Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance

Friday, January 05, 2007

  • NOTICE: After much investigative work and days of disinfecting the de-ionized water system at the Clinical Sciences Research Building, the contractor has successfully completed the job of disinfecting the system.  They are also changing all filters.  The system can now be used as it was intended.
  • The FEMA team visited the Dental School to inspect the boilers in the Power Plant, and selected rooms in the Clinic Building. They were also seeking information on the replacement motor control center. 
    • The contractor sent some of his personnel to determine how they will remove the old motor control center and install the new one.
  • The mechanical sub-contractor is working on all of the exhaust fans in the Clinic and Administration Buildings to make sure they are operating properly.
  • The testing company took water samples in the tunnel and sump area of the Dental School Power Plant as planned to test for chlorides.
  • The contractor working in the MEB atrium continued hanging sheetrock on the lowest level of the ceiling fur-downs and on the walls near the Nursing/Allied Health Building. 
    • LSU personnel continued raising the electrical conduit above the level of the new ceiling and running power for the new outlets. 
    • The debris and old material from yesterday’s demolition was removed. 
  • In the MEB 3rd Floor corridors, all of the ceiling tiles and light fixtures have been installed where there is no interference from sprinkler heads or pipes above the ceiling.  The contractors have begun the installation of the electrical boxes for the fire alarm speakers.
  • The panel box for the sump pumps installed in the basement at 1542 Tulane Ave. has been set.  The contractor is in the process of running conduit and wires for the new lights, receptacles, fire pump control panel and the jockey pump.  They are also removing old pipe and wires as they install the new equipment. 
    • LSU personnel drained the condensate out of the steam lines in preparation for Arc Mechanical to begin testing the steam piping for leaks on Monday, once the steam service has been restored.  Once the tests have been completed, the contractor will begin insulating the steam pipes.
  • REMINDER: On January 5th, beginning at 5:30 PM and lasting until midnight, and again on January 6th from 6:00 AM until 3:30 PM there will be periodic shutdowns of normal power to the Medical Education Building , to work on the building switchgear.  These outages will be up to 2 hours in duration. The work includes the moving of the bottom row breakers to the top row where spares currently exist.  Emergency power will be available during the shutdowns which will provide for fire protection, some lighting and miscellaneous emergency circuits.  There will be no domestic water, medical pumps, A/C or fans working during the shutdowns.  Freezers and coolers that are on emergency power will not be affected by the power outages; however, those devices not on emergency power will be without electricity during the outages.  The purpose of this work is to minimize the potential for damage to the switchgear should the area be confronted with another flood.