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Campus Construction Update for Sept. 25-Oct. 1

September 23, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at the University of Wyoming:

Ross Hall/North Side Fire Hydrant Leak (UW Operations) -- Old Main, Merica Hall, Student Health/Cheney International Center, Hoyt Hall, Ross Hall and Knight Hall -- repairs are complete with the exception of the placement of the fire hydrant. Once the hydrant is set, backfill and concrete placement will complete the project. Completion won’t be until the middle of October. Please use caution when in this area. Thank you to all for the cooperation with the water outage

UW Operations reports the following activities for the week:

Central Energy Plant (ITC Electrical Technologies, Casper; September 2016) -- New transformers, generators and switchgear are installed at the UW Central Energy Plant. The landscape area to the south and west of the plant has been restored, and the construction fence is being removed. The project will be substantially complete and turned over to UW Sept. 30. 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 Oct. 7. 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 has been placed on the west side of the Animal Science Building. Patching of the asphalt has been completed, and the lot is open for parking access. Paving of Gibbon Street along the north side of the building is underway. 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 tile installation continues the second floor of the west wing. A moisture inhibitor has been installed within the CT scanner rooms, and installation of Forbo flooring in these rooms has begun. Data racks are being installed within the IT closets. Installation of counter tops within laboratories is ongoing. 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. Exterior masonry is complete. 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 is ongoing. Removal of the abandoned sanitary sewer line will take place once the new sewer line installation 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. 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 groundbreaking ceremony for the new EERB facility is scheduled Friday, Oct. 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 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. Excavation for the emergency vestibule and EDS manhole relocate, both on the southeast side of the building, will begin the week of Sept. 26. Be cautious around heavy equipment. Fencing will be placed around the excavation areas. A full building heating boiler shutdown is scheduled Oct. 1-2, depending on weather. 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 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, underground utilities and foundations 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) -- Remodeling is continuing through the week of Sept. 26 in the EN 2094 suite. New carpet will be installed Monday, Sept. 26. Masons, painters and movers will be in throughout the week. 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. 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.

Pharmacy east area (The Plumbing Company, Laramie & Equipment Services; October 2016) -- A drain basin will be installed to prevent water from ponding on the east end of Pharmacy. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in this area during construction. Please be cautious around equipment and work crews in the area.

The following projects are complete:

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; September 2016) -- Removal of the skylight in the north atrium lobby is complete.

Roof replacements (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; November 2016) -- All campus roof replacements are complete.

Ross Hall (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver; September 2016) -- Flooring remodeling in Room 220 is complete.

RMMC and Central Energy Plant (The Plumbing Company, Laramie; September 2016) -- Installation of irrigation pipe along 22nd and Harney streets is complete.


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