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Campus Construction Update for Nov. 13-19

November 11, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

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).

UW Operations reports the following activities for the week:  

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 back to McIntyre until new equipment is procured. 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. The corridors are complete, and work is progressing on the south stairwell. Painting is expected to be complete the week of Nov. 14. 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 will be complete by the end of the week. Painting and striping of the west parking lot is complete, and curb painting will begin by the end of the week. Expansion joint installation has begun and will be complete by the end of next week. Grid ceiling installation is nearing completion in the first floor of the west wing, and all ceiling tiles will be installed by the end of next week. Fixed seating in the lounge and lobby will begin installation next week. The final coat of epoxy flooring will be placed on the second floor of the west wing beginning next week. Perforated metal panels to enclose the staircases are approximately 50 percent complete. Generator start-up and testing began this week and will be complete early next week. Doors and hardware are being installed within the first floor of the west wing. Finish caps for the exterior sunshades are being installed. Finish panels for the overhead doors on the north façade are being installed.

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming, Casper; spring 2019) -- Earth-moving operations are complete for the time being. Deep foundations are underway and will continue for four weeks. In the coming weeks, the electrical subcontractor will be accessing the Anthropology Building to run conduit tie-ins. “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, including the corridor outside the BSL-3 area, with plumbing, electrical and ductwork layouts continuing. Lab mock-up walls and utility rough-ins have been accepted, so remaining BSL-3 framing will begin this week. 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. Concrete slab and stairs in the addition are complete, with exterior wall framing starting this week. Masonry wall installation is complete in the cage wash area, with painting finishing this week. New EDS vent line installation in the existing incinerator room is ongoing. Contractor access to the building will be on the east side. The backup incinerator slab has been poured on the south side of the building, with incinerator delivery expected this week. 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. Ground beams will be formed in the commissary area and poured this week. Work on forming ground beams and pouring for new main entrance continue. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon (Carpenter and Paint Shops; November 2016) -- Mold abatement and wall reconstruction are complete in the basement storage area. Repainting is in progress as time allows. Use caution around equipment and work crews’ activities.

Visual Arts (UW BAS Team and Controls Shop; November) -- Testing of newly installed airflow sensors in the printmaking lab will be ongoing throughout the month. Impact to the space and occupants will be minimal.

Biological Sciences Building (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of interior public spaces is underway. Painters will focus on paintable corridors and stairwells. Painting is expected to start the week of Nov. 14 and will take a few weeks to complete. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Physical Sciences Building (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of interior public spaces is underway. Painters will focus on paintable corridors and stairwells. Painting is expected to start the week of Nov. 14 and will take a few weeks to complete. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

The following projects are complete:

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (Gem City Roofing, Laramie; November 2016) -- Stairwell inset roof on the southwest corner of the building replacement is complete.

Campus Roof Gutter Cleaning (UW Equipment Operations; November 2016) -- Gutter cleaning at Hoyt Hall, the Cooper Mansion and the Visitors Center is complete.

Engineering Building Petroleum Wing -- Finish work and painting in the southwest stairwell of the Petroleum (west) wing of the Engineering Building is complete.

Stock Farm Building 10 (Laramie Mechanical and Heating Systems LLC; Nov. 11) -- Furnace replacement in the surgery suite and lab is complete.


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