Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #106
Posted: November 20, 2009

The threat of Tropical Storm Ida introduced some delays into the project to replace the roof of the Resource Center. Work re-started as soon as possible. The remaining roof drains and drains on the mechanical room and atrium penthouse were replaced. All of the glass panels that make up the atrium roof were installed and water tested. The framing for the parapet walls was completed and flashing installed along the base of the atrium along Gravier St. Workers have begun laying the final layer (cap sheet) of the roofing system.

The contractor prepared the sub-floor, the concrete landing and the concrete ramp for new flooring at the 1st level parking garage entrance at the Clinical Education Building. Workers mounted a fan coil unit in Room 202A and installed piping for the fan coil unit. The contractor finished the terrazzo floors and marble walls outside Room 203. Ductwork and grilles for the 2nd Floor garage entrance have been installed.

The contractor completed balancing and testing AHU 4-A and 5-A in the Medical Education Building. The temporary A/C units were relocated to Quadrant D of the 2nd and 3rd Floors. The old AHU 3-D and 2-D were demolished and removed. The new air handling units were installed and the ductwork for both units was connected. The contractor completed the chilled water and hot water piping for AHU 2-D and AHU 3-D and insulated the new pipes. They continue installing electrical and controls for AHU 2-D and 3-D.

Work continues in MDL #4. The contractor rerouted condenser water piping and installed the structural supports for the moveable partitions. They framed up the wall and installed sheetrock along the moveable partitions supports. The steel support for the partition track in Room 4112A was installed. They installed the partition track in the main MDL room and in Room 4112A. The contractor roughed-in the plumbing for Rooms 4215 and 4112 and replaced light switches and existing electrical receptacles. The electrical wiring for the digital signage in the elevator lobby was roughed in and new the digital signage was installed. The new ceiling grid was hung in the main MDL room. This is the last of the large MDL’s to be completely renovated.

Renovations to areas on the 7th and 8th Floors of the Lions/LSU Clinic Building are proceeding. On the 8th Floor, the contractor continued framing the fur down in the large conference room and in the main lobby area. The HVAC ductwork was installed in the large conference room and the Director’s office. Workers continued the electrical rough-in for the lights and receptacles in the Director’s office and the small conference room. On the 7th Floor, the contractor removed old flooring and sheetrock and demolished and removed interior walls. Crews began removing the old electrical receptacles and light fixtures.

The fencing replacement project is nearing completion. The contractor set the third and fourth sections of fence posts in the area from the staff parking lot to Castine Street, adjacent to the de Saix subdivision. Crews set the final section of fence posts from Florida Ave to the corner of Castine Street at the rear of the campus. The contractor installed the top and bottom rail and the fence fabric for the remaining sections of the chain link fence along Campus Road and along the border of the DeSaix Subdivision and Castine St. Crews removed two trees near the Castine Street corner.

The contractor finished installing electrical conduit on the 1st Floor for the upgrade to the MEB Autopy exhaust system. Crews installed spiral ductwork in front of the procedure room and pulled electrical wires for the autopsy tables. The new autopsy tables were delivered to the 2nd Floor. The contractor removed the old ceiling grid, tiles, and lights from the autopsy room. Workers installed new ductwork above the cooler area, installed one new VAV box above the 1st Floor and another VAV box above the 2nd Floor ceiling. Crews continued installing ductwork inside the autopsy room.

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

RESOURCE CENTER ROOF REPLACEMENT:

  • Crews secured all equipment and ceased work in anticipation of high winds from Tropical Storm Ida.
  • The contractor replaced the roof drains in both stairwell penthouses and the 23 roof drains on the roof.
  • Workers replaced the mechanical room roof drain and four roof drains on the atrium penthouse.
  • The fourteen rows of glass panels that form the atrium roof have been replaced.
  • The contractor installed the framing for the parapet wall along the corner of Bolivar and Gravier St., along S. Prieur St. and Bolivar St.
  • The flashing at the base of the atrium along the Gravier Street side of the roof was installed.
  • The contractor installed the cap sheet on the parapet wall along Bolivar Street.
  • The cap sheet was laid on the Tulane Ave. side of the roof.

1542 TULANE GARAGE ENTRANCES:

  • The contractor prepared the sub-floor, the concrete landing and the concrete ramp for new flooring at the 1st level parking garage entrance.
  • Workers mounted a fan coil unit in Room 202A and installed piping for the fan coil unit.
  • The contractor finished fine cleaning of the terrazzo floors and marble walls outside Room 203.
  • They installed ductwork and grilles for the 2nd Floor garage corridor.
  • The sprinkler head in Room 202A were replaced.

MEB AIR HANDLING UNIT REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor completed balancing and testing AHU 4-A and 5-A.
  • Facility Services installed the temporary A/C units in Quadrant D of the 2nd and 3rd Floors.
  • The contractor demolished the old AHU 3-D and 2-D.
  • They installed the new AHU 3-D and 2-D and installed the ductwork for both units.
  • The contractor completed the chilled water piping for AHU 2-D and AHU 3-D.
  • The piping insulation was installed on the chilled water lines for the new units.
  • The contractor completed installing the hot water piping for AHU 2-D and 3-D.
  • They continue installing electrical and controls for AHU 2-D and 3-D.

MDL 4 RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor rerouted condenser water piping and installed the structural supports for the moveable partitions.
  • Crews framed up the wall and installed sheetrock along the moveable partitions supports.
  • The steel support for the partition track in Room 4112A was installed.
  • They installed the partition track in the main MDL room and in Room 4112A.
  • The contractor roughed-in the plumbing for Rooms 4215 and 4112.
  • Workers replaced light switches and existing electrical receptacles.
  • Existing bulletin boards were removed from along the corridor of the 4th Floor.
  • The contractor roughed in the electrical wiring for the digital signage in the elevator lobby and installed the digital signage.
  • The new ceiling grid was hung in the main MDL room.

LIONS/LSU CLINIC BLDG. 8th FLOOR RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor continued framing the fur down in the large conference room and in the main lobby area.
  • They began installing the HVAC ductwork in the large conference room and the Director’s office.
  • The contractor continued the electrical rough-in for the lights and receptacles in the Director’s office and the small conference room.

LIONS/LSU CLINIC BLDG. 7th FLOOR LAB RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor removed old flooring and sheetrock.
  • They demolished and removed interior walls.
  • Crews began removing the old electrical receptacles and light fixtures.

FENCE REPLACEMENT PROJECT:

  • The contractor set the third and fourth sections of fence posts in the area from the staff parking lot to Castine Street, adjacent to the de Saix subdivision.
  • They set the fifth and final section of fence posts from Florida Ave to the corner of Castine Street at the rear of the campus.
  • The contractor installed the top and bottom rail and the fence fabric for the remaining sections of the chain link fence along Campus Road.
  • Workers installed new fence fabric along the border of the DeSaix Subdivision and Castine St.
  • Crews removed two trees near the Castine Street corner.

MEB AUTOPSY EXHAUST UPGRADE:

    • The contractor finished installing electrical conduit on the 1st Floor.
  • Crews installed spiral ductwork in front of the procedure room.
  • They pulled electrical wires for the autopsy tables.
  • The new autopsy tables were delivered to the 2nd Floor.
  • The contractor removed the old ceiling grid, tiles, and lights from the autopsy room.
  • Workers installed new ductwork above the cooler area.
  • They installed one new VAV box above the 1st Floor and another VAV box above the 2nd Floor ceiling.
  • Crews continued installing ductwork inside the autopsy room.

RESIDENCE HALL LOBBY RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor continued to caulk the precast window sill.
  • Facility Services installed the power service for the walkway lift.

EXTERIOR/LANDSCAPING:

  • Facility Services laid sod at various locations around the Downtown Campus.
  • The contractor installed new bollard lights around the T-lot.
  • Facility Services installed underground electrical conduit for the new bollard lighting adjacent to the South Roman Garage on Bolivar Street.
  • The contractor built concrete forms for the new curbs on Bolivar St. between Poydras St. and Perdido St.
  • They poured concrete for the new concrete curb on Bolivar St. between Poydras St. and Perdido St.

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