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Campus Construction Update for April 3-9

April 1, 2016
little girls  holding up sections of very wide ribbon with bucking horses on it
These youngsters collected remnants of the cut ribbon at Tuesday’s dedication of the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility, UW’s new undergraduate laboratory building. From left are Megan McGrady, 7; Lilly Enzi, 8; and Allison McGrady, 5. (UW Photo)

These are among the construction activities scheduled April 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

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 facility was formally dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, March 29. 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 about 47 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. The crew is completing the portion of the line extending through the west Animal Science parking lot and will move to the south drive lane/parking lot the week of April 4. Mechanical ductwork is being installed on both the first and second floors of the west wing. Drywall, including lead-lined shielding, is being installed throughout the second floor of the west wing. Wall framing for the first floor of the west wing is ongoing, with drywall starting on the priority walls. Curtain wall framing is being installed on the west side of the west wing, followed by glazing installation. 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 the week of April 4. Reinforcing for the reaction wall/floor is nearing completion in the structures lab. The remaining concrete for the strong floor will be poured the week of April 4, 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 315 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:

Physical Sciences Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; April 2016) -- Construction will begin to repair water damage in the corridor that links the Classroom Building to the Physical Sciences Building. This corridor is adjacent to the Planetarium main entry. Selective demolition, framing, drywall and painting will be performed on the south wall. One of the corridor entry doors will remain active throughout the project. Dust and traffic-control barricades will be in place. Please be cautious around crews and equipment in the area.

Education Annex (Arcon Inc., Laramie; April 2016) -- The windows in the LRCC of the Education Annex are scheduled to be replaced during the week of April 4-8. Windows in offices on the ground level of the Education Annex are the primary focus. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in this area.

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; April 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 April 4. 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.

1112 Bradley St./1118 Bradley St./1108 Bradley St./456 N. 12th St. (Colorado Hazard Control and Summit Trucking and House Moving; May 2016) -- Removal of these structures is ongoing and is scheduled to be complete 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 expected to be substantially complete by April 8 for renovations to the volleyball locker room. 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 April, weather permitting. Please use caution around staged vehicles and equipment.


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