Campus Construction Update for Jan. 20

January 18, 2013

These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming.

Traffic Alert -- With the start of a new semester, the UW Police Department reminds everyone the speed limit around the campus perimeter is 20 mph.

Town Hall Meeting -- A town hall-style meeting to inform the public of the construction activities for the planned Performing Arts Center project is set for Friday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Main Stage theatre.

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

Enzi STEM Facility (Scheduled completion June 2015) -- 11th Street is closed between Lewis and Bradley streets to allow the contractor to install water and sewer lines at 11th Street. Watch for detour signs in the area. Lewis Street between 11th and 12th is open to limited traffic serving Engineering, Geological Survey, Earth Sciences and the Energy Innovation Center.

Performing Arts Center (Fine Arts) -- Contractors have begun mobilization activities. A town hall-style meeting to inform the public of the construction activities for the planned Performing Arts Center project is set for Friday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Main Stage theatre.

Museum Open -- The UW Geological Museum is now open. It is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Counselor Education Training Clinic (Education Building, scheduled completion early January) -- Renovation construction in the northeast portion of the Education Building basement is substantially complete; access for students, faculty and staff via the northeast building entry has been re-established. Construction activities will continue sporadically until final completion later this month.

White Hall Renovations -- New installations continue on the sixth through 12th floors. Window replacement is complete on the 12th floor and will continue down each floor. The transformer vault concrete walls and backfilling are complete. The new east entry foundation has started. 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 have a contractor walk through Thursday Jan. 24 from 1-5 p.m. at the State Vet Lab, Engineering and Ag buildings. This will have minimal impact on occupants.

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.) -- Lewis Street remains closed during construction. School of Energy Resources and Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute personnel now occupy their third-floor offices. Access to main campus now includes the passage between Engineering and the new EIC along with access between or through Earth Sciences and the Berry Center. Access to the EIC north entrance will be on Lewis from the east along Lewis. Parking will be limited in areas around construction. Limited handicapped parking may be available south of the EIC and west of Engineering. 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.

Work on the third-floor lab and the second-floor conference rooms, along with 3-D 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.

Earth Sciences – The air handling unit serving the building will be shut down the entire day Jan. 24 for filter replacement and duct cleaning. Exhaust systems with be operational. Building contacts have been notified.

Engineering Building -- Renovations to Room 6085 are complete. Painting in the restrooms has resumed. Signs will be posted in areas affected by painting operation.

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

Knight Hall -- Ceiling repairs and painting are complete. Bathrooms within the building are being painted, and those closed during work will be identified with signs.  

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

Beta House -- Construction is substantially complete and punch list items are being completed. Video classrooms 105 and 205 are in use. HVAC controls work is nearing completion. New furnishings have been installed in most rooms used by the Outreach TV unit. Video editing equipment and media will be moved from the Centrex building beginning Feb. 12. 

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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