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Campus Construction Update for May 29-June 4

May 27, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled May 29-June 4 at the University of Wyoming:

Campuswide (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; November 2016) -- Campus roof replacements will occur in the following order, weather permitting: Fieldhouse, Roach Room, material delivery was May 26; Fieldhouse north addition, second story and west-side roofs; Knight Hall, west-side rooms, restroom and roof over Registration and Records; Pharmacy, upper penthouse roofs; Animal Science, roofs over meat lab and sales on the northwest side; RMMC, entry and front office area; Casper Family Practice, east-side addition. Use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities.

Campuswide (UW Operations Plumbing Shop; May 2016) -- Crews will begin turning on irrigation systems on campus throughout May. Use caution in areas where sprinklers are active. Please report any broken sprinkler heads or flooding to the Service Desk at 766-6225.

UW Operations (Facilities Engineering/Facilities Management) reports the following activities for the week:

Visual Arts Building (The Plumbing Company; June 2016) -- The parking lot entrance to the Visual Arts Building will be blocked May 31 for the installation of irrigation piping along 22nd Street. West-side, on-street parking, adjacent to the work area, will be closed temporarily as work progresses northward.

Vet Lab Complex Main Building (UW Operations Preventive Maintenance; May 2016) -- Rehabilitation of the evaporative cooling systems in all three air-handling units that provide cooling and humidity for the main building began May 16. Each unit will be shut down for about 48 hours to allow the rust treatment and sealant to cure. Staff will isolate each unit individually when products are applied to block any fumes from entering occupied spaces. Exhaust systems will not be interrupted so that fume hoods will be in continuous operation for the duration of the project. Heating/cooling will be interrupted in different areas of the building while work is being done. All work being performed is located in the mechanical room and will not interfere with normal operations.

1112 Bradley St./1118 Bradley St./1108 Bradley St./456 N. 12th St. (Summit Trucking and House Moving; May 2016) -- Removal of these structures is ongoing and is scheduled to be complete by May 31. Fencing will be installed around each remaining foundation. Please be aware of equipment in the area, and observe posted street and parking closures.

Service Building (Physical Plant, Laramie; August 2016) -- Renovation has begun in the Fleet and Transit area to remodel current office spaces, construct new office spaces and a break room, and install lighting and HVAC upgrades. Fleet Services will operate Car Rental and Auto Services from the mobile trailer, located in the parking lot across 14th Street during the remodeling. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Jacoby Golf Course (Christensen Irrigation Co., Costa Mesa, Calif.; July 2016) -- Construction continues with pump station upgrades and installation of lateral irrigation around greens. 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 and tie-in piping between the American Heritage Center and the Visual Arts Building continues. Piping and material will be stockpiled in the area. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Engineering Building (Shepard Construction, Rawlins; June 2016) -- Classroom technology will be updated in the following classrooms: 1055, 2109, 3111, 3114 and 4066. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

Anthropology Building (Shepard Construction, Rawlins; June 2016) -- Classroom technology will be updated in Classroom 150. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

Physical Sciences Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; May 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 UW 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.

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.

Central Energy Plant (ITC Electrical Technologies, Casper; September 2016) -- New transformers, generators and switchgear are being installed at the UW Central Energy Plant. The landscape area to the south and west of the plant will be partitioned off for construction activities. There will be storage containers, vehicles and equipment on the adjacent roadway. Please observe traffic-control barricades, and watch for crews and equipment in the area.

Animal Science Building and the Centennial Complex (Stonehouse Inc., Laramie; May 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 May, weather permitting. Please use caution around staged vehicles and equipment.

Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center (UW Operations Equipment Shop and Scotch Boy Inc., Cheyenne; May 2016) -- Crews have begun landscape improvements east of Half Acre and around the Wyoming Union Day Lot. Please anticipate lane narrowing or full closure at times. Please use caution near crews, equipment and materials.

Education Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2016) -- Staging areas are being constructed on the north and south ends of the building in preparation for window replacement this summer. Staging south of the building is already in place. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (Shepard Construction Inc., Rawlins; June 2016) -- Window and door replacement on the west side of the building will continue through June 30. The windows and doors on the west side of the building, which were not impacted by the east expansion project, are the primary focus. Replacement of these windows and doors is expected to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Engineering Building West Petroleum Wing (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver, Colo.) -- Abatement work is underway in the corridors and the south stairwell, located in the Petroleum (west) wing of the Engineering Building. The south stairwell will be closed for the entire four weeks of the project. Contractor personnel will use the southwest entrance for staging and access. Please use caution around this area. Each floor (level) will be cleaned separately and be closed for approximately a week. Work will begin Tuesday, May 31, on the 2000 level. The 3000, 2000 and 1000 levels will be open for access through the corridors to the main building and via the north stairwell.

Agriculture Building (Shepard Construction, Rawlins; June 2016) -- Classroom technology will be updated in the following classrooms: 1030, 1032, 2018, 2024, 41, 4021 and 328. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

Agriculture C Addition (Mastec, Denver, Colo.; August 2016) -- Installation of an AT&T Cellular site on the east roof of the building is underway. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in the area.

Old Main (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; May 2016) -- Roof replacement of the upper low-slope roofs will occur, weather permitting. Access and loading will be on the west side. Use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities.

Hoyt Hall (KONE Inc.; 2016) -- The elevator in Hoyt Hall will be restarted and reprogrammed following renovation activities. New Braille plates and car operating panel floor designations also will be installed. The elevator will be in full operation by the end of the day June 7.

Energy Innovation Center (UW Operations) -- Excavation is underway to locate and repair a chilled water leak below grade at the south exterior of the building. A small portion of the parking area may be affected. Please use caution around heavy equipment in the area.

Coe Library (SE Wyoming Insulation; July 2016) -- Construction is scheduled to begin in Room 206 to convert it to a presentation studio and an extra storage room. Existing lighting will be replaced with new LEDs. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in the area.

Fieldhouse North (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; August 2016) -- Demolition is underway to renovate the wrestling locker room. Staging will be located in the lower east hallway. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in the area.

Biological Sciences Building (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; July 2016) -- Construction has begun in Room 302 to upgrade classroom finishes and technology. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in the area.

Gibbon Street east of 15th Street (Equipment Services) -- Equipment Services will conduct maintenance activities on the gravel portion of Gibbon Street east of 15th Street. The culvert at the RMMC storage building will be upgraded. Please use caution around crews and equipment in the area.

Bureau of Mines Building (Scotch Boy Inc., Cheyenne; May 2016) -- The crew is replacing the irrigation system on the west and north sides of the building. Please use caution around crews and equipment in the area.

Coe Library (Pinnacle Cabinets and Millwork; August 2016) -- Remodeling of the Book & Bean retail space is scheduled to occur over the summer. As a result, the Book & Bean will be closed until further notice. Demolition of the existing cabinetry and casework is complete. Coordination with UW plumbers, electricians and Equipment Services is ongoing in order to drill holes through the floor to provide domestic cold/hot water, sewer and electrical service to the new retail space. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Agriculture C and Education buildings (Rocky Mountain Line Systems, Casper; June 2016) -- The contractor will replace the water line between the buildings. The sidewalk between Education and Ag C will be closed. Building egress into this area will be closed. Piping and material will be stockpiled in the lot north of the Ag C Addition. The alley north of Ag C will be closed periodically. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Facilities Architecture reports the following activities for the week:

Hoyt Hall Renovation (General contractor Elk Ridge Builders & Design LLC, Laramie; scheduled substantial completion July 22, 2016) -- Sheetrock finishing, painting; installation of new wood trim, acoustical ceilings, new fire alarm system and light fixtures; along with rough-in of plumbing, electrical and data wiring are taking place in the basement, first and second floor levels. New carpet tile installation is complete on the second and third floors. The overall building renovation is approximately 70 percent complete. The second and third floors are substantially complete (excluding restrooms). The first floor and basement levels will be substantially complete by mid-July. Move-in of furniture and equipment from Crane Hall will begin on the upper two floors in Hoyt Hall on June 10-11 and continue during the summer as spaces in the building are completed. Hoyt Hall is scheduled for fall semester occupancy. Please observe all temporary barricades, construction fencing, cautionary signs or other posted instructions around the building where work is taking place.

ASUW Student Memorial Plaza Alpine Planting (General contractor Arcon Inc., Laramie; scheduled substantial completion May 31, 2016) -- The remaining alpine planting work at the vertical dry-stack stone walls has been completed. After punch-list corrections are made by the contractor, the construction contract will be closed out.

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (General contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; Fine Arts Building renovation and expansion) -- Remaining landscaping installation is complete. UW Operations installation of chilled water lines by vending and the men’s restroom next to vending is complete. Eleven-month warranty items are being addressed. Contractors will be completing warranty items throughout the building until June 3.

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 -- is under construction. The crew is performing underground exploration to determine the location of a water line in the drive lane lot south of the Animal Science Building. Once it’s complete, the crew will begin excavation/installation of the storm line across the drive. When this work begins, it is anticipated to take one week. Work to complete this storm line will continue through mid-June. Underground electrical conduit serving the building is being installed on the northwest corner of the building. Mechanical ductwork is nearing completion on the second floor of the west wing, with the focus shifting to the first floor of both the north and west wings. A power outage will occur on the site June 25-26 for maintenance activities on adjacent buildings. Drywall, including lead-lined shielding, is being installed throughout the second floor of the west wing, with taping/finishing activities following this work. Wall framing for the first floor of the west wing is ongoing, with drywall starting on the priority walls. Interior masonry on the north wing will be complete by the end of the week. The elevator is on site, and preparation for installation is underway. 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 south portion of the building. Exterior metal panels for the mechanical penthouses are being installed on the north and west mechanical penthouses. Additional stone work is beginning on the east side of the building. Exterior metal panels are being installed on the north and west mechanical penthouses. Tying of rebar and installation of concrete formwork are underway on the reaction wall in the structural testing laboratory. Rough grading and placement of topsoil is underway in the east courtyard. Landscaping boulders for the east courtyard will arrive on site this week and begin installation next week. Concrete piers for the site light poles are being drilled in the east courtyard.

Facilities Construction reports the following activities for the week:

War Memorial Stadium and UniWyo Sports Complex Video Board Project (Panasonic Enterprise Solutions; August 2016) -- Selective demolition of the existing scoreboard and electrical service has begun for the new video/scoreboard at the south side of War Memorial Stadium. The existing scoreboard will be removed in its entirety and replaced with a new tower structure and associated audio/visual infrastructure. The main area under construction will be completely contained with a perimeter fence, and public access to War Memorial Stadium will remain open during the project. Conduit for future electrical service and data cabling will be installed to all four corners of the second-level concourse fascia for LED displays as well. Conduit for future electrical service and data cabling also will be installed at select locations in the UniWyo Sports Complex for new game clocks and scoreboards concurrently with other construction activities related to this project. Please be cautious of equipment, vehicles and construction crews in the area.

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