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Campus Construction Update for March 5-11

March 3, 2017

These are among the construction activities scheduled March 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

Colder Weather Advisory (UW Operations) -- UW Operations asks building occupants to assist with ensuring buildings and facilities are safe and secure. Make sure all windows and doors are completely closed with windows latched at the end of each day, and report any doors or windows that you are unable to close and secure to the Service Desk (766-6225).

Snow Removal (UW Operations) -- Crews will remove snow as needed throughout the season. Watch for snow-removal equipment; be careful and safe during snow events. Call the Service Desk (766-6225) to report icy spots and problem areas.

UW Operations reports the following activities for the week:

Education Building (Arcon Inc., Laramie; August 2017) -- Construction is ongoing for the Education Building window replacement project. Scaffolding will remain on the south side of the building to enable ongoing awning repairs. Work in Rooms 101,102, 103, 106, 109 and 112 will be completed over spring break. Replacement of these windows is expected to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Agriculture Building (Mastec, Denver, Colo.; November 2016) -- A new AT&T Cellular site on the east roof of the building is up and running. The contractor will complete punch-list items in the spring when weather allows.

High Bay Research Facility (Haselden Wyoming Constructors, Laramie; scheduled completion Jan. 4, 2017) -- Construction of the building is substantially complete, with resolution of punch-list items ongoing. Installation of furniture and owner-provided equipment, as well as lab equipment moves, are underway. Landscaping is to be completed in the spring.

Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) (Construction manager GE Johnson Construction Wyoming, Casper; spring 2019) -- Footing, foundations and concrete walls are underway, with completion anticipated next week. Concrete high walls will start in the next two weeks. “No parking” signs will go up on the east side of 12th Street for the duration of the project. Please observe direction signs placed within the streets around the project.

Wyoming State Vet Lab Renovations (BSL-3) (General contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; June 2017) -- Finishing framing and production drywall are underway. Be cautious around heavy equipment.

Arena-Auditorium Addition and Renovations (General contractor Sletten Construction of Wyoming Inc., Cody; October 2017) -- The project includes an addition to the east side of the building, which will provide a new major façade to the facility. The concourse will be renovated to provide improved concession areas, merchandise areas, restrooms, way finding and an upgraded appearance. A new central ticket office will be created to serve the A-A as well as War Memorial Stadium. A concession commissary will be developed within the southeast portion of the addition to serve the A-A, War Memorial Stadium and other athletics events. A limited-use elevator will be installed to provide access for patrons seated on or near the arena floor. A new smoke evacuation system also will be installed within the facility. Parking on the east side of the building will be blocked for the project duration. Decking and framing are ongoing on the main entrance roof. Underground plumbing in the south restrooms is also ongoing. Steel erection continues. Access to the A-A will remain during the project, but be cautious of equipment, vehicles and construction crews in the area.

Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center (Construction manager at risk GE Johnson Construction Wyoming LLC, Jackson; June 2018) -- The project includes a two-story addition to the existing Rochelle Athletics Center (RAC) and a complete renovation of the existing facility for the UW Department of Athletics. This building expands to the south of the existing RAC and features a combination of curtainwall, stone and cast stone accents. This building will employ LEED practices, both in design and construction. The building bears on rammed aggregate piers, with a sloping site down to the existing playing field. The addition will provide a new state-of-the-art weightlifting facility, locker rooms, hydrotherapy pools, academic center and a training table that will provide a high-quality experience for UW student-athletes. The project will feature a new two-story grand entrance that will make a statement as patrons enter from the south side. Parking on the north side of the building will be blocked for the project duration. Access to the Arena-Auditorium and Fieldhouse will remain open during the project via Gate 6 at the stadium across the north side of the field, and via Gate 8 with access across the north RAC sidewalk. Footings are being formed, and concrete placement is in progress. Foundation installation is complete for the project. Foundation wall forming and concrete placement along the west perimeter will be complete the week of  March 6. Selective demolition on the south elevation is ongoing, and steel erection is in progress. Although overhead work will be limited to within the construction fence, there will be remobilization of cranes, along with heavier truck traffic, in this area. In addition, there might be some brief interruptions to pedestrian traffic. All doors on the south and southeast sides of the RAC will be off-limits for entry and exit. Please be cautious of equipment, vehicles and construction crews in the area.

Physical Sciences Building (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Painting of interior public spaces is underway. Painters will focus on paintable corridors and stairwells. Painting will take a few weeks. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

American Heritage Center (Arcon Inc., Laramie; January 2017) -- Removal of the lobby concrete information desk is complete, and colorant will be added to the floor patch upon curing. Use caution around the work area.

Health Sciences Building -- A temporary water line will be placed on the east side of Health Sciences. The temporary line will be in place for several weeks. Please use caution in this area.

McWhinnie Hall (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Flooring replacement for Room 223 is scheduled to begin March 17. The new flooring will be scheduled after the abatement is complete. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Corbett Building (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- The flooring in most of the northwest area on the first floor is scheduled for replacement starting March 11. The complete flooring process is expected to take the entire week. Therefore, corridors C100, C101, C102, C103 and C104, along with the northwest entrance, will be closed to all traffic from March 11-18. The northwest entrance can be used for emergency evacuations only. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Spanish Walk Building “D” (UW Operations, Paint Shop) -- Renovation of apartments D28 and D18 is scheduled to begin March 15. The process is expected to take a few weeks. Please be cautious of crews and equipment in the area.

Merica Hall (northeast corner) to the Biological Sciences Building (UW Operations) -- UW Operations will place a temporary water line from the fire hydrant on the northeast corner of Merica Hall to the Biological Sciences Building. The temporary line will be placed on the ground and will cross some sidewalks, so use caution in this area. Truck ramps will be placed to protect the temporary line on the fire lane on the south side of Biological Sciences. Travel across ramps is allowed. This temporary line will provide water to Biological Sciences during the water line repair for the Classroom Building scheduled March 13-17.

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (General contractor Sampson Construction, Cheyenne; April 2017) -- Big Horn Roofing will repair roof damage and replace roof coping from building addition project punch-list items. Please be cautious of crews and equipment around this area.

The following projects are complete:

30th Street and Willett Bus Shelter (B&W Glass; end of January/first part of February 2017) -- The automatic sliding glass door on the east side of the main heated bus shelter on Willett Drive has been replaced.

Engineering Building, Petroleum Wing (Marshall Contracting, Laramie; February 2017) -- Work to install a new doorway for IT access to Room 2101A is complete.

Engineering Building, Petroleum Wing (Trident Electric, Laramie; February 2017) -- Conduit installation in the Petroleum Wing of the Engineering Building is complete.

Biological and Physical Sciences Buildings (Shepard Construction, Rawlins; February 2017) -- Replacement of the Biological Sciences northeast entrance and Physical Sciences southwest entrance is complete.

Ross Hall (UW Operations and Marshall Contracting, Laramie; February 2017) -- Construction is complete.

Hoyt Hall (Arcon Inc., Laramie; July 2017) -- Drainage improvements to stop leakage into basement Room 28 are complete.

Lewis Street Alcove/Enzi STEM Tunnel (Arcon Inc., Laramie; March 2017) -- Ventilation unit replacement is complete.

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