Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #149
Posted: August 12, 2011

Work on the permanent repairs and hazard mitigation at the Clinical Education Building continues. The contractor continued installing new conduit on the 1st and 2nd Floors and workers are installing bracing along the corridor wall on the 1st Floor. They continued installing the new high pressure steam line in the basement. Concrete forms for the grade beams in the Lakeside Lot were constructed and the rebar was installed in the forms. Concrete was poured in the forms and allowed to set. Crews removed the concrete forms and back filled around the grade beams.

The CSRB exhaust upgrade contractor installed electrical conduit on the 7th Floor to provide power to the rooftop exhaust system #1, #2 and #3. The fan and VFD supports for exhaust system #9 were installed on the roof. Workers installed the air plenum, plenum base, fan supports, and VFD supports for exhaust system #10 on the roof and roof flashing was installed around exhaust systems #9 and #10. The contractor installed the exhaust fan platforms for exhaust systems #9 and #10 and the fans for both systems were placed on the fan supports. Crews are installing the round exhaust ductwork for Phase 2A of the upgrade project. The ceiling tile is being removed from Room 342.

The contract to replace the air handling units in the Dental Clinic and Administration Buildings is progressing. The contractor continued insulating supply duct and heating hot water lines on the 3rd and 6th Floors of the Clinic Building. The heating hot water lines for unit 6A were installed and the lines are being insulated. Crews taped and floated the sheetrock ceiling in the Men’s restrooms on the 3rd and 6th Floors. Supply air duct was installed in the 6th Floor mechanical room. Workers are installing both control panels and thermostats on the 3rd Floor of the Clinic Building and the breakers for both units on the 3rd Floor were installed. The contractor started units 3A and 3B and both units are running manually.

The 7th Floor lab exhaust ductwork in 7401B of the Clinic Building was replaced. Fire alarm wire is being run for units 3A, 3B and 6A. The new ceiling is being installed in the 3rd Floor corridor of the Clinic Building. Workers are installing control panels and thermostats on the 3rd Floor. The doorframe and the CMU block surrounding the door frame that lead to unit 3A were installed. The contractor started the demolition of ceilings and lights in preparation for replacing AHU 5A in the Clinic Building. Crews insulated the supply duct for unit L3A in the Administration Building and the duct detectors for units L2A and L3A are being installed.

The building exterior waterproofing contractor working at the Dental School campus finished removing the old caulk and installing new caulk on the north and west sides of the Power Plant. The exterior panels on the north and west sides of the Power Plant building were sealed and the project is now substantially complete.

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

CEB PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor continued installing conduit on the 1st and 2nd Floors.
  • Workers are installing bracing along the corridor wall on the 1st Floor.
  • They continued installing high pressure steam line in the basement.
  • Concrete forms for the grade beams in the Lakeside Lot were constructed.
  • Workers installed steel rebar in the concrete forms for the grade beams and poured the concrete.
  • Crews removed the concrete forms and back filled around the grade beams in the Lakeside Lot.

CSRB EXHAUST UPGRADE:

  • The contractor installed electrical conduit on the 7th Floor to provide power to the rooftop exhaust system #1, #2 and #3.
  • The fan and VFD supports for exhaust system #9 were installed on the roof.
  • The contractor installed the air plenum, plenum base, fan supports, and VFD supports for exhaust system #10 on the roof.
  • Roof flashing was installed around exhaust systems #9 and #10.
  • The contractor installed the exhaust fan platforms for exhaust systems #9 and #10.
  • The fans for exhaust systems #9 and #10 were placed on the fan supports.
  • Crews are installing the round exhaust ductwork for Phase 2A of the upgrade project.
  • The ceiling tile is being removed from Room 342.

DENTAL SCHOOL AHU REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor continued insulating supply duct and heating hot water lines on the 3rd and 6th Floors of the Clinic Building.
  • The heating hot water lines for unit 6A were installed and the lines are being insulated.
  • Crews taped and floated the sheetrock ceiling in the Men’s restrooms on the 3rd and 6th Floors.
  • Supply air duct was installed in the 6th Floor mechanical room.
  • Workers are installing both control panels and thermostats on the 3rd Floor of the Clinic Building.
  • The breakers for both units on the 3rd Floor were installed.
  • The contractor started units 3A and 3B in the Clinic Building. Both units are running manually.
  • The 7th Floor lab exhaust ductwork in 7401B was replaced.
  • Fire alarm wire is being run for units 3A, 3B and 6A.
  • The new ceiling is being installed in the 3rd Floor corridor of the Clinic Building.
  • Workers are installing control panels and thermostats on the 3rd Floor of the Clinic Building.
  • The doorframe and the CMU block surrounding the door frame that lead to unit 3A were installed.
  • The contractor started the demolition of ceilings and lights in preparation for replacing AHU 5A in the Clinic Building.
  • The contractor insulated the supply duct for unit L3A in the Administration Building.
  • The duct detectors for units L2A and L3A are being installed.

DENTAL SCHOOL BLDG EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING:

  • The contractor finished removing the old caulk and installing new caulk on the north and west sides of the Power Plant.
  • The exterior panels on the north and west sides of the Power Plant building were sealed.
  • The project is now substantially complete.

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