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Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3


October 26, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 28-Nov. 3 at the University of Wyoming.

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, 766-6225, to report ice spots and problem areas.

Parking Lot Closure -- The lot on the east side of 10th and Lewis streets is closed. The contractor will continue to clear the area to prepare for the start of the construction of the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility.

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

Ivinson Parking Lot -- The Ivinson monument masonry work is complete. A concrete ramp and monument pad are partially complete until flood lights arrive the first part of November. Commemoration plaques will be installed during the first part of November. All four metered spaces and motorcycle parking are blocked off for contractor staging. Work may require the Ivinson sidewalk to be closed at times, so pedestrians will need to go around the area. All of the Ivinson parking lot is now open, adding 67 new parking spaces including ADA (Americans with Disability Act) spaces and four metered spaces. Access is from both 10th and 11th streets. Landscaping is complete.

Museum Closed -- The UW Geological Museum is closed for renovation and is scheduled to reopen in January. The first phase of landscaping around the T-Rex area will be complete within the next few days.

UW Office Annex (21st Street and Garfield, scheduled completion Nov. 15) -- The project involves partial renovation of the lower level of the west wing for improvements to offices and other adjacent multi-use spaces. Mechanical and electrical installations are complete. Ongoing work includes building systems controls, sheetrock, texturing and painting. The main corridors in the lower level will have limited access, due to construction activity, starting Oct. 2. All exiting doors will remain operable.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Co. employees will be working in parts of the Engineering and Agriculture buildings this week. This will affect building occupants for approximately one hour. Workers will wear identification badges.

University of Wyoming/Casper College Student Union (UW/CC Student Union, scheduled completion November 2013) -- Exterior structural framework is completed and roof membrane is installed. The building will be closed in for the remainder of the interior construction activities. Framing of interior partitions in UW third- and fourth-floor spaces has begun.

White Hall Renovations -- Demolition is complete on all floors. New installations continue on the ninth through 12th floors. Excavation for a new transformer vault on the east side of White Hall is scheduled to begin this week. Excavation for a new transformer vault on the east side of White Hall has begun. Fencing is placed around the area. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013.

Energy Innovation Center (formerly ERC, at 1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion October 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, 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 continue throughout the building. Door and hardware installation is under way. Installation of lab equipment and casework is nearing completion on the first and second floors, with floor finish to be completed. Work continues on the south retaining walls and landscaping. Landscape work is finishing on the north side. Interior painting is nearing completion, with floor finishes progressing throughout the corridors.

Counselor Education Training Clinic (Education Building, scheduled completion Nov. 19) -- Renovation construction work continues in the northeast portion of the Education Building basement. Limited access for students, faculty and staff via the northeast building entry has reopened. Construction activities and staging will continue, requiring appropriate caution in the area. Construction staging will continue to occupy a portion of the pedestrian walkway and accessible parking area northeast of the Education Building. Temporary substitute accessible parking has been designated with temporary signage.

The UW Physical Plant reports the following activities for the week. Please direct questions to the service desk, 766-6225.

Physical Science Building -- Modifications to the liquid nitrogen tank on the north side of the building are scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 12. Tank blow-down operations will take place Oct. 29, between the hours of 1-3 p.m., and pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the area will be barricaded and closed during this time. Additionally, the HVAC system will be shut down during this same time period, and fume hoods will be non-operational. Chemical Storage will have free liquid nitrogen as supply allows, and asks people needing liquid nitrogen to please contact them. Please use alternate routes near the building, if possible.

Knight Hall -- Repairs are under way on the ceilings where lighting upgrades were recently installed. Crews started patching and painting on the third floor, and will continue to work throughout the building. Scheduling will be completed with departments and room occupants. Please use caution near equipment and materials.

Earth Science Building and Coe Library -- Cell site upgrades began Oct. 11. Work areas will be isolated to the roof and mechanical penthouses. The contractor anticipates drilling and coring activities during off hours or early morning.

Jacoby Golf Course -- Construction continues on the east campus drainage project at Jacoby Golf Course. Inlet construction is scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 16. During construction, driving lanes on Grays Gable Road will be narrowed and area traffic may be rerouted at times. Please use caution in the work areas.

Education Building -- Final system work continues in the Education auditorium to integrate new projector equipment with the existing system.

Beta House -- Renovations to the first and second floors continue. Completion of the project has been extended to late November due to mechanical and plumbing issues.

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.

Service Building -- Installation of light tubes and punch list items from the recent roof repair will be completed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Engineering Building -- Fire pump testing is complete.

Campus -- Irrigation system blow-out is completed for the season.

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