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Chad Baldwin

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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Campus Construction Update for Jan. 29-Feb. 4

January 27, 2017

These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 29-Feb. 4 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:

Biological and Physical Sciences Buildings (Shepard Construction, Rawlins; January 2017) -- Replacement of the Biological Sciences northeast entrance and Physical Sciences southwest entrance is complete, and entrances are functional. Walk-off mats at the interior of the entrances remain to be installed. Card swipe training and programming are in progress, and the swipes soon will be functional. Please be cautious of crews and equipment around this area.

Wyoming State Vet Chemistry Lab (UW Paint Shop) -- Finn tube radiation heat cover will be painted and installed in the west lobby. Use caution around the work area.

Ross Hall (UW Operations and Marshall Contracting, Laramie; January 2017) -- Construction of the west-side basement ramp is nearing completion. Minor electrical work and painting will continue this week, and the handrail will be installed next week. Be aware of crews in 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 is on hold until spring break. 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) -- A new AT&T Cellular site on the east roof of the building is up and running. The contractor will complete punch-list items in the spring when weather allows.

High Bay Research Facility (Haselden Wyoming Constructors, Laramie; scheduled completion Jan. 4, 2017) -- Construction of the building is substantially complete, with resolution of punch-list items ongoing. Installation of furniture and owner-provided equipment, as well as lab equipment moves, are underway. Landscaping is to be completed in the spring.

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming, Casper; spring 2019) -- Deep foundations are complete. Footing, foundations and concrete walls are underway, with completion anticipated next week. Concrete high walls will start in the next two weeks. “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. Painting of the walls in the necropsy room is complete, with electrical rough-ins ongoing. Exterior wall framing and sheathing associated with the emergency exit are complete, with roofing scheduled for next week. The first of the exhaust fans has been installed, and the balance will be installed in the following two to four weeks. Exhaust fan replacements are complete, with startups at a later date. Parking and traffic at the southeast side of the building will not be allowed during the fan installation. The renovated cagewash room is complete. 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 lift station is operational. Backfill and cleanup will continue this week. 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. Steel erection will begin at the main entry. Access to the A-A will remain open during the project, but be cautious of equipment, vehicles and construction crews 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 and Fieldhouse will remain open during the project via Gate 6 at the stadium across the north side of the field, and via Gate 8 with access across the north RAC sidewalk. Footings are being formed, and concrete placement is in progress. Foundation walls along the east and south perimeter of the new building have been poured, and the forms are being stripped. Foundation wall forming and concrete placement will continue for the next two weeks. Selective demolition on the south elevation will begin Feb. 6, and steel erection is scheduled to begin Feb. 13. 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 will take a few weeks. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Engineering Building, Petroleum Wing (Trident Electric, Laramie; January 2017) -- Colorado Hazard Control has completed clearing work surfaces to allow for the installation of conduit in the Petroleum Wing of the Engineering Building. Work will be underway throughout the remainder of January to install conduit in the vertical shaft area of Lab 1095A. This work will allow for upcoming IT network upgrades. Please be cautious of crews and equipment around this area.

Engineering Building, Petroleum Wing (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; February 2017) -- Work to install a new doorway for IT access to Room 2101A is 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.

American Heritage Center (Arcon Inc., Laramie; January 2017) -- Removal of the lobby concrete information desk is complete, and colorant will be added to the floor patch upon curing. Use caution around the work area.

30th Street and Willett Bus Shelter (B&W Glass, end of January/first part of February 2017) -- The automatic sliding glass door on the east side of the main heated bus shelter on Willett Drive is being replaced. Please use the west entrance during construction.

Hoyt Hall (Arcon Inc., Laramie; July 2017) -- Preparation work to improve drainage from west-side downspouts will occur to stop leakage into basement Room 28. The sidewalk north of the west entrance will remain open and accessible at this time. A ground thaw unit will be set in one of the “U” permit spaces to the west of the building. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Lewis Street Alcove/Enzi STEM Tunnel (Arcon Inc., Laramie; March 2017) -- A ventilation unit will be placed to reduce high temperature extremes in the steam tunnel. An enclosure has been erected to accomplish work in the planter area south of the Enzi STEM Facility’s Lewis Street entrance. Contractor parking will be in the alcove dock drive, and a new rooftop fan will be installed on the alcove roof. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Health Sciences Building -- A temporary water line will be placed on the east side of Health Sciences. The temporary line will be in place for several weeks. Please use caution in this area.

Bureau of Mines Building (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver, Colo.) -- Rooms 219 and 221 of the Bureau of Mines will have carpet removal and asbestos tile abatement work beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31. Work should be completed Friday, Feb. 3. Please be aware of abatement crew activity in the hall and elevator.

Geology Building (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of rooms 311A and 311B is scheduled to start Monday, Jan. 30. Painting is expected to be complete by the end of the week. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

The following projects are complete:

Casper Family Practice Residency Center (Haass Construction; Jan. 20, 2017) -- Carpet removal and drywall repair and painting are complete.

Casper Family Practice (GW Mechanical; January 2017) -- Backup boiler replacement is complete.


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Chad Baldwin

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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