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Campus Construction Update for Aug. 13-19

August 11, 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 Aug. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

Annual Steam System Shutdown (UW Operations) -- The annual campus steam shutdown will 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 and will remain on site until Aug. 22.

Lot Maintenance (UW Operations, Structural Trades) -- 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. Work will continue at the Office Annex lot during the week of Aug. 14-18. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

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

Wyoming State Vet Lab Renovations (BSL-3) (General contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; August 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.

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

Central Energy Plant (Arcon Inc., Laramie; October 2017) -- Demolition for condensate tank replacement project is underway. Construction fence will be set up around the work area. The sidewalk on the west side of 19th Street will be closed, and 19th Street will be blocked occasionally. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Ross Hall (UW Operations, Plumbing Shop) -- Crews will continue repairing the southwest entrance vestibule in the interior part of the lower-level entrance. Please use caution. Barricades will be set up for safety concerns. The broken sanitary sewer line below the floor has been repaired, and new concrete will be installed next week. Please use another entrance to the building during this time, and please excuse the mess during construction.

Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility (Laramie Mechanical and Heating Inc., Laramie) -- Work will be performed on the exhaust ducting in different rooms and in the penthouse Aug. 15-16. A power shutdown testing will also be conducted on Aug. 16. Please use caution around crews.

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming LLC, Casper; spring 2019) -- Structural steel erection is nearly complete on the east half of the building and 50 percent complete on the west half. Concrete on the metal deck is complete on levels two, three and four on the west half of the structure. Over the next month, the following activities are scheduled to take place: mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins; interior and exterior metal stud framing; concrete masonry unit installation; topping slabs; and metal decking. 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. 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 complete, with the exception of the final tie-in adjacent to the Visual Arts Building. Site flatwork is in progress, and barricades will be in place for new concrete pours. All pedestrian access will be rerouted when pours occur in the main pathways. Please use caution when near the project, and observe all construction signs.

Pi Kappa Alpha House (Precision Demolition, Casper; October 2017) -- Abatement activities in preparation for demolition have begun. Crews will be working inside to abate remaining asbestos over the next two weeks. Please use caution around moving crews and vehicles.

Wyoming Union (Simon Contractors; August 2017) -- Concrete will be replaced on the east side of the Union. The east ballroom exit will be closed during replacement. The food court area can still use the northeast entrance and exit.

White Hall (UW Operations, Equipment Shop) -- On the east side of White Hall, Equipment Services will remove and replace some damaged areas of concrete sidewalk.

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