Campus Construction Update for Dec. 9

December 7, 2012
Two workers setting up office equipment

These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming.

Personnel from the School of Energy Resources and the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute will begin moving into the Energy Innovation Center this week.

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

Enzi STEM Facility (Scheduled completion June 2015) -- Beginning Monday, Dec. 10, 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 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.

White Hall Renovations -- New installations continue on the seventh through 12th floors. Excavation for a new transformer vault on the east side is complete, and concrete wall forming and pouring will be complete 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 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.

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.

Interior finishes and cleanup are continuing throughout the building in areas not initially occupied by School of Energy Resources and Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute personnel. 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 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 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.

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 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 have completed work on the third floor. Patching and painting on the first and second floors will resume this week. 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.

Merica Hall -- Office painting on the first and third floors is complete.

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