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Campus Construction Update for June 4-10

June 2, 2017

These are among the construction activities scheduled June 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

Caulk Repairs (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Weather permitting, building and deck caulk repairs will begin in June and run through August. The shop will remove deteriorating caulk from expansion joints and replace as needed across the campus. The project will begin at the Aven Nelson and Biological Sciences area of the campus. Sections of the area may be barricaded during the day, as needed, for safety. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Lot Maintenance (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Weather permitting, summer lot maintenance will begin in June and run through August. The shops will stripe lots and curbs and replace signs as needed across the campus. Sections of the lots may be barricaded during the day, as needed, for safety. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

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) -- Re-caulking of skylights in the atrium is ongoing. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

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

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

Coe Library (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of the main stairwell will continue. 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 is complete on the east elevation and has begun on the south elevation. Roofing installation has begun on the east and southeast of the new structure. 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. 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.

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

Guthrie House (UW Operations, Equipment Shop; June 2017) -- Work is 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 being constructed in the central corridor of the basement. Half of the east stairwell will be demolished and replaced with a ramp. Abatement of floor and ceiling is ongoing. 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. Cell site building removal is planned for June 2-3, and a crane and semi will be staged in the parking lot to the east side of the building, so parking will not be allowed in a portion of the lot. The traffic route to Grand Avenue will remain open. 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 has begun. 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 closures 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 has been 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 and east sides of the building. A spray foam insulation rig will re-insulate the louver areas after capping, and some odor can be expected for a couple of days after the application. Expect noise and crew traffic in the corridors. Please use caution around the work areas.

Biological Sciences Building (UW Operations; June 2017) -- Electrical work will occur sometime this month in Room 37 to allow power to new computer desks and furniture. Please use caution around crews and equipment in this area.

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (General contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; May 2017) -- Landscaping work on the south side is expected to begin once the weather warms. Please be cautious of crews and equipment around this area.

Wyoming State Vet Lab Renovations (BSL-3) (General contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; June 2017) -- Casework and lab accessories are installed. Control tie-in is ongoing. Be cautious around heavy equipment.

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. Painting and drywall work is ongoing inside the concourse. Exterior framing and sheathing are ongoing. Access to the A-A is closed. Be cautious of equipment, vehicles and construction crews in the area.

Residence Halls: McIntyre, White, Downey and Orr (Commercial Flooring of Laramie; June 2017) -- Installation of new blinds is ongoing in all “fishbowls” of the residence halls. Please use caution around crews and equipment in these areas.

Exterior Building Envelope Projects (UW Paint Shop; September 2017) -- Recaulking of the perimeter of the Aven Nelson Building and south-side entrances of Biological Sciences will occur. A man lift will be utilized for the glazing work south of Biological Sciences, the pedestrian entrance will be partially closed, and the man lift will reduce vehicular traffic to one lane.

Ag C Addition (Masteck, Denver, Colo.) -- Cell site installation is complete, with the exception of minor punch-list items.

Centennial Complex (Arcon Inc., Laramie; June 2017) -- The floor where the desk was removed has been stripped to bare concrete. The colorant will be stripped as time allows. Use caution around work area.

Agriculture Building (UW Operations) -- Replacement of the carpet in Room 237 is ongoing, and new technology is scheduled to be installed during the week of June 12.

The following projects will be complete by the end of the day, June 2:

Plant Science Insect Soils and Chemical Storage Buildings (UW Operations; June 2017) -- Rocky Mountain Power will have a power outage affecting these facilities Friday, June 2, from 7-11 a.m. The Plant Science Insect Soils Building will have backup generator power but will still have at least two brief outages.

UW Campus Irrigation Systems (UW Operations, Plumbing Shop) -- Work to energize yard irrigation systems will be ongoing through June 2. Please use caution, as some sidewalks may be slippery and wet.

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.

These projects are complete:

McIntyre and Orr Halls Laundry Rooms (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of laundry rooms is complete.

Campus Coil Cleaning (Common Cents Energy Recovery, Colorado) -- Coil cleaning is complete.

Washakie Dining Center (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- The loading ramp on the north side of the building is open, and the resurfacing is complete.


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