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Campus Construction Update for Dec. 22-Jan. 7

December 22, 2016

These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 22-Jan. 7 at the University of Wyoming:

Colder Weather Advisory (UW Operations) -- 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 has begun to reroute and extend the northwest sump line through the building and addition. This work will reduce the overload on the IT and Crane/Hill storm sewer that occurs during large rainstorms. Please exercise caution around work areas.

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.

Ross Hall (UW Operations and Marshall Contracting, Laramie; January 2017) -- Half of the west stairs will be demolished and replaced with a ramp. 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. Final cleaning and sealing of concrete floors within the north wing of the building is taking place. 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 signage will be placed in early January. The card reader and security camera systems are now complete and being activated through the campus system. Interior signage is in production and will begin installation in the next week. The wireless access system has been installed and is now operational. Commissioning of building mechanical and electrical systems is ongoing. Punch-list correction work is being performed throughout the building, with final punch lists being created. A certificate of occupancy has been issued by both state and city agencies.

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming, Casper; spring 2019) -- Deep foundations are complete. 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) -- Wall framing and topping out, plumbing, electrical and ductwork rough-ins continue. Lab mock-up ceilings have been accepted, so remaining BSL-3 framing can be completed. Concrete slab and stairs in the addition are complete, with exterior wall framing continuing. A punch list will be issued for the new cage wash area, as reconstruction is 90 percent complete. New EDS vent line and room damper actuators are being installed in the existing incinerator room. Backup incinerator utilities will start Dec. 30. Contractor access to the building is 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 new pump will be set the week of Jan. 2. Restrooms and water will be shut off for the east end of the building during this process. Please use an alternate restroom. 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. Forming and pouring of tall walls continues. Steel erection will begin after the first of the year. Access to the A-A will remain open during the project, but be cautious of equipment, vehicles and construction crews in the area.

Biological Sciences Building (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of interior public spaces is underway. Painters will focus on paintable corridors and stairwells. Work is expected to be complete by Dec. 22. 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 complete with the exception of accessory installation.

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.

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. Rammed aggregate piers will be started between Christmas and New Year’s Day. All 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.

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 Jan. 3 and will take a few weeks to complete. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Casper Family Practice Residency Center (Haass Construction; Jan. 20, 2017) -- Carpet is being removed from the north and south stairwell walls. Drywall is being repaired, taped, textured and painted. Please use caution in the area.

Engineering Building, Petroleum Wing (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver; December 2016) -- Colorado Hazard Control will clear work surfaces within the vertical shaft of Room 1095A, and at points on the walls above the ceiling grid of the Petroleum Wing hallways adjacent to the vertical shaft. This work will allow for conduit to be installed for upcoming IT network upgrades. The work is scheduled for the week of Dec. 19. Please be cautious of crews and equipment around this area.

Engineering Building, Petroleum Wing (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; January 2017) -- Renovations for a new doorway for IT access to Room 2101A are ongoing. Work will be contained in Room 2101A and the adjacent rooms, with workers moving in and out of the building as necessary. There may be some dust and noise. Please be cautious of work crews and equipment in this area.

The following projects are complete:

Education Building (The Plumbing Company, Laramie; December 2016) -- Sewer pipe replacement is complete.

Wyoming State Vet Chemistry Lab (SE Wyoming Insulation, Laramie) -- Modification of insulation and heating systems is complete.

Visual Arts Building (UW Operations BAS Team and Controls Shop; December 2016) -- Airflow system testing is complete.

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