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Campus Construction Update for Jan. 14-20

January 12, 2018

(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 Jan. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

Chilled Water System Shutdown (UW Operations) -- UW’s chilled water system will be shut down for an extended period beginning 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, through late Wednesday, Jan. 24. This is necessary for the installation of a new chiller at the Central Energy Plant. Buildings connected to the loop are: the Wyoming Technology Business Center, High Bay Research Facility, Centennial Complex, Rochelle Athletics Center, College of Law Building, Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts, Information Technology Building, Coe Library, College of Business Building, Wyoming Union, Knight Hall, Student Health, College of Education Building, Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Agriculture C, Anthropology Building, Petroleum Engineering, Energy Innovation Center, Earth Sciences, Geology Building, Geological Survey, Physical Sciences Building, Biological Sciences Building, Health Sciences Building (including Pharmacy) and Classroom Building. For most of the buildings, there will be no issues, as there are no cooling loads during the winter. If there are questions or concerns with this outage, call Forrest Selmer, UW Operations, at 766-2077 or email

Colder Weather Advisory (UW Operations) -- UW Operations asks building occupants to assist with ensuring buildings and facilities are safe and secure. Make sure all windows and doors are completely closed with windows latched at the end of each day, and report any doors or windows that you are unable to close and secure to the Service Desk (766-6225).

Snow Removal (UW Operations) -- Crews will remove snow as needed throughout the season. Watch for snow-removal equipment; be careful and safe during snow events. Call the Service Desk (766-6225) to report icy spots and problem areas.

Central Energy Plant (Arcon Inc., Laramie; May 2018) -- Construction fence is set up around the work area. The sidewalk on the west side of 19th Street may be closed, and 19th Street will be blocked occasionally. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Classroom Building (Stonehouse Construction) -- The building will be closed until Jan. 18 for repairs due to a water main break on the east side of the building. Access to the north and west sides of the Physical Sciences Building, the east side of Health Sciences Building and the west and south sides of the Biological Sciences Building will be impacted, as will the Classroom Building bus stop area. Expect heavy truck traffic both to the north and south of the construction area.

Physical Sciences Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie) -- Selective demolition and framing are underway for the new WWAMI cadaver lab in rooms 338, 340 and 341. Expect HVAC work in adjacent corridors, labs and mechanical rooms to support the project. Dust and construction partitions have been constructed, and traffic-control barricades are in place. Parking and staging for the project will occur on the northwest corner of the building. Please use caution when near the project, and observe all construction signs.

Merica Hall (UW Operations Paint Shop) -- The UW Paint Shop has begun to paint the hallways and restrooms at Merica Hall. Please be cautious in these areas.

South Ag C (The Plumbing Co., Laramie; January 2018) -- Construction fence is set up around the work area for valve installation. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

1700 Willett Drive (The Plumbing Co., Laramie; January 2018) -- Construction fence is set up around the work area for valve installation. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Visual Arts Building (Laramie Mechanical and Heating Systems; January 2018) -- Corrective work will be performed on the supply fan of AHU-2. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

Education Building (Big Horn Roofing, Laramie; February 2018) -- Replacement of the small entrance on the east side by UniWyo Federal Credit Union will occur. Please observe barricades and warnings. The entrance will remain open and accessible.

The following projects are complete:

White Hall (UW Operations Shops; June 2018) -- Phase 1 modifications are nearing completion. Outside soffit finishes will occur next summer.

Downey Hall (Adventure Construction, Laramie Mechanical; January 2018) -- Initial phases of east-side soffit modifications and insulation addition, and access to add heat to the west-side soffit are complete.

State Vet Lab (UW Operations, Carpentry Shop; January 2018) -- Upper cabinetry has been replaced in five lab spaces on the second floor.

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