Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #148
Posted: July 29, 2011

Work on the permanent repairs and mitigation at the Allied Health/Nursing Building continues. The contractor is framing the monumental stairwell enclosure. Additional sheetrock was hung near the rear wall of the auditorium and crews started installing the second layer of gypsum board in the mechanical room behind the auditorium. The contractor is framing the ceiling in the 2nd Floor auditorium and in the corridor behind the auditorium. Workers are installing ceiling grid in the hallway on the MEB side of the auditorium and sprinkler heads in the auditorium and the hallway on the MEB side of the auditorium. The fire pump was set on the 2nd Floor.

The contractor working at the Clinical Education Building continued installing conduit on the 2nd Floor and began installing conduit on the 1st Floor. The freight elevator shaft wall in the basement was poured and crews installed a 6 inch domestic waterline in the basement. Workers began installing the high pressure steam line in the basement. Metal stud bracing is being installed along the corridor wall on the 2nd Floor. All 12 pile caps have been formed, rebar has been installed in 12 of 12 pile caps and concrete has been poured for 9 of the 12 pile caps. Workers started removing the concrete forms and back-filling the pile caps that have been completed.

The CSRB exhaust upgrade contractor made final preparations for the exhaust fan lift and lifted the fans to the roof. Installation of the exhaust fans is underway. The utility pitch pockets for exhaust fan sets 1 -4 were installed and the plenum support for exhaust fan system 10 was set in place.

The project to replace the air handing units in the Dental School Clinic and Administration Buildings is progressing. The contractor continued installing heating hot water lines for units 6A and 3A and made the final connections for unit 3B in the Clinic Building. They continued insulating chilled and heating hot water lines for unit 3A and the existing outside air duct for unit 3A was demolished. The controls contractor installed control wire for units 3A and 3B. Workers finished installing the ductwork for unit 6A and the new ductwork for units 6A and 3A was successfully pressure tested.

The contractor continued installing fresh air and supply air duct for unit 3B in the Clinic Building. Supply duct and heating hot water lines on the 6th and 3rd Floors of the Clinic Building were insulated and supply air duct is being installed in the 6th Floor mechanical room. Workers framed the hard ceiling in the Men’s restroom on the 3rd Floor and continued installing drop in ceiling on the 3rd Floor. Sheetrock for the Men’s restroom ceilings on the 6th Floor was hung. The contractor also installed a smoke damper between the 2nd and 3rd Floors of the Administration Building.

Work on waterproofing the exteriors of the three main buildings on the Dental Campus is nearing completion. The contractor removed existing caulk and backer rod, prepared the surfaces of the building panels and installed new caulk and backer rod on the north, south, east and west sides of the Power Plant.

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

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING BLDG PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor is framing the monumental stairwell enclosure.
  • Additional sheetrock was hung near the rear wall of the auditorium.
  • Crews started installing the second layer of gypsum board in the mechanical room behind the auditorium.
  • The contractor is framing the ceiling in the 2nd Floor auditorium and in the corridor behind the auditorium.
  • Workers are installing ceiling grid in the hallway on the MEB side of the auditorium.
  • The contractor started installing sprinkler heads in the auditorium and the hallway on the MEB side of the auditorium.
  • The fire pump was set on the 2nd Floor.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor continued welding the diesel fuel line casing on the 1st Floor.

CEB PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor continued installing conduit on the 2nd Floor and began installing conduit on the 1st Floor.
  • The freight elevator shaft wall in the basement was poured.
  • Crews installed a 6 inch domestic waterline in the basement.
  • The contractor began installing the high pressure steam line in the basement.
  • Metal stud bracing is being installed along the corridor wall on the 2nd Floor.
  • All 12 pile caps have been formed, rebar has been installed in 12 of 12 pile caps and concrete has been poured for 9 of 12 pile caps.
  • Workers started removing forms and back-filling the pile caps that have been poured in the Lakeside Lot.

CSRB EXHAUST UPGRADE:

  • The contractor made final preparations for the exhaust fan lift and lifted the fans to the roof. Installation of the exhaust fans is underway.
  • The contractor installed utility pitch pockets for exhaust fan sets 1 -4 and set the plenum support for exhaust fan system 10.

DENTAL SCHOOL AHU REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor continued installing heating hot water lines for units 6A and 3A and made the final connections for unit 3B in the Clinic Building.
  • They continued insulating chilled and heating hot water lines for unit 3A.
  • The existing outside air duct for unit 3A was demolished.
  • The controls contractor installed control wire for units 3A and 3B.
  • Workers finished installing ductwork for unit 6A.
  • The new ductwork for units 6A and 3A was successfully pressure tested.
  • The contractor continued installing fresh air and supply air duct for unit 3B in the Clinic Building.
  • Crews insulated supply duct and heating hot water lines on the 6th and 3rd Floors of the Clinic Building.
  • Supply air duct was installed in the 6th Floor mechanical room.
  • The contractor framed the hard ceiling in the Men’s restroom on the 3rd Floor.
  • They continued installing drop in ceiling on the 3rd Floor.
  • Workers continued installing sheetrock for the Men’s restroom ceilings on the 6th Floor.
  • The contractor installed a smoke damper between the 2nd and 3rd Floors of the Administration Building.

DENTAL SCHOOL BLDG EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING:

  • The contractor removed existing caulk and backer rod, prepared the surfaces of the building panels and installed new caulk and backer rod on the north, south, east and west sides of the Power Plant.

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