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Campus Construction Update for Oct. 30-Nov. 5

October 28, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 30-Nov. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

Sprinkler Winterization (UW Operations, Plumbing Shop) -- The plumbing shop has started to blow out the sprinkler lines for the winter. Crews currently are on the west side of campus and will continue to move throughout campus until all the lines are completed. Please use caution if you see water on the sidewalk or concrete areas, especially in the early morning hours, as they may be slippery due to the colder temperatures at that time. Also, use caution around these crews as they perform this work.

Colder Weather (UW Operations) -- As we approach the colder weather months, UW Operations asks building occupants to assist with ensuring buildings and facilities are safe and secure. Make sure all windows and doors are completely closed with windows latched at the end of each day, and report any doors or windows that you are unable to close and secure to the Service Desk (766-6225).

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. Barricades will remain in place until Nov. 6 to allow concrete to cure, and motorized traffic will not be allowed in this area. 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:

15th and Ivinson Streets (UW Operations, Equipment Services) -- Monday, Oct. 31, crews are scheduled to perform concrete grinding on the sidewalk to alleviate an identified trip hazard. Please be cautious around equipment and work crews in this area. Work is expected to take about two hours.   

Education Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2017) -- Construction is ongoing for the Education Building window replacement project. Scaffolding will remain on the south side of the building to enable ongoing awning repairs. Window replacement on the south side of the third floor is complete. 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 nearing completion. Equipment from McIntyre Hall will be moved to Agriculture the night of Nov. 1. The man lift has been removed, and the east entry of the building is open. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in the area.

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

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. The third floor and second floors are complete, and work is progressing on the first floor. Painting is expected to continue for two more weeks. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

High Bay Research Facility (Haselden Wyoming Constructors, Laramie; scheduled completion Jan. 4, 2017) -- Final grading and topsoil placement are nearing completion, with current focus on the southeast corner of the building. Painting and striping of the west parking lot will be complete next week. Cap flashings for the masonry walls surrounding the mechanical yard are nearing completion. Flashing and expansion joints will be placed on the north façade of the building next week. Suspended ceilings are being constructed within the laboratories on the first floor of the west wing. Card reader and security camera installation has begun. The first coat of epoxy flooring is being installed on the first floor of the west wing. Built-in casework and seating are being installed in the lobby and lounge. Installation of perforated metal panels to enclose the staircases will begin next week. Steam service has been turned on in the building, and major systems are being activated. Light fixtures are being placed throughout the first floor. Doors and hardware are being installed on the first floor of the west wing. Finish caps for the exterior sunshades will begin installation next week. The bifold garage doors are installed on the High Bay portion of the building, and the finish panels are being installed. The final coat of paint on the second floor will begin next week. Final connections are being made to the back-up generators and paralleling gear.

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming, Casper; spring 2019) -- The site fence is installed around the site. Earth-moving operations are underway and will continue for the next two weeks. Deep foundations will begin on or near the first week of November. “No parking” signs will be going up on the east side of 12th Street for the duration of the project. Please observe direction signs placed within the streets around the project.

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 is ongoing, with plumbing, electrical and ductwork layouts continuing. Excavation for the emergency exit vestibule addition and EDS manhole relocation, both on the southeast side of the building, is complete. Manhole placement and addition concrete footings are complete. Additional concrete slab and stairs will be completed this week. Masonry wall installation is complete in the cage wash area. New EDS vent line installation in the existing incinerator room is ongoing. Contractor access to the building will be on the east side. Be cautious around heavy equipment.

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (General contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; November 2016) -- The project includes installation of a sanitary lift station for the building. The parking lot will be open for use again. When the new pump arrives, the new hole for the lift station will be dug on the south side of the building. Use caution around equipment and work activities.

Arena-Auditorium Addition and Renovations (General contractor Sletten Construction of Wyoming Inc., Cody; October 2017) -- 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. Excavation and demolition continue on the exterior of the building. Pilasters and ground beams will be poured this week.

Sigma Phi Epsilon (Carpenter and Paint Shops; September 2016) -- Mold abatement is complete in the basement storage area, and wall reconstruction will begin. 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. Finish work is 95 percent complete. Material and equipment will be stockpiled in the work area. Please use caution near crews and equipment in this area.

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (Gem City Roofing, Laramie; November 2016) -- A stairwell inset roof on the southwest corner of the building will be replaced, time and weather permitting. A man lift will be utilized. Use caution around equipment and work activities.

The following projects are complete:

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) Site Clearing/Demolition (General contractor Wyoming Earthmoving Corp., Rozet; October 2016) -- Site preparation is complete.

Ross Hall (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver; October 2016) -- Installation of new flooring in Room 252 is complete.

Pharmacy East Area (The Plumbing Company, Laramie & Equipment Services; October 2016) -- Installation of a drain basin to prevent water from ponding on the east end of Pharmacy is complete.

Agriculture Building (Summit Sealants Inc., Montrose, Colo.; November 2016) -- The contractor is demobilized for the season. The remainder of upgrades is scheduled for summer 2017.

Veterans Memorial Relocation (GE Johnson, Casper; October 2016) -- Relocation of the Veterans Memorial is complete. 

General Storage Building (Southeast Wyoming Insulation, Laramie; October 2016) -- Installation of wall insulation is complete.

Gibbon Street East of 15th Street (UW Operations, 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.

Coe Library (Laramie Mechanical and Heating Systems LLC, Laramie; October 2016) -- Duct repair work in the penthouse is complete.


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