Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

  • The Mervin L. Trail Clinical Science Research Building (CSRB) was reopened today as scheduled. Faculty and staff began to reoccupy the building and restore operations throughout the day. The building risers continue to hold power. A temporary fire watch has been instituted while the permanent repairs to the fire alarm system and the fire pump continues. The 1st floor has been temporarily sealed off to avoid the spread of mold. Temporary emergency lighting has been provided.
  • The permanent repairs to the MEB switchgear have been completed.
  • Inspections on two passenger elevators at Stanislaus Hall have been requested for the middle of next week.
  • The back up domestic water pump has been installed at the Residence Hall. This contract is complete.
  • Nursing/Allied Health switchgear: The fuse truck has been installed. The main breaker is expected to be delivered shortly and installed.
  • Residence Hall switchgear: Additional parts are due to be delivered on 1/23. A shut down of building power is being requested shortly after that to allow for the continued repairs.
  • Lion's Eye Center switchgear: One of the two distribution panels on the 1st floor has been replaced.
  • The contracts to make permanent repairs to various types of pumps supplying water and heat to the Stanislaus Hall, MEB, CSRB, Lions Eye Center, Nursing/Allied Health, and Resource Center have been awarded and the two successful contractors have been notified.
  • The contractor responsible for cleaning public areas and restrooms on the upper floors of the Administration and Clinic buildings at the School of Dentistry has been on site since Monday and work is well underway.
  • The old concrete mounting pad for the Nursing/Allied Health fire pump has been demolished because the old bolt patterns will not fit the new pump. The Lion's Eye Center fire pump is being removed. The "jockey" pump (attached to the fire pump) in the Resource Center is being installed.
  • The bid evaluation has been completed on the solicitation to repair medical air pumps, vacuum pumps and water purifiers at the CSRB, the MEB, and Lions Eye Center. The award recommendation has been forwarded to the Office of Facility Planning, the Office of Risk Management, and FEMA for their concurrence