Campus Construction Update for April 25

April 23, 2010

These are among the construction activities scheduled April 25-May 1 at the University of Wyoming:

The UW Facilities Planning Office reports the following activities scheduled for the week:

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction (South of Willett Drive between Crane and Soule streets to Coe Street) -- Deconstruction is ongoing with 11 buildings deconstructed. Materials are being separated for recycle/re-use where possible. The entire three blocks have been fenced off so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will need to go around that area.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- Lewis Street remains closed from 9th to 11th streets for the contractor's staging area. Foundation waterproofing, perimeter drain and backfill continue. The fire prevention water line will be brought into the building. Concrete will be poured on part of the first floor and the mechanical penthouse floor metal deck. The remaining boulders will be installed in the main lobby. Steel erection detailing continues throughout the building. Metal wall stud framing continues on the exterior and the interior walls of the second floor. Walls along column line H and the plaza will be formed and poured.

Education Annex (Scheduled Completion: Fall 2010) - Art design and related finish upgrades are being installed on the second and third floors. Demolition will begin this weekend, with access to classrooms restored for Monday classes.

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- Landscaping work is progressing on the exterior; the interior is undergoing final cleaning and furniture installation.

War Memorial Stadium Expansion and Improvements (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- The East Stadium parking lot is closed until August. East side restroom updates continue, and upper east front edge frame extensions are scheduled this week for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) seating extension. Concrete placement is weather dependent. West window and metal installation continues. Masonry at the lower concourse south restroom is complete. West window and metal panel installation is ongoing. Evening and weekend work will continue through summer.

Kendall House (Southeast corner of 8th and Fremont Streets, will become the
Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources)
 -- Electrical finish work is complete, and plumbing finish is 95 percent complete. Window, door trim and base is complete, flooring is continuing. The existing window replacement is complete. The construction fence has been taken down and landscaping has started. Finish painting is continuing both inside and outside.

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Electrical work will continue. Door installation and finish work is ongoing in the addition part of the area to be renovated. Drywall installation and electrical work is in progress at the loading dock, and site work is in progress.

Energy Resource Center (old power plant site) -- The site is currently being used for construction staging and parking.

The UW Physical Plant reports the following activities for the week:

Wyoming Hall -- The south entrance remains closed for a couple more weeks for door replacement. A temporary ramp and handrail have been constructed at the east entry for handicap access. Signs will be posted.

Knight Hall -- Masonry repairs to the planter at the southwest entrance to the building will continue next week. Please use caution around the work area.

Bureau of Mines Building -- The building's north entrance is closed for upgrading the entrance and replacing the door. Special access needs should be coordinated with the required department in the building or through the University Disability Support Services office (766-6189). The entrance will be closed for a few more weeks. Patching and painting will occur in the main hallways and stairwells. Please use caution around work areas and be aware of paint fumes in the building.

Classroom Building -- One set of doors on the southeast corner of the building is closed. Access is still available through the adjacent set of doors.

College of Agriculture Building -- Electrical work continues in AG 6016. No outages are anticipated.

Campus Metering -- Condensate meters are being installed in buildings on the west campus; no shutdowns will be required. Electric meters will be installed in several of the Greek houses after the end of spring semester. Electrical shutdowns will be scheduled with building occupants. Water meter replacements will occur on west campus after the end of spring semester. Water shutdowns will be scheduled with building occupants.

Please direct questions to the Service Desk at 766-6225.


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