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Chad Baldwin
Room 137, Bureau of Mines Building, Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2929
Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

Campus Construction Update for Feb. 24-March 2


February 22, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 24-March 3 at the University of Wyoming.

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. Limited and sporadic non-construction activity at the project site may be occurring. Access to and through the project site remains unaffected.

Education Annex – Literacy Research Center and Clinic (Lower floor, Education Annex; scheduled completion January 2014) -- Preconstruction tasks for the project are under way. Limited and sporadic non-construction activity at the project site may be occurring. Access to and through the lower floor of the Education Annex will remain unaffected through approximately March 1. Closure of the lower floor of the Education Annex is anticipated approximately March 1.

Performing Arts Center (Fine Arts, scheduled completion spring 2015) -- The contractor will fence off about one-fourth of the parking lot and set its trailers.

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 85 percent complete throughout UW/CC third- and fourth-floor spaces and preliminary finish construction has started in limited areas. Overall project construction is approximately 68 percent complete.

White Hall Renovations -- New installations continue on the sixth through 12th floors. Rough-in installations continue in the basement through fifth floor. Window replacement is complete on the sixth through 12th floors, and will continue down each floor. The new east entry block walls are starting this week. Fencing is placed around the area. The west parking lot will be closed until summer 2013.

Enzi STEM Facility (Scheduled completion June 2015) -- Work on the site will slow down and involve removing stockpiled material.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Co. employees and contractors will work on lighting retrofits at the Centennial Complex first and second floors. This will have some impact on occupants. Contractors will verify light fixtures in Old Main Tuesday, Feb. 26. This will take 5-10 minutes per room with minimal impact to occupants. Workers will wear identifying badges.

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 the EIC. First- and second-floor labs are being prepared for researchers. 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 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.

Sorority Row -- Crews are working to isolate and repair a leaking water line in the area north of the Tri Delta house near the street. Please be aware of moving equipment in the area.

Wyoming Technology Business Center -- Steam service to the building is scheduled to be shut down Thursday, Feb. 28, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. so that repairs can be made to a leak in the steam line. Interruptions to heat and domestic water service will occur. Building occupants have been notified.

Earth Sciences Building -- Painting operations in the hallways will begin this week. Please use caution around painting crews and equipment.

Anthropology Building -- Due to investigation and repairs of a water leak on the first floor, access to the Lewis Street entrance may be closed intermittently for short periods. Work will be ongoing on the exterior walls above the entry canopy roof. Entry demolition, insulation, and reconstruction are planned for March 15-24. 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.

Physical Sciences 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 control work is nearing completion. New furnishings have been installed. Editing rooms are operational and move-in is nearly complete. Work continues on minor control issues.

Fieldhouse North -- Repairs to the domestic hot and cold water service are complete.

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