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Campus Construction Update for Dec. 11-17

December 9, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

Colder Weather Advisory (UW Operations) -- Snow and cold remain in the forecast for the week of Dec. 11. 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).

Snow Removal (UW Operations) -- Crews will remove snow as needed throughout the season. Watch for snow-removal equipment; be careful and safe during snow events. Call the Service Desk (766-6225) to report icy spots and problem areas.

UW Operations reports the following activities for the week:  

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (The Plumbing Company, Laramie; February 2017) -- Work to reroute and extend the northwest sump line through the building and addition is scheduled to begin the week of Dec. 12. This work will reduce the overload on the IT and Crane/Hill storm sewer that occurs during large rainstorm events. Please exercise caution around work areas.

Wyoming Union (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; December 2016) -- Installation of newly finished whiteboard cabinets is scheduled Dec. 13 in Conference Rooms 203 and 206. Work is anticipated to occur from 2-5 p.m. Please be cautious of work crews in this area.

Biological and Physical Sciences Buildings (Shepard Construction, Rawlins; January 2017) -- Replacement of the Biological Sciences northeast entrance and Physical Sciences southwest entrance is scheduled to begin the week of Dec. 26. Card swipes will be added to the new entrances once they are complete. Please be cautious of crews and equipment around this area.

Wyoming State Vet Chemistry Lab (SE Wyoming Insulation, Laramie) -- Work to modify insulation and heating systems is scheduled to begin as materials arrive and manpower is available.

Ross Hall (UW Operations and Marshall Contracting, Laramie; January 2017) -- Half of the west stairs will be demolished and replaced with a ramp. Construction will break during finals week and resume again Dec. 19. Please be cautious of crews and equipment around this area.

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. Work will resume over winter closure on the south side of the second floor and southeast corner of the basement. 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. The contractor is awaiting the arrival of 4-D equipment to complete the project. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in the area.

High Bay Research Facility (Haselden Wyoming Constructors, Laramie; scheduled completion Jan. 4, 2017) -- Metal flashing is being placed on the curtain wall sunshades. Sealers and anti-static coatings are being applied in the first-floor lab spaces. Lab benches are being placed in all lab spaces. Light fixtures are being adjusted to accommodate an open-grid ceiling system within the second-floor labs. Parking signs will be placed next week. The card reader and security camera systems are being installed throughout the building. The wireless access system is nearing completion. Commissioning of building mechanical and electrical systems is ongoing.

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming, Casper; spring 2019) -- Deep foundations are underway and will be complete late this week or early next week. Footing and foundations will start mid- to late next week. “No parking” signs will go 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 complete. Wall framing, plumbing, electrical and ductwork rough-ins continue. Lab mock-up walls and utility rough-ins have been accepted, so remaining BSL-3 framing will begin this week. Concrete slab and stairs in the addition are complete, with exterior wall framing continuing. Ceiling installation within the cage wash area will be finishing this week, with urethane flooring to follow. New EDS vent line and room damper actuators are being installed in the existing incinerator room. Backup incinerator utilities will start next week. Contractor access to the building is on the east side. Preparations for the backup incinerator are complete, and the incinerator has arrived and is placed. 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 new pump will be set the week of Dec. 19. The parking lot is open for use again. 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. The grade beams and piers are complete for the commissary addition. Grade beams will wrap up in the following weeks. The screen wall on the east side has been formed and will be poured shortly. Access to the A-A will remain open during the project, but be cautious of equipment, vehicles and construction crews in the area.

Visual Arts Building (UW Operations BAS Team and Controls Shop; December 2016) -- 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. Work on the top floor is complete. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Guthrie House (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; scheduled completion December 2016) -- Renovations of first-floor restrooms for ADA compliance are ongoing.

Visual Arts Building (UW Operations Electrical and Plumbing shops, Compression Leasing Services; January 2017) -- The building’s air compressor is being relocated to a new ancillary building to be placed in the northeast corner of the sculpture yard. The air compressor will not be taken offline until after finals. Preparatory work will start before the end of the semester. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

Visual Arts Building (Laramie Heating & Mechanical, December 2016) -- Removal of two building exhaust fans on the west and east sides to reduce freeze potential is scheduled Dec. 9. A lift will be staged in the east and west entries, which will be temporarily closed for a few hours. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in the area.

Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center (Construction manager at risk GE Johnson Construction Wyoming LLC, Jackson; June 2018) -- The project includes a two-story addition to the existing Rochelle Athletics Center (RAC) and a complete renovation of the existing facility for the UW Department of Athletics. This building expands to the south of the existing RAC and features a combination of curtainwall, stone and cast stone accents. This building will employ LEED practices, both in design and construction. The building bears on rammed aggregate piers, with a sloping site down to the existing playing field. The addition will provide a new state-of-the-art weightlifting facility, locker rooms, hydrotherapy pools, academic center and a training table that will provide a high-quality experience for UW student-athletes. The project will feature a new two-story grand entrance that will make a statement as patrons enter from the south side. Parking on the north side of the building will be blocked for the project duration. Access to the Arena-Auditorium will remain open during the project via Gate 6 at the stadium across the north side of the field. The project began selectively Nov. 21 with temporary utility infrastructure and site fencing. Excavation and site preparation started the week of Dec. 5 and will continue through foundation installation. Pier drilling will begin the week of Dec. 12. All of the doors on the south and southeast sides of the RAC will be off limits for entry and exit. Please be cautious of equipment, vehicles and construction crews in the area.

The following projects are complete:

Ross Hall (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver, Colo.; December 2016) -- Installation of new flooring in Ross Hall, Room 352, is complete. 

Arts and Sciences Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; November 2016) -- Construction is complete on the upper balcony railing. 

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