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Campus Construction Update for May 14-20

May 12, 2017

(Note: The weekly construction update highlights only projects with new developments. Comprehensive updates are distributed monthly. For the most recent comprehensive update, click here.)

These are among the construction activities scheduled May 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Campus Irrigation Systems (Plumbing Shop, UW Operations) -- UW Operations will energize yard irrigation systems from April 17-May 26. Please use caution, as some sidewalks may be slippery and wet.

Education Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2017) -- Construction is ongoing for the Education Building window replacement project. The next batch of windows to be replaced will be on the north side of the building. Construction fence has been established on the north side. This work will begin once school is finished. Replacement of these windows is expected to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center (All City Floors, Denver; May 2017) -- A recoat of the floors in the second-level MAC gym, racquetball courts and one aerobics room will occur this week. Please abide by all signs, and do not enter the rooms/courts until work is complete. Please use caution around crews and equipment in these areas. 

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming LLC, Casper; spring 2019) -- Underground utility work is underway, deep-under-slab rough-ins are complete, and backfill for slab-on-grade is underway. Click here to see a map showing revisions to bus routes and street closures. Please observe all construction signs.

Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center (Construction manager at risk GE Johnson Construction Wyoming LLC, Jackson; June 2018) -- Steel erection for the building is complete, and interior and exterior framing operations are in progress. Masonry work has begun on the east elevation. The north side of the football field and the sidewalk to the north of the Rochelle Athletics Center will remain the only pedestrian paths from the east to the west across the north of the stadium until late August. Gates 6 and 8 will remain closed until the exterior site work and hardscapes are complete. Access to War Memorial Fieldhouse and the Arena-Auditorium via the north end of the field can only be achieved via Gate 4 during games and events. All other pedestrian access routes are indicated by traffic control barricades and signs. Access between the Rochelle Athletics Center and the Indoor Practice Facility has recently been restored. Site utility work, including the installation of steam lines and chilled water lines, is in progress. This includes open excavations, staging areas and equipment in the Visual Arts parking lot and the landscape area to the west of the American Heritage Center. Please use caution when in or near these areas.

Coe Library (UW Operations, Electrical Shop) -- Thursday, May 18, from 9-11 a.m., there will be a scheduled power outage for parts of Coe Library. The shutdown is scheduled for repair work to be performed. 

McIntyre and Orr Halls Laundry Rooms (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of laundry rooms is scheduled to start the week of May 15. Painters will focus on McIntyre first. The project is expected to take two weeks. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Washakie Center (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of ceiling above the Mongolian Grill is scheduled to start the week of May 15. Painting will take a few days. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Knight Hall (UW Operations, Carpentry Shop) -- A remodel in Knight Hall will begin Tuesday, May 16. The existing overhead roll-up door in the cashiers’ area will be removed, and a wall with a new walk-though door will be added. Construction will take a couple of weeks.

Campus Coil Cleaning (Common Cents Energy Recovery, Colorado) -- Coil cleaning will be conducted in different units around campus. Condenser coils and AHU coils will be cleaned starting Monday, May 15. Coil cleaning helps improve efficiency and reduces maintenance. Please use caution around crews.

Beef Unit (UW Carpenters and Plumbers; June 1, 2017) -- The garage will be upgraded to house chickens. Please use caution around work crews.

Guthrie House (UW Operations and Masons; June 15, 2017) -- A new ADA ramp will be constructed east of the building. Parking in the area will be closed during demolition and construction. Please use caution around equipment.

Ross Hall (Marshall Contracting and Facilities Operations, August 2017) -- Construction is scheduled in the basement central corridor. Half of the east stairwell will be demolished and replaced with a ramp. Please be cautious of crews and equipment around this area.

McIntyre Hall (Big Horn Roofing of Laramie; July 2017) -- Roof replacement, eyebrow modifications and cell site removal will begin. Staging fencing will be erected at the perimeter of the building to protect occupants from the construction above. Use caution around fenced barricades, the main staging area and hoist equipment on the north side of the building.

Hoyt Hall (Arcon Inc. of Laramie; July 2017) -- Downspout drainage improvements to the west side of the building will begin. Handicapped access from the north to the main entry will be temporarily interrupted for a short period to allow installation of pipes. Construction ramps will be installed to maintain pedestrian access. Staging will be on the north and west sides of the building. Use caution around construction areas and work crews.

American Heritage Center (Arcon Inc. of Laramie; May 2017) -- Lobby floor repair stripping will occur. Please be cautious of work near the security office.

Knight Hall (UW Equipment Shop, Plumbing/Welding Shop; July 2017) -- Downspout drainage improvements to the west side of the building will begin. The sidewalk and parking will be inaccessible for the duration of the project. Traffic between Hoyt and Knight halls will be reduced to one lane, and there will be occasional short-term closure during demolition, removal and new concrete placement delivery phases. Use caution around construction areas and work crews.

Visual Arts (UW Shops; July 2017) -- Ductwork in the mechanical chase and room will be removed. Outside air louvers and the interior corridor air path will be reconfigured to reduce energy consumption, overcome air infiltration and improve occupant comfort. Staging will be on the north side of the building in the southeast corner of the parking lot. One ADA parking spot will be moved to another location. Expect noise and crew traffic in the corridors. Please use caution around the work areas.

The following projects are complete:

Physical Sciences Building (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of interior public spaces is complete.

Spanish Walk Building “D” (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Renovation of apartments D28 and D18 is complete.

Office Annex (UW Operations; May 2017) -- Installation of a new sink and garbage disposal in the second floor break room is complete.


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