Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #122
Posted: July 16, 2010

Progress is being made at the Allied Health/Nursing Building. The granite panels that surrounded the elevator lobby on the 1st Floor have been re-installed. The new CMU walls for the Elevators 1, 2 and 3 were cleaned and three coats of the waterproofing material were applied. The elevator sub-contractor has begun work on installing the pit parts for the three elevators and the new sump pump waste line serving the elevators has been run. All of the required fire proofing material has been applied to the new structural steel. The electrical contractor finished installing electrical panel D1A and their crews continue running new conduit. Outdated telephone and data wires were removed from the telecom room on the 2nd Floor.

Crews finished building the concrete forms for the roof of the new electrical/mechanical enclosure at the rear of the Student Residence Hall. The reinforcing steel was installed and the concrete has been poured. Fifty feet of electrical conduit was laid in the main driveway and the area has been back filled. The contractor installed a 6-inch roof drain piping in the main driveway and back-filled the area. Workers partially removed an existing grade beam to allow for the new electrical duct bank installation in the main drive way and they continue installing the new electrical duct bank.

At the Resource Center, the breakers in two electrical panels in the 2nd Floor switchgear room were installed and the contractor continues installing electrical conduit in the 1st Floor ceiling for the electrical panels on the 2nd Floor and in the 8th Floor electrical room. Crews have begun pulling wires in the new switchgear room on the 2nd Floor and for the roof top generator. Workers are insulating the chilled water piping in the 2nd Floor pump room. The contractor removed one of four air handling units from the 1st Floor mechanical room in preparation for raising the unit. The first of the elevated platforms for the AHUs has been installed, the concrete pad poured and the AHU has been placed on the new platform. The elevator contractor continued removing the pit parts from Elevators 1 and 2 while crews laid CMU block for the elevators on the 1st Floor. A temporary shaft wall for Elevators 1 & 2 was constructed on the 1st Floor. The roofing contractor began erecting roof curbs for the roof mounted emergency generator.

The ceiling tile installation in the large conference room and the Director’s Office on the 8th Floor of the Lions/LSU Clinic Building has been completed. The new light shades were installed in the elevator lobby and the Director’s office. LSUHSC Computer Services installed the wireless access points in the renovated space. The lighting dimmer panel and the projection screen in the large conference room have been installed. The contractor installed cove base and doors and painted the elevator soffit. Crews continue installing wall paper, wood baseboard, wood ceiling tiles and the new millwork throughout the renovated space.

The contractor built the formwork and poured concrete for the concrete curbs, islands, catch basins and sidewalks at the new patient parking lot being constructed at the Dental School. Protective bollards have been installed and the parking area was given the final grading in preparation for asphalt paving and the paving of the parking lot has been completed. The contractor prepared for the electrical installation, demobilized the paving equipment and performed site clean-up.

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

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING BLDG PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The electrical contractor finished installing electrical panel D1A.
  • They continue to install new electrical conduit.
  • Workers cleaned the CMU wall for Elevators 1, 2, and 3 on the 1st Floor.
  • Workers applied three coats of the elevator shaft wall waterproofing.
  • All five coats of fire proofing were applied to the new structural steel beams.
  • The sump pump waste line serving the elevator put was run.
  • The electrical contractor removed outdated telephone and data wires from the telecom room on the 2nd Floor.
  • The contractor re-installed the granite panels surrounding the elevator lobby.
  • The elevator sub-contractor started installing pit parts for Elevators 1-3.

RESIDENCE HALL PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor installed fifty feet of electrical conduit in the main driveway and back filled the area.
  • They installed a 6-inch roof drain piping in the main driveway and back-filled the area.
  • Crews finished building the concrete forms for the roof of the new electrical/mechanical enclosure.
  • The reinforcing steel was installed in the forms and the concrete has been poured.
  • The contractor removed concrete near the A Tower electrical room on the 1st Floor.
  • They cleaned the parking area underneath the basketball court.
  • The contractor partially removed an existing grade beam to allow for the new electrical duct bank installation in the main drive way.
  • The electrical contractor continues installing the new electrical duct bank in the main driveway.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The breakers in two electrical panels in the 2nd Floor switchgear room were installed.
  • The contractor continues installing electrical conduit in the 1st Floor ceiling for the electrical panels on the 2nd Floor and in the 8th Floor electrical room.
  • They began pulling wires in the new switchgear room on the 2nd Floor.
  • The electrical contractor is pulling wire for the roof generator.
  • Workers are insulating the chilled water piping in the 2nd Floor pump room.
  • The contractor removed one of four air handling units from the 1st Floor mechanical room in preparation for raising the unit.
  • The mechanical contractor installed one of four air handling unit (AHU) raised platforms in the 1st Floor mechanical room.
  • They poured the concrete pad for the AHU in the 1st Floor mechanical room.
  • The AHU has been placed on the platform.
  • The elevator contractor continued removing the pit parts from Elevators 1 and 2.
  • Crews laid CMU block for Elevators 1 & 2 on the 1st Floor.
  • The general contractor constructed the temporary shaft wall for Elevators 1 & 2 on the 1st Floor.
  • The roofing contractor began erecting roof curbs for the emergency generator.

LIONS/LSU CLINIC BLDG 8th FLOOR RENOVATIONS:

  • The ceiling tile installation in the large conference room and the Director’s Office has been completed.
  • The contractor completed installing light shades in the elevator lobby and the Director’s office.
  • The contractor continues installing wall paper, wood baseboard, wood ceiling tiles and the new millwork throughout the renovated space.
  • LSUHSC Computer Services installed the wireless access points.
  • Workers painted the elevator soffit.
  • The contractor installed the lighting dimmer panel.
  • The AV contractor installed the projection screen in the large conference room.
  • The contractor installed cove base and doors.

DENTAL SCHOOL PATIENT PARKING LOT:

  • The contractor built the formwork and poured concrete for the concrete curbs, islands, catch basins and sidewalks.
  • Protective bollards have been installed and the parking area was given the final grading in preparation for paving.
  • The asphalt paving of the parking lot has been completed.
  • They prepared for the electrical installation, demobilized the paving equipment and performed site clean-up.

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