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Campus Construction Update for Aug. 20-26

August 18, 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. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

Annual Steam System Shutdown (UW Operations) -- The annual campus steam shutdown is scheduled to be complete Aug. 21, and heating systems will be operational later the same day. 

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. 21-25. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

UW-NPS Research Station, Grand Teton National Park (McG’s Roofing LLC, Cody; November 2017) -- Shingle and deck replacement on the roof of the Berol Historic Lodge is ongoing. Additional crews also will be on site for bat/guano abatement in this same area. 

Hoyt Hall (Arcon Inc., Laramie; September 2017) -- Downspout drainage improvements to the west side of the building will be ongoing, weather permitting. ADA access from the north to the main entry will be interrupted through Aug. 22 to allow installation of pipes and replacement of concrete sidewalk. Staging will be on the north and west sides of the building. Use caution around construction areas and work 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. The Engineering southeast pedestrian and handicapped entrance will be closed Aug. 4-18 to allow a scissor lift to be staged to complete the entrance overhang area. The Agriculture C west-end double-door entrance will have scaffolding beginning Aug. 21. Pedestrian traffic will be routed through a scaffold passage tunnel to protect pedestrians from drop hazards from work occurring above. Please use caution around crews.

Ross Hall (DT Services, Laramie; August 2017) -- Work to lift and stabilize the ADA ramp on the south side of the building are ongoing. Building access will be via the west entrance.

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.

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, Laramie; 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 the 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.

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.

The following projects are complete:

Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility (Laramie Mechanical and Heating Inc., Laramie) -- Work performed on the exhaust ducting is complete.

White Hall (UW Operations, Equipment Shop) -- Repairs to the concrete sidewalk on the east side of White Hall are complete. 

Ross Hall (UW Operations, Plumbing Shop) -- Tile work in the southwest entrance vestibule in the interior part of the lower-level entrance will be complete Aug. 17.

Wyoming Union (Simon Contractors; August 2017) -- Repairs to the concrete on the east side of the Union are complete.


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