Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

1542 Tulane Ave.:

  • Stratos Elevator continues to work on Elevator #1; installing conduit and wiring for smoke detectors in the elevator pit and installing wiring from the controller in the penthouse to the elevator cab.
    • The contractor continues to test and make final adjustments to Elevator #8.
  • Siemens continues to test the fire alarm devices installed in the basement, and on the 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, and penthouse floors.
  • Zimmer-Eschette continues to prepare the transite exhaust ducts on the 5th Floor for removal.
  • Zimmer is cleaning on the 6th Floor in the rear of the building (old section) on the I-10 side and the area behind the elevators.
    • The 6th Floor (old section) on the Charity side passed the visual inspection and air samples were taken for mold.
  • Zimmer finished removing the floor tiles in the center corridor on the 3rd Floor.
    • The 3rd Floor center corridor passed the visual inspection and was tested.
    • The contractor began removing floor tile on the 2nd Floor in the corridor and from the offices along Tulane Ave.
  • The painting contractor is applying touch-up paint in the corridors on the 8th Floor.
    • The contractor began cutting in with the finish paint in the offices along Tulane Ave. on the 6th Floor.
  • The contractor finished floating and prepping the new sheetrock on the 6th Floor.
    • Crews continue to float and prep the new sheetrock on the 7th and 8th Floors to replace the drywall that was removed during the mold remediation.
    • The contractor began installing new sheetrock on the 5th Floor.
  • The installation of the new ceiling grid "tees" on the 7th Floor to convert the existing 2' x 4' ceilings to 2' x 2' ceilings has been completed.
    • The contractor began installing new grid "tees" on the 5th Floor.
  • Boe-Tel continues to terminate station wires in the offices on the 1st Floor.
    • The contractor is pulling new network cables on the 4th Floor.

Dental School:

  • Needham Roofing finished the installation of the 1st ply on the Clinic balcony roof and replaced the condensing unit that serves the 5th Floor network closet. 
  • As part of the preparations for the demolition of the nine buildings on the back campus, Zimmer (one of the three demo contractors) installed the orange construction fencing from Florida Ave to Campus Road along Navy Pkwy separating the construction sites from the active part of the campus. 
    • They also demolished and removed the Green House and the Storage Barn. 
  • Sherlocks Construction patched holes in the floor of the vestibule and began preparing the floor to receive tile as they work to complete the temporary bookstore.
  • Schindler worked on the door operators for Elevator #8.

Downtown Landscaping Project:

  • The crews ccontinued installing irrigation system components on the Perdido Street side of Residence Hall.
    • They leveled the ends of the sleeves installed under the asphalt drives.
    • They have completed most of the trenching.
    • They started making the connection to the backflow preventer in order to install the electric valves.