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Campus Construction Update for July 9-15

July 7, 2017

These are among the construction activities scheduled July 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

Caulk Repairs (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Weather permitting, building and deck caulk repairs will 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 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.

Campus Parking Lots (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Starting Monday, July 10, the UW Operations Paint Shop will refresh the paint on the ADA parking spaces in the campus parking lots. Please watch for this crew, and use caution in these areas.

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.

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. 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) -- Structural steel erection is underway. Backfill around the perimeter of the building is ongoing. Please steer clear of heavy equipment or delivery trucks parked on city streets. 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) -- 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. Please use caution when in or near these areas.

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 the 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 fence will be erected at the perimeter of the building to protect occupants from the construction above. 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 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.

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 reinsulate 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; July 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.

Wyoming State Vet Lab Renovations (BSL-3) (General contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; June 2017) -- Punch-list and commissioning activities are ongoing. Be cautious around heavy equipment.

Arena-Auditorium Addition and Renovations (General contractor Sletten Construction of Wyoming Inc., Cody; October 2017) -- Parking on the east side of the building will be blocked for the project duration. 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; July 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.

Centennial Complex (Arcon Inc., Laramie; July 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.

Arts and Sciences Building (UW Operations, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical and Paint Shops) -- The men’s and women’s restrooms on the first floor of the A&S Building will be remodeled. Bathrooms will be closed for the next few weeks while work is being done.

Annual Steam System Shutdown (UW Operations) -- The annual campus steam shutdown will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, and continue through the afternoon of Aug. 21. Most campus buildings between 22nd and Ninth streets and Ivinson to Lewis streets will not have hot water or steam during the shutdown. A portable boiler will be placed near Washakie Dining Hall beginning July 18 and will remain on site until Aug. 22. 

Engineering Building (Shepard Construction) -- Part of the hallway on the fourth floor is blocked off to cut into the wall. Please use caution in this area.

Spanish Walk Apartments (Arcon, Lance Painting; August 2017) -- These buildings will undergo exterior renovation. Please use caution in the area. To ensure privacy, keep blinds closed.

Agronomy Farm (The Plumbing Co.) -- The drain line will be replaced. Please use caution around the fenced area until the ground has time to dry out.

Coe Library and History Building (UW Operations, Equipment Services) -- Equipment Services will remove and replace concrete in the alley between the History Building and the Coe Library loading dock. Please use caution when in or near the area.

Office Annex Building (UW Operations, Plumbing and Carpentry Shops) -- Work will begin on the unisex handicapped-access restroom located on the lower level of the building. The old toilet will be removed and the wall opened up to install a new toilet carrier with plumbing for the new handicapped-accessible toilet. Please excuse the temporary mess, and use caution in the area.   

Campus Roof Replacements (Big Horn Roofing; November 2017) -- Roof replacements will occur on Ross Hall over the Rendezvous Café; A&S over the auditorium; Bureau of Mines over the south end; and the Central Energy Plant over the generator and south side. Expect noise, dust and intermittent shutdown of HVAC equipment to reflash and prevent odors from entering the occupied areas. Use caution around fenced barricades, the main staging area and hoist equipment.

Campus Roof Coating Project (Big Horn Roofing; September 2017) -- Roofs on Half Acre, the Fieldhouse and Aven Nelson will be coated to extend life and increase reflectance of membranes. Expect ground area drainage during washing/cleaning operations. Products are biodegradable. Use caution around fenced barricades and staging areas.

Centennial Complex, Wyoming Union (Wyoming Sealants, Saratoga; August 2017) -- Caulking and concrete sealing repairs to reduce water infiltration into the basement of the buildings will be applied to the west side of the Union and the handicap ramp of the Centennial Complex. The ramp will be closed to access for short periods of time during grinding and cleaning operations. Use caution around barricades and work crews in those areas.

Biological Sciences Building (UW Operations, Carpentry and Paint Shops) -- The southeast entryway will be closed for the next three to four weeks for exterior caulking. An aerial lift will be used, so use caution around workers. Work will start Monday, July 10.

Prexy’s Pasture, West of Half Acre and Southeast of Agriculture C (UW Equipment Services) -- Some damaged areas of concrete sidewalk will be removed and replaced. Sections of the area will be barricaded, as needed, for safety. Please use caution when in or near the area.

High Bay Research Facility (Encore Electric) -- Installation and testing of a new uninterruptable power supply (UPS) will require temporary power shutdowns in parts or all of the building Monday and Tuesday, July 10-11. A buildingwide shutdown is currently scheduled Monday afternoon, but is subject to change. Please coordinate any required facility access in advance.

The following projects are complete:

Beef Unit (UW Operations, Carpentry and Paint Shops, and The Plumbing Co.; June 2017) -- Work to upgrade the garage to house chickens is complete.

College of Business Building (Wyoming Sealants; June 2017) -- Recaulking of skylights in the atrium is complete.

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

Knight Hall (UW Equipment Shop, Plumbing/Welding Shop; July 2017) -- Downspout drainage improvements to the west side of the building are complete.

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