Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #146
Posted: July 1, 2011

The Allied Health/Nursing Building contractor relocated the heating hot water lines going into the building and framed the temporary walls for the monumental stairwell project. Workers continued installing the metal framing for the auditorium wall panel system and conduit for the audio/visual equipment in the auditorium is being run. Crews started installing metal panels underneath the walkway. The walkway floor drains were re-routed.

The contractor finished welding the diesel fuel line on the 1st Floor of the Resource Center. They welded the casing for the fuel line on the 1st Floor and in the electrical rooms and continued welding the casing in the electrical rooms on the 2nd and 3rd Floors. The electrical disconnects for the domestic water pump were mounted and connected and light fixtures were installed in the 2nd Floor pump room. The contractor insulated piping in the 2nd Floor pump room and began installing wiring for the four heating water pumps on the mezzanine deck of the pump room.

Concrete forms for the freight elevator shaft wall in the basement of the Clinical Education Building were erected. The contractor continued excavating for the 12 pile caps in the Lakeside lot. Concrete forms for 5 of the 12 pile caps were erected and two additional pile caps are being formed up. Rebar was installed in the concrete forms for the first 3 pile caps. The contractor continued installing electrical conduit on the 2nd and 3rd Floors while other workers continued to weld and install 8 inch chilled water lines in the basement.

The CSRB exhaust upgrade contractor pulled the emergency power wires for the exhaust fans. Light fixtures were removed on the 2nd Floor and the construction wall was relocated to encompass additional ductwork. The plaster ceiling was removed and insulation was removed from the old exhaust ductwork on the 2nd Floor.

The old air handling units 3A and 6A were removed from the Dental campus Clinic Building. Workers continued installing new heating hot water lines for units 3A and 3B. The supply ductwork for unit 3-B was installed and crews are insulating the ductwork. The contractor continues to install supply ductwork and the VAVs for unit 3-A. The ductwork for units 3A and 3B was pressure tested. Crews demolished the existing doorway in the mechanical room for unit 6A. The contractor placed the concrete pads for units 3A and 6A and set the new AHUs in place. They set VAV boxes for unit 6A. The asbestos contractor removed ductwork near Rooms 6313, 6405 and 6302 and completed the abatement related to AHU 6A. The contractor installed isolation valves on all units on the B-riser in the Clinic Building.

The AHU replacement project contractor replaced the breakers for unit L2A in the Dental campus Administration Building and started up the unit. The ceiling was replaced in the main hallway on the 2nd Floor. Workers framed and hung sheetrock on the ceiling of the 2nd Floor Men’s restroom. Crews floated and painted the sheetrock ceiling in the restroom and near Faculty Practice on the 2nd Floor. The asbestos contractor removed ductwork from the 4th Floor mechanical room. The contractor started pre-fabricating the chilled water lines for the 4th Floor units.

The waterproofing contractor working on the Dental School campus buildings pressure washed the concrete fins on the north side of Clinic Building. Workers continue to remove the old caulk and backer rod, prepare the surfaces of the building panels and install new caulk on the ground floor columns and the west side the Clinic Building and the north side and penthouse of the Administration Building.

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

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING BLDG PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor relocated the heating hot water lines going into the building.
  • Crews framed the temporary walls for the monumental stairwell project.
  • Workers continued installing the metal framing for the auditorium wall panel system.
  • Conduit for the audio/visual equipment in the auditorium is being run.
  • Crews started installing metal panels underneath the walkway.
  • The walkway floor drains were re-routed.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor finished welding the diesel fuel line on the 1st Floor.
  • They welded the casing for the diesel fuel line on the 1st Floor and in the electrical rooms.
  • The contractor continued welding the diesel fuel line casing in the electrical rooms on the 2nd and 3rd Floors.
  • The electrical disconnects for the domestic water pump in the 2nd Floor pump room were mounted and connected.
  • Light fixtures were installed in the 2nd Floor pump room.
  • The contractor insulated piping in the 2nd Floor pump room.
  • The contractor began installing wiring for the four heating water pumps on the mezzanine deck of the 2nd Floor pump room.

CEB PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • Concrete forms for the freight elevator shaft wall in the basement were erected.
  • The contractor continued excavating for the 12 pile caps in the Lakeside lot.
  • The contractor erected the concrete forms for 5 of the 12 pile caps. Two additional pile caps are being formed.
  • Rebar was installed in the concrete forms for the first 3 pile caps.
  • The contractor continued installing electrical conduit on the 2nd and 3rd Floors.
  • Workers continued to weld and install 8 inch chilled water lines in the basement.

CSRB EXHAUST UPGRADE:

  • The contractor pulled the emergency power wires for the exhaust fans.
  • Light fixtures were removed on the 2nd Floor.
  • The construction wall was relocated to encompass additional ductwork on the 2nd Floor.
  • The contractor removed plaster ceiling on the 2nd Floor.
  • The insulation was removed from the old exhaust ductwork on the 2nd Floor.

DENTAL SCHOOL AHU REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor removed units 3A and 6A.
  • Workers continued installing heating hot water lines for units 3A and 3B in the Clinic Building.
  • The supply ductwork for unit 3-B was installed and crews are insulating the ductwork.
  • The contractor continues to install supply ductwork and the VAVs for unit 3-A.
  • The ductwork for units 3A and 3B was pressure tested.
  • Crews demolished the existing doorway in the mechanical room for unit 6A.
  • The contractor placed the concrete pads for units 3A and 6A and set the new units in place.
  • They set VAV boxes for unit 6A.
  • The asbestos contractor removed ductwork near Rooms 6313, 6405 and 6302 and completed the abatement related to AHU 6A.
  • The contractor installed isolation valves on all units on the B-riser in the Clinic Building.
  • The contractor replaced the breakers for unit L2A in the Administration Building and started up the unit.
  • The ceiling was replaced in the main hallway on the 2nd Floor.
  • Workers framed and hung sheetrock for the 2nd Floor Men’s restroom.
  • Crews floated and painted the sheetrock ceiling in the restroom and near Faculty Practice on the 2nd Floor of the Administration Building.
  • The asbestos contractor removed ductwork from the 4th Floor mechanical room.
  • The contractor started pre-fabricating the chilled water lines for the 4th Floor units.

DENTAL SCHOOL BLDG EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING:

  • The contractor pressure washed the concrete fins on the north side of Clinic Building.
  • Workers continue to remove the old caulk and backer rod, prepare the surfaces of the building panels and install new caulk on the ground floor columns and the west side the Clinic Building and the north side and penthouse of the Administration Building.

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