Campus Construction Update for May 23

May 21, 2010
Men building desk
Manuel Ribarski, left, and Rene Santos of Denver's Facility Services install furniture in a College of Business addition office. Move-in activities are scheduled this week.

These are among the construction activities scheduled May 23-29 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 of buildings continues and rough site grading has begun. The buildings along Soule Street will be deconstructed with no-parking signs set up along the west side of Soule with intermediate sidewalk closures. Materials are being separated for recycle/re-use where possible. The entire three blocks are 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. Concrete will be poured in the tread pads of Stair #1. Metal wall stud framing continues at the interior walls of the first, second and third floors. Exterior wall framing, the roof parapet and sheathing will continue on the north, south, and roof parapet. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough-in will go in overhead and in walls. Masonry will be installed on the west side. The piping for the water fire line will be installed on the south side.

Education Annex (Scheduled Completion: Fall 2010) -- Art design and related finish upgrades are being installed on the second and third floors. Concrete grinding is scheduled this week. There will be no access to the second or third floors starting Monday. Access to the elevator for ADA (American with Disabilities Act) route to first floor will remain.

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- Landscaping work continue while the sidewalk replacement on the south side should be completed. Faculty and staff are moving in.

War Memorial Stadium Expansion and Improvements (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- The East Stadium parking lot will be closed until August. Interior masonry is being installed in the east side restrooms. Upper east front edge slabs will be placed this week for ADA seating extension. 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)
 -- Testing and balancing has concluded. Landscaping is ongoing with heavy truck traffic in the area so use caution when walking along the sidewalks. Finish work is continuing both inside and outside. Contractor punch list items (final items to complete on list after walk-through of a project) will continue for a few weeks.

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Finish work continues at the interior, and site work is continuing.

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

Campus -- Tree spraying for bark beetles has been completed.

College of Education Building -- Two of the three doors at the building's main entrance on the south side are closed for replacement. The ADA accessible doors at that entrance will remain operational. Work will continue at this entrance for another month. Please use caution around the work area.

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

Bureau of Mines Building -- The 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 several 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.

Service Building -- Roof replacement is occurring over the east end of the Stores. The staging area is in the north parking lot.

Indoor Practice Facility -- A roof access door and fan louver covers are being installed on the clear story roof. No access issues are anticipated.

Coe Library -- Roof replacement will occur on the mechanical room above the sixth floor. Staging will be on the south side next to the mail room.

Campus -- The campus irrigation system is being activated for the summer season. Please avoid spraying water and notify the Physical Plant Service desk of any line breaks or malfunctioning sprinkler heads. Chilled water meters are being installed in some buildings, no interruptions are anticipated.

Willett Drive/Frat Row -- Excavation will begin May 25 in the parkway on the south side of Willett across from the Centrex Building to repair a steam condensate line. Work will continue through mid-June. Please use caution around moving construction equipment in this area.

Spanish Walk Apartments -- Fire alarm testing is complete.

Residence Halls -- Fire alarm testing will continue through May 28.

College of Agriculture Building -- Electrical work in AG 6016 is on hold for one or two weeks.

Campus Metering -- Installation of condensate and water meters continues, requiring water shutdowns. Domestic water shutdown schedule for May 24-27:

Monday, May 24, Health Sciences and Coe Library Addition -- 7:30-11 a.m.; Physical Sciences Building -- 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, May 25, Biological Sciences Building -- 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Wednesday, May 26, Petroleum Engineering and Pharmacy Building -- 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 27, Half Acre -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Engineering Addition -- 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.


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