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Campus Construction Update for Sept. 10-16

September 8, 2017

These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility (UW Operations) -- Building electric shutdown testing will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 9, in the morning hours to analyze and solve some issues that might occur in case of an emergency power failure. Please do not use any hoods or leave your computer up and running to prevent data loss. Also, during the shutdown, the external doors might be inaccessible until the testing has concluded.

Campus Caulking and Exterior Building Envelope Projects (Wyoming Sealants, Saratoga; November 2017) -- Work is ongoing at the perimeter of Hoyt Hall, the south side of Ross Hall and the American Heritage Center drainage gutter. Please use caution around equipment and 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; September 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; September 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) -- Construction fence is set up around the work area. The sidewalk on the west side of 19th Street is 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.

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming LLC, Casper; spring 2019) -- Structural steel erection is complete, and miscellaneous detailing remains. Concrete on the metal deck and associated topping slabs will continue for the next few weeks. Concrete block is being placed to form the pilasters around the building. Exterior metal stud framing is underway. Interior metal stud framing is underway. Mechanical rough-in will start over the next month. 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. GE Johnson will be doing an emergency response drill next Tuesday.

Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center (Construction manager at risk GE Johnson Construction Wyoming LLC, Jackson; June 2018) -- Gates 6, 8 and access across the north side of the field will be open and fully restored starting Saturday, Sept. 9. 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. Site flatwork and paving 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) -- Demolition activities have begun. Please use caution around moving crews and vehicles.

Agriculture C and Engineering Addition Buildings (Summit Sealants, Montrose, Colo.; November 2017) -- Paint, caulk and minor repairs to the exteriors of Agriculture C and Engineering are ongoing. The Agriculture C west-end double-door entrance has scaffolding. Pedestrian traffic is routed through a scaffold passage tunnel to protect pedestrians from drop hazards from work occurring above. Please use caution around crews.

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

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 Lodge is ongoing. Additional crews also will be on site for bat/guano abatement in this same area. 

Campus Roof Replacements (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; November 2017) -- Roof replacements will occur on Ross Hall over the Rendezvous Café; Arts and Sciences 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.

Agronomy Farm (Equipment Operations, Laramie; September 2017) -- The drain line has been replaced. A guard rail is to be installed around cleanouts. Please use caution around the area.

Physical Sciences Building, Rooms 338 and 336 (Colorado Hazard Control, Denver; September 2017) -- Abatement activities in preparation for the lab renovation are underway. Crews will work inside to abate remaining asbestos through the end of next week. Please use caution around moving crews and vehicles.

The following projects are complete:

Wyoming Union (Simon Contractors; August 2017) -- Concrete has been replaced on the east side of the Union.

Prexy’s Pasture, West of Half Acre and Southeast of Agriculture C (UW Operations, Equipment Services) -- The damaged areas of concrete sidewalk have been removed and replaced.

Office Annex (UW Operations; September 2017) -- UW Operations has dug in a new 2-inch water service supply line from the valve box to the building mechanical room. New sod will be placed in the spring.

Hoyt Hall (Arcon Inc., Laramie; September 2017) -- Downspout drainage improvements to the west side of the building are complete.

Campus Roof Coating Project (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; September 2017) -- Roofs on Half Acre, the Fieldhouse and Aven Nelson have been coated to extend life and increase reflectance of membranes. The project has been completed.

Health Sciences Building (UW Operations) -- Construction in Rooms 249 and 251 has been completed. 


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