The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees Monday selected two Wyoming companies to manage two major construction projects at UW.

The board voted to authorize negotiation of a contract with Haselden Constructors of Laramie to serve as construction manager at risk (CMAR) for the High Bay Research Facility, an approximately $30 million project that is part of UW’s engineering initiative. Construction is expected to begin in in the winter/spring of 2015, with completion by summer 2016.

Trustees also voted to contract with GE Johnson Construction of Jackson to serve as CMAR for an expected $21 million remodeling and expansion of the Corbett Pool facility. Plans call for adding 36,000 square feet to and renovating 23,000 square feet of the 40-year-old Corbett Pool building to create a modern swimming and diving facility for UW’s intercollegiate swimming and diving teams. No construction timeline has been established for the Corbett Pool project. According to a press release, the university plans to seek construction funding from the state during the next legislative session.

The Board of Trustees also voted to retain the firm of By Architectural Means P.C. of Cheyenne, in association with Sink Combs Dethlefs of Denver, to provide architect/engineering services for the second phase of UW Arena-Auditorium improvements. By Architectural Means has provided those services for the first phase of the A-A project, which is underway this summer and includes reconstruction of the basketball court, lower seating bowl and locker room areas.