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Campus Construction Update for Aug. 14-20

August 12, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

Roof replacements (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; November 2016) -- Campus roof replacements will occur in the following order, weather permitting. Work is complete at the Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building. Work is scheduled to begin at RMMC, entry and front office area; Casper Family Practice, east-side addition; Arts and Sciences Building, northeast stairwell roof; and Arena-Auditorium, gutters and apex repairs. Additional work will occur at the Pharmacy Building at a later date. Use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities.

Parking lot restriping (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.

Annual Steam Shutdown Project (UW Operations Shops and Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2016) -- The campus steam system will be off for annual maintenance until the afternoon of Aug. 15. During that time, buildings will be without steam to produce heating and domestic hot water. Several buildings have backup domestic hot water generation. Buildings affected include those in the area between Ninth and 22nd streets, and Ivinson/King to Lewis and Harney streets. The Michael B. Enzi STEM and Anthropology buildings also will be without steam. Installation of steam tunnel ventilation outlets will occur on the Lewis Street alcove roof and planter south of the Enzi STEM Facility. A contractor staging area will be at the west end of the lot between the Energy Innovation Center and the Geological Survey Building. A 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.

Irrigation -- As irrigation pressures vary, watering in some areas may occur during the day.

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

Hansen Arena (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; August 2016) -- Marshall Contracting is scheduled to install new access ladders for the mechanical rooms in the ceiling Aug. 12-20. Please use caution around crews.

Physical Sciences Building (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver) -- CHC will conduct abatement to facilitate removal of a lab bench in Room 301 Aug. 16-17. Please use caution near crews and equipment in the area of this lab.   

Cheyenne Family Medicine (Pinnacle Cabinets, Cheyenne; September 2016) -- Demolition will begin on cabinetry to facilitate replacement of the existing reception desk. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area. 

Health Sciences Building (Shepard Construction, Rawlins; August 2016) -- Installation of classroom technology will begin the week of Aug. 15 in Room 248. Please use caution near crews.

Corbett Pool (UW Operations Plumbing Shop) -- The swimming pool in the Corbett Building is scheduled to be closed until Aug. 22 for cleaning and maintenance. Installation of new LED lights over the pool is complete. Please use caution around work crews and equipment.

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.

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 are scheduled. Please use caution near crews and equipment. The bus stop will open Monday, Aug. 15.

Wyoming Technology Business Center (The Plumbing Company, Laramie; August 2016) -- Installation of irrigation pipe along 22nd and Harney streets continues. South-side, on-street parking, adjacent to the work area, will be closed temporarily as work progresses westward. Please use caution near equipment in this area.

Jacoby Golf Course (Christensen Irrigation Co., Costa Mesa, Calif.; August 2016) -- Construction cleanup work continues around the pump house. 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; August 2016) -- Cleanup, grading and testing of a new pump house and tie-in piping between the American Heritage Center and the Visual Arts Building continue. 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.

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 be cautious around crews and equipment in the area.

Education Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2016) -- Construction is ongoing for the Education Building window replacement project. The contractor will begin to demobilize from the east and north sides of the building. The scaffolding will remain on the south side of the building to enable ongoing awning repairs. 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. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in the area.

Coe Library (SE Wyoming Insulation, Laramie; August 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; August 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 and countertop installation is in progress. 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 three hanging stages and associated rigging on the north and east elevations 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; August 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.

Health Sciences Building (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; 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 crews near the stairs and elevator on the north side of the building.

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.

Physical Sciences and Pharmacy Buildings (Colorado Hazard Control; UW Operations; August 2016) -- Major maintenance has been scheduled on the exhaust side of the laboratory AHUs in the Physical Sciences and Pharmacy buildings. The project began Monday, Aug. 8, with the north-side rooftop unit of Physical Sciences and ends Friday, Aug. 12, with the rooftop unit in Pharmacy. No research can be conducted during the week in the research laboratories, because the exhaust system will be shut down, and no fume hoods will be functioning in the building. All fume hoods should be cleaned to prevent any off-gassing.

Arts and Sciences Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2016) -- Construction of the auditorium stage is ongoing. Please be aware of crews and equipment in the area, and observe posted closures.

Indoor Practice Facility (Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2016) -- Construction continues with interior work in the south-side mechanical rooms. Repairs to the passive solar wall plenums on the south side of the building are substantially complete. Staging will be in the parking lot. Please be cautious around crews and equipment in the area.

Enzi STEM Facility (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; August 2016) -- Additional work to correct punch-list items to the roof will occur. A crane will stage on the southwest side of the building three times for approximately one-half day to lower debris and load materials. Work will require approximately two weeks. Bus traffic between Enzi and the Energy Innovation Center will remain open. The pedestrian sidewalk will be closed west of the south-side main entrance during crane operations. Use caution around equipment and work activities.

1103 Lewis (SJR and Colorado Hazard Control; September 2016) -- A hazardous materials survey is being conducted. Materials abatement will follow. Please use caution around crews, equipment and tools.

Facilities Architecture reports the following activities for the week:

Hoyt Hall Renovation (General contractor Elk Ridge Builders & Design LLC, Laramie; July 22, 2016) -- All work on this project is substantially complete, and a temporary certificate of occupancy for the building has been received from the city of Laramie. A full certificate of occupancy is expected to be received soon. The general contractor and respective subcontractors are completing existing punch-list items that have been identified prior to project close-out. Relocation of existing furniture and equipment from Crane Hall and A/V technology equipment installation are ongoing and will be complete by mid-August. Hoyt Hall will be ready for fall 2016 semester occupancy.

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. The trench continuing across the lot south of the Animal Science Building is being excavated. Termination at the detention pond will occur in the next two weeks. Framing, sheathing and placement of the air/weather barrier is complete on the north electrical room. The roof also is complete. Electrical switchgear installation started this week in the north electrical room. The concrete tilt-up panels in the north wing will be power washed and complete next week. Lab casework installation has begun on the second floor of the west wing. The first coat of paint is nearing completion on the first floor of the west wing and will continue into the office of the north wing next week. The grid system for the acoustic tile continues on the second floor. Curtain wall framing is ongoing, with the current focus on the north and east elevations. Exterior stone masonry work continues on the north façade. Curb and gutter installation is complete, and sub base is being placed in preparation for the installation of the asphalt. Landscaping work, including the irrigation system, is ongoing on all sides of the building in an effort to place the majority of the plant material before the off season.

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. All significant project tasks are substantially complete. Punch-list items for the main video board are underway; landscaping and concrete additions will begin Aug. 12. 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 general contractor is excavating a large deposit of unsuitable gypsum-based soil within the future Engineering Education and Research Building footprint, and removing it from the site. New backfill soil from an acceptable source will be brought in to replace this material as required. The sanitary sewer line in the existing east/west alley will be removed and rerouted to the north in Bradley Street, once permitting is granted by the city of Laramie and the Department of Environmental Quality. 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 (BSL-3) (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 BSL-3 area this week or next. Contractor access to the building will be on the east side.

The following projects are complete:

Service Building (UW Operations Shops; August 2016) -- Renovation of current office spaces and construction of new offices and a break room is substantially complete. Fleet and Transit moved back into the garage area Aug. 1.

Landmark Square Apartments (Highland Landscaping, Laramie; July 2016) -- Landscape improvements and installation of a new sprinkler system are complete.

Wyoming Family Practice, Casper (Pope Construction; August 2016) -- Placement of a new concrete equipment pad for a chiller replacement is complete. 

Ross Hall (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver, Colo.; August 2016) -- Installation of new flooring in Rooms 308 and 338 is complete.


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