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Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 25-31

October 23, 2009

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Oct. 25-31:

The University of Wyoming continues to seek input on its Long Range Development Plan and is nearing the completion of a year-long planning process for the future development of the Laramie campus. The last campus and community workshops will occur Thursday, Oct. 29, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union West  Yellowstone Ballroom and 7 p.m. at the Laramie Recreation Center, conference room, 920 Boulder Drive. Both workshops are open to anyone on campus and within the Laramie community. Read more.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center -- Mass excavation of soils for the foundations and shoring of the soils next to the pine trees will take place. There will be additional large truck traffic in and out of the site. There will be grading and installation of road base on the west side of the alley where the storage buildings were removed.

Old Power Plant -- Deconstruction and dust control will continue.

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

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- The contractor will be placing the sidewalk on the north side of the building and continuing with masonry and window installation on the exterior. At the interior of the addition, painting continues in the basement, wall board installation is taking place on the ground level, metal framing occurring on the second level, and utility rough ins on the third level. In the addition, final cleaning is under way.

ILLC (Information Library and Learning Center) -- Finish work continues on the west reading room and should be ready for final cleaning at the end of the week. Miscellaneous landscaping and site work continues on the exterior of the building.

Kendall House (Southeast corner of 8th and Fremont Streets, will become the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources) -- The sidewalks along 9th and along Fremont will be closed all next week for sidewalk modifications. Please use the sidewalks across the street. Parking and one lane of traffic along the west side of the property will  be closed all next week for utility tie-ins. The contractor has fenced the area and is setting up for site work. There will be no parking along the alley on the east side of the property. Interior demolition has started.

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Masonry work is under way on the north half of the building. Miscellaneous steel installation will continue. The concrete for the ground floor, south half of the building is scheduled to be placed during the week.

Arena-Auditorium (Scheduled Completion: Oct. 31) -- Accessible seating is being added, with handrails scheduled to be installed this week.

War Memorial Stadium Expansion and Improvements (Scheduled Completion: Fall 2010) -- The East Stadium parking lot will be open on game days. Roofing continues this week, the temporary heat enclosure is ongoing.

Lewis Street Apartment Removal -- The third and final apartment at 1113 E. Lewis Street is anticipated to be moved in a couple of weeks. Please use caution on Lewis Street between 11th and 12th Streets.

Engineering 4055 (Scheduled Completion: January, 2010) -- Electrical work continues in the research lab.

Hoyt Hall (Scheduled Completion: Nov. 1) -- Second floor women's restroom will be closed for accessibility improvements. Restrooms on the first and third floors are available.

Bioscience General Classroom Renovations, Phase 2 (Scheduled completion date: Dec. 21) -- Demolition work is complete in Room 220, electrical work is scheduled this week. Some punch list items remain in Rooms 217, 218 and 219. Staging area takes up 1 parking spot in the Hoyt Hall loop drive.

Centennial Complex -- Exterior block repair is complete. Cap flashing is completed at the Sculpture Court and Art Museum window sills. Block cleaning continues, control joint caulking has started. Staging for the contractor is on the northeast side of the building.

The UW Physical Plant has scheduled the following activities for the week:

Half Acre -- Beginning Monday, the northeast corner sidewalk between the Day Lot and Half Acre will be blocked for about one week to repair the sidewalk. Bus traffic will be rerouted for two to three hours Monday, Oct. 26, to remove the sidewalk grate. The buses will pick up and deliver passengers in the northeast lot of the Student Union from 7-9 a.m., at which time the scheduled route will return to normal. During this construction time caution signs will be posted.

Corbett Building -- New exterior lights are being installed along the sidewalk north of the building.

Campus Grounds -- Sprinkler systems are being winterized across campus from now through October. There may be occasional overspray on sidewalks and around buildings.

Campus Greenhouse -- This project is complete.

Health Sciences Building -- Landscaping and flagstone work on the east side continues.

Student Union -- Carpeting throughout the building is being replaced. Work will continue for a couple more weeks.

Engineering -- Window sill repairs continue as weather permits on 4th, 5th and 6th floors inside of the court area on the east wall.

RMMC (Regulated Materials Management Center) -- Re-roofing continues. The staging area is on the south side of building. Please use caution when entering from the south and around the staging area. Fan replacement on the storage wing will begin next week.

War Memorial Fieldhouse -- Roof replacement is substantially complete. The contractor is now working on punch list items. The staging area on the west side of the building has been removed, and the parking area is now available.

Arena-Auditorium -- Work on the repair of the supply and return air fans is complete.

Knight Hall -- Capstone work on the southwest planters of the building should be complete by next week. Please use caution in this area.

Please direct questions to the Service Desk at 766-6225.


Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009

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