Campus Construction Update for Week of May 6

May 4, 2012

These are among the construction activities scheduled May 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Museum Closed -- The UW Geological Museum will be closed for renovation beginning Monday, May 7, and is scheduled to reopen at the beginning of the fall semester.

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

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

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 begin this 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 along the wall sides, with the south and east being further along. 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.

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 and roofing also continues. Landscaping has started on the eastern part of the site. The community center and apartment model units are now open Mondays through Fridays from 1-5 p.m. 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.

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.

New Engineering Building -- Domestic hot and cold water will be shut down Tuesday, May 8, from 6-10 a.m. to repair leaks within the system. Building contacts have been notified.

Earth Sciences Building -- Air handling units will be shut down Tuesday, May 8, for maintenance. Building contacts have been notified.

Law School -- Lighting replacements continue in the Law Building. 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. The garage and carriage house is scheduled for demolition Tuesday, May 8. 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 -- The basement remodeling project continues. Please use caution around work areas.

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.

Prexy's Pasture -- Installation of UW Pride flags is now complete.

Corbett Building -- Lighting replacement work is complete.

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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