Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #139
Posted: March 25, 2011

Work continues on the permanent repairs and mitigation measures at the Allied Health/Nursing Building. The contractor hung drywall in Room 257 and in the new lounge area on the 2nd Floor. They taped and floated the drywall in the 2nd Floor elevator lobby and painted the lobby walls. The contractor continued finishing walls along the new 2nd Floor corridor on the MEB side of the building. Two coats of paint were applied to the walls. Workers constructed the fur-down for the student area near the MEB loading dock on the 2nd Floor and the drywall was hung.

Welders continued installing structural steel for the new entry from the elevated walkway. They installed structural steel below the walkway along the Gravier Street side of the building and welded additional structural steel below the walkway along the MEB loading dock side of the building. The contractor is installing four 4-inch conduits for the standby power system on the 2nd Floor.

Crews relocated sprinkler heads in the new auditorium and Auxiliary Enterprises installed conduit for the Auditorium access controls. The ceiling grid and light fixtures were hung in Room 138 and power was run to the lectern. The contractor painted door frames and installed door hardware in the offices on the 1st Floor. They installed the framing for the sheetrock ceilings in the 1st Floor bathrooms and light fixtures were installed in all four stairwells. Thermostats are being installed on the 1st Floor and glass partitions are being installed in 1st Floor offices.

At the Student Residence Hall, crews applied the tack-coat for the additional parking spaces located by the transformer vault in preparation for laying asphalt and the parking spaces were paved. The contractor relocated panels 1X and MDP-X to the 3rd Floor electrical room in the B-Tower. The existing transformer “D” was removed from behind the B-Tower electrical closet on the 1st Floor. Workers finished framing the ceiling grid for the Fire Alarm room on the 2nd Floor. The sump pump for the B-Tower elevator has been installed. The contractor primed and painted the walls in the C-Tower laundry room and in the pump room. They continued painting the exterior precast panels of the new elevated structure.

The Resource Center contractor continued installing heating hot water pipe in the 2nd Floor pump room. They started piping the pumps on the building side of the heating water system; one of the two pipes in the campus heating water loop to the new heat exchanger is complete. Crews continued installing piping from the suction side of the building heating pumps to the heat exchanger. The stainless steel doors on the 1st Floor are being primed; seven doors are finished. Lockers were installed in the Men’s restroom and the lockers in the Men’s and Women’s restrooms have been painted. The ceiling grid was installed in Room 125B and the helium tank supports were installed in the bookstore.

Progress on the permanent repairs and mitigation at the Clinical Education Building continues. The contractor trenched around the existing sewer man hole near the generator and placed limestone for the new sewer man hole near the generator. A new sewer man hole was installed near the electrical duct bank and workers installed sewer pipes connecting to the new sewer man hole. Crews continued trenching for the electrical duct bank along the drive way. The last section of underground electrical conduit for the duct bank near the generator was installed and additional underground electrical conduit was installed for the duct bank along the driveway. Workers formed and encased the electrical conduit with concrete for the duct bank along the driveway and leading to the Entergy man hole. The contractor is constructing concrete forms for the walls of the new transformer vault and crews continued installing domestic water, chilled and heating hot water pipes in the basement. Conduit was installed in Room 612 for panel X6PAC. Outside the building, the contractor finished installing the metal roof panels and flashing on the center section of the covered walkway that connects the CEB to the District Energy Garage.

The contractor replacing the air handling units in the Dental School Clinic Building ran the re-heat lines to the VAV boxes in the corridor near the Oral Pathology labs. They have completed work on 10 of 15 VAV boxes near Oral Pathology. Eight (8) riser isolation valves were installed for the chilled and heating water in the basement of Administration Building. Conduit was run from the control panels to the AHU units new the Gross Anatomy Lab and Oral Pathology and the control wire was installed for the thermostats on the 8th Floor near the Gross Anatomy lab and Oral Pathology. The supply ductwork on the 8th Floor near the Gross Anatomy lab and the pipe insulation in the penthouse was insulated. The contractor also insulated the heating hot water lines near the Oral Pathology lab and workers started insulating the supply ductwork in the penthouse for the unit above the Oral Pathology lab. The chilled water tie-ins for the unit above Oral Pathology were finished and the contractor pressure tested the associated VAV boxes. The block wall in Room 8402 has been removed; exposing the 8th Floor pipe chase near the Gross Anatomy lab. The contractor started running copper pipe back to Room 8402.

The waterproofing contractor continued pressure washing the exterior walls of the Dental School’s Clinic and Administration Buildings. The following portions of the building exteriors were cleaned:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th bays on the north side of the Clinic Building.
  • 5th bay on the west side of the Clinic Building.
  • 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th bays on the south side of the Administration Building.
  • 1st bay on the west side of the Administration Building.

The contractor also pressure washed the cross-over section that connects the Administration and Clinic Buildings.

Work on the contract to increase the energy-efficiency of the Dental School Clinic and Administration buildings is progressing. The contractor installed four (4) energy-efficient lights in the Clinic Bldg. 3rd Floor corridors. An additional forty-nine (49) light fixtures on the 3rd Floor of the Clinic Bldg. were replaced with high-efficiency fixtures. Seventeen (17) light fixtures on the 4th Floor of the Clinic Bldg. were replaced with new, high-efficiency fixtures. Sixteen (16) light fixtures were replaced with high-efficiency light fixtures on the 2nd Floor of the Clinic Bldg.

The contractor continued the final grading the softball outfield and the multi-purpose sports field located on the Dental School campus. They excavated for a new catch basin near the Moss Street entrance and installed a new catch basin near the Administration Building. Workers also installed the softball backstop uprights and the backstop. The parking lot lighting project is moving forward. The contractor poured the concrete for the 25 new light pole bases; however pole base # 24 was rejected and was demolished. Crews have been installing direct-buried electrical conduit between the new light pole bases.

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

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING BLDG PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor hung drywall in Room 257 and the new lounge area on the 2nd Floor.
  • They taped and floated the drywall in the 2nd Floor elevator lobby and painted the lobby walls.
  • The contractor continued finishing walls along the new 2nd Floor corridor on the MEB side of the building. Two coats of paint were applied to the walls.
  • Workers constructed the fur-down for the student area near the MEB loading dock on the 2nd Floor and the drywall was hung.
  • Welders continued installing structural steel for the new entry from the elevated walkway.
  • They installed structural steel in place below the walkway along the Gravier Street side of the building.
  • They welded additional structural steel below the walkway along the MEB loading dock side of the building.
  • The contractor is installing four 4-inch conduits for the standby power system on the 2nd Floor.
  • They relocated sprinkler heads in the new auditorium.
  • Auxiliary Enterprises installed conduit for the Auditorium access controls.
  • The ceiling grid and light fixtures were hung in Room 138 and power was run to for the lectern.
  • The contractor painted door frames and installed door hardware in the offices on the 1st Floor.
  • They installed the framing for the sheetrock ceilings in the 1st floor bathrooms.
  • Light fixtures were installed in all four stairwells.
  • Thermostats are being installed on the 1st Floor.
  • Glass partitions are being installed in 1st Floor offices.
  • Workers began painting the stainless steel doorframes on the 1st Floor.

RESIDENCE HALL PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • Crews applied the tack-coat for the additional parking spaces by the transformer vault in preparation for laying asphalt and the parking spaces were paved.
  • The contractor relocated panels 1X and MDP-X to the 3rd Floor electrical room in B-Tower.
  • The existing transformer “D” was removed from behind the B-Tower electrical closet on the 1st Floor.
  • Workers finished framing the ceiling grid for the Fire Alarm room on the 2nd Floor.
  • The sump pump for the B-Tower elevator has been installed.
  • The contractor primed and painted the walls in the C-Tower laundry room and in the pump room.
  • Facility Services primed the top half of the laundry room in the C-Tower.
  • The contractor continued painting the exterior precast panels of the new elevated structure.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor continued installing heating hot water pipe in the 2nd Floor pump room.
  • They started piping the pumps on the building side of the heating water system.
  • One of the two pipes in the campus heating water loop to the new heat exchanger are complete.
  • The contractor continued installing piping from the suction side of the building heating pumps to the heat exchanger.
  • The stainless steel doors on the 1st Floor are being primed. Seven have been primed.
  • Lockers were installed in the Men’s restroom and the lockers in the Men’s and Women’s restrooms were painted.
  • The ceiling grid was installed in Room 125B.
  • The contractor installed the helium tank supports in the bookstore.

CEB PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor trenched around the existing sewer man hole near the generator.
  • They placed limestone for the new sewer man hole near the generator.
  • A new sewer man hole was installed near the electrical duct bank.
  • Workers installed sewer pipes connecting to the new sewer man hole near the electrical duct bank.
  • They continued trenching for the electrical duct bank along the drive way.
  • The last section of underground electrical conduit for the duct bank near the generator was installed.
  • Additional underground electrical conduit was installed for the duct bank along the driveway.
  • Workers formed and encased electrical conduit with concrete for the duct bank along the driveway and leading to the Entergy man hole.
  • The contractor is constructing concrete forms for the walls of the new transformer vault.
  • Crews continued installing domestic water, chilled and heating hot water pipes in the basement.
  • Conduit was installed in Room 612 for panel X6PAC.

CSRB EXHAUST UPGRADE:

  • The contractor removed the existing exhaust ductwork on the 1st Floor.

DENTAL SCHOOL AHU REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor ran re-heat lines to the VAV boxes in the corridor near the Oral Pathology labs.
    • Work is complete on 10 of 15 VAV boxes near Oral Pathology.
  • Eight (8) riser isolation valves were installed for the chilled and heating water in the basement of Administration Building.
  • Conduit was run from the control panels to the AHU units new the Gross Anatomy Lab and Oral Pathology.
  • Control wire was installed for the thermostats on the 8th Floor near the Gross Anatomy lab and Oral Pathology.
  • The supply ductwork on the 8th Floor near the Gross Anatomy lab and the pipe insulation in the penthouse was insulated.
  • The contractor insulated the heating hot water lines near the Oral Pathology lab.
  • Crews started insulating the supply ductwork in the penthouse for the unit above the Oral Pathology lab.
  • The chilled water tie-ins for the unit above Oral Pathology were finished.
  • The contractor pressure tested the VAV boxes near the Oral Pathology lab.
  • They started running copper pipe back to Room 8402.
  • The block wall in Room 8402 has been removed; exposing the 8th Floor pipe chase near the Gross Anatomy lab.

DENTAL SCHOOL BLDG EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING:

  • The contractor continued pressure washing the exterior walls of the Clinic and Administration Buildings. Pressure washing has been completed on the:
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th bays on the north side of the Clinic Building.
    • 5th bay on the west side of the Clinic Building.
    • 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th bays on the south side of the Administration Building.
    • 1st bay on the west side of the Administration Building.
  • The contractor pressure washed the cross-over section between the Administration and Clinic Buildings.

CEB COVERED WALKWAY:

  • The contractor finished installing the metal roof panels and flashing on the center section of covered walkway.

DENTAL SCHOOL LIGHTING REPLACEMENT PROJECT:

  • The contractor installed 4 energy-efficient lights in the Clinic Bldg. 3rd Floor corridor.
  • An additional 49 light fixtures on the 3rd Floor of the Clinic Bldg. were replaced with high-efficiency fixtures.
  • The contractor replaced 17 light fixtures on the 4th Floor of the Clinic Bldg with new, high-efficiency fixtures.
  • The contractor replaced 16 light fixtures with new, high-efficiency light fixtures on the 2nd Floor of the Clinic Bldg.

DENTAL SCHOOL STUDENT RECREATIONAL FIELDS:

  • The contractor continued the final grading the softball outfield and the multi-purpose sports field.
  • They excavated for a new catch basin near the Moss Street entrance.
  • A new catch basin was installed near the Administration Building.
  • The contractor installed the softball backstop uprights and the backstop.

DENTAL SCHOOL PARKING LOT LIGHTING:

  • The contractor poured the concrete for the 25 new light pole bases.
  • Pole base # 24 was rejected and was demolished.
  • Crews are installing direct-buried electrical conduit between the new light pole bases.

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