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Campus Construction Update for June 19-25

June 17, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled June 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

Campuswide (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; November 2016) -- Campus roof replacements will occur in the following order, weather permitting: Fieldhouse roof is complete, and crews will mobilize to the Fieldhouse north addition where second-story and west-side roofs are in progress; Knight Hall, west-side rooms, restroom and roof over Registration and Records; Pharmacy, upper penthouse roofs; Animal Science, roofs over the 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 -- The Paint and Sign Shop is starting the annual summer lot maintenance program. The work is expected to carry over the summer. Crews will repair and replace signs as well as restripe parking spaces and curbs at various locations throughout the campus. Please be aware of crews and equipment in the area, and observe posted street and parking closures.

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

Visual Arts Building (The Plumbing Company; July 2016) -- Installation of irrigation pipe along 22nd Street continues. West-side, on-street parking, adjacent to the work area, will be closed temporarily as work progresses northward.

Service Building (Physical Plant, Laramie; August 2016) -- Renovation is ongoing 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 laterals on fairways 2 and 15. Pipes 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; July 2016) -- Construction of a new pump house and tie-in piping between the American Heritage Center and the Visual Arts Building continues. Pipes 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, 4066, 1039, 1041, 1034, 1062, 1060, B105, 2070, 2064, 2082, 2104, 4023, 3102, 4054, 4072, 4059, 5030, 5038, 6085 and 6060. 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; June 2016) -- Construction will begin to repair water damage in the corridor that links the Classroom Building to the Physical Sciences Building. This corridor is next 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 next 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; June 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 June 23, 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; June 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 have been constructed on the east and south ends of the building for the Education Building window replacement. Windows are being removed from the first and second floors on the south side of the building, and will soon be replaced with new windows. Replacement of these windows is expected to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort. 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 is near completion, but is expected to 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.

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.

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 ongoing 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) -- Construction 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 is ongoing 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; June 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. Drilling through the floor for utility access is complete. UW electricians and plumbers are in the process of routing the associated piping and conduit to these drill locations. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Agriculture C and Education buildings (Rocky Mountain Line Systems, Casper; June 2016) -- Concrete paving and landscaping work is scheduled. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Knight Hall (Physical Plant and Stonehouse Earthwork Services, Laramie; June 2016) -- The stairwell area is complete. Staging will affect the north metered parking area southwest of the KUWR entrance. Vehicle traffic will remain open between Knight Hall and Hoyt Hall with intermittent closing when backfilling; and the sidewalk on the west side of Knight Hall will be closed. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

Animal Science/Molecular Biology, Centennial Complex, Visual Arts, Wyoming Technology Business Center, Regulated Materials Management Center, High Bay Research Facility -- There will be a planned electrical outage for these buildings June 25-26, starting at 7 a.m. and lasting for 8-10 hours each day. This outage is necessary to complete work on the campus electrical system, which will increase electrical reliability to these buildings. ASMB and RMMC will only be affected June 25. The other buildings will be affected both June 25 and June 26. Building contacts have been notified, and backup generators will run during the outage. 

Agriculture Building (Summit Sealants Inc.; November 2016) -- Building exterior surface repairs; window glazing joints/window perimeter re-sealing, control joint resealing; and a new elastomeric coating will be applied to the Agriculture Building addition starting June 20. There will be two hanging stages and associated rigging on the north elevation of the Agriculture Building addition. Traffic control and falling debris protective infrastructure will be in place. Please be cautious around crews and equipment.  

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver, Colo.; June 2016) -- Abatement of a small roof at the southwest corner of the building will occur June 22. A man lift will be utilized for access. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Physical Sciences Building (Laramie Heating and Sheet Metal Inc., Laramie; June 28, 2016) -- Laramie Heating will conduct an energy efficiency upgrade of the supply air dampers for the air handling unit in the basement of the Physical Sciences Building. The supply side of the unit will be shut down for a day June 28. The exhaust part of the air handling unit will be running during the upgrade. The unit serves the basement so the rest of the building should not be affected.

Agriculture Building (Commercial Flooring, Laramie; June 2016) -- New flooring will be installed in AG 328 Thursday, June 23. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in this area.

American Heritage Center (Elk Ridge Builders, Laramie; August 2016) -- There will be removal of existing non-compliant ADA spaces in the east parking lot and installation of new ADA parking areas in the east and west end of the lot. There also will be installation of a new underground drain line for roof drainage to the detention pond area. South access to the elevator will remain open at all times. 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 final plumbing, electrical and data wiring are all taking place in the building. The overall building renovation is approximately 80 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 June 17-18 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) -- All work on the project has been completed. Punch-list corrections, as identified by the landscape architect, are currently being made and, when they are complete, the construction contract with Arcon Inc. will be closed out.

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (General contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; Fine Arts Building renovation and expansion) -- Eleven-month warranty items are being addressed. Contractors are completing warranty items throughout the building.

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. Work is now anticipated to continue through early July. 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, taping/finishing activities following this week. Wall framing for the first floor of the west wing is ongoing, with drywall starting on the priority walls. Aluminum shielding installation has begun on the first floor west wing. Interior masonry on the north wing is complete. Gypsum board ceilings are being installed in the north wing. Concrete was placed in the strong wall located in the structural testing laboratory. The elevator is currently being installed. Curtain wall framing is being installed on the north side of the west wing, followed by glazing installation. Exterior stone masonry is being installed on the east facade. Exterior metal panels for the mechanical penthouses are being installed on the west mechanical penthouse, with drywall and finishing activities beginning in the north penthouse. Rough grading and placement of topsoil are underway in the east courtyard. Landscaping boulders are being placed in the southeast courtyard. 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; scheduled completion August 2016) -- The project includes replacement of the War Memorial Stadium south scoreboard and sound system, installation of LED ribbon boards on stadium fascia, replacement of the UniWyo Sports Complex video board and scoreboards, and updates to associated timing, scoring and A/V systems in both facilities. Foundation and site work for the War Memorial Stadium board are in progress, with structural steel to follow. Installation of the second-level concourse fascia for LED displays has begun on the east side. Placement of electrical cabling in various facilities is ongoing. Public access to War Memorial Stadium will remain open during the project, but be cautious of equipment, vehicles and construction crews in the area.

Engineering Education and Research Building Site Clearing/Demolition (General contractor Wyoming Earthmoving Corp., Rozet; scheduled substantial completion Aug. 19, 2016) -- The contractor is now mobilized on site and has begun removing slab-on-grade concrete drives/sidewalks and doing selective demolition at remaining structures, to assist UW with additional testing of existing foundation waterproofing coatings. Depending on the results of lab testing for these existing coatings, additional abatement may be required. Construction fencing also will be installed around the entire perimeter of the site in the next few weeks. Work will then begin on demolition/site clearing of remaining residential structures located on the site. Please observe all temporary barricades, construction fencing, cautionary signs or other posted instructions around the site where work is taking place.  


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