Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dental School :

  • The ceiling contractor is nearing the completion of the installation of all the tile on the 8th floor of the Clinic Building . 
    • Ceiling grid installation continued on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building .
    • The installation of the light fixtures in the new grid on the 3rd floor also proceeded as well. 
    • Cleanup crews are working on the 4th through the 7th floor of the Clinic Building . 
  • The Stairwell A handrails and doors have been painted.
    • Stairwell C in the Administration Building is currently being painted with the antimicrobial paint. 
  • The installation of the drywall in the Central Sterilization room continued. 
  • The network cable trays in the Administration Building 2nd and 3rd floors will be repositioned this evening to allow for the installation of the light fixtures and the new ceiling tile. 
    • The work to terminate all of the new network cables installed in the Administration Building continued, as did the testing of the terminated cables in the Clinic Building .
  • Crews were removing additional debris from the campus grounds.
  • The work to prepare the cooling tower to be connected to the related equipment at the Power Plant progressed.


1542 Tulane Ave.

  • Ordes cut the asphalt in the L & M lot to clear a path for the installation of conduit and electrical wire to the guard station. 
  • Arc Mechanical continued to fabricate pipe for the hot water heater connections. 
  • Siemens was on site removing the damaged fire panel in preparation for its replacement.

Cafeteria Renovations:

  • The contractor continues the process of grinding the new terrazzo flooring during evening hours.
  • The ceiling grid has been extended and connected to the custom curved grid pieces that have been installed on the walls.
  • The sub-floor is being installed on the raised section of the cafeteria floor.
  • Some of the walls that have been dry walled have had the joints taped and the 1st coat of drywall compound applied.

 Parking Lot Project:

  • The contractor is excavating and framing up the concrete forms for the sidewalks, curbs and sitting area located in the corner of Student Lot #2 at the intersection of Bolivar St. and S. Perdido St . 
  • At Student Lot #3, the contractor is constructing the concrete forms for the new curbs.
    • They are also preparing to demolish the island for the gate controls.

 MEB Roofing Project:

  • The pre-bid conference for this project was held today.  Representatives from 20 contractors were in attendance.
    • Bids are due to open on July 24th.

 Landscaping Project:

  • Crews installed the plants in the last bed around the CSRB.
    • They also mulched the last large plant bed at Lions/LSU Clinic Building.  
  • All of the new grass was mowed for the first time today. 
  • Crews also cleaned up the dirt piles that remained from the installation of sleeves in the front of the Resource Center and refreshed the mulch in those beds.