Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dental School Laboratory Renovations:

  • The contract to renovate laboratories located on the 6th and 8th Floors of the Clinic Building has been bid and awarded to Benetech-Franks.
  • The Notice To Proceed has been issued for August 4, 2008. 
  • The pre-construction conference is being scheduled.


Dental School Auditoriums A & B:

  • The contract to renovate the two smaller auditoriums (A & B) at the Dental School has been bid and awarded to CS & Associates.
  • The Notice To Proceed has been issued for August 4, 2008. 
  • The pre-construction conference is being scheduled.


1542 Tulane Ave. :

  • Stratos Elevator continues replacing the hoist cables on Elevator #7.
    • Their repair work is progressing on Elevator #4.   
  • Zimmer continues installing suspended ceilings in several offices, patching and painting offices and working on punch list items.
  • The mechanical contractor is installing piping in the new lounge areas.
  • Electrical and mechanical contractors are servicing the existing fan coil units in offices throughout the building.
  • The sandblasting contractor continues to resurface the front steps.
  • Portable temporary air conditioning units are being installed in the rear elevator lobbies.
  • The plumbers continue capping piping and installing segregation valves.


Roman St. Garage:

  • Facility Services personnel finished removing the old glass booth from the 1st Floor in preparation for planned improvements to the Garage.


Walk To Wellness:

  • The access control contractor installed the new access control equipment on the storefront doors that have just been installed at the Derbigny St. Parking Lot entrance to the elevated walkway.


Downtown Perimeter Fencing Project:

  • The contractor is 80% complete forming blocks and installing rebar for the bases of the decorative fencing at Student Lots #2 and #3.


Residence Hall Lobby Expansion:

  • The contractor is painting the exterior wall and door of the new mechanical room.


MEB MDL #5 Renovations:

  • The contractor is installing the steel support in Room 4123A for the partition storage area. 
  • The demolition of the plumbing continues.


MEB 4th Floor Ceiling Replacement:

  • The contractor completed framing for the tray ceiling at the student lounge area on the Roman St. side of the building.
  • The flooring was leveled in the former locker area and prepared for the installation of carpeting.
  • The contractor continues to frame the ceiling in the corridors.


MEB 2nd Floor Lobby Renovations:

  • The contractor continues grinding the surface of the concrete sub-floor preparing for the installation of the new flooring materials.


Library Commons Project:

  • LSUHSC Facility Services electricians continue the electrical rough-in.
  • The contractor began raising the new ductwork throughout the Commons area to accommodate the new ceilings.


Dental School Campus:

  • The honing of the terrazzo floors has been completed on all floors in both buildings. 
    • The contractor is completing the touch-up work.
  • The roofing contractor finished coring the holes in the corners of the roof on the Clinic Building and installed cover boxes for each core.


Duct Cleaning:

  • The 2nd Floor ducts in the CSRB have been cleaned.
  • The crews are moving to the 1st Floor.


Building Trash Compactors:  All of the existing building trash compactors were seriously damaged by the post-Katrina flood waters.

  • New trash compactors were specified, bid and ordered.
  • The old trash compactors have been removed from behind all the buildings, except for the compactors at the MEB and the CSRN.
  • Preparations for the delivery and installation of the new compactors are well underway.