Campus Construction Update for the Week of Oct. 3

October 1, 2010

These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

Notice: The drive between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building (9½ Street alley) will continue to have limited access and possibly be closed at times for Berry Center work.

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

UW Tennis Facility (Armory Road across from Little League Complex, scheduled completion: Feb. 15, 2011) -- Backfilling foundations, and waiting arrival of the pre-engineered metal building scheduled. Painting continues on the existing building.

Downey Asbestos Abatement -- Work continues on the fifth and sixth floors, abatement is completed on the seventh and eighth floors.

Downey Hall Modifications -- Work will continue on the modifications to the north side of Downey. The planters have been removed and the contractor will start excavating for footings at the east end. The area west of the stairs will be raised and made level with the main floor.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Foundation and utility excavation will continue during the week. Preparation will start for relocating utilities and new utility services. There will be frequent heavy construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site.

Education Annex (Scheduled Completion: This fall) -- Installation of art design and related finish upgrades continues on the second and third floors. Chandeliers and entry bench work is complete. Work continues on entry vestibule, stairs and feature wall. Furniture delivery is scheduled to begin this week. Evening and weekend work is scheduled through October.

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) -Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) -- Ground was broken in June for this project located just west of Cheyenne on Roundtop Road between I-25 and Happy Jack Road, and progress has been steady. The majority of underground utilities are in place. The concrete foundations, concrete slabs, under slab plumbing and electrical, structural steel, and pre-cast concrete wall panels are the current construction phases. A Web site dedicated to this project is

Old Albertsons/Osco Deconstruction (15th and Spring Creek streets, increases parking spaces in the south shuttle lot) -- Deconstruction on Albertsons and Osco buildings continues with foundation removals. Rough grading has begun with concrete crushing starting this week. Materials are being separated for recycle/re-use where possible and both buildings have been fenced off.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II (South of Willett Drive between Crane and 22nd streets to Arrowhead) -- Deconstruction and abatement continues. The deconstruction contractor is separating materials for recycle/re-use where possible. The landscaping buffer along both Willett and 22nd Street continues. The entire four blocks are fenced off, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will need to go around the area.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- Lewis Street remains closed from 9th to 11th streets for contractor staging area. The following work and installations are scheduled to take place next week: All floors: Mechanical, electrical and plumbing testing and start up.
First floor: Lecture Auditorium seating, electrical and plumbing trim, mechanical rooms connection and start up, painting, interior aluminum doors and windows work, grid ceiling trim out, electric inspections.
Second floor: Painting, electrical and plumbing trim, grid ceiling trim out, wall base work.
Third floor: Painting, electrical and plumbing trim, ceiling grid installation.
Roof: Rooftop unit startup, steam heat and exhaust fan startup.
Exterior: Landscaping boulders, landscape and sidewalk grading, utility installation, electric relocation at alley, removal and installation of new concrete in alley.

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. The basement is complete with a punch list scheduled this week.

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Installation of the electron microscope will start on Monday. Occupancy is scheduled for the classroom, offices, and toilets on the northwest corner. Wall coating is scheduled for the necropsy space in the existing building. Ceiling and finish work will continue in other areas of the existing building's west side.

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

Anthropology -- Demolition at the west end of the parking lot will begin next week to provide ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) parking and an accessible pathway to the building. Construction will continue through October.

Arts & Sciences -- Painters will paint the north hallway on the first floor next week.

College of Agriculture Building -- Painting in the main hallway on the fifth floor continues. Please use caution around work areas.

Campus Greenhouse -- Demolition of the entry and sidewalk at the west entry will begin Monday. Work will take at least one week. Please use the east entry during construction. Pedestrian traffic will be routed around the work area.

Campus -- Irrigation systems winterizing is in progress. Compressed air will be blown through the piping and may result in some overspray onto sidewalks, streets and driveways. Please be aware of possible slick spots. The work will continue through October.

Office Annex -- The parking lot will be striped Monday, Oct. 4.

Lewis Street -- Several single-family homes between 11th and 13th Streets will be moved during the next few weeks. Please be cautious of equipment and large trucks in the area as homes are prepared and moved off their foundations.

War Memorial Fieldhouse -- A lighting replacement project is under way in the fieldhouse. This project will continue into October. Access to the infield is being coordinated with the athletics department.

Pharmacy Building -- The broken water main on the north side of the Pharmacy Building has been repaired. Concrete replacement and cleanup should be complete by Oct. 15. Please use caution in this area.

McWhinnie Hall -- The tunnel integrity tests are complete.

Hoyt Hall Loop -- This project is complete.

Willett Drive -- Curb and gutter at the 1600 block of Willett Drive on the south side of the street has been replaced. The asphalt will be permanently patched by Monday, Oct. 4.

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

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