Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #117
Posted: May 5, 2010

The contractor responsible for the permanent repairs and hazard mitigation at the Allied Health/Nursing Building completed laying CMU block in the Tiger Room, in the corridor and in the restroom along the MEB loading dock. The rough in electrical work was finished in the CMU block walls along Gravier Street. Workers roughed in light fixtures along the Bolivar Street side of the 1st Floor and in the restroom near the MEB loading dock. Restrooms lights were wired and the window wall near the MEB loading dock was insulated. Structural steel has been delivered to the site and the contractor started laying out the structural steel supports. The steel beams will provide structural support for the large classroom being constructed on the 2nd Floor and for the modifications planned for the 2nd Floor entrance from the elevated walkway.

The domestic water lines at the Resource Center have been re-routed as part of the hazard mitigation project. Crews continue installing electrical conduits for emergency power. The contractor completed removing the front elevator shaft wall for Elevators 3 & 4 and work on the new waterproof elevator shaft wall is underway. They erected rebar cages and set forms for the waterproof concrete shaft walls. The window in the 2nd Floor pump room was removed and workers began running conduit and wire for the floor outlet in the main lobby on the 1st Floor.

At the Student Residence Hall, the contractor continued installing underground plumbing pipes in the utility chase and ran additional underground conduit in the electrical utility chase. The new underground electrical conduits were covered with concrete near the electrical utility chase. Workers welded the piping for the fire protection water supply. They constructed and erected rebar cages for the 12 columns that will support the new mechanical/electrical enclosure. The concrete forms were put in place around the rebar cages the concrete was poured.

The 7th Floor lab renovations at the Lions/LSU Clinic Building are substantially complete. The contractor hung the door and installed ceiling tiles in the lab. Ceiling tiles were installed in the corridors and surrounding rooms. The fire alarm strobes and the final three light fixtures were installed and the fire alarm system was successfully tested. Sprinkler head heights were adjusted and the renovated space passed the State Fire Marshal’s inspection. Work on punch list items is underway.

Work on a number of small projects is being completed. The contractor began running conduit for the A/V equipment in the large conference room on the 8th Floor of the Lions/LSU Clinic Building. The contractor responsible for the fence replacement project at the Dental School poured the concrete for the Moss Street driveway and Entergy supplied power for the entrance controls. The project to grade and re-contour the field between Florida Ave. and the adjacent railroad tracks has been completed.

Our landscaping crew continues working at the Dental School campus. They removed roots and rough graded the planting beds on the Florida Avenue side and parking lot side of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building. Crews installed edging and topsoil on the Florida Avenue side of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building and graded the new soil. They completed placing and grading topsoil on the parking lot side of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building.

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

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING BLDG PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor completed laying CMU block in the Tiger Room.
  • The block work in the corridor and restroom along the MEB loading dock was finished.
  • Workers roughed in the electrical in the CMU block walls along Gravier Street.
  • The contractor roughed in light fixtures along the Bolivar Street side of the 1st Floor and in the restroom near the MEB loading dock.
  • They wired the restrooms lights and insulated the window wall near the MEB loading dock.
  • Structural steel was delivered to the site.
  • The contractor started laying out the structural steel supports and adjusted sprinkler heads on the 1st Floor.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor completed the re-routing of domestic water lines.
  • Crews continue installing electrical conduits for emergency power.
  • The contractor completed removing the front elevator shaft wall for Elevators 3 & 4.
  • Work on the new waterproof elevator shaft wall for Elevators 3 & 4 is underway.
    • Crews erected rebar cages and set forms for the new concrete walls in Elevators 3 & 4.
  • The contractor removed the window in the 2nd Floor pump room in preparation for the new construction.
  • Workers began running conduit and wire for the floor outlet in the main lobby on the 1st Floor.

RESIDENCE HALL PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor continued installing underground plumbing pipes in the utility chase.
  • Crews ran additional underground conduit in the electrical utility chase.
  • They covered the new underground electrical conduits with concrete near the electrical utility chase.
  • The contractor welded the piping for the fire protection water supply.
  • Crews constructed and erected rebar cages for the 12 columns that will support the new mechanical/electrical enclosure.
  • The contractor erected the concrete forms around the rebar cages for the 12 support columns and poured the concrete.

LIONS/LSU CLINIC BLDG. 7th FLOOR LAB RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor hung the door and installed ceiling tiles in the lab.
  • They installed ceiling tiles in the corridors and surrounding rooms.
  • The fire alarm strobes and the final three light fixtures were installed.
  • The contractor successfully tested the fire alarm system.
  • They adjusted sprinkler head heights and continued finishing the additional adjacent rooms.
  • The renovated space passed the State Fire Marshal inspection.
  • The contractor installed cove base in the laboratory and performed the final clean up.
  • The project is substantially complete.

LIONS/LSU CLINIC BLDG 8th FLOOR RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor began running conduit for the A/V equipment in the large conference room.

FENCE REPLACEMENT PROJECT:

  • The contractor poured the concrete for the Moss Street driveway.
  • Entergy supplied power for the Moss Street Entrance.

DENTAL SCHOOL FIELD GRADING:

  • The contractor completed the rough grading.
  • They completed cutting to the final grade contours.

EXTERIOR/LANDSCAPING:

  • Facility Services removed roots and graded on the Florida Avenue side and parking lot side of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building.
  • The final grading of the Florida Avenue side of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building is complete.
  • Crews installed edging and topsoil on the Florida Avenue side of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building and graded the new soil.
  • Facility Services completed placing and grading topsoil on the parking lot side of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building.

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