Campus Construction Update for Week of July 15

July 13, 2012
Construction site
Construction is under way on a new University of Wyoming/Casper College Student Union.

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

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

Landscape Projects -- Construction work has begun on Sullivan Plaza, Public Edge Practice Field, Public Edge Southwest Campus Entry Marker and Bureau of Mines Landscape, and will continue during the summer months.

Sullivan Plaza -- Access to the south entrances of the Education Building and surrounding pedestrian pathways will be restricted by construction through Aug. 24. Plaza pedestrian paving, stone and boulder setting, and reconstruction of the front entry stairs is on-going. A portion of the parking area north of Wyoming Hall will be barricaded through July 20 for construction staging purposes.

Public Edge Practice Field (Tailgate Park) -- 20th Street adjacent to the field, as well as adjacent portions of 20th Street and Grand Avenue pedestrian sidewalks, will be temporarily closed by construction through July 30. Construction may limit westbound Grand Avenue to a single lane at times. Boulder setting, fencing and general landscaping is ongoing.

Public Edge Southwest Campus Entry Marker -- Adjacent portions of Ninth Street and Grand Avenue pedestrian sidewalks may be temporarily closed by construction through Sept. 28

Bureau of Mines Landscape -- The vehicular access and pedestrian corridor between the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center and the Health Sciences Center may be restricted by construction through Aug. 24.

Counselor Education Training Clinic (Education Building, scheduled completion October 22) -- Renovation construction work in the northeast portion of the basement of the Education Building is underway. General renovation construction activities will commence July 16. Construction staging will restrict access via the northeast building entry and to a portion of the parking area northeast of the Education Building through completion of the renovation project.

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. Demolition is completed and interior wall framing is under way. Remodeling work has begun in the conference rooms and adjacent corridors. Conference rooms will be closed until end of September.

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 complete, along with drywall in most areas. Painting is well under way along with other interior finishes. Interior door and window frames are under way in office and lab areas. Rough-in of mechanical and electrical systems is ongoing. Exterior wall system framing is complete. The remaining temporary weather enclosure on the north will be removed as the glazing system is completed. Installation of the exterior enclosure, primarily masonry and glazing work, is concentrated on the north and west walls during the week. Storm drains along the south and east will continue. Minor utility work will be ongoing. Expect congestion from delivery trucks, and take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

West War Memorial Stadium (scheduled completion July 31) -- Installation of stair risers will proceed throughout the week, along with preparation of surfaces for new slip-resistant coating. Preparation on the lower east War Memorial Stadium lower walk surface will start in the next week or so.

University of Wyoming/Casper College Student Union (UW/CC Student Union, scheduled completion November 2013) -- Construction has started with site preparation and foundation systems. Structural steel frame is under way, and interior concrete stair towers are completed.

Ivinson Parking Lot Expansion -- Final backfill/sub grading and parking lot expansion work continues. Concrete curb and gutter will start this week. This affects 31 parking spaces during construction. The project will add 67 additional parking spaces.

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. Twelve of the apartment buildings are now complete, with punch-list work ongoing. Work on the remaining apartments continues with electrical/plumbing finish and painting. Exterior stone, siding, roofing and concrete site work is nearly complete. 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.

White Hall Renovations -- Renovation and abatement work have begun. Abatement is proceeding from top floors to bottom floors. Electrical demolition has started. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013. Underground electrical excavation continues in front of Washakie. This will affect half the sidewalk and partial access into Washakie. Pedestrian traffic will need to use caution.

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

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

Campus -- Parking lot striping will continue this week. Monday: Finish ADA parking campus-wide, stripe curbs at the Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building and stripe motorcycle parking at the Wyoming Technology Business Center. Tuesday and Wednesday: Stripe College of Law and Fine Arts parking lot. Thursday: Stripe parking lot north of Wyoming Hall and east end of the Centennial Complex. Parking lots will be closed while painting operations are under way. Please use caution around, and in, these areas.

Steam Shutdown -- The annual campus steam shutdown is scheduled for July 20. A temporary boiler has been placed on the sidewalk northwest of the Washakie Center and will remain in place until Aug. 21. Please use caution around equipment in this area.

Corbett P.E. Building -- The pool will be closed for annual maintenance from July 22-Aug. 27.  

Campus -- New sod is scheduled to be placed at various locations around campus. Sprinklers will apply additional water to ensure successful transplant of new turf.  

Central Energy Plant -- The fenced construction area will remain through Aug. 20, the end of steam shutdown. The sidewalk adjacent to 19th Street remains closed to pedestrian traffic. Please use the sidewalk on the east side of 19th Street.

Prexy’s Pasture -- Exterior lights may be off around Prexy’s Pasture due to construction of the Sullivan Plaza in front of the Education Building and an underground bore in the area of Cheney Plaza.

Jacoby Golf Course -- Construction continues on the east campus drainage project at Jacoby Golf Course. Inlet work will begin and traffic on Grays Gable will be routed accordingly. Installation of sod at Pond #1 will necessitate the frequent application of additional water. 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 Building -- Lighting replacements are ongoing 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. The student lounge area is currently undergoing a remodel. Please use caution around the work area.

East Shuttle Lot (30th Street and Willet Drive) -- Electrical work continues. There will be an electrical shutdown of the middle shelter as the electrical work is completed. Use caution around work areas.

Knight Hall -- The lighting replacement project will continue when additional materials arrive. Electricians will coordinate schedules with building occupants. 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. Please use caution around work areas.

Law Library -- The high-density mobile storage project is ongoing in the basement. Shelving assembly continues in the east basement. Modifications to re-use fixed shelving will occur outside in the staging area.

Honors Center (10th and Ivinson Streets) -- Painting and trim work are ongoing inside. Construction of the addition continues outside. Sidewalks around the house are closed. Please use alternate routes.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- Landscaping work will be ongoing in front of the round building and by the main entry sign to the site. New signage is scheduled to be placed at the main entry and the LREC Lab Animal Facility. Please use caution in the work area near the driveway.

Biological Sciences Basement -- Cabinet installation is ongoing. Floor tile and carpet installation is complete. Please use caution around the construction area.

Sigma Phi Epsilon -- Brick replacement will continue as materials arrive. Please avoid deck area and use caution around equipment.  

Concrete Repairs -- No repairs scheduled for this week.

Knight Hall -- Painting is complete.

Spanish Walk -- Taping and painting in the laundry rooms is now complete.

Beta House -- Asbestos abatement is complete.

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