Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #143
Posted: May 20, 2011

The Allied Health/Nursing Building contractor continued roughing in the medical gas system for the 2nd Floor simulator rooms. Toilet partitions were installed in the Men’s and Women’s restroom on the 1st Floor and in the 2nd Floor restrooms. The contractor is installing the metal track for the wood panel wall system throughout the 2nd Floor. The two storefronts for the elevator lobby were delivered and set in place. The contractor began erecting the 2nd Floor elevator lobby doorframe on the MEB side of the lobby. Workers continued welding structural steel under the walkway along Bolivar Street. Crews installed the formwork and reinforcing for the sloped floor in the new 2nd Floor auditorium. Door frames on the 1st Floor were painted and the walls on the Roman St. side of the 1st Floor were primed.

The contractor finished painting the fire pump room and the exterior soffit on the 2nd Floor of the new elevated mechanical/electrical/plumbing structure at the Student Residence Hall. They painted the CMU wall in the generator room and the doors and doorframe on the 1st and 2nd Floors. The final coat of paint was applied on the sprinkler pipes in the fire pump room and the 1st Floor columns were painted. Thermostats and damper controls were installed in both pump rooms and in the generator room. Smoke detectors and dampers were installed on 2nd Floor of the new structure. Crews installed insulation for the louver doors on the 2nd level of the new building. A sprinkler head was installed for the trash chute in B-Tower. The door for the fire command room on the 2nd Floor was installed and the old command room door was removed. The conduit and wiring for the fuel storage system was installed.

Grout was placed behind the granite wall panels in the 1st Floor elevator lobby of the Resource Center. The contractor installed door closers on the 1st Floor. Sheetrock ceilings were installed in the housekeeping closet and fire pump room and the the water piping for the mop sink in the housekeeping closet was installed. Workers are finishing the walls in the housekeeping closet. Steel decking and stairs were installed in the 2nd Floor pump room and the contractor placed two concrete pads for the domestic hot water pumps. The domestic cold water pumps were set in place in the pump room. Work has resumed on the installation of the generator fuel line on the 8th Floor.

Concrete was poured for an elevator shaft wall in the basement of the Clinical Education Building. Workers began installing temporary walls on the 2nd Floor. The contractor continued installing conduits on the 1st and 3rd Floors and running electrical wires on the 1st Floor. Additional abandoned conduits in the basement are being removed. The contractor continued installing chilled water lines in the basement and they are removing the elevator shaft in the library area.

The CSRB exhaust upgrade contractor finished painting the new plaster ceiling on the 1st Floor. The floor penetrations for exhaust riser #4 were cut on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Floors and a roof drain was relocated on the 7th Floor. The contractor removed the roof in the area of the new fans for Exhaust System #3, cut two roof penetrations, set the roof curb and laid the roofing material on the roof curb. The fan controls for Exhaust Systems #2 and #3 and the fire sprinklers for Exhaust Systems #1, #2 and #4 were relocated. The support frame for the VFDS that are part of Exhaust Systems #1 and #2 and the plenum support for Exhaust System #4 were installed. The demolition of the ceiling on the 2nd Floor has been completed.

Progress continues on the air handling replacement project at the School of Dentistry buildings. The contractor finished installing the main chilled water lines for AHU 8A and began installing the main chilled water lines for AHU 8D in the Clinic Building. They installed the rectangular supply ductwork and fresh air ductwork for units 8A and 8D and insulation work on the ducts continues. Crews ran the main heating water lines for AHU 8A and AHU 8D and the final connections to the heating water piping on the 8th Floor have been completed. The contractor continues installing the transitions between the VAVs and the spiral ductwork for both units. Control wires were run back to the VAVs for AHUs 8A and 8D and the thermostats are being installed. The contractor set both of the new VFDs and started pulling wire for unit 8A. The abatement contractor installed a collar on the 8th Floor in the hallway and removed ductwork in Room 8312.

The contractor continued installing the reheat lines for VAVs in the Administration Building. The contractor has now completed all of the VAVs for L2A. The reheat lines were pressure tested and passed. Supply taps were installed on all the spiral ductwork and prepped for pressure testing. The asbestos contractor removed the old heating hot water insulation in mechanical room 2302 and crews insulated heating water lines and duct work in the room. The contractor continued installing the VAV boxes on the 3rd Floor.

The building exterior waterproofing contractor continues to remove the old caulking from the joints between the exterior building panels of the Dental School Clinic and Administration Buildings. They continue installing new backer rod and caulk on the north and east sides of the Clinic Building and on the south side of the Administration Building. They have now started work on the west side of the Administration Building.

The contractor finished installing the under-layer material on canopy A of the covered walkway at the Claiborne Street entrance to the District Energy Garage and the curved steel roof decking was installed. Workers completed installing the drip flashing and snap-on seam strips on canopy A. The corrugated roof decking was installed on canopy B adjacent to the Clinical Education Building. Crews installed the ice and water guard membrane on canopy B and the metal roof panels and flashing are being installed.

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

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING BLDG PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor continued roughing in the medical gas system for the 2nd Floor simulator rooms.
  • Toilet partitions were installed in the Men’s restroom on the 1st Floor and in the 2nd Floor restrooms.
  • Workers continued to install the restroom partitions in the Women’s restroom on the 1st Floor.
  • Door frames on the 1st Floor were painted.
  • The contractor is installing the metal track for the wood panel wall system on the 2nd Floor.
  • The two storefronts for the elevator lobby were delivered and set in place.
  • The contractor began erecting the 2nd Floor elevator lobby doorframe on the MEB side of the lobby.
  • Workers continued welding structural steel under the walkway along Bolivar St.
  • Crews installed the formwork and reinforcing for the sloped floor in the new auditorium.
  • The contractor primed walls (1st coat) on the Roman St. side of the 1st Floor.

RESIDENCE HALL PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor finished painting the fire pump room and the exterior soffit on the 2nd Floor of the new elevated mechanical/electrical/plumbing structure.
  • They painted the CMU wall in the generator room on the 2nd Floor of the new building.
  • The contractor painted the doors and doorframe on the 1st and 2nd Floors and touched up paint throughout both floors.
  • They applied the final coat of paint on the sprinkler pipes in the fire pump room.
  • The contractor painted the 1st Floor columns.
  • Thermostats and damper controls were installed in both of the pump rooms and the generator room.
  • Smoke detectors and dampers were installed on 2nd Floor of the new structure.
  • They installed insulation for the louver doors on the 2nd level of the new building.
  • A sprinkler head was installed for the trash chute in B-Tower.
  • The door for the fire command room on the 2nd Floor was installed and the old command room door was removed.
  • They installed conduit and wiring for the fuel storage system.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor installed door closers on the 1st Floor.
  • Grout was placed behind the granite wall panels in the 1st Floor elevator lobby.
  • Sheetrock ceilings were installed in the housekeeping closet and fire pump room.
  • The contractor installed the water piping for the mop sink in the 2nd Floor housekeeping closet.
  • They began finishing the walls in the housekeeping closet next to the fire pump room.
  • Steel decking and stairs were installed in the 2nd Floor pump room.
  • The contractor placed two concrete pads for the domestic hot water pumps in the 2nd Floor pump room.
  • The domestic cold water pumps were set in place in the 2nd Floor pump room.
  • The contractor resumed installation of the generator fuel line on the 8th Floor.

CEB PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • Concrete was poured for the elevator shaft wall in the basement.
  • The contractor set the roof curb for exhaust system #3.
  • Workers began installing temporary walls on the 2nd Floor.
  • The contractor continued installing conduits on the 1st and 3rd Floors and electrical wires on the 1st Floor.
  • Abandoned conduits in the basement are being removed.
  • The contractor continued installing chilled water lines in the basement.
  • Crews continued to erect forms for elevator shaft wall in the basement.
  • They are removing the elevator shaft in the library area.

CSRB EXHAUST UPGRADE:

  • The contractor finished painting the new plaster ceiling on the 1st Floor.
  • The floor penetrations for exhaust riser #4 were cut on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Floors.
  • Workers relocated a roof drain on the 7th Floor.
  • The contractor removed the roof in the area of the new fans for Exhaust System #3.
  • They cut the two roof penetrations for Exhaust System #3, set the roof curb and applied roofing material for the roof curb.
  • The fan controls for Exhaust Systems #2 and #3 were relocated.
  • The contractor relocated the fire sprinklers for Exhaust System #1, #2 and #4.
  • The support frame for the VFDS that are part of Exhaust Systems #1 and #2 was installed.
  • The contractor installed the plenum support for Exhaust System 4.
  • The demolition of the ceiling on the 2nd Floor has been completed.

DENTAL SCHOOL AHU REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor finished installing the main chilled water lines for AHU 8A and began installing the main chilled water lines for AHU 8D in the Clinic Building.
  • They installed the rectangular supply ductwork and fresh air ductwork for units 8A and 8D.
  • The contractor continues insulating the rectangular supply ductwork and fresh air ductwork for units 8A and 8D.
  • Crews ran the main heating water lines for AHU 8A and AHU 8D.
  • The final connections to the heating water piping on the 8th Floor have been completed.
  • The heating hot water line for unit 8A was pressure tested.
  • The contractor continues installing the transitions between the VAVs and the spiral ductwork for both units; 8A and 8D.
  • Crews continue installing thermostats and ran control wires back to VAVs for both units.
  • The contractor set both VFDs and started pulling wire for unit 8A.
  • The abatement contractor installed a collar on the 8th Floor in the hallway and removed ductwork in Room 8312 of the Clinic Building.
  • The contractor continued installing the reheat lines for VAVs in the Administration Building.
    • The contractor has now completed all VAVs for L2A and started the pressure test for the re-heat lines.
  • Supply taps were installed on all the spiral ductwork and prepped for pressure testing.
  • The reheat lines were pressure tested and passed.
  • The asbestos contractor removed the heating hot water insulation in mechanical room 2302 in the Administration Building.
  • Crews insulated heating water lines and duct work in mechanical room 2302.
  • The contractor continued installing the VAV boxes on the 3rd Floor of the Administration Building.

DENTAL SCHOOL BLDG EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING:

  • The contractor continues to remove the old caulking from the joints between the exterior building panels.
  • They continue installing new backer rod and caulk on the north and east sides of the Clinic Building and on the south side of the Administration Building.
  • They started work on the west side of the Administration Building.

CEB COVERED WALKWAY:

  • The contractor finished installing the under-layer material on canopy A at the Claiborne Street entrance to the District Energy Garage.
  • The curved steel roof decking was installed on canopy A.
  • Workers completed installing the drip flashing and snap-on seam strips on canopy A.
  • The corrugated roof decking was installed on canopy B beside the Clinical Education Building.
  • Crews installed the ice and water guard membrane on canopy B.
  • The contractor is installing the metal roof panels and flashing on canopy B at the end of the walkway closest to the Clinical Education Building.
We encourage you to follow the details of our progress through the daily updates which are posted on the web site.