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Campus Construction Update for Sept. 18-24

September 16, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

Roof replacements (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; November 2016) -- All campus roof replacements are complete, with the exception of Arena-Auditorium gutter coatings and punch-list items. Use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities.

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

Ross Hall/North Side Fire Hydrant Leak (UW Operations) -- Unfortunately, to make repairs, the following buildings -- Old Main, Merica Hall, Student Health/Cheney International Center, Hoyt Hall, Ross Hall and Knight Hall -- will be without water for several hours the day of repairs. Equipment Services will begin concrete removal Monday, Sept. 19. Repairs are scheduled Sept. 20, starting at 3 p.m. Water to all those buildings will be shut off at that time. Water will be turned back on in those buildings Sept. 21 starting at 6 a.m. Pedestrian traffic signs will be placed. Please use alternate routes if possible. Please use caution when in this area. Completion of the project won’t be until the middle of October.

UW Operations reports the following activities for the week:

RMMC and Central Energy Plant (The Plumbing Company, Laramie; September 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.

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; November 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. Scaffolding will remain on the south side of the building to enable ongoing awning repairs. Window replacement on the third floor south side will continue until mid-October. 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.; November 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; September 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.

Gibbon Street east of 15th Street (Equipment Services) -- Installation of the culvert at the RMMC storage building is complete. Maintenance activities on the gravel portion of Gibbon Street east of 15th Street will be ongoing. 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, south 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.

Arts and Sciences Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; September 2016) -- Construction on the upper balcony railing now will begin. Please be aware of crews and equipment in the area, and observe posted closures.

Coe Library (Source Office & Electrical Solutions, Laramie; September 2016) -- Construction of a partition wall system at the open-stack study area (Room 230) is complete. Electrical and data additions will continue through Sept. 23. Library operations will continue as normal. Please be cautious around crews and equipment. 

Southeast Corner of Bradley and 13th Street (Equipment Services) -- Damaged sidewalk will be replaced. Please use caution near crews and equipment.

McWhinnie Hall (UW Operations Paint Shop) -- Painting of interior public spaces is underway. Painters will focus on the corridors and stairwells of the upper level and work their way down. Painting is expected to continue for several weeks. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Hoyt Hall Renovation (General contractor Elk Ridge Builders & Design LLC, Laramie; July 22, 2016) -- This project is substantially complete. The general contractor is completing punch-list items that were identified by the design team. After all punch-list items are complete, and other required documentation is provided by the general contractor, the project will be closed out. 

High Bay Research Facility (Haselden Wyoming Constructors, Laramie; scheduled completion Jan. 4, 2017) -- Grass sod is being placed on the west side of Animal Sciences. Patching of the asphalt has been completed, and the lot is open for parking access. Landscaping continues on the west side of the building. A masonry screen wall for the mechanical yard is being constructed on the northwest corner of the building. Metal panels are being installed on the north electrical room. Ceiling tiles continue to be installed on the second floor of the west wing. A moisture inhibitor is being installed within the CT scanner rooms on the second floor of the west wing, in preparation for the installation of Forbo flooring. Data racks are being installed within the IT closets. Toilet accessories are being installed in both the first and second floor restrooms. Curtain wall sunshades are being installed on the north and west façades. Light fixtures are being installed within the north wing. Metal panels and flashing will continue installation on the main entry and the southeast entry. Building systems commissioning is scheduled to begin Oct. 3.

Engineering Education and Research Building Site Clearing/Demolition (General contractor Wyoming Earthmoving Corp., Rozet; October 2016) -- Installation of a new sanitary sewer line in 12th and Bradley streets to replace an abandoned sewer line in the former alley that bisected the site has begun. Removal of the abandoned sanitary sewer line will take place once the new sewer line is complete. The contract completion date with the general contractor will be extended into early October to allow for completion of the sanitary sewer relocation work and all remaining demolition. Required asbestos abatement on the vacated house at 1103 Lewis St. is complete, and demolition of the remaining structure is taking place this week. Please observe all temporary barricades, construction fencing, cautionary signs or other posted instructions around the site where work is taking place. 

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) (Construction manager, GE Johnson Construction Wyoming, Casper; spring 2019) -- A formal ground-breaking ceremony for the new building is scheduled Oct. 7. Contractor mobilization, earthwork, site utilities and building foundations are planned to begin during the week of Oct. 17. 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. A water shutdown is scheduled this Saturday and only affects the second-floor lab areas. Contractor access to the building will be on the east side.

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (General Contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; September 2016) -- The project includes the installation of a sanitary lift station for the building. The south side of the Performing Arts Center will be fenced off, and occupants will not be able to enter the building through the south side. Part of the south parking lot will be fenced off as contractors dig to install a new sanitary line. Use caution around equipment and work activities.   

Arena-Auditorium Addition and Renovations (General Contractor Sletten Construction of Wyoming Inc., Cody; October 2017) -- Fencing for the construction site is complete. The project includes an addition to the east side of the building, which will provide a new major façade to the facility. The concourse will be renovated to provide improved concession areas, merchandise areas, restrooms, way finding and an upgraded appearance. A new central ticket office will be created to serve the A-A as well as War Memorial Stadium. A concession commissary will be developed within the southeast portion of the addition to serve the A-A, War Memorial Stadium and other athletics events. A limited-use elevator will be installed to provide access for patrons seated on or near the arena floor. A new smoke evacuation system also will be installed within the facility. Parking on the east side of the building will be blocked for the project duration. Access to the A-A will remain open during the project, but be cautious of equipment, vehicles and construction crews in the area. The east sidewalk has been completely demolished and is being moved off site. Excavation on the east side continues. Removal of the concrete above the stadium entry is ongoing. 

Veterans Memorial Relocation (GE Johnson, Casper; October 2016) -- This project is in anticipation of the start of construction of the High Altitude Performance Center project in late November. It includes the relocation of the existing Veterans Memorial on the north end of War Memorial Stadium. The obelisks and all associated stone work, plaques and infrastructure will be relocated to the west-southwest of the Indoor Practice Facility adjacent to Warburton Plaza. A fence perimeter has been established around the new memorial location. Site work and underground utilities are in progress. Please be cautious around equipment and crews in the area.    

Wildcatter Suites (Commercial Flooring, Laramie; September 2016) -- Installation of new carpet to replace damaged carpet is ongoing in the Wildcatter Suites club area. Please be cautious around equipment and crews in this area.

Biological Sciences Building (Spiegelberg Lumber & Building, Laramie; November 2016) -- Caulking to alleviate leakage and window washing will be done on the south center wall exposure, weather permitting. A man lift will be used. One lane vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be directed south of lift barricades. Contractor parking will be in the unloading area southeast of the entrance. Use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities.

Engineering Building (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver; September 2016) -- A flooring remodel will be underway in the EN 2094 suite starting Monday, Sept. 19. Crews will move furniture out of the room Monday. An abatement of the flooring will begin Tuesday, Sept. 20, and last through the week. New carpet will be installed the following Monday, Sept. 26. There may be some dust and noise. Please be cautious around crews and equipment in this area.

Ross Hall (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver; September 2016) -- A flooring remodel will be underway in Ross 220 starting Monday, Sept. 19. An abatement of the flooring is scheduled Monday-Wednesday. New carpet will be installed Thursday, Sept. 22. There may be some dust and noise. Please be cautious around crews and equipment in this area.

Sigma Phi Epsilon (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver; September 2016) -- Mold abatement will occur in the basement storage area. Use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities.

General Storage Property Warehouse (Southeast Wyoming Insulation, Laramie; September 2016) -- Insulation will be installed to improve the storage area interior temperature extremes. Use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities.

Engineering Building Petroleum Wing -- Finish work and painting are scheduled for the southwest stairwell of the Petroleum (west) wing of the Engineering Building. The process will take several weeks. The entire stairwell will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 21. After that, only sections of the stairwell will be closed for repairs. Work will begin at the upper level (between third and fourth floors) and move downward. It is expected that each section will be closed for approximately one week. Material and equipment will be stockpiled in the work area. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

The following projects are complete:

War Memorial Fieldhouse (Elk Ridge Builders & Design, Laramie; September 2016) -- Installation of the new track and field sign is complete.

19th and Harney Streets (Elk Ridge Builders, Laramie; September 2016) -- Installation of ADA ramps on the northwest corner of 19th Street is complete.

Lewis Street from 12th Street to 15th Street (Elk Ridge Builders, Laramie; September 2016) -- Replacement of concrete and asphalt and plumbing repairs are complete.


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