Campus Construction Update for Week of May 13

May 11, 2012

These are among the construction activities scheduled May 13-19 at the University of Wyoming.

Parking Lot Closure -- White Hall's west parking lot will be closed to parking through July 2013. A large crane will be in the parking lot removing materials from the roof Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16. Caution should be used around the west and south sides of the building during those days. 

Electrical Maintenance Outages -- The following electrical maintenance outages are scheduled for Saturday, May 19: 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Arena-Auditorium; 9:30-11:30 a.m., College of Law Building; 12:30-2:30 p.m., Corbett Building; and 2:30-4:30 p.m., Crane Hall, Hill Hall and Crane-Hill Dining Area.

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 complete. The temporary weather enclosure will be removed as the glazing system is completed. Installation of the exterior enclosure will continue during the week with the south and east being furthest along. Masonry and glazing work will concentrate on the north wall. The exterior enclosure includes insulation, water shed, stone and brick masonry, and glazing systems. Expect congestion from delivery trucks, and take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

Museum Closed -- The UW Geological Museum is closed for renovation and is scheduled to reopen at the beginning of the fall semester.

Student Apartments Bison Run Village (Scheduled completion August 2012) -- The new apartments are in a three-block area south of Willett Drive between Crane and Landmark Village. Two of the apartment buildings are now complete with punch lists issued. The remaining apartments continue with framing, electrical/plumbing rough-ins and insulation installation, followed by drywall installation, texturing and painting. Exterior stone, siding, roofing and concrete site work continues. Landscaping continues on all parts of the site. The community center and apartment model units are now open Mondays through Fridays from 1-5 p.m. Residence Life and Dining Services maintenance staff members have moved into the community center's maintenance area. 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.

White Hall Renovations -- Movers are clearing furniture from the building and should be done by Tuesday, May 15. Renovation and abatement work will begin in late May or early June.

UW Office Annex (21st Street 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. A low bidder was selected, and construction will start at the end of May.

University of Wyoming/Casper College Student Union (UW/CC Student Union, scheduled completion, November 2013) -- Construction has started with site preparation and foundation systems. Asphalt paving of adjacent parking lots will begin this week and continue through the summer. Interior concrete stairs and enclosures will continue for the remainder of May.

Health Sciences, Pharmacy Wing -- Reroofing activities will take place starting Monday (they are a week late). The contractor occasionally will use a crane at the southeast corner of the building. The project is scheduled to take about two weeks.

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

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

Indoor Practice Facility -- Checking/tightening clearstory structure bolts will begin Monday, May 14. A lift will be used to access the connections and no activity will be allowed around the equipment or staging areas.

Health Sciences Center -- Roof replacement will begin Monday, May 14. Staging and crane set-up will occur on the south and east sides of the building, and the drive area may be blocked intermittently. Use caution around the equipment. the south or east exits may be closed intermittently during craning operations.

Cowboy Field -- The outfield fence has been removed. New posts are being installed. Painting and repairs continue.

King Street -- Crews will be working on the sewer main, north of the Crane-Hill Dining Area Tuesday morning. Traffic and working signs will be placed and caution is urged in this area.

Concrete Repairs -- Repairs this week are scheduled for the following areas: 9th Street in the vicinity of Aven Nelson, Classroom Building, Old Main, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Health Science Center and Bureau of Mines Building. Work will include demolition, earthwork, irrigation repairs and concrete replacement. Construction workers will be on site in areas marked with cones. Work will continue throughout the summer and is scheduled for mid-August completion.

College of Agriculture Building -- Painting continues in Rooms 139-160.

War Memorial Fieldhouse/West Stadium -- Power is scheduled to be shut down Wednesday and Thursday, May 16-17, for electrical upgrades. Building contacts have been notified.

Corbett PE Building -- Domestic hot and cold water will be shut off to the facility Tuesday, May 15th, from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to perform a tie-in to the system. Building contacts have been notified.

College of Law Building -- Lighting replacements continue. 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.

Honors Center (10th and Ivinson streets) -- Work continues inside with sheetrock and paint. Work continues outside with exterior painting. Sidewalks around the house are closed. Please use alternate routes.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- A landscaping project has begun throughout the vicinity of the Vet Lab complex. Please use caution when entering and exiting the complex. Portions of the parking lot will be closed at times to facilitate the construction. Renovation continues on the Insectory Building at the Vet Lab. Please use caution around the work area.

American Heritage Center -- Alarm installation will begin on the second and third floors.

Physical Sciences Building -- Work will continue in the vicinity of Room 316 for equipment installation.

Biological Sciences Building -- Work is ongoing on the basement Coop Area Project. Please use caution around the construction area.

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 been installed. Electrical work will occur intermittently next week. Please use caution around the work areas.

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