Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #115
Posted: April 9, 2010

Work continues at the Allied Health/Nursing Building. The contractor ran new electrical conduit to panel XLB2. They lowered the drain for the water closets on the 1st Floor and began roughing in the 1st Floor electrical panels and restroom plumbing. New sewer and water lines were installed for the 1st Floor restrooms on the Gravier Street side of the building. The contractor continued installing sewer and water lines for the 1st Floor restrooms near the loading dock. Additional electrical conduit was run in the Tiger Room and conduit was run to the new fire command station room.

The contractor removed the temporary ceiling tiles from the main lobby on the 1st Floor of the Resource Center. Workers sanded the existing door frames on the 1st Floor to remove dirt and corrosion. Electrical conduit has been run on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Floors for the emergency generator. The contractor created five (5) floor penetrations in the Automatic Transfer Switch room and ran conduit through the penetrations. They created a three floor penetrations in the 2nd Floor pump room and enlarged floor penetrations in the electrical closets on Floors 2 through 8. Conduit for the future emergency circuits was run on the 1st Floor and into Room 203.

Construction of the elevated structure to house critical mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment at the Residence Hall is proceeding. The contractor completed building and setting the steel rebar cages for all 12 pile caps. The forms were set, concrete was poured and the forms were removed from the pile caps. Crews installed the 6 inch main water supply line for fire protection from the pump room and two 4 inch domestic cold water lines along the Perdido St. side of the C-tower.

The lab renovations underway on the 7th Floor of the Lions/LSU Clinic Building are moving into the final stages. The contractor finished painting the interior walls and door frames and installed floor tile. The sheetrock was hung on the exterior wall and workers taped and floated the seams. The contractor began priming and painting the exterior corridor wall. The new lab furniture is being installed and crews are running the new water lines inside the cabinets to the lab stations. Glass was installed in both of the new storefronts.

The project to provide a covered walkway from the District Energy Garage to the Clinical Education Building has encountered a problem. Some underground obstructions have been discovered that require the placement of some piles to be changed. The design is being adjusted at this time. However the contractor continued removing the old sidewalks near 1542 Tulane Ave.

The Facility Services landscaping crews graded the planting beds in the patio courtyard between the Dental School Clinic and Administration Buildings. They planted trees, shrubs and plants in the courtyard and in the five planters. The water supply was connected to the irrigation piping system, the lines were flushed, the irrigation controller was installed in the basement and the irrigation system for the patio courtyard was energized. Mulch was spread in the planting beds and the job site was cleaned. Crews also repaired the concrete curb on the horseshoe drive side of the Administration Building

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

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING BLDG PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor installed conduit to panel XLB2.
  • They lowered the drain for the water closets on the 1st Floor and began roughing in the 1st Floor electrical panels and restroom plumbing.
  • The contractor installed sewer and water lines for the 1st Floor restrooms on the Gravier Street side of the building.
  • Additional electrical conduit was run in the Tiger Room.
  • Electrical conduit was run to the new fire command station room.
  • The contractor continued installing sewer and water lines for the 1st Floor restrooms near the loading dock.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor removed ceiling tiles from the main lobby on the 1st Floor.
  • Workers sanded the 1st Floor existing door frames.
  • They installed electrical conduit on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Floors for the emergency generator.
  • The contractor created 3 floor penetrations in the Automatic Transfer Switch room and ran conduit through 2 of the new penetrations.
  • They created a floor penetration in the 2nd Floor pump room and enlarged floor penetrations in the electrical closets on Floors 2 through 7.
  • The contractor created two more floor penetrations in the 2nd Floor pump room.
  • They enlarged the floor penetrations in the electrical closets on the 8th floor and created two more penetrations in the ATS room.
  • Conduit for the future emergency circuits was run on the 1st Floor and into Room 203.

RESIDENCE HALL PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor completed building and setting the steel rebar cages for all 12 pile caps.
  • The forms were set and concrete was poured for the pile caps.
  • The contractor removed the forms and back-filled around the pile caps.
  • Crews installed the 6 inch main water supply line for fire protection from the pump room.
  • The contractor installed two 4 inch domestic cold water lines along the C-tower, Perdido Street side.

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

  • The contractor finished painting the interior walls and door frames and installed floor tile.
  • The sheetrock was hung on the exterior wall and workers taped and floated the seams.
  • The contractor began priming and painting the exterior corridor wall.
  • Workers relocated one sprinkler head.
  • The contractor installed new lab furniture and began installing the new water lines inside the cabinets to the lab stations.
  • Glass was installed in both of the new storefronts.

CEB COVERED WALKWAY:

  • The contractor continued removing the old sidewalks near 1542 Tulane Ave.
  • Some underground obstructions have been discovered that require modifications to the placement of some piles. The design is being adjusted.

EXTERIOR/LANDSCAPING:

  • Facility Services graded the planting beds in the patio courtyard and repaired the concrete curb on the horseshoe drive side of the Administration Building.
  • Facility Services planted trees and plants in the patio courtyard.
  • Facility Services planted trees, shrubs and plants in four of five planters in the patio courtyard.
  • They connected the water supply to the irrigation piping system, flushed the lines, and bored into the basement to install the new sprinkler control wires.
  • Facility Services continued planting trees, shrubs and plants and completed final grading.
  • They installed the irrigation controller in the basement and energized the three sprinkler stations in the patio courtyard.
  • Facility Services continued planting shrubs and plants in the patio courtyard and pressure washed the sidewalks.
  • Facility Services completed planting new vegetation in the patio courtyard.
  • Facility Services spread mulch in the patio courtyard planting beds and cleaned the jobsite.

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