Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lions/LSU Clinic Permanent Repairs & Mitigation:

  • On Monday, March 24th, the contractor responsible for the Lions/LSU Clinics Building permanent repairs and mitigation project will shut down Elevators #3 and #4 in order to begin dry flood-proofing the elevator pits. These modifications are being done to reduce damages and downtime in case of any future flood event.
    • The work on the pit for Elevators #3 and #4 will take approximately 8 weeks, during which time only elevators #1 and #2 will be available for service.
    • Once the pit work is complete for Elevators #3 and #4, the elevators will be returned to service.
    • The contractor will then begin work on the pit for Elevators #1 and #2. The freight elevator pit will be the last one worked on.

1542 Tulane Ave.:

  • Stratos Elevator completed the construction and installation of the temporary walls for Elevator #8.
    • They are working on punch-list items for Elevators #1, #2, and #3.
  • Siemens continues to install new fire alarm wiring and devices along the center corridor of the 2nd Floor.
    • They are testing the fire alarm devices installed.
  • Zimmer-Eschette continued cleaning on the 1st Floor (old section) on the Charity side and in the Shipping and Receiving areas.
  • The contractor continues to sand and prep the walls on the 2nd Floor.
  • The contractor is removing the floor tile from the 2nd Floor in the old section, on the Charity side of the building.
  • The painting contractor is applying the finish paint around the windows and doors on the 3rd Floor in the offices along Tulane Ave.
  • The contractor continues with the installation of ceiling tiles on Floors 1 - 7.
  • Royerre Commercial Carpets continued prepping the flooring and installing new carpet tiles on the 6th Floor in the offices along Tulane Ave. and along the center corridor.

Dental School:

  • Concrete Busters finished removing the debris from the HDC Bldg #119 and demolished the concrete sidewalk at the HDC Administration Building (#138).
  • Sherlocks Construction completed the wiring of the lights in the vestibule outside the temporary bookstore.
    • They also began pulling the data/phone wires for the front counter registers.
  • Schindler programmed the emergency telephone, cleaned the hoist way and cleaned the car-top for Elevator #8.
    • They also corrected the dispatch problem on Elevator #6 and #7.
  • Securitas began the installation of the pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera in the middle of the Administration Building, 1st Floor lobby.
    • LSUHSC Facilities personnel helped with the installation of the mounting locations and brackets for the three still cameras in the lobby.
    • Securitas started the installation of one of the cameras.
    • Securitas also started installing the cameras located in the temporary bookstore and the camera by the ATM.

Downtown Landscaping Project:

  • New 'Drake' Chinese Elm trees were planted in the sidewalk planters around the Allied Health/Nursing Building and the MEB.