Campus Construction Update for Dec. 2

November 30, 2012
Construction on academic building
A window washer works on the exterior of the Energy Innovation Center.

These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming.

Commencement Parking and Transportation -- Transit and Parking Services offers special parking and transportation services to attendees at fall commencement events in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Individuals requiring disability accessible parking spaces along with transportation to the building can see the recommendations here.

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

Enzi STEM Facility -- 11th Street will be closed between Lewis and Bradley streets to allow the contractor to start installing the sanitary sewer line. The contractor will continue to fill in foundations on the east side for the start of the construction of the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility.

Ivinson Parking Lot -- The Ivinson monument masonry work is complete. Commemoration plaques are installed. All of the Ivinson parking lot is now open, adding 67 new parking spaces including ADA (Americans with Disability Act) spaces and four metered spaces. Access is from both 10th and 11th streets. Landscaping is complete.

Museum Closed -- The UW Geological Museum is closed for renovation and is scheduled to reopen in January.

Counselor Education Training Clinic (Education Building, scheduled completion mid-December) -- Renovation construction in the northeast portion of the Education Building basement continues with emphasis on interior finishes. Limited access for students, faculty and staff via the northeast building entry remains open with the adjacent construction staging area being reconfigured to simplify access. Construction activities and staging will continue, requiring appropriate caution in the area. Temporary substitute accessible parking has been designated with temporary signage.

UW Office Annex (21st Street and Garfield, substantially completed) -- The project involves partial renovation of the lower level of the west wing for improvements to offices and other adjacent multi-use spaces. Minor punch list items are now under way.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Co. employees will not be on site this week.

University of Wyoming/Casper College Student Union (UW/CC Student Union, scheduled completion November 2013) -- The primary building enclosure is complete, allowing interior construction activities to proceed on schedule. Framing of interior partitions and mechanical/electrical rough-in continue throughout the UW third- and fourth-floor spaces continue. Overall project construction is approximately 57 percent complete.

White Hall Renovations -- New installations continue on the seventh through 12th floors. Excavation for a new transformer vault on the east side is complete, with concrete wall forming continuing. Fencing is placed around the area. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013.

Energy Innovation Center (formerly ERC, at 1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion December 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, located behind the Engineering Building, 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.

Furniture installation will conclude late in the week to prepare for School of Energy Resources and Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute in the next week. Interior finishes and cleanup are continuing throughout the building to prepare for SER and EORI move in. Installation of lab equipment and casework is complete on the first and second floors. Exterior cleanup will begin with completion of landscape work and remaining site work. The contractor has moved construction staging from the parking area north of Lewis. This will increase congestion and traffic on Lewis. Watch for trucks and equipment.

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

Snow Removal -- Physical Plant crews will be removing snow as needed throughout the season. Watch for snow removal equipment, be careful and safe during snow events, and call the service desk at 766-6225 to report ice spots and problem areas.

Merica Hall -- Office painting on the first and third floors has begun and will continue through the second week of December. Please use caution in these areas.

History Building -- Painting of hallways on the third floor is under way. Painting is complete on the fourth floor. Please use caution around work areas.

Engineering Building -- Painting in the restrooms has been postponed until mid-December.

Physical Science Building -- Modifications to the liquid nitrogen tank on the north side of the building are ongoing. Please use caution in this area.

Knight Hall -- Ceiling repairs are under way where lighting upgrades were recently installed. Crews have completed work on the third floor. Patching and painting on the first and second floors will resume the second week of December. Bathrooms within the building are scheduled to be patched and painted. Scheduling will be completed with departments and room occupants. Please use caution near equipment and materials.

Jacoby Golf Course -- This project is complete with the exception of minor dirt work on the south side of Grays Gable Road.

Beta House -- Renovations to the first and second floors continue. Completion of the project is expected to be mid-December.

Rochelle Athletic Center -- Construction is ongoing on the hydrotherapy pool room renovation in the training room. The staging area is at the southeast corner of the building. Access to the area will be limited to authorized personnel.

Earth Science Building and Coe Library -- Cell site upgrades are complete.

Centennial Complex -- Replacement of air filters for air handling systems is complete.

Education Building -- Work on integration of projector equipment is complete.

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