Campus Construction Update for the Week of April 15

April 13, 2012

These are among the construction activities scheduled April 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

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

Energy Innovation Center (formerly ERC, at 1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion September 2012) -- Access to main campus will be between or through Earth Sciences and the Berry Center. Lewis Street will remain closed during construction. Parking will be limited in areas around construction, including the drive along the west side of Engineering. The access from main campus, along the west side of Engineering to Lewis Street, will be closed during this phase of construction. The west end of the ramp, behind Engineering, will be closed. Handicapped parking has been relocated to the northwest corner of Lewis and 10th streets, with access through the Berry Center or Earth Sciences Building to main campus.

Framing of interior walls is nearly complete. Rough-in of mechanical and electrical systems is ongoing. Exterior wall system framing is near completion. The temporary weather enclosure will be removed as the wall system is completed. Installation of the exterior enclosure will continue along the south and east, and includes insulation, water shed, stone and brick masonry, and glazing systems. There will be construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Expect congestion from deliveries, and take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

UW Office Annex (21st and Garfield, scheduled completion Sept. 30) -- The project involves partial renovation of the lower level of the west wing for improvements to offices and other adjacent multi-user spaces. Asbestos abatement is completed. Remodeling plans are out to bidders with a bid date of April 27th.

Student Apartments Bison Run Village (Scheduled completion this August) -- The new apartments are in a three-block area south of Willett Drive between Crane and Soule streets. Apartment framing, electrical/plumbing rough-ins and insulation installation continue, followed by drywall installation, texturing and painting. Exterior stone, siding and roofing also continues. The community center and apartment model units are now open Mondays through Fridays from 1-5 p.m. Punch list work continues. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) with a community center and maintenance building.     

Ivinson Parking Lot Expansion -- Backfill is complete for this phase of work.  Final backfill/subgrading and parking lot expansion work is scheduled to begin the first part of June and will affect parking spaces.

University of Wyoming/Casper College Student Union (UW/CC Student Union, scheduled completion, November, 2013) - Construction has started with site preparation and foundation systems.

The UW Physical Plant reports the following activities for the week. Please direct questions to the service desk, 766-6225.

Campus -- Crews are beginning to activate the irrigation sprinkler systems for the season. Overspray on sidewalks and driveways could create slippery areas. Please use caution.

Arena-Auditorium -- Hot water will be shut off in the arena from April 16-20 to replace a water heater.

Biological Sciences - The basement remodeling project continues. Please use caution around work areas.

Agriculture Building -- Painting on the third-floor center stairway is complete. Painting in the bathrooms is ongoing. Closure signs will be posted.

Coe Library -- Painting will begin in the study rooms this week. Please check with the circulation desk for availability

Information Technology Center -- Roof work has been rescheduled due to high winds. A lift will be staged on the south side of the facility Friday, April 20, to facilitate roof repairs. Repairs should be complete by Monday. Please use caution around staging area.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- Renovation has started on the Insectory Building at the Vet Lab. Please use caution around the work area.

Law School and Corbett Building -- Lighting replacements continue within these buildings. Please use caution around work areas. This project will help UW in its continued effort to be more energy efficient. The work is funded, in part, by energy rebates from Rocky Mountain Power.

Jacoby Golf Course -- Construction continues on an east campus drainage project at Jacoby Golf Course. Signs are posted at the affected holes and in the clubhouse. The affected holes will be off limits during construction hours (7 a.m.-5 p.m.) for the remainder of the construction period. Please use caution in the work areas.

East Shuttle Lot (30th Street and Willett Drive) -- The new bus shelters have arrived and are being installed. Please use caution around the work areas.

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