Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #153
Posted: October 7, 2011

The work on the permanent repairs and mitigation at the Clinical Education Building continues. The contractor installed the steel structure for the 3rd and 4th levels of the 1st bay of the new building in the Lakeside lot and erected the steel framing for the 2nd and 3rd levels of the 2nd bay. Handrails were welded to the exterior stairs for the new building and workers are roughing in for the exterior lighting. The contractor continued installing electrical conduits in Room 117 and 117B and an electrical junction box was installed in Room 117. They finished erecting concrete forms for another section of the flood wall in the parking garage and poured the concrete. The concrete forms were removed and a waterproof coating was applied to the wall.

The CSRB exhaust system upgrade contractor installed exit signs and light fixtures in the 2nd Floor corridors. The plaster ceiling in the feed room on the 1st Floor was installed and painted and the fire sprinkler heads were installed. A pressure test was performed on the new exhaust riser for exhaust system #1. The contractor is installing the VFDs and insulating the exhaust riser for exhaust system #1. Ductwork is being installed on the 7th Floor for exhaust system #2. Crews continued the installation of the VFDs on the roof for exhaust system #3 and a new motor was installed for fan 3A. Wiring for the new fan and VFDs for exhaust system #4 was pulled. The contractor tested the VFDs for exhaust system #9.

The ceiling in the BSL3 Lab in the CSRB has been repaired and workers started the operational testing of the exhaust fans for the BSL3 lab. The ceiling was removed from Room 326, the ductwork was installed and the ceiling was re-installed. The contractor began removing the ceiling in the cage washing area. Crews installed ductwork in Rooms 630A, 533A and 412G and began repairing the ceiling and walls in Room 729.

The AHU replacement contractor finished insulating the heating hot water lines and supply duct on the 5th Floor of the Dental School’s Clinic Building and the supply and heating hot water lines on the 2nd Floor are being insulated. Work continued on the ceiling installation in the 2nd and 5th Floor restrooms. The contractor installed ceiling grid on the 5th Floor and in the 2nd Floor clinic area. The control wire for the 5th and 2nd Floors is being run. The supply and fresh air ductwork was installed on the 2nd Floor. CMU blocks surrounding the 2nd and 5th Floor mechanical room door frames were installed. The contractor started up unit 5A; the unit is currently running in hand.

The abatement contractor finished their work in the 5B mechanical room in the Clinic Building. The demolition of the old unit 5B is complete and the concrete pad for the new unit was poured. The contractor welded the metal pan for the new unit and crews are installing supply ductwork and VAVs for unit 5B. The asbestos contractor abated mechanical rooms 7A and 7D in the Clinic Building. The contractor demolished the old chilled water lines for unit 7D.

The contractor installed 10 light fixtures in the study rooms in the Administration Building and crews moved the book shelves that were temporarily relocated to allow access to the ceilings in the 1st half of the Library back into place. The contractor is now removing lights and ceiling in the 2nd half of the Library. The restroom ceilings on the 3rd Floor of the Administration Building have been finished. The contractor started demolishing electrical and pneumatic conduit in the 4th Floor mechanical room. The CMU block wall was removed from in front of the mechanical room that contains units L4C and L4D. Crews are removing the piping to L4C and L4D and the new chilled water bypass loop was installed in the L4C/L4D mechanical room.

The contractor responsible for the permanent repair and mitigation contracts at the Student Residence Hall, the Allied Health/Nursing Building and the Resource Center has been placed in default by the Office of Facility Planning and Control. Work at the Student Residence Hall is largely completed except for some punch list items, however significant work remains to be completed at the other two buildings. The bonding company that guarantees the completion of the contracts has been brought into the process. They are meeting with the architects to determine the current status of each project and will develop specific plans to complete the work under each contract.

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

CEB PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor installed the steel structure for the 3rd and 4th levels of the 1st bay of the new building in the Lakeside lot.
  • They erected the steel framing for the 2nd and 3rd levels of the 2nd bay of the new mechanical/electrical building.
  • Handrails were welded to the exterior stairs for the new building.
  • The contractor is roughing in for the exterior lighting for the new MEP building.
  • Workers continued installing electrical conduits in Room 117 and 117B and an electrical junction box was installed in Room 117.
  • Workers finished erecting concrete forms for the flood wall in the parking garage and poured the concrete.
  • The contractor removed the concrete forms from the flood wall in the parking garage and applied a waterproof coating to the wall.
  • Workers continued installing conduits along the 1st Floor corridor.

CSRB EXHAUST UPGRADE:

  • The contractor installed exit signs and light fixtures in the 2nd Floor corridors.
  • The plaster ceiling in the feed room on the 1st Floor was installed and painted.
  • The contractor installed fire sprinklers in the feed room.
  • A pressure test was performed on the new exhaust riser for exhaust system #1.
  • The contractor is installing the VFDs and insulating the exhaust riser for exhaust system #1.
  • Ductwork is being installed on the 7th Floor for exhaust system #2.
  • Crews continued the installation of the VFDs on the roof for exhaust system #3.
  • A new motor was installed for fan 3A.
  • Wiring for the new fan and VFDs for exhaust system #4 was pulled.
  • The contractor tested the VFDs for exhaust system #9.
  • The ceiling in the BSL3 Lab has been repaired.
  • Workers started the operational testing of the exhaust fans for the BSL3 lab.
  • The ceiling was removed from Room 326 and the ductwork and the ceiling was installed.
  • The contractor began removing ceiling in the cage washing area.
  • Crews installed ductwork in Rooms 630A, 533A and 412G.
  • Workers began repairing the ceiling and walls in Room 729.

DENTAL SCHOOL AHU REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor finished insulating the heating hot water lines and supply duct on the 5th Floor of the Clinic Building.
  • The supply and heating hot water lines on the 2nd Floor are being insulated.
  • Work continued on the ceiling installation in the 2nd and 5th Floor restrooms.
  • The contractor installed ceiling grid on the 5th Floor and the 2nd Floor clinic area.
  • Control wire for the 5th and 2nd Floors is being run.
  • The contractor installed supply and fresh air ductwork on the 2nd Floor of the Clinic Building.
  • CMU blocks surrounding the 2nd and 5th Floor mechanical room door frames were installed.
  • The contractor started up unit 5A; the unit is currently running in hand.
  • The abatement contractor abated the 5B mechanical room in the Clinic Building.
  • The demolition of the old unit 5B is complete and the concrete pad for unit 5B was poured.
  • The contractor welded the metal pan for unit 5B.
  • Crews are installing supply ductwork and VAVs for unit 5B.
  • The asbestos contractor abated mechanical rooms 7A and 7D in the Clinic Building.
  • The contractor demolished the old chilled water lines for unit 7D.
  • The contractor installed 10 light fixtures in the study rooms in the Administration Building.
  • Crews moved the book shelves that were temporarily relocated to allow access to the ceilings in the 1st half of the Library back into place.
  • The contractor is removing lights and ceiling in the 2nd half of the Library.
  • The restroom ceilings on the 3rd Floor of the Administration Building have been finished.
  • The contractor started demolishing electrical and pneumatic conduit in the 4th Floor mechanical room.
  • The CMU block wall was removed from in front of the mechanical room that contains units L4C and L4D.
  • The contractor is removing piping to L4C and L4D.
  • The new chilled water bypass loop was installed in the L4C/L4D mechanical room.

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