Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #103
Posted: October 9, 2009

The bids for the permanent repairs and hazard mitigation project at the Allied Health/Nursing Building were opened on October 7th. The bid also included an alternate to construct a new large lecture hall on the 2nd Floor; relocating displaced offices to the 1st Floor. The architects evaluated the bids and have recommended that the contract be awarded to the low responsive bidder. The contact award process now moved into the hands of Facility Planning and Control. Pre-bid conferences for the permanent repair and mitigation projects at the Residence Hall and Resource Center have been held. The bids are scheduled to be opened for the Residence Hall on 10/14/09 and for the Resource Center on 10/21/09.

FEMA recently prepared a new hazard mitigation proposal for the CSRB addition and presented the draft to GOHSEP and LSUHSC. Early indications are that the proposal includes the major elements that were proposed by LSUHSC and that FEMA will support the project as eligible for funding. GOHSEP and LSUHSC are completing their review of the new proposal and hope to be able to sign off on it early next week.

Renovations to the Physiology labs located on the 7th Floor of the MEB are nearing completion. The contractor installed shelves in Rooms 7221, 7241, 7244 and 7250. Network data cables have been terminated in the network closet and in all of the rooms. The electrical raceways were trimmed out in Rooms 7221, 7241, 7244, and 7250. The receptacles and cover plates were installed. Ceiling tile was installed in Rooms 7221, 7241, 7244, and 7250. Workers connected hot, cold, DI water, and drain lines in the labs. The contractor cleaned Rooms 7221, 7241, 7244, and 7250; buffing and waxing the floors in all 4 rooms.

The contractor removed the old roof from the Resource Center along Perdido Street and S. Prieur St. and applied the two-ply roof. They completed all the X-rays and successfully cored the roof at all four corners. Crews placed lightweight concrete on the main penthouse and applied the two-ply roof. They placed lightweight concrete on the Gravier Street Penthouse and on the corner of Gravier and Bolivar Street. Tapered insulation was laid and workers applied a two-ply roofing system at all roof drains on the main penthouse. Work on the replacement of the glazing (glass) that forms the roof of the atrium is expected to begin shortly.

The contractor roughed in the electrical for the 2nd Floor entrance from the 1542 Tulane Ave. parking garage. Workers installed sheetrock and the sprinkler heads for the entrance. They pulled wiring for the power receptacles for the 2nd Flood corridor. The contractor taped and floated the walls for the entrance corridor and in Rooms 242 and 202A. The walls in Room 242B were painted. The contractor constructed the wood forms and installed rebar for the 1st Floor ADA entrance. They poured the concrete curbs and filled the slab penetrations and poured concrete for the new ADA entrance ramp.

The air handling replacement project at the MEB continues on schedule. The contractor completed the control work for AHU 4-C and 5-C. Facility Services set up the temporary A/C units in the 4th and 5th Floor Quadrant B (corner of South Roman and Perdido streets). The contractor demolished AHU 4-B and 5-B and removed the louvers on both mechanical rooms. The new AHU 4-B and 5-B and the associated ductwork and piping were installed. The contractor completed installing the hot water and chilled water piping for the new units.

They insulated the chilled water piping for AHU 4-B and began the installation of electrical and control wiring. Crews balanced RTU 1, RTU 2, and all AHUs on the 6th and 7th Floors.

Renovations to MDL #4 in the MEB are underway. The contractor removed plumbing, electrical, existing lab furniture, and the existing partition panel from the lab. They removed the old speakers and projector screens. The contractor prepared the area for asbestos abatement work and the abatement work was completed. The old floor tile has been removed.

Renovations to a portion of the 8th Floor of the Lions/LSU Clinic Building have begun. Facilities Services started demolition by removing fire alarm devices and plumbing fixtures from the 8th Floor lobby and offices. They continue with the demolition of the conference and lobby areas. Creative presentations removed the existing multimedia equipment from the small and large conference rooms. The general contractor installed studs in Room 804 (the lab area that is being converted into the conference room).

A project to replace portions of the perimeter fencing at the City Park campus is underway. The contractor removed the old fence posts along Florida Ave. and Moss St. Workers staked out the monumental fence posts. On the Uptown campus, a project to replace the chiller (begun by the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital prior to being closed) is continuing. The contractor installed the condenser water pumps and completed the exterior condenser piping. The existing chilled water pumps have been removed.

The contractor corrected the smoke detectors and the pull station zone coverage issue in the newly expanded and renovated Residence Hall lobby. Facility Services conducted a successful audio test for the fire alarm system. The flooring contractor removed one row of tile to allow for the precast concrete installation. The contractor placed the top precast panel along the storefront and began installing the precast stone on the concrete wall starting from the Bolivar Street side.

Facility Services framed up concrete forms and poured the new sidewalk in the corner of the T-lot. Crews installed irrigation piping adjacent to the Roman St. Garage along Bolivar Street. They completed the final grading around the T-lot, planted shrubs and mulched the new planting beds. Crews also poured concrete for the new driveway in the rear of Residence Hall on Bolivar Street.

Here are highlights of work that has been accomplished during the past two weeks.

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING PERMANENT REPAIRS AND MITIGATION:

  • Bids were advertised on 9/11/2009
  • The Pre-Bid Conference was held on 9/28/2009 in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.
  • Bids were opened on 10/7/2009. The architects have recommended the contract be awarded to the low responsive bidder.

STUDENT RESIDENCE HALL PERMANENT REPAIRS AND MITIGATION:

  • Bids were advertised on 9/16/2009
  • The Pre-Bid Conference was held on 10/1/2009 in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.
  • Bids will be opened on 10/14/2009.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS AND MITIGATION:

  • Bids were advertised on 9/23/2009
  • The Pre-Bid Conference was held on 10/8/2009 in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.
  • Bids will be opened on 10/21/2009.

MEB 7th FLOOR PHYSIOLOGY LAB RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor installed shelves in Rooms 7221, 7241, 7244 and 7250.
  • Crews terminated the network data jacks in Room 7221, 7241, 7244, and 7250.
    • They terminated the network cables in the network closet.
  • The contractor trimmed out the electrical raceways in Rooms 7241, 7244, and 7250.
  • Ceiling tile was installed in Rooms 7221, 7241, 7244, and 7250.
  • The contractor cleaned Rooms 7221, 7241, 7244, and 7250.
    • They buffed and waxed the floors in all 4 rooms.
  • Workers connected hot, cold, DI water, and drain lines in Room 7221, 7241, 7244, and 7250.
  • The contractor installed receptacles and cover plates in Rooms 7221, 7241, and 7250.
  • This project is nearing completion.

RESOURCE CENTER ROOF REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor removed the old roof along Perdido Street and S. Prieur St. and applied the two-ply roof.
  • The contractor completed all the X-rays of the roof in preparation for coring.
    • All four roof cores were completed.
  • Crews placed lightweight concrete on the main penthouse for insulation.
    • They completed applying the two-ply roofing system over the lightweight concrete at the main mechanical penthouse.
  • The contractor placed lightweight concrete on the Gravier Street Penthouse and on the corner of Gravier and Bolivar Street.
  • They installed tapered insulation and applied a two ply roofing system at all roof drains on the main penthouse.

1542 TULANE GARAGE ENTRANCES:

  • The contractor roughed in the electrical for the 2nd Floor entrance.
  • Workers installed sheetrock for the 2nd Floor entrance.
  • The sprinkler heads for the 2nd Floor entrance were installed.
  • The contractor pulled wiring for the power receptacles at the 2nd level garage corridor.
  • Crews installed sheetrock in Room 242B.
  • The contractor taped and floated the walls for the 2nd level garage entrance corridor.
    • They taped and floated the walls in Room 242 and Room 202A for the 2nd level garage corridor.
    • The walls in Room 242B were painted.
  • The contractor constructed the wood forms and installed rebar for the 1st Floor ADA entrance.
    • They poured the concrete curbs and filled the slab penetrations at the 1st Floor entrance.
    • The contractor poured concrete for the new ADA entrance ramp.

1542 TULANE AVE. REPAIRS:

  • The contractor installed the power receptacle for the podium in the auditorium.
  • Crews floated the sheetrock walls at the S. Claiborne wall of the auditorium.

MEB AIR HANDLING UNIT REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor completed the control work for AHU 4-C and 5-C.
  • Facility Services set up the temporary A/C units in the 4th and 5th Floor Quadrant B (corner of South Roman and Perdido streets).
  • The contractor completed the demolition of AHU 4-B and 5-B and removed the louvers on both mechanical rooms.
  • Workers installed the new AHU 4-B and 5-B, new ductwork and new piping.
  • The contractor completed installing chilled water piping for AHU 4-B and 5-B.
  • Crews balanced RTU 1, RTU 2, and all AHUs on the 6th and 7th Floors..
  • The contractor completed installing ductwork and hot water piping for AHU 4-B and 5-B.
  • They insulated the chilled water piping for AHU 4-B and began the installation of electrical and control wiring.

MDL 4 RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor removed plumbing, electrical, existing lab furniture, and the existing partition panel from the lab.
    • They removed the old speakers and projector screens.
  • The contractor prepared for asbestos abatement work.
    • The abatement work was completed. The contractor removed the plastic containment and completed the final cleaning.
  • The contractor removed the old floor tile.

LIONS EYE 8TH FLOOR RENOVATIONS:

  • Facilities Services started removing fire alarm devices and plumbing fixtures from the 8th Floor lobby and offices.
  • Facilities Services continued demolition of the conference and lobby areas.
  • Creative presentations continued removing multimedia equipment from the small and large conference rooms.
  • The general contractor installed studs in Room 804 (lab area that is being converted into the conference room).

DENTAL SCHOOL FENCE REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor removed the old fence posts along Florida Ave. and Moss St.
  • The contractor staked the monumental fence posts.

UPTOWN CAMPUS CHILLER REPLACEMENT:

  • The Uptown Campus is the former site of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital.
  • The contractor installed the condenser water pumps and completed the exterior condenser piping.
  • The contractor removed the existing chilled water pumps.

RESIDENCE HALL LOBBY EXPANSION:

  • The contractor corrected the smoke detectors and the pull station zone coverage issue.
  • Facility Services conducted a successful audio test for the fire alarm system.
  • The flooring contractor removed one row of tile to allow for the precast concrete installation.
  • The contractor placed the top precast panel along the storefront.
  • Workers installed four exit signs and replaced light bulbs.
  • The contractor began installing the precast stone on the concrete wall starting from the Bolivar Street side.

EXTERIOR/LANDSCAPING:

  • Facility Services framed up concrete forms and poured the new sidewalk in the corner of the T-lot.
  • They poured concrete for the new driveway in the rear of Residence Hall on Bolivar Street.
  • Facility Services installed irrigation piping adjacent to the Roman St. Garage along Bolivar Street.
  • Crews completed the final grading around the T-lot.
  • Facility Services completed planting shrubs and mulching around the perimeter of T-lot.

We encourage you to follow the details of our progress through the daily updates which are posted on the web site.