Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


NOTICE: There is a planned power outage at the Lions/LSU Clinic Building on Saturday, July 19 from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM to enable a contractor to make electrical connections to new service for the building.  This outage will affect the entire building.  During the outage there will be emergency power to maintain emergency lights and service to some specific equipment in the building (items that are plugged into red receptacles).  The regular receptacles and lights along with all air conditioning and pumps will be off throughout the building as the electrical distribution system is shut down for this work.  

  • Please note that only the equipment already plugged into the red receptacles should be plugged into those outlets.  Plugging in additional pieces of equipment may cause all equipment to fail if circuits are overloaded. 
  • Please note that the Lions Eye Center network will be shut down at approximately 6:00 pm Friday July 18 and will be restored at approximately 6:00 pm Saturday July 19.
  • Please leave the doors open to all rooms with equipment operating on emergency power for greater air flow to allow the heat to be distributed throughout the building and prevent heat build-up.

Please contact Pam Cain at 234-2713 if you have any questions during this electrical shutdown.




1542 Tulane Ave. :

  • The fire alarm contractor finished installing and programming the duct detectors, cleared the fire panel trouble codes, and replaced the smoke detector in Elevator #1 and the elevator pit. 
  • Stratos Elevator is replacing the hoist cables for Elevator #7.
    • They completed the replacement of the hoist cable for Elevator #4. 
  • The painting contractor finished painting the walls in the stairwell along Tulane Ave. on the Charity side of the building.
  • The access control contractor completed pulling wiring on the outer Tulane Ave. side of the building for the additional devices that will be installed on the 1st Floor. 
  • The lighting contractor finished installing the double-faced exit signs throughout the building.
  • The contractor is removing the walk-in cooler on 4th Floor and is working on the punch list.
  • The Herman Miller Group is delivering and installing file cabinets on Floors 5 through 8.


Downtown Perimeter Fence Project:

  • The contractor finished replacing the chain link cantilever gates and the pedestrian walk gates in the Residence Hall Parking Lot.
  • The temporary fence has been installed on the Poydras St. and Perdido St. side of Student Lots #2 and #3.
  • Crews are excavating and chipping out existing asphalt in Student Lots #2 and #3.


Dental School Roof Replacement:

  • Needham Roofing completed the installation of metal flashing caps and waterproofing on the roof parapet walls of the Clinic and Administration Buildings .


Residence Hall Lobby Expansion:

  • The demolition of the exterior flooring has been completed.
  • The contractor continues the installation of ductwork for the new air handling unit installed at the Mezzanine level.


MDL #5 Renovations:

  • The contractor is raising the steel support for a partition, demolishing existing plumbing and modifying the existing steel support for the new partition track.


MEB 2nd Floor Lobby Renovations:

  • Installation of sheet rock on the new walls and fur outs is underway.
  • The electricians continue to run the new electrical service.


MEB Lecture Room A & B Enhancement:

  • The contractor completed installing new electrical outlets in the mezzanine level and projector booth.


Lions/LSU Clinic Permanent Repairs and Mitigation:

  • Work on the base of the new exterior stairwell continues.
  • Electrical and mechanical work continues on 6th Floor.
  • Installation of sheet rock on the new walls on the 6th Floor is proceeding.
  • The steel beams to support the electrical and mechanical equipment have been placed on 2nd Floor.


Library Commons:

  • The contractor began finishing the interior stair wall and framing the new restroom walls.
  • Auxiliary Enterprises continued pulling back the existing network cables; preparing to run them in new directions to accommodate the renovation.
  • Facility Services continued the electrical rough in and removed existing conduit to allow the HVAC ducts to be raised.


Walk To Wellness Storefronts:  Another element of the plan to enhance security on campus is to secure the Walk To Wellness at key locations.  New glass storefronts and automatic doors will be installed and access control devices will limit access to those with LSUHSC and MCLNO IDs.

  • The contractor began installing side light glass and the automatic doors at the Derbigny St. parking lot.


Duct Cleaning:

  • In the Lions/LSU Clinic Building the crews are completing the outstanding punch list items.
  • The ducts on the 7th Floor of the CSRB have been cleaned.
    • The cleaning process continues on the 6th Floor.