Campus Construction Update for March 17

March 15, 2013
Man with shovel
U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi throws the first shovelful of sand March 8 during the formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility located north of Lewis Street between 10th and 11th streets.

These are among the construction activities scheduled March 17-30 at the University of Wyoming.

Parking Lot Closure -- The parking lot on the east side of the UW Performing Arts Center will be closed beginning Monday, March 18. It will be used for construction staging, and be converted into a green area following construction. Building visitors should use the lot on the north side of the building.

Those entering the Performing Arts Center must now enter through the doors on the west side of the building. This will be the entrance for all building operations, including classes, ticket purchases and performances.

Ross Hall Cafe Closed -- Ross Hall Cafe renovations will begin the week of spring break. The facility will be closed through the summer and is scheduled to reopen for the fall semester. Please use caution in the area.

No Water in Fine Arts Center -- Domestic hot water and the building heating system at the Fine Arts Center will be shut down for repairs Tuesday, March 19, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Building contacts have been notified.

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

College of Education Annex Canopy and Connection (North of Education Building and east of Education Annex; scheduled completion August 2013) -- Preconstruction tasks for the project are under way. Access to and through the project site will remain unaffected through approximately March 25. Construction activities will start on or around March 25, at which time site construction and staging area will be defined by signs. This will limit vehicular access and parking availability in the lot north of the Education Building throughout construction. During construction, pedestrian access to the north entrance of the Education Building and the east entrance of the Education Annex will be maintained; however, ongoing construction activities will require access to be limited to designated pathways. Pedestrians and motorists should exercise caution in the area.

Education Annex – Literacy Research Center and Clinic (Lower floor, Education Annex; scheduled completion January 2014) -- The lower (first) floor of the Education Annex is closed for construction. Asbestos abatement is scheduled to begin March 18 and be completed by March 31. Vehicular and pedestrian access on the west side of the Education Annex may be limited during abatement. Limited and sporadic pre-construction activity at the project site may occur before the start of renovation construction in mid-May.

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 or ahead of schedule. Rough-in construction is generally complete throughout UW/CC third- and fourth-floor spaces, and preliminary finish construction has started. Overall project construction is approximately 70 percent complete.

Enzi STEM Facility (Scheduled completion June 2015) -- Ground was broken March 8 to begin construction of the facility. The contractor should finish a fire hydrant installation at Lewis and 10th streets and will then start to remove foundations on the west side.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Co. employees and contractors will work on lighting retrofits at the Centennial Complex first floors. The week of March 18 the electrical contractor will work on lighting retrofits in the Arts and Sciences Building. This will have some impact on occupants. Workers will wear identifying badges. 

White Hall Renovations -- New installations continue on the fifth through 11th floors. Rough-in installations continue in the basement through fourth floor. Window replacement is complete on the fifth through 12th floors, and will continue down each floor. Punch list work has begun on 12th floor. The new east entry concrete slab pour will begin this week, followed by metal framing. Fencing is placed around the area. The west parking lot will be closed until this summer.

Energy Innovation Center (formerly ERC, at 1020 Lewis St.) -- Lewis Street remains closed during construction. The School of Energy Resources and Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute are now located in the EIC. First- and second-floor labs are being occupied. Access to main campus now includes the passage between Engineering and the new EIC, along with access between 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. Work on the third-floor lab and 3-D visualization space will be ongoing. Congestion and traffic on Lewis continues. Watch for UW and contractors’ 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 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 -- All fume hoods are scheduled to be shut down Tuesday, March 19, from 6-8 a.m. for minor repairs to the exhaust system. Building contacts have been notified.

West Campus Electrical Relocation Project -- Modern Electric will begin to install utility vaults in the area of 9th-11th /Flint streets beginning the week of March 18. Heavy equipment will be mobilized to the area and partial sidewalk and street closures are possible.

Campus -- Annual fire alarm testing will resume during spring break in the following buildings: Wildcatter Suites, Indoor Tennis Complex, Indoor Practice Facility, Wyoming Union, Visual Arts Building, Wyoming Hall, Plant Science Greenhouse, Wyoming State Vet Lab and Foundation House. Building contacts have been notified.

Biological Sciences -- The RO water system serving the building will be shut down March 19-20 for repairs. Building contacts have been notified.

Agriculture Building -- Crews will replace lamps in fixtures located in classrooms throughout the building during spring break.

Ross Hall -- The building heating system will be shut down for repairs Wednesday, March 20, from 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Building contacts have been notified.

Athletic Facilities -- Steam service will be interrupted for repairs Thursday, March 21, from 7 a.m.-noon at the following buildings: Arena-Auditorium, Fieldhouse North, Rochelle Athletic Center and Indoor Practice Facility. Domestic hot water service will also be interrupted to all buildings but the Rochelle Athletic Center. Facility contacts have been notified.

Education Annex -- Water will be shut off for removal of plumbing fixtures Monday, March 18, from 6-8 a.m. Building contacts have been notified.

Arts and Sciences Building -- Painting of the restrooms is scheduled to be complete March 22. Signs will be posted as to which areas will be closed.

Earth Sciences Building -- Painting operations will be ongoing in the hallways. Please use caution around painting crews and equipment.

Anthropology Building -- Entry demolition, insulation and reconstruction are scheduled to be complete by March 24. Access to the Lewis Street entrance may be closed intermittently for short periods. Please use the building’s west entrance when the Lewis Street entrance is barricaded. Exercise caution in work areas.

Geology Building -- Renovations to Classroom 216 are ongoing. Please use caution around crews and equipment in this area.

Landmark Square Apartments -- Removal of six trees within the complex area is complete.

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