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Campus Construction Update for Aug. 21-27

August 19, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

Roof replacements (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; November 2016) -- Campus roof replacements will occur in the following order, weather permitting. Crews will mobilize to the Arena-Auditorium for gutters and apex repairs. Replacements also will occur at Casper Family Practice, east-side addition; Arts and Sciences Building, northeast stairwell roof. Additional work will occur at the Pharmacy Building at a later date. Use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities. Work is complete at the RMMC Building.

Parking lot restriping (UW Operations Paint Shop) -- Restriping and repairs to campus parking lots 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.

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:

McWhinnie Hall (Elk Ridge Builders, Laramie; August 2016) -- Installation of sidewalk grates to facilitate draining is scheduled to begin. Access will remain open from the west sidewalk. Please use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities.

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

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. 

Wyoming Family Practice, Casper (Pope Construction, Mills; August 2016) -- Concrete work is to be completed at the new chiller equipment pad. Please use caution around crews, equipment and tools.

Health Sciences Building (Shepard Construction, Rawlins; August 2016) -- Classroom technology construction will continue in Room 248. Please use caution near crews.

War Memorial Stadium (On the Spot Window Cleaning, Fort Collins, Colo.; August 2016) -- Annual cleaning of the west press box and Wildcatter Suites windows is scheduled Aug. 22-26. Lift equipment will be used to access some windows. Please use caution around crews and equipment in this area.

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. Please use caution around work crews and equipment.

19th and Harney Streets (Elk Ridge Builders, Laramie; September 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; September 2016) -- Replacement of concrete and asphalt, and the addition of a new approach at the intersection of 13th and Lewis streets, will be ongoing. Plumbing repairs to a drain line, adjacent to the Anthropology Building on the south side of Lewis Street, and the installation of a new ADA ramp adjacent to the north side of the Energy Innovation Center also are scheduled. Please use caution near crews and equipment.

RMMC (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 continues. 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.

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.

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.

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. The southwest stairwell will be closed to allow for installation of new sheetrock in this area. Material and equipment will be stockpiled in the area. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

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.

Michael B. 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 St. (SJR, Fort Collins, Colo.; and Colorado Hazard Control, Denver, Colo.; 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. 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 are underway and are scheduled to be complete Aug. 31. 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) -- All temporary protection measures are in place. Demolition within the BSL-3 space began this week and will continue for the next two to three weeks. Contractor access to the building will be on the east side.

The following projects are complete:

Coe Library (Pinnacle Cabinets and Millwork, Cheyenne; August 2016) -- Remodeling of the Book & Bean retail space is complete. The Book & Bean is anticipated to reopen Aug. 22.

Annual Steam Shutdown Project (UW Operations Shops and Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2016) -- Annual maintenance of the steam system on campus is complete.

Indoor Practice Facility (Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2016) -- Construction on interior work in the south-side mechanical rooms and repairs to the passive solar wall plenums on the south side of the building are complete.

Physical Sciences and Pharmacy Buildings (Colorado Hazard Control; UW Operations; August 2016) -- Major maintenance is complete on the exhaust side of the laboratory AHUs in the Physical Sciences and Pharmacy buildings.

Physical Sciences Building (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver) -- Abatement to facilitate removal of a lab bench in Room 301 is complete.

Biological Sciences Building (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; August 2016) -- Construction is complete in Room 302 to upgrade classroom finishes and technology.

Health Sciences Building (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; August 2016) -- Construction is complete to remodel Classroom 459 into an active-learning environment.


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