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Campus Construction Update for May 21-27

May 19, 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 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

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

Washakie Dining Center (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- The loading ramp on the north side of the building will be closed for a week while the decking is resurfaced. Please make other arrangements for unloading shipments, and use caution around work crews.

Red Buttes Environmental Biology Laboratory (The Plumbing Co., Laramie, and UW Operations; June 2017) -- Work is ongoing for drainage upgrades and sidewalk replacement. Please use caution around equipment and crews.

Agriculture C and Engineering Addition Buildings (Summit Sealants, Montrose, Colo.; September 2017) -- Paint, caulk and minor repairs to the exteriors of Agriculture C and Engineering are ongoing. Please use caution around crews.

College of Business Building (Wyoming Sealants; June 2017) -- Work will begin on the recaulking of skylights in the atrium. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

O’Bryan Monument (UW Operations, Equipment Shop; June 2017) -- Restoration and upgrades to the O’Bryan Monument will begin. Please use caution around the work crew.

Cheyenne Family Medicine (Simon Contractors, Cheyenne; July 2017) -- Reconstruction of the north parking lot will begin. Work will require closure of the lot. Please use caution around work crews.

Coe Library (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of the main stairwell is scheduled to start the week of May 22. The project is expected to take a few days. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Education Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2017) -- The Education Building window replacement project is ongoing. 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. Replacement of these windows is expected to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

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.

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

Knight Hall (UW Operations, Carpentry Shop) -- Remodeling of the cashiers’ area in Knight Hall will be ongoing. 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 is expected to be finished the week of May 22.

Campus Coil Cleaning (Common Cents Energy Recovery, Colorado) -- Coil cleaning will be ongoing through the week of May 22 in different areas around campus. Coil cleaning helps improve unit efficiency and reduces maintenance. Please use caution around crews.

Beef Unit (UW Operations, Carpenter and Paint Shops; June 2017) -- Work will be ongoing to upgrade the garage to house chickens. Please use caution around work crews.

Guthrie House (UW Operations Equipment Shop; June 2017) -- Work will be ongoing to construct a new ADA ramp 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) -- A new ADA ramp is scheduled to be constructed in the central corridor of the basement. 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 work are ongoing. 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 be ongoing, weather permitting. 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 begin again. 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 be ongoing, weather permitting. 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 Building (UW Operations; 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:

Biological Sciences Building (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver; June 2017) -- Abatement of the carpet in Room 37 is complete.

Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center (All City Floors, Denver; May 2017) -- Refinishing of the floors in the second-level MAC gym, racquetball courts and aerobics room is complete.


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