Campus Construction Update for Nov. 7

November 5, 2010

These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov.7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

Notice: Work continues around the service access road at 9½ and Lewis Streets to upgrade the west campus electrical service related to the Berry Center construction. The service road may be closed periodically to facilitate the work. Please be aware of equipment, trucks and barricades in the area.

More Parking at South Shuttle Lot -- The South Shuttle Lot expanded parking area is now open for parking (where the demolition of the old Albertsons occurred at 15th and Spring Creek). It is a gravel surface, but a parking grid has been painted to show people where to park. The additional spaces should provide ample parking for the shuttle riders. This is a temporary solution until complete reconstruction of the lot can occur.

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

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, former site of the old power plant) - Site cleanup will take place with Berry Center contractor removing stored materials and equipment upon completion of the Berry Center. Fencing will be reconfigured to secure site.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center (Faculty scheduled to move in during December, facility will be open for spring semester) -- The drive between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building (9½ Street alley) will continue to have very restricted access and possibly be closed at times for concrete work and electrical equipment installation.
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: Cleaning, punch list work and commissioning is scheduled.
Exterior: Landscaping to leave site in a presentable appearance. Work is scheduled on vaults and equipment is being prewired for the power switch over. Fence will be removed in certain areas. The alley courtyard will be fenced with snow fence for the winter.

UW Tennis Facility (Armory Road across from Little League Complex, scheduled completion: Feb. 15, 2011) -- Damaged materials have been removed, workers are repairing the foundation.

Downey Hall Renovation -- The contractor will place the concrete slab at the north side and install the metal framing for the entrance area. Rough-in for the electrical and sprinkler piping will continue on the upper floors.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Foundation work and new excavation will continue during the week. Relocating utilities will continue along with some new utility work. There will be frequent heavy construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Additional materials and equipment will start arriving onsite to prepare for steel erection and masonry work. Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. There may be extended workdays and, weather permitting, there may be work on weekend days.

Education Annex (Scheduled Completion: This fall) -- Access is open for scheduled classes. Installation of art design and related finish upgrades continues on the second and third floors. All major installations (aside from the feature wall) are complete. Feature wall installation is scheduled for November. Evening and weekend work is scheduled through November.

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

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- The contractor will wrap up finish work and final clean the old necropsy area preparing for substantial completion inspection. Commissioning will begin on the control system.

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) -- Personnel have moved into the basement; and basement punch list items are nearly complete.

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

Beta House (east end of Fraternity Row) -- Concrete has been placed. The barricades will be removed Monday, Nov. 8, and the sidewalk will be reopened.

College of Engineering -- Stair treads will be replaced at the main building entrance on the west side to the basement. Use the east stairway to access the basement.

Coe Library -- A contractor will be modifying the air handling system in the penthouse mechanical rooms of the old building. The contractor will enter the building through the mail room and will use the south elevators. The work will start Tuesday, Nov.  9 and continue through Friday, Nov. 12, during business hours.

Coe Library -- Painting of the southeast central stairway will continue. That stairway will be closed to thru traffic, but will be usable in case of emergency. The project will take about one more week. Please use alternate stairways.

Corbett P.E. Building -- Lights in the gymnasium are being replaced. Work will continue throughout November. Please use caution around this area.

College of Agriculture -- Painting will continue in the fourth floor hallway next week. Use caution around work areas.

War Memorial Fieldhouse -- There will be a power outage in the Fieldhouse Tuesday, Nov.  9, from 6-10 a.m. to facilitate the electrical distribution system upgrades. More outages will occur later. All of these outages will be coordinated through the athletics department. The lighting replacement project continues, access to the infield is being coordinated with the athletics department.

Campus -- The house foundations at 9th and Grand, the east side of 13th Street between Lewis and Bradley, the southeast corner of 13th and Bradley and the southwest corner of 11th and Bradley will be removed and the lots will be filled and graded over the next two weeks. Parking will be affected and heavy equipment will be in use in these locations.

Campus -- An architectural consultant group will be in and out of the mechanical rooms in Agriculture ,Animal Science, Arts & Sciences, Aven Nelson, Biological Sciences, Classroom Building, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Geology, History, Hoyt Hall, Law School, McWhinnie Hall, Pharmacy, and Physical Sciences. They will be surveying the mechanical room. There should be no changes in normal building operations.

Anthropology -- The work in this parking lot is complete and the lot is open for normal use.

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

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