Campus Construction Update for Week of May 27

May 25, 2012

These are among the construction activities scheduled May 27-June 2 at the University of Wyoming:

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

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Co. will work in all 10 buildings this week, conducting lighting audits with Rocky Mountain Power in occupied spaces. This will have minimal impact on building occupants. The buildings are: Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Centennial Complex, Education Annex, Old Main, State Chemistry and Veterinary Laboratory, Wyoming Hall and the Bureau of Mines Building. Workers will wear identifying badges.

White Hall Renovations -- The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013. Renovation and abatement work will begin in late May or early June.

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. The community center and apartment model unit are now open Mondays through Fridays. Residence Life and Dining Services maintenance staff members have moved into the community center's maintenance area. Two of the apartment buildings are now complete, with punch-list work ongoing. Work on the remaining apartments continues 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. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) with the community center and maintenance building.

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 and west walls. 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.

West Stadium (scheduled completion July 31) -- Preparation for addition of steps and handrails at aisles, along with new slip-resistant coating, is ongoing on the lower West Stadium.

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-use spaces. A low bidder was selected, and construction will start May 21.

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. Underground installation of plumbing and electrical conduits begins in June.

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

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

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

Campus -- Sanitary sewer mains on King Street, and Fraternity and Sorority Rows will be evaluated this week. Please use caution around moving equipment.

Concrete Repairs -- Repairs this week are scheduled for the following areas: Ninth Street in the vicinity of Aven Nelson, Classroom Building, Old Main, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Health Sciences Center and Bureau of Mines Building. Work will include demolition, earth work, 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.

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.

College of Law -- Lighting replacements will occur in the Law Library. 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.

Knight Hall -- Lighting upgrades are under way to replace light fixtures for energy efficiency. Please use caution around work areas.

Health Sciences Center -- Roof replacement continues. Staging and crane set-up is 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.

Foundation House -- Shingle repairs are scheduled this week, weather permitting. Contractor parking will be barricaded. Use caution when exiting the building and around ladder access locations.

Law Library -- Shelving and book removal will continue in the basement and on the second floor. Slab assessment is scheduled for May 31. Please use caution around staging areas.

Cowboy Field -- Outfield fencing is complete; screening will be installed this week. Dugout fence installation is ongoing.

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

Sigma Phi Epsilon -- Demolition of the south deck will occur this week. Please avoid demo area and use caution around equipment.

Honors Center (10th and Ivinson streets) -- Work continues inside with window trim and painting. Work continues outside with exterior painting. Footers are complete, and backfilling will begin this week. Sidewalks around the house are closed. Please use alternate routes.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- The landscaping project continues at 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 continues on the second and third floors.

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

East Shuttle Lot (30th Street and Willett Drive) -- The new bus shelters have been installed. Electrical work will occur intermittently during the week. Please use caution around the work areas.

Physical Sciences Building -- Equipment installation in Room 316 is complete.

Wyoming Hall -- Restroom facility upgrades are complete.

Indoor Practice Facility -- Checking/tightening clearstory structure bolts is complete.

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