Campus Construction Update for Dec. 16

December 14, 2012
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CW Mechanical employee Randy Dunnuch connects equipment in the Energy Innovation Center’s Enhanced Oil Recovery laboratory. (UW Photo)

These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming.

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

Enzi STEM Facility (Scheduled completion June 2015) -- 11th Street will be closed between Lewis and Bradley streets to allow the contractor to install the sanitary sewer line. Lewis Street will be closed between 11th and 12th streets.

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 toward substantial completion, tentatively scheduled for the week of Dec. 16. Limited access for students, faculty and staff via the northeast building entry remains open. Construction activities and staging areas will be in transition this week, including the possible removal of portions of the temporary site facilities, requiring appropriate caution in the area. Temporary substitute accessible parking has been designated with temporary signage.

White Hall Renovations -- New installations continue on the seventh through 12th floors. Window replacement has started on the 12th floor. The transformer vault concrete walls are complete, with backfilling scheduled for this week. Fencing is placed around the area. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Co. employees will be in the Centennial Complex mechanical room 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. Overall project construction is approximately 57 percent complete.

Energy Innovation Center (formerly ERC, at 1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion this month) -- School of Energy Resources personnel have begun moving into the facility. 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, has been reopened. The west end of the ramp, located behind the Engineering Building, will remain 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.

Cleanup continues throughout the building in areas not initially occupied by School of Energy Resources and Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute personnel. Work on the third floor lab and the second-floor conference rooms, along with 3D visualization space, will be ongoing. The contractor has moved construction staging from the parking area north of Lewis. This will increase congestion and traffic on Lewis. Watch for UW trucks and equipment in addition to the contractors.

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 remove 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.

Engineering Building -- Renovations to Room 6085 will begin Dec 17. Demolition, framing and floor drilling will be ongoing throughout the first week of the project. Floor drilling will be intermittent toward the end of the week. Please use caution in this area.  

Biological and Physical Sciences Buildings -- Crews will replace fan filters in hallways and classrooms Dec. 17-18. Work in the affected areas will create dust. Please cover any sensitive equipment. Building occupants will be notified.

Campus -- Replacement of light fixture lamps in classrooms around campus will be ongoing from Dec. 17-Jan. 11.

Animal Science/Molecular Biology -- Filter replacements will require the air handling unit to be shut down for a majority of the day Jan. 7.

Animal Science/Molecular Biology -- The RO/DI (special water for laboratories) water system will be shut down most of the day Tuesday, Dec. 18, for repairs. Building contacts have been notified.

Campus -- Annual fire alarm testing of campus buildings will be ongoing from Dec. 17-Jan 11. Intermittent alarm noise will occur for short periods of time during testing. Signs will be posted and building occupants will be notified.

Spanish Walk Apartments -- Crews will replace a heating boiler in building “D” Dec 18. Heat to the building will be interrupted for most of the day. Tenants have been notified.

Classroom Building -- Domestic water service will be off to the building from Jan. 2-7 for upgrades to the sanitary disposal system. Please use bathrooms in adjacent buildings.  

Campus -- Cleaning of sanitary sewer mains in King Street, Fraternity Row and Sorority Row will take place from Dec. 17-Jan. 11, weather permitting. Please use caution on these streets.

History Building -- Painting of hallways on the third floor is complete. Operations will continue to the second floor. Please use caution around work areas.

Engineering Building -- Painting in the restrooms has resumed. Signs will be posted in areas affected by painting operations.

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 will continue to work on the second floor. 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 in early January.

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.

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