Campus Construction Update for the Week of Aug. 8

August 6, 2010

These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

Save the Date -- A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Visual Arts Center is scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. at the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive. Everyone is invited.

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

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Grand opening is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m.) -- Installation of sign post and painting is scheduled in the parking lot. Contractor continues miscellaneous punch list (final items to complete on list after walk-through of a project) items within the building. Audio/visual and furniture installation continues.

Old Albertsons/Osco Deconstruction (15th and Spring Creek streets, increases parking spaces in the south shuttle lot) -- Abatement on the Osco building is 95percent complete. Deconstruction on Albertsons is 75 complete. Materials are being separated for recycle/re-use where possible and both buildings have been fenced off.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction (South of Willett Drive between Crane and Soule streets to Coe Street) -- Deconstruction is complete and final grading continues.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II (South of Willett Drive between Crane and 22nd streets to Arrowhead) -- Deconstruction and abatement continues. The deconstruction contractor has begun separating interior materials for recycle/re-use where possible. The entire four blocks are fenced off, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will need to go around the area. Utility disconnects are ongoing with no closures expected.

Downey Hall -- Asbestos removal is ongoing with work focused in the basement and first level.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- Lewis Street remains closed from 9th to 11th Streets for contractor staging area. The following activities are scheduled to take place next week: First floor-- Framing and drywall in the auditorium ceiling, stone in the outreach radius wall, tile in restroom shower area, plus mechanical room build out, grid ceilings, miscellaneous painting, and plastic laminating casework.
Second floor -- Painting of walls, shaft wall enclosures, electrical wiring, restroom tile, communication wire, duct work plastic laminating casework.
Third floor -- Painting of walls, shaft wall enclosures, electrical wiring, restroom tile, communication wire, duct work, and mechanical piping. 
Rooftop Mechanical Room -- Wall panels on exterior, coil piping, air handling unit piping and installation, and interior plywood work. 
Exterior -- Stone on north and east, Install landscape boulders, removal concrete and pour back, exterior window caulking, exterior windows, communication conduit, and wall footers for the transformer and generator.

Kendall House (Southeast corner of 8th and Fremont streets, is the new home of the Ruckelshaus Institute and Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Wyoming Conservation Corps) -- The departments have moved into the building. Landscaping is complete with few punch list items remaining. Basement drywall finish is complete with painting to start next week.

Education Annex (Scheduled Completion: Fall 2010) -- Installation of art design and related finish upgrades continues on the second and third floors. Painting will continue this week. There will be no access to the second or third floors. Access to the elevator for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) route to first floor will remain.

War Memorial Stadium Expansion and Improvements (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- The East Stadium parking lot remains closed until Aug. 26. East side restroom fixtures are being set, and concrete and asphalt work is scheduled. Upper east concrete coating and hand rail installation continues. Carpet installation continues in the club area. Evening and weekend work is scheduled through the summer.

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Work continues in the remodeled areas.

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

Old Main -- Work on the west entry to replace the doors is ongoing. The east entrance remains open; however, beginning Monday there will be a fenced-off area adjacent to the east entrance to allow for asbestos abatement in the tunnel below the building. Please use caution around the work area.

McWhinnie Hall -- Tunnel repairs in the McWhinnie/Education area will continue through the week. A staging area is set up in the McWhinnie parking lot and an air tube has been installed on the south side of the Education Building. There will be little impact to vehicular traffic, but pedestrians should use caution around barricaded areas.

Biological Sciences Building -- The heat will remain off in this building until Aug. 16. Repairs to the heating system have been mostly completed, but the steam shutdown project will delay testing and balancing of the system.

Knight Hall -- Work on the east entry is complete and the entrance has been reopened for normal use.

Student Union -- Re-roofing over the Bookstore is nearing completion. Once complete, roof replacement will begin over the Ballroom and the staging area will move from the northwest side of the Union to the area between the Union and Coe Library. The pedestrian sidewalk will remain available. Use caution in this area.

College of Agriculture -- Roof replacement on the original building is nearing completion. The staging area on the west side of the facility facing Prexy's Pasture should be removed next week.

Service Building -- Replacement of the canopy over the Stores warehouse entrance will begin next week. Impact will be limited to part of the Physical Plant parking lot on the northwest side of the building.

19th Street -- Work is under way on the east side of the street to place landscape blocks along the sidewalk at the raised landscape areas by Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building. Please use caution and watch for heavy equipment in the area.

Golf Course -- Work on the clubhouse parking lot is nearing completion. Work will continue on the east end of the golf course to complete a perimeter path around the course. There should be no access impact, but golfers should be aware of heavy equipment in the area.

Day Lot -- Well repairs at the east end of the lot are nearing completion. Cleanup and restoration should occur next week. Please use caution around the work area.

UW Police Annex -- Repair work continues on the retaining wall on the east side of the north parking lot. The west end of the lot is available for use. Use caution when entering and exiting the lot.

Prexy's Pasture -- The grass island in the walkway south of the Education Building will be removed and replaced with concrete starting Aug. 9. The construction areas will be barricaded and pedestrian traffic should be only minimally affected. Please use caution around the equipment. The Willett entrance to Prexy's will be closed. Service access should be from the northwest or southwest corners

Steam Shutdown -- This annual project will continue for two more weeks.

Campus Parking Lots -- Parking lot striping for this week will include: TransPark lot on Lewis, Health Science lot on 9th Street, east of Crane Hall, south of War Memorial Fieldhouse, east of ITC and handicap spaces throughout campus.

Campus -- Excavation to repair a chilled water leak is under way at the 1600 block of Willett Drive on the south side of the street. A portion of the street is blocked off. Please use caution in this area.

Campus -- Cleaning of the sewer mains on King Street, Sorority Row and Fraternity Row will continue through next week. Use caution around manhole accesses and equipment.

Please direct questions to the service desk, 766-6225.

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