Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #119
Posted: June 4, 2010

The contractor working in the Allied Health/Nursing Bldg re-routed the acid waste line around the auditorium column. They finished installing the structural steel needed for the new auditorium on the 2nd Floor. New electrical conduits have been hung along the new steel beams and the new ductwork is being installed in the same location.

The contractor saw cut the pavement for the utility trenches on the S. Roman, Perdido and Bolivar St. sides of the new structure being constructed at the Residence Hall. The fill at the base of new elevated structure was compacted. Crews began trenching on the S. Roman Street side of the parking area and they are installing electrical conduits underground. The forms for the second level concrete slab have been constructed and workers are installing steel rebar in the concrete forms.

The contractor removed CMU blocks on the 1st Floor of the Resource Center for Elevators 3 & 4. They completed waterproofing the pit for Elevators #3 and #4 and are laying new CMU block. Crews removed the flood line mark and cleaned the brick wall in the loading dock. They cleaned the granite on the SW corner of the loading dock and on the south and east side of the building. Sheet rock was hung in the new ATS room on the 2nd Floor and workers installed electrical conduits for the receptacles under the windows on the Bolivar St. side of the 1st Floor.

The contractor completed wiring the light fixtures in the small conference room and the hallway on the 8th Floor of the Lions/LSU Clinic Building. Workers painted the large conference room and patched the walls in both conference rooms and the Director’s office. They repaired the ceiling grid near the lounge and restrooms. The contractor installed junction boxes for the can lights in the large conference room and the can lights were installed. Workers installed ceiling tiles in the small conference room and the soffits inside and outside the large conference room was painted. The ceiling tiles in the office areas and the corridor area were installed. The contractor continued installing wall panel frames and wall panels inside the large conference room. The sprinkler heads in the office and small conference room area have been trimmed out.

The contractor completed the asbestos abatement of the active steam lines as part of the CEB covered walkway project. The two abandoned pipe chases were demolished. The contractor continues to fill and grade the site at the patio location.

A new paved parking lot is being constructed across Florida Ave. from the Clinic Building to provide improved, safer and more convenient parking for the clinic patients. The contractor mobilized equipment to the work site and began grading the site. Crews excavated for the storm drain pipe and placed the drain pipe in the trenches. The storm drain connections were completed and workers installed new drain piping. They finished constructing the block walls for the 4 new catch basins and backfilled the trenches for the new drain piping.

Facility Services completed installing sprinkler stations on the field side of the horseshoe drive at the School of Dentistry. They completed the final grading on the field side of the horseshoe drive. Sod was installed on the parking lot side of the Clinic Building and field side of the horseshoe drive at the School of Dentistry.

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

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING BLDG PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor re-routed the acid waste line around the auditorium column.
  • They finished installing the structural steel for the new auditorium on the 2nd Floor.
  • The contractor installed electrical conduits along the new steel beams.
  • New ductwork is being installed along the steel beams.

RESIDENCE HALL PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor saw cut the pavement for the utility trenches on the S. Roman, Perdido and Bolivar St. Street sides of the new structure.
  • The fill at the base of new elevated structure was compacted.
  • The contractor began trenching on the S. Roman Street side of the parking area and installed electrical conduits underground.
  • Crews built the forms for the second level concrete slab.
  • They are installing steel rebar in the concrete forms for the second level slab.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor removed CMU blocks on the 1st Floor for Elevators 3 & 4.
  • Crews removed the flood line mark and cleaned the brick wall in the loading dock.
  • They cleaned the granite on the SW corner of the loading dock and on the south and east side of the building.
  • Sheet rock was hung in the new ATS room on the 2nd Floor.
  • The contractor completed waterproofing the pit for Elevators #3 and #4.
  • Workers installed electrical conduits for the receptacles under the windows on the Bolivar St. side of the 1st Floor.
  • The contractor is laying new CMU block in the Elevator # 3 & #4 pit.

LIONS/LSU CLINIC BLDG 8th FLOOR RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor completed wiring the light fixtures in the small conference room and the hallway.
  • Workers painted the large conference room and patched the walls in the small conference room and the Director’s office.
  • They repaired the ceiling grid near the lounge and restrooms.
  • Crews patched the walls in the small and large conference rooms and the Director’s office.
  • The contractor installed junction boxes for the can lights in the large conference room.
  • The lighting contractor installed can lights in the large conference room.
  • The walls in the large conference room were painted.
  • Workers installed ceiling tiles in the small conference room.
  • The soffit in the large conference room was painted.
  • The contractor installed ceiling tiles in the small conference room, office areas, and the corridor area.
  • The soffit outside the large conference room was painted.
  • The contractor continued installing wall panel frames and wall panels inside the large conference room.
  • Workers trimmed out the sprinkler heads in the office and small conference room area.

CEB COVERED WALKWAY:

  • The contractor completed the asbestos abatement of the active steam lines.
  • The two abandoned pipe chases were demolished.
  • The contractor continues to fill and grade the site at the patio location.

DENTAL SCHOOL PATIENT PARKING LOT:

  • A new paved parking lot is being constructed across Florida Ave. from the Clinic Building to provide improved, safer and more convenient parking for the clinic patients.
  • The contractor mobilized equipment to the work site and began grading the site.
  • Crews excavated for the storm drain pipe and placed the drain pipe in the trenches.
  • The contractor completed the storm drain connections and installed new drain piping.
  • The contractor finished constructing the block walls for the 4 new catch basins and backfilled the trenches for the new drain piping.

LANDSCAPING/EXTERIOR:

  • Facility Services completed installing sprinkler stations on the field side of the horseshoe drive at the School of Dentistry.
  • They completed the final grading on the field side of the horseshoe drive.
  • Sod was installed on the parking lot side of the Clinic Building and field side of the horseshoe drive at the School of Dentistry.

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