Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 9

October 7, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming.

Campus -- Water flow testing of fire protection systems is under way and will continue throughout the week of Oct 10. Water discharges from various buildings could cause slippery areas on sidewalks and other areas. Please use caution.

Notice: The Physical Plant Plumbing Shop continues to blow out irrigation sprinkler systems. Work will continue throughout October. Overspray could create slick spots on sidewalks and other areas. Please use caution.

Pride Flags -- Installation of UW Pride flags will occur during the week. Please watch for moving vehicles.

Caution: Painting is scheduled on the first floor of Wyoming Hall through Monday, Oct. 10.

The UW Facilities Planning Office Reports the Following Activities for the week:

Wyoming Union Restroom Renovation (Scheduled completion: Mid December) -- Remodel of restrooms on the first and second floor next to the west entrance, and creation of a storage closet across from the Information Desk. Demolition work is complete on first and second floors. Demolition for new mechanical ductwork on third floor will begin on Oct. 17. Contractor vehicles and equipment will be parked around the perimeter of the south wing to remove construction debris. Proceed with caution around these areas. New walls for the first and second floor restrooms are in place and mechanical/electrical rough-in is under way. The storage closet is complete except for door installation.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping /Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements (Scheduled completion Oct. 28.) -- Only emergency vehicle traffic will be allowed in the alley between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building; pedestrians and bicycles must use alternate routes as concrete work in the alley along with contractor vehicles have created hazardous conditions. Proceed with caution in this area. New landscaping, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) walking paths, outdoor benches, lighting and a traffic gate are being installed by the alley. Installation of sidewalks, north of the Pharmacy Building, is completed. Topsoil and ground cover will begin this week. Installation of the traffic control gate at the Lewis Street entry and associated operations equipment will begin Oct. 14.

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall 2011) -- Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. Work is continuing on site and drive modifications along the west parking lot. Work to replace curb cut and sidewalk will take place on 22nd St. Landscape walls are complete. Final site grading, irrigation, planting and site concrete are progressing. Watch for minor work outside the contained construction area. Materials and equipment will continue to arrive on site for continuing window wall installation, site and interior construction. Finishing of interior drywall, ceilings, floors and installation of mechanical/electrical systems is ongoing on the first and second floor east. Painting and trim out is under way on the first and second floor west. Roof trim out and fascia is nearing completion.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis St., former site of the old power plant) -- Lewis Street remains closed during construction. Parking will be limited in areas around construction including the drive along the west side of the Engineering Building. Handicapped parking is at the corner of Lewis and 10th streets. The access from main campus along the west side of the Engineering Building to Lewis Street will be closed along the construction area to complete foundations and utilities. The west end of the ramp behind Engineering will be closed. There will be constant construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Fencing configuration will continue to change frequently to accommodate construction and access. Forming and pouring of concrete shaft walls for stairs and elevators will continue for several weeks. Placement of concrete foundation walls will continue throughout week. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation work allows. Backfill at foundations is under way.

State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Modernization, Renovation and Repairs (Scheduled completion, this fall) -- The project focuses on major maintenance items, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) improvements and classroom improvements. Buildings involved are as follows: Agriculture, Animal Science, Arts & Sciences, Aven Nelson, Hoyt Hall and Engineering Building: Work on punch list items. Health Sciences, Pharmacy wing: Clean up, punch list items, commissioning mechanical system. Physical Sciences Building: Clean up and punch list items.

Ivinson Building Abatement/Deconstruction -- Deconstruction continues. Bricks will be available to the public and are located on the west side of the fencing along 10th Street. Interested parties needing more bricks will need to talk with the contractor first. To do this stop by the construction site on the west side of the building and wave one of the workers down from outside the fence. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE FENCED AREA. The deconstruction contractor has extended the fencing around the Ivinson Building, which encompasses 33 total parking spaces to the south.

Student Apartments -- The contractor has set up fencing around the three-block area south of Willett between Crane and Soule. Site utilities are continuing along with apartment building concrete footings and foundations. Wall framing continues. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) and a commons/maintenance building.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company will not be on campus this week.

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

South Shuttle Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Phase two of the construction activities on the north part of the lot is nearing completion. Barricades will remain in place until all work is complete. The bus pickup and drop off area is by the bus shelter.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- The new parking area south of the Vet Lab is open. Work continues to pour concrete on the west end of the site. Traffic control and barricades will remain in place until the project is finished.

Engineering Building -- Mural installation throughout the building will continue this week. Please use caution in these areas.

Animal Science -- Painting in the hallways will begin. Please use caution around work areas.

Aven Nelson -- The parking lot west of the building is now open.

Fraternity Row -- Work to excavate and repair a broken sanitary sewer main located southwest of the Sigma Chi house is complete.

Knight Hall -- Painting is complete in the basement hallways.

Corbett Building -- Painting in this building is complete.

Biological Sciences Building -- Floor tile replacement is on hold until the end of October due to material delays.

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

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