Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009


NOTICE: The new Library Commons, located on the 3rd Floor of the Resource Center , will open tomorrow, July 15th, at 7:00 a.m.  The Commons also houses a coffee bar serving Starbucks which will have coffee, drinks, yogurt, pre-made salads, sandwiches and pastries.  The coffee bar will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For tomorrow ONLY, "Buy a cup of coffee and get a free chocolate covered strawberry."   The Commons will be open 24/7 for LSUHSC faculty, students and staff.  Please enjoy and care for this beautiful new space!!


NOTICE:  The Medical Education Building Air Handling Unit Replacement project continues with the ongoing replacement of two air handling units.  The next two air handling units to be replaced serve the South Roman Street/MEB Loading Dock corner (quadrant A) of the 6th and 7th floors.  Installation of these units will start at 6:00 PM on Friday, July 31st.

  • Facility Services needs to remove and relocate the temporary power breakers for the temporary air conditioning units that were set up for the Bolivar Street / MEB Loading Dock quadrant.  Consequently, there will be an electrical outage on Thursday, July 16th, from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM to remove the temporary breakers.  During this outage there will be no power to equipment plugged into receptacles in labs and offices that are served out of main panels DL6C and DL7C.  This affects panels LC6A, LC6B, LC6C, LC6D, LC6E, LC6F, LC7A, LC7B, LC7C, LC7D, LC7E and LC7F.  Receptacles are labeled in the labs, identifying the panel that supplies the power to the receptacle. 
  • On Friday, July 17th, there will be an electrical outage from 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM to install temporary breakers to serve the power panels for the temporary air conditioning units in quadrant A.  During this outage there will be no power to equipment plugged into receptacles in labs and offices that are served out of main panels DL6A and DL7A.  This affects panels LA6A, LA6B, LA6C, LAC6D, LA6E, LA6F, LA7A, LA7B, LA7C, LA7D, LA7E and LA7F.  Receptacles are labeled in the labs, identifying the panel that supplies the power to the receptacle. 

During the continuing construction period, should there be any issue with the air conditioning in your space, please submit a service request at http://bob.lsuhsc.edu or call 568-7715 and provide your name, contact information, room number and description of the problem.  Occupants should not attempt to adjust the temporary units on their own. 


NOTICE:  On Thursday, July 16th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, the Fire Marshal will inspect the fire alarm system in the Lions/LSU Clinics Building.  During this inspection, the fire alarm contractor will make an announcement to let building occupants know that the alarms are being tested and that evacuation will not be necessary during these tests.  The contractor will then activate fire alarm devices in the recently renovated areas.  This will initiate the fire alarm strobes and audible alarms (speakers and horns) throughout the building.  When testing has concluded, an announcement will be made so that all occupants will know that the testing is complete.


1542 TULANE AVE. :

  • Facility Services continued to apply touch-up paint in the 1st Floor offices.
  • The furniture contractor installed additional furniture in 2nd Floor offices. 



  • Facility Services continued installing sprinklers on the Tulane Avenue side of the Roman Street Garage. 



  • The contractor continued installing aluminum flashing around the parapet wall on the Atrium along the Roman Street Side. 
  • The contractor continues to install the lightning protection system. 



  • The contractor began installing the elevator flood gates on the north side.
  • Workers installed breakers for the conference room tables on the 6th Floor.
  • Conduit was run to the MRI trailer location.



  • The contractor completed the stairwell handrail and punch list items.
  • Facility Services cleaned the Commons in preparation for opening.
  • The Library Commons will open tomorrow.



  • The millwork contractor began installing wood cladding around the mailboxes. 
  • The interior contractor continued patching walls throughout the lobby. 
  • The contractor painted walls and ceiling in the recreation room.



  • Facility Services continued monitoring and adjusting temporary AC units for the B Quadrant (corner of Perdido Street and South Roman Street ).
  • The contractor completed installing the new air handling unit 7-B.
  • Crews continued installing new ductwork for air handling unit 6-B. 
  • New air handling units 5-D and 4-D were delivered to the T-lot lay down area.



  • The network contractor continued terminating end connectors for network wires in the casework. 
  • The casework contractor completed installing the remaining cantilever frame and countertops.



  • The contractor began demolition in Rooms 7221, 7241, and 7250.



  • The A/V contractor continued to install A/V equipment in Room 4202B and both auditoriums.
  • The electrical contractor continued to pull network wires for the tables in Auditorium B.