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Construction Report

UW Operations

Construction Report for August 7 - 13, 2020

COVID-19 – For information regarding the coronavirus pandemic, please refer to the UW website: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Parking Lot Striping (UW Operations) Annual lot striping will continue through the summer. Geology-Engineering-EIC lot, VIP lot, Bradley lot, Power Plant and Early Care will be striped this week. These areas will be closed during these times.

Aven Nelson/Botany (UW Operations) – Crews will be replacing floor tile in  in the main hallway, and removing electrical wire mold and patching the walls for paint before cabinets go in. Work will be for adding a breakroom sink in room 114, please excuse our noise and mess during construction, and sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to folks in the building.

Buchanan Center for Performing Arts (UW Operations/Fremont Electric, Ongoing) – Corridor lighting fixtures are being replaced with LED in portions of the BCPA. (Energy efficient upgrade)

College of Business (UW Operations) – Maintenance painting throughout the College of Business will occur throughout the next few months.

Corbett (UW Operations) – Concrete/Mason, Electrical, & Plumbing will be doing maintenance in the pool area at Corbett, pool is drained so please avoid this area. Crews will be removing old tile and installing new with re-grouting in occasional spots, along with scrubbing the pool and acid wash. Work is expected to be complete the second full week of August 2020.

Engineering (UW Operations, Colorado Hazard Control, Commercial Flooring, Marshall Contracting, Voltech Electric; Fall 2020) – Renovation of the offices along the southern end of the 1920s portion of the Engineering building are ongoing. Remodel efforts are expected to continue until the Fall 2020 semester. Please use caution near the crews and equipment.

Engineering (Big Horn Roofing June, 2020) – Big Horn Roofing will be doing punch list items and is substantially complete. They will be using a crane to remove equipment and install roofing pavers. Please keep clear of all equipment and out of barricaded area.

Education Building – Lab School Front Office (CHC, UW Shops, Western Woods, August 2020) – Remodel of the Lab School Front Office and relocated Nurses Office. Work will be intermittent during the summer and includes painting, carpeting, cabinetry, plumbing and electrical work. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

Half Acre Gymnasium (UW Operations) – Fluorescent lighting throughout Half Acre Gym is being replaced with LED. (Energy efficient upgrade)

Health Sciences (Marshall Contracting, summer 2020): Room 392 Renovation – Conversion of storage space to lab space.  Please use caution around construction activities.

Hill Hall (UW Operations, The Plumbing Company; Summer 2020) – Upgrades to the mechanical rooms (005 and 010) is underway. The southernmost, card swipe entry at the west end of the building will be heavily used by crews, please limit use of this entry if possible. Please be diligent around work areas, crews, and equipment.

Knight Hall – Office of the Registrar (Carpentry Shop, Fremont Electric) – Construction to install surface-mounted conduit, outlets and data will be starting the morning of Tuesday, May 5th.  Please be aware of crews and social distancing during this time.  There will be noise involved with drilling of holes into the walls, and please be aware this may be disruptive to work activities.

Knight Hall – North Stairwell (UW Operations) – Abatement of the north stairwell will take place July 2-17, 2020. It will be closed during this time.

Merica Hall/Biological Sciences (Big Huhnks Excavation; Summer 2020) – Big Huhnks Excavation is installing chilled water supply and return lines that extend from north of Merica Hall to the southeast corner of Biological Sciences. Please use caution near work areas, crews, and equipment.

Orr Hall (UW Operations) – Repair of a water line southeast of Orr Hall will take place 27 July - 28 August.  Please stay clear of all excavation equipment and repair crews. Periodic water outages should be expected during this repair.

Ross Hall (Colorado Hazard Control) – Ross Hall is currently undergoing floor repairs, cleaning, waxing, abatement and flooring replacements on first, second and third floors. Please be cautious in these areas.

Service Building/Lewis Street (UW Operations) – Alterations to the Lewis Street Steam line will take place 23 July – 16 October.  Traffic on Lewis Street near the intersection with 15th Street may be temporarily re-routed.  Please exercise caution near repair crews.

Science Initiative Building (SI) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming LLC, Jackson; Spring 2022) – Foundation, MEP underground, flatwork, and steel erection are complete. 10th St. between Lewis and Bradley will be 100% closed for the duration of the project, the sidewalk will be closed for utility crossing work, but will re-open later this summer, and the ADA spots have been relocated to the south west corner of the ENZI building. Lewis St. from 9th to 11th St. will be one-way EASTBOUND for the duration of the project. The north half of Lewis St. between 9th and 10th St. will remain closed for the duration of the project. Please continue to observe all traffic control signage, restricted areas, and one-way requirements. **Please note that a PDF map of the construction area is available upon request**

West Campus Satellite Energy Plant (WCSEP) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming LLC, Jackson; Summer 2021) – Excavation is complete, foundation, and MEP underground activities are complete. Steel erection is nearing completion. TES Tank assembly and masonry (CMU) are both in progress. The ADA parking spots on the west side of the Anthropology lot have been re-located to the south side of Lewis St. adjacent to the 12th St. intersection. ADA access is temporarily blocked into the Anthropology Building on the South East entry door, South West entry is still in compliance for an ADA access point. Distribution utility piping is in progress. Partial street closures and parking restrictions will be present on Bradley St. starting at the 11th St. intersection. Black Hills Energy is installing a 6” gas main in Lewis St. from 10th to 15th to serve this project. There will be traffic detours, delays, and closures over the next several weeks. Please continue to observe all traffic control provisions.

High Bay Research Facility (Six Point Solutions, Summer 2020) - East Storage Yard – Reconfiguration of the east storage yard, including installation of small storage building, will occur through the summer.  Please use caution around construction activities.


Downey Hall (Kaiser Flooring) – Kaiser Flooring will be replacing the LVT flooring in the lobby of Downey Hall in early January. Please use caution when entering and exiting the building.

Half Acre (Commercial Flooring, January 2020) - The pool deck is being re-tiled and will be closed until work is completed. Please check Half Acre schedules for pool times diverted to Corbett. Please use caution around crews and equipment.

High Bay Research Facility (Six Point Solutions, Summer 2020) - East Storage Yard – Reconfiguration of the east storage yard, including installation of small storage building, will occur through the summer.  Please use caution around construction activities.

State Vet Lab Isolation Building (Laramie Mechanical, The Plumbing Company, Trident Electrical, UW Controls, January 2020) - Isolation Building is being brought back online with new Make-Up Air Unit for Ventilation and Climate control. Please use cation around crews and equipment.

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6225

Fax: (307) 766-4040


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