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Campus Construction Update for July 17-23

July 15, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled July 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

Campuswide (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; November 2016) -- Campus roof replacements will occur in the following order, weather permitting. Knight Hall, roofs are in progress. The sidewalk will be closed due to staging on the west side of the building. A one-vehicle traffic lane will remain between Knight and Hoyt halls, with temporary closures needed during material delivery and debris removal. Additional areas for replacement: 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; Arts and Sciences Building, northeast stairwell roof; Arena-Auditorium, gutters and apex repairs. Use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities.

Campuswide (UW Operations Paint Shop) -- Restriping and repairs to campus parking lots have begun and are expected to continue through 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.

Campuswide (Kone Inc., July 2016) -- Annual elevator testing will occur throughout campus for two weeks beginning July 18.

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

Corbett Pool (UW Operations Plumbing Shop) -- The swimming pool in the Corbett Building is scheduled to be closed July 16-Aug. 22 for cleaning and maintenance.

19th and Harney Streets (Elk Ridge Builders, Laramie; August 2016) -- Installation of ADA ramps on the northwest corner of 19th Street is scheduled to begin. Access will be on the east side of the street. Please use caution near crews and equipment.

Animal Science Bus Stop (Elk Ridge Builders, Laramie; August 2016) -- The bus stop on north Willett Drive, adjacent to the Arena-Auditorium, will be closed through July 30 for replacement of concrete. Please use the bus stop near the A-A ticket office. Use caution near crews and equipment.

Lewis Street from 12th Street to 15th Street (Elk Ridge Builders, Laramie; August 2016) -- Replacement of concrete and asphalt, and the addition of a new approach at the intersection of 13th and Lewis streets will begin. Plumbing repairs to a drain line, adjacent to the Anthropology Building on the south side of Lewis Street, also is scheduled. Please use caution near crews and equipment. 

Visual Arts Building (The Plumbing Company, Laramie; 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. Please use caution near equipment in this area.

Service Building (UW Operations Shops; 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 installation of heads around the club house and pump station. 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 Company, Laramie; July 2016) -- Testing 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; August 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.

Physical Sciences Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; July 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; July 2016) -- Landscape improvements and new sprinkler system installation are substantially complete. Irrigation main, lateral line installation and pump station infrastructure are complete for all areas. Final landscape rock placement, site cleanup and sprinkler control clock power-up/programming are the only outstanding tasks. Traffic-control barricades will remain in place until final demobilization. Please be cautious around all remaining 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.

Education Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2016) -- Construction is ongoing for the Education Building window replacement project. Windows on the first and second floors of the south and east sides are in the process of being replaced. Windows on the ground and first floors on the north side also are in the process of being replaced. Replacement of these windows is expected to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Agriculture Building (Mastec, Denver, Colo.; August 2016) -- Installation of an AT&T Cellular site on the east roof of the building is underway. A crane will be mobilized to lift equipment to the roof on the northeast corner of the Agriculture Building. The crane will be in place two to three days, and no through vehicular traffic will be allowed through the alley northeast of the Agriculture addition. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in the area.

Coe Library (SE Wyoming Insulation, Laramie; July 2016) -- Construction is ongoing in Room 206 to convert it into 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.

Coe Library (Pinnacle Cabinets and Millwork, Cheyenne; August 2016) -- Remodeling of the Book & Bean retail space is scheduled to occur over the summer. The Book & Bean will be closed until further notice. Utility access is complete. Casework construction and installation is expected to begin mid- to late July. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Agriculture Building (Summit Sealants Inc., Montrose, Colo.; November 2016) -- Building exterior surface repairs; window glazing joints/window perimeter re-sealing, control joint re-sealing; and a new elastomeric coating are being applied to the Agriculture Building addition. 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.  

American Heritage Center (Elk Ridge Builders, Laramie; August 2016) -- Installation of new ADA parking areas in the east and west end of the lot is scheduled. 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.

Agriculture North Lot (Summit Trucking and Housemoving, Laramie; July 2016) -- The gravel lot north of the Agriculture Building will be used by various contractors for staging purposes for construction and demolition nearby on campus. Please use caution in this area, and keep clear of vehicles and equipment.

Annual Steam Shutdown Project (UW Operations Shops and Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2016) -- Installation of a hatch on the Lewis Street alcove roof is complete. Staging will be at the west end of the lot between the Energy Innovation Center and the Geological Survey building. The portable steam boiler trailer for Residence Life and Dining Services will remain on the north side of the Washakie Dining Center until Aug. 17. Please use caution when in this area.

Facilities Architecture reports the following activities for the week:

Engineering Building Petroleum Wing -- New ceiling tiles are scheduled to be installed in the corridors in the Petroleum (west) wing of the Engineering Building over the next few weeks. Material and equipment will be stockpiled in the area. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Health Sciences (Marshall Contracting, August 2016) -- Construction has begun to remodel Classroom 459 into an active learning environment. The majority of the work will be contained within Classroom 459, but please be aware of equipment and crew near the stairs and elevator on the north side of the building.

Education Annex (KONE Inc., July 2016) -- The elevator motor is being replaced in conjunction with other maintenance work. The elevator will be back in full service by July 22.

Pharmacy (KONE Inc., July 2016) -- The west elevator motor is being worked on in conjunction with other maintenance work. The elevator will be back in full service by July 22.

Facilities Architecture reports the following activities for the week:

Hoyt Hall Renovation (General contractor Elk Ridge Builders & Design LLC, Laramie; July 22, 2016) -- Finish painting, installation of new wood trim and casework, door hardware, acoustical ceilings, fire alarm system, light fixtures; along with final plumbing, electrical and data wiring are continuing on the lower two floor levels. The overall building renovation is approximately 92 percent complete. The second and third floors are complete (excluding restroom partitions, which are currently being installed). The first floor and basement levels will be complete by July 22. A preliminary punch list has been completed for the entire building, and the general contractor is currently addressing these items. Move-in of furniture and equipment from Crane Hall has begun and will continue during July and August as individual rooms are completed in the building. 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.

High Bay Research Facility (Haselden Wyoming Constructors, Laramie; scheduled completion spring 2017) -- Storm drain No. 1 -- that will extend from the site south to a detention pond at 19th Street and Willett -- is under construction. Work is complete in the drive lane south of Animal Science/Molecular Biology and will now continue south into the parking lot. The concrete slab for the north electrical room has been placed, allowing steel framing work to begin. Mechanical and electrical systems are complete on the second floor of the west wing, and are approximately 60 percent complete on the first floor. The concrete tilt-up panels in the north wing are receiving a skim-coat to create a smooth finish. Drywall, including lead-lined shielding, is being installed throughout the first floor. Taping and drywall finishing is nearing completion on the second floor. Painting is ongoing on the second floor. Gypsum board ceilings are being installed in the north wing. The elevator installation is complete, with the exception of final connections and commissioning. Curtain wall framing is ongoing, with the current focus on the north elevation. Exterior stone masonry is being installed on both the southwest and north elevations of the building. Curb and gutter, and soil preparation for asphalt is underway, with the current focus on the west parking lot.

Facilities Construction reports the following activities for the week:

War Memorial Stadium and UniWyo Sports Complex Video Board Project (Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, Newark, N.J.; 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 is complete, and structural steel erection is underway. Installation of the second-level concourse fascia for LED displays is complete. Placement of electrical cable 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; August 2016) -- The contractor is currently removing and disposing of the remaining three residential foundation structures along N. 11th Street, as well as the existing foundation for the apartment building at the corner of 12th and Lewis streets. Soil backfill, compaction and rough grading then will take place at these areas. In addition, there is some unsuitable soil at the future Engineering Building outline on the north that will need to be removed by the contractor. A portion of the site utility work has been completed in Lewis Street, 11th Street and Bradley Street to remove and cap abandoned residential water service lines. The sanitary sewer line in the existing alley will be removed and rerouted to the north in Bradley Street, once permitting is granted by the city of Laramie. Please observe all temporary barricades, construction fencing, cautionary signs or other posted instructions around the site where work is taking place.

Wyoming State Vet Lab Renovations (BSL3) (General Contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; June 2017) -- Contractors are mobilizing trailers and Conex storage containers on the east and south sides. A temporary wall will be built in the corridor north of the existing BSL3 area this week or next. Contractor access to the building will be on the east side.

The following projects are complete:

Agriculture and Education buildings (Rocky Mountain Line Systems, Casper; July 2016) -- Concrete paving and landscaping work is complete.

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (Shepard Construction Inc., Rawlins; June 2016) -- Window and door replacement on the west side of the building is complete.

UW Balloon Launch and H2S Facilities (Rocky Mountain Power) -- Rocky Mountain Power scheduled power outage is complete.


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