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Campus Construction Update for Jan. 7-13

January 5, 2018

These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

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.

College of Business Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie) -- Installation of new windows on the third floor is ongoing. Use caution in the area, as it will be partially blocked off for demolition on the walls and for adding new sprinklers.

White Hall (Commercial Flooring, Cheyenne) -- Work to install blinds in the “fishbowl” areas of each floor continues. Please use caution around the area and equipment.

River Village Apartments (UW Operations, Equipment and Plumbing Shops; February 2018) -- Operations to replace existing heating system expansion tanks with new tanks and vents will be ongoing in mechanical rooms, as weather permits. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

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 is 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) -- Miscellaneous steel detailing remains. Concrete block is being placed to form the pilasters around the building. Exterior and interior metal stud framing and exterior sheathing are underway. Exterior waterproofing is underway. Mechanical/electrical/plumbing rough-ins are underway. Roofing is underway. Please steer clear of heavy equipment or delivery trucks parked on city streets. 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) -- Exterior veneer is complete, except for the new north entry additions and final paving/landscape improvements. Drywall hanging/finishing, painting, tile and all other interior finishes are in progress. Selective demolition for the Rochelle Athletics Center is underway. Starting Jan. 8, all access to and egress from the RAC will be limited to the west weight room doors across from the Fieldhouse North. The weight room will be the only occupied area in the existing building until the phased turnover begins at the end of January. Traffic control, signs and barricades will be in place at the building interior and exterior during this process. Please use caution when near the project, and observe all construction signs.

Agriculture C and Engineering Addition Buildings (Summit Sealants, Montrose, Colo.; July 2018) -- Painting, caulking and minor repairs to the exteriors of Agriculture and Engineering will be ongoing through the winter, as weather permits. 

White Hall (UW Operations Shops; June 2018) -- Phase 1 modifications to the north- and south-side exit stairwells, to prevent cold-weather freezing in the soffits, will occur. Each stairwell will be closed at grade level for two days to prevent demolition dust nuisance in core drill phases. Please use the opposite stairwell or elevator when signs are posted. Outside soffit louvers will be removed, blocked and refinished in the spring, as weather allows. Please use caution, and observe signs around the construction area.

River Village Apartments (UW Plumbing Shop) -- The plumbing shop will work in various mechanical rooms at the complex through Jan. 19, upgrading the heating systems. Please excuse the noise and interruptions.

Corbett Building (UW Operations Shops; January 2018) -- Masonry work to access the outside air chase for damper and insulation modifications, to reduce sub-zero freezing and improve comfort in Room 206, will begin. Please use caution, and observe signs around the construction area.

Education Annex (Gem City Roofing, Plumbing Company, Laramie; March 2018) -- Modifications to drain the west-side Literacy Center canopy roof to prevent slip hazards will be ongoing, weather permitting. Please use caution, and observe signs around the construction area.

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 will be accomplished, weather permitting. Please use caution around work activities, and observe signs around the construction 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 west side of the Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences buildings will be impacted, as will the Classroom bus stop area.

State Vet Lab (UW Operations, Carpentry Shop; January 2018) -- Upper cabinetry is being replaced in five lab spaces on the second floor. Work is scheduled Jan. 8-11. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

Physical Sciences Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie) -- Selective demolition and framing are underway for the new WWAMI cadaver lab in rooms 338, 340 and 341. 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.

IT Building (UW Operations) -- A temporary chiller is in place on the north side of the building for backup cooling. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Hoyt Hall (Carpet One) -- Starting Jan. 9, a section of the carpet in the basement hallway of Hoyt Hall will be removed and replaced. Please be cautious in this area.

The following projects are complete:

Landmark Square Apartments (UW Plumbing Shop) -- Annual maintenance to all the boilers in the mechanical rooms at the apartments has been completed.

Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center (All City Floor Company, Denver, Colo.) -- Refinishing of the floors in Half Acre during the break has been completed.


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