Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #124
Posted: August 13, 2010

Work continues on the permanent repairs and mitigation at the Allied Health/Nursing Building. Workers removed metal wall studs and floor tiles from Rooms 214 and 221 and constructed a temporary wall in the 2nd Floor entryway.Floor tiles were removed from a portion of the 2nd Floor corridor and 25 feet of the red panels were removed from the elevated walkway at the entrance to the building. Door frames were installed in the Tiger Room, at the stairwells along Bolivar St., and in the 1st Floor bathrooms. The contractor completed rewiring the electrical panels in the 1st Floor electrical room.

Ten feet of heating hot water supply lines were removed on the 2nd Floor and crews removed the old heat exchanger. New hot water heating pipes are being welded. The pneumatic panel is being relocated to the new mechanical room on the 2nd Floor and copper lines were run for the pneumatic panel. The existing concrete pad for the pumps on the 2nd Floor was removed and the contractor roughed-in for the pumps in the 2nd Floor mechanical room. The digital sign and granite panels were removed from the 1st Floor elevator lobby. The elevator pit parts were removed from the 2nd elevator pit and workers pulled wire for the lighting and elevator ATS. Duct work was removed from the 2nd Floor. The contractor installed the CMU in the Tiger Room.

The contractor set the new switch gear on the 2nd Floor of the Resource Center. One of the five cabinets for the new switchgear was put in place and the bus duct in the switchgear room is being torqued. Crews started running new chilled water lines to the raised AHUs on the 1st Floor. Two temperature sensors and one flow meter for the chill water lines were relocated in the 2nd Floor pump room. The contractor relocated fire alarm devices for the 2nd Floor mechanical room and removed insulation from the existing chilled water lines in the 2nd Floor pump room. The contractor has begun cleaning the ductwork and air handling units on the 1st Floor. The waterproofing was applied to the new CMU walls for Elevators 1 & 2. The contractor removed paint on the 1st Floor of Stairwell #2 (Bookstore side). The granite thresholds for Elevators 1 and 2 were installed.

The contractor continues the plumbing and electrical rough-in for the 2nd level of the new mechanical/electrical structure at the Residence Hall. The domestic cold water lines have been roughed in from the ground floor to the 2nd level of the new structure and the storm drain pipe for the roof was installed. A crane was delivered to the site and the installation of the precast concrete panels that will form the walls of the new elevated mechanical/electrical structure is underway. 23 of the 40 panels have been installed.

The A/V contractor installed the podium in the large conference room on the 8th Floor of the Lions/LSU Clinic Building. The chair rails have been installed in the conference rooms and the fire alarm system devices have been installed in the renovated spaces. The contractor pulled access control wires within the wooden door frame and installed access control wiring in the large conference room.

The new patient parking lot at the Dental School is nearing completion. The contractor erected the uni-strut rack and poured the concrete foundation for the new electrical service equipment. The new light poles have been delivered and erected on the site. The conductor wires for the parking lot lighting were installed. The new electrical service equipment was mounted and Entergy connected power to the new electrical panel. The contractor energized the panel and successfully tested the parking lot lighting. Concrete forms for the curbs and sidewalks were removed and crews repaired damaged asphalt throughout the parking lot. The planters and islands were backfilled and construction materials and debris were removed from the site.

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

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING BLDG PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • Workers removed metal wall studs and floor tiles from Rooms 214 and 221.
  • A temporary wall was constructed in the 2nd Floor entryway.
  • Floor tiles were removed from a portion of the 2nd Floor corridor.
  • 25 ft of the red panels were removed from the walkway.
  • Door frames were installed in the Tiger Room, and the 1st Floor bathrooms.
  • Door frames were installed in the stairwells along Bolivar Street.
  • The contractor completed rewiring the electrical panels in the 1st Floor electrical room.
  • 10 ft of heating hot water supply lines were removed on the 2nd Floor.
  • Crews removed the old heat exchanger.
  • New hot water heating pipes are being welded.
  • The pneumatic panel is being relocated to the new mechanical room on the 2nd Floor.
  • Copper lines were run for the pneumatic panel.
  • The existing concrete pad for the pumps on the 2nd Floor was removed.
  • The contractor roughed-in for the pumps in the 2nd Floor mechanical room.
  • The digital sign and granite panels were removed from the 1st Floor elevator lobby.
  • The elevator pit parts were removed from the 2nd elevator pit.
  • They pulled wire for the lighting and elevator ATS.
  • Duct work was removed from the 2nd Floor.
  • The contractor installed the CMU in the Tiger Room.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor set the new switch gear on the 2nd Floor.
  • One of the five cabinets for the new switchgear was put in place.
  • Crews continued to torque the bus duct in the switchgear room.
  • Crews started running new chilled water lines to the raised AHUs on the 1st Floor.
  • Two temperature sensors and one flow meter for the chill water lines were relocated in the 2nd Floor pump room.
  • The contractor relocated fire alarm devices for the 2nd Floor mechanical room.
  • They removed insulation from the existing chilled water lines in the 2nd Floor pump room.
  • The contractor has begun cleaning the ductwork on the 1st and 2nd Floors.
  • Workers are cleaning the 1st Floor AHUs.
  • The waterproofing was applied to the new CMU walls for Elevators 1 & 2.
  • The contractor removed paint on the 1st Floor of Stairwell #2 (Bookstore side).
  • The granite thresholds for Elevators 1 and 2 were installed.

RESIDENCE HALL PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor continues the plumbing and electrical rough-in for the 2nd level of the new structure.
  • The domestic cold water lines have been roughed in from the ground floor to the 2nd level of the new structure.
  • The contractor installed storm drain pipe for the roof of the new building.
  • A crane was delivered to the site and the installation of the precast concrete panels that will form the walls of the new elevated mechanical/electrical structure is underway.
    • 23 of the 40 panels have been installed.

LIONS/LSU CLINIC BLDG 8th FLOOR RENOVATIONS:

  • The A/V contractor installed the podium in the large conference room.
  • The chair rails have been installed in the conference rooms.
  • The contractor installed light bulbs in the new fixtures.
  • The fire alarm system devices have been installed in the renovated spaces.
  • The contractor pulled access control wires within the wooden door frame and installed access control wiring in the large conference room.

DENTAL SCHOOL PATIENT PARKING LOT:

  • The contractor erected the uni-strut rack and poured the concrete foundation for the new electrical service equipment.
  • They installed the conductor wires for the parking lot lighting.
  • The new light poles were delivered and erected..
  • The new electrical service equipment was mounted.
  • Entergy connected power to the new electrical panel.
  • The contractor energized the panel and tested the parking lot lighting.
  • Concrete forms for the curbs and sidewalks were removed.
  • The contractor repaired damaged asphalt throughout the parking lot.
  • The contractor back-filled the planters and removed construction materials & debris from the site.

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