to read more.

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. Call the service desk at 766-6225 to report icy spots and problem areas.

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

Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility (General contractor AP Wyoming, Cheyenne; Lewis Street between 10th and 11th streets) -- Please note that this project is being managed and administered by the State Construction Office. The intersections of 10th and 11th and Lewis are open for pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Vehicle traffic on Lewis between 10th and 11th will be limited to bus and service vehicles. Parking will not be allowed on Lewis. “No parking” signs and bollards are in place. No-parking enforcement continues. The sidewalks around Enzi and the south side of Lewis are open. There is access to the Earth Sciences/EIC loading dock.

Departments occupying Enzi have moved in, and classes started Jan. 25.

Hoyt Hall Renovation (General contractor Elk Ridge Builders & Design LLC, Laramie; scheduled substantial completion July 22, 2016) -- New wall construction; painting; installation of new door frames, acoustical ceiling grid, a new fire alarm system and light fixtures; along with rough-in of electrical, data wiring and plumbing are taking place throughout the building. Renovation is progressing from the third floor down and is approximately 40 percent complete. Self-leveling flooring underlayment work on levels one through three also is complete and ready for finish flooring installation. Please observe all temporary barricades, construction fencing, cautionary signs or other posted instructions around the building where work is taking place.

High Bay Research Facility (General contractor Haselden Wyoming Constructors, Laramie; 19th Street; scheduled completion spring 2017) -- Storm drain No. 1 -- that will extend from the site south to a detention pond at 19th and Willett -- began construction March 7. This work will continue through early June. Mechanical ductwork is being installed on both the first and second floors of the west wing. Drywall, including lead-lined shielding, will begin on the second floor of the west wing in early April. Priority walls on the first floor of the west wing will begin March 28. Curtain wall framing is being installed on the west side of the west wing, while glazing is being installed on the east. Exterior stone masonry is being installed on the upper walls on the south portion of the north wing. Masonry/concrete masonry unit walls are nearing completion in the corridor of the north wing. Metal panels for the mechanical penthouses located on the roof will begin installation March 28. Reinforcing for the reaction wall/floor is nearing completion in the structures lab. The remaining concrete for the strong wall will be poured March 30, allowing the form work to begin on the reaction wall in the structures lab.

Half Acre Gymnasium Addition and Renovation (General contractor Groathouse Construction Inc., Cody) -- The Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is open. Pedestrian access to the new south building entrance from the southeast Wyoming Union parking lot is open. The west historic entrance has reopened to allow access from Prexy’s Pasture to new offices, training rooms and a classroom. The refurbished gymnasium and expanded running track are open, along with the pool. Upper and lower day parking lots are open.

Biological Sciences Building Mechanical Modifications (General contractor Independent Heating and Sheet Metal, Laramie) -- The roof installation will be ongoing as weather allows. Piping is complete in Lab 440. Staging will occur from the northwest door via use of the freight elevator. Exercise caution around the equipment and activities in the staging area.

The UW Physical Plant has 320 projects, valued at more than $44.5 million, in progress. Following is a list of ongoing construction activities in areas of campus that may impact you:

1112 Bradley Street (Summit Trucking and House Moving, Laramie; March 2016) -- Parking on Bradley Street, from 11th-12th streets, will be limited, and parking will be closed March 29-30 to facilitate removal of the top floor of the structure. Please be aware of equipment in the area, and observe posted street and parking closures.

Landmark Square Apartments (Highland Landscaping, Laramie; June 2016) -- Landscape improvements and new sprinkler system installation will begin in remaining Landmark Apartment areas. Irrigation main, lateral line installation and pump station infrastructure are complete for the large central areas. The smaller areas adjacent to the center and the perimeter will be stripped of existing landscaping, and sprinkler infrastructure will be installed. Traffic-control barricades will be placed, and equipment will be staged. Please be cautious around excavation areas and equipment.

Jacoby Golf Course (Christensen Irrigation Co., Costa Mesa, Calif.; May 2016) -- Construction has resumed with installation of the pumping equipment and lateral irrigation piping near the clubhouse. Piping and material are stockpiled in the staging area west of the clubhouse and around the course. Improvements are expected to decrease water consumption, reduce system maintenance and enhance aesthetics. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

American Heritage Center (The Plumbing Co., Laramie; June 2016) -- Construction of a new pump house will begin between the American Heritage Center and the Visual Arts Building. Piping and material will be stockpiled in the area. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Energy Innovation Center (UW Physical Plant; March 2016) -- Mechanical upgrades to the evaporative cooling system will be made in the penthouse units. The units will be shut down for several hours during the week of March 25-31. Building occupants should not be affected.

Aven Nelson Building (UW Physical Plant; April 2016) -- Replacement of broken and/or floating tiles in the first-floor corridor will be ongoing. Work will occur primarily in the corridor. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Engineering Building (UW Physical Plant Paint Shop; April 2016) -- Painting of interior public spaces will be ongoing. The primary focus will be the central and south corridors and stairwells. Painting is expected to continue for several weeks. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

1118 Bradley St./1108 Bradley St./456 N. 12th St. (Colorado Hazard Control and Summit Trucking and House Moving; May 2016) -- Asbestos abatement and minor interior demolition are scheduled to be completed to facilitate removing the top floors of the structures. Top floors of the structures are to be removed by May 31. Please be aware of equipment in the area, and observe posted street and parking closures.

Bureau of Mines Building (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; The Plumbing Company, Laramie; Fremont Electric, Laramie; April 2016) -- A renovation to satisfy ADA compliance in the existing basement-level men’s restroom is in progress. The restroom will be bisected to accommodate an ADA-accessible men’s and women’s restroom. Drywall, tile and toilet partition work are in progress. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in the area.

Fieldhouse North (JC Construction, Laramie; April 2016) -- Construction is ongoing in the volleyball locker room. Staging will be on the east side of the building. Please be aware and use caution around crews and equipment, particularly in the central stairwell.

Animal Science Building and the Centennial Complex (Stonehouse Inc., Laramie; April 2016) -- A new electric vault, north of the sidewalk that bisects the Animal Science Building and the Centennial Complex, has been poured, waterproofed and backfilled. Traffic-control barricades and fencing will remain in place until the new conductors are pulled in late March, weather permitting. Please use caution around staged vehicles and equipment.

Fieldhouse North/Arena-Auditorium (UW Physical Plant plumbing and electric shops; March 2016) -- Domestic water service has been restored to Fieldhouse North and the Arena-Auditorium. 

Downey/Orr Halls (KONE Inc., Moline, Ill.; March 2016) -- Replacement of the governors in Elevator No. 2 in both Downey and Orr halls is complete. 

White Hall (KONE Inc.) -- Temporary repairs to the ceiling in elevator No. 3 are complete.

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