Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance

Friday, August 15, 2008


NOTICE: The 2nd Floor Lobby Renovation Project in the Medical Education Building is progressing to the point that the first flooring layer will be poured this weekend.  This work will take place from 7:00 AM on Saturday, August 16th until 5:00 PM on Sunday, August 17th.  We ask that no one access the 2nd Floor during this time. The area around this elevator lobby will be inaccessible, and the 2nd Floor passenger elevators #1, #2, #3, and #4 will not be stopping on the 2nd Floor from 3:00 PM on Friday, August 15th until 9:00 AM on Monday, August 18th.  The #7 and #8 freight elevators in the rear of the building will be operating normally.


We are also asking that anyone accessing the Lecture Halls during the next few weeks please use the 1st Floor entrances and rest rooms because of the work in the 2nd Floor lobby.  Please treat the 2nd Floor doors to the Lecture Halls as emergency exits only.


1542 Tulane Ave. :

  • The mechanical and electrical contractors completed installing new fan coil units in the lounges.
    • The insulation contractor continued wrapping the FCU piping.
  • The contractor finished installing forms for the new sidewalk in front of the building. 
    • They also installed rebar and wire mesh, preparing for the concrete to be poured next week. 
  • The elevator contractor continues their work on Elevators #4 and #7.
  • Zimmer crews continue patching walls and painting on the 5th Floor.
  • The contractor is framing up the new walls in the 6th and 7th Floor lounges.
  • The interior demolition of the 3rd and 4th Floor annex spaces continues.
  • LSUHSC Facility Services personnel continue installing locksets on the 5th and 6th Floors and working on maintenance items throughout the building. 
    • LSUHSC plumbers are making preparations for cutting out plumbing on the 3rd and 4th Floors this weekend.


Dental School Roof Replacement:

  • Needham Roofing continues to work on punch-list items, including caulking and weather-proofing.
  • The contractor is installing umbrellas around the bases of the exhaust fan supports.


Dental Campus Lab Renovations:

  • The contractor continues removing wall panels, ductwork and electrical wiring on the 8th Floor and crews are removing cabinets and lab benches on the 6th Floor in Rooms 6335 and 6333.


Dental Campus Auditorium A&B Renovations:

  • The contractor is removing electrical and telecommunications wiring.
  • The contractor started laying-out the new walls for the auditoriums.


Library Commons:

  • LSUHSC Facility Services electricians continued installing conduit for new lighting in the Café Lounge area and for light switches.
  • Auxiliary Enterprises continues pulling new wires for network access.


Lions/LSU Clinic Permanent Repairs and Mitigation:

  • The contractor continued installing new duct work on the S. Prieur/Gravier St. side of the 6th Floor in the mechanical room.
  • The contractor is piping in the VAVs on east side of the 6th Floor.
  • Crews are removing the tile walls in all bathrooms on the 6th Floor.
  • The contractor continues insulating the heating hot water pipe from the main to the branch on the 6th Floor.
  • A CMU wall is being built by the elevator lobby on the Bolivar St. side.



  • The crews continued installing HVAC grilles and return grilles, and relocating the sprinkler heads.


MEB 2nd Floor Lobby Renovations:

  • Preparations have been made to pour the first layer of the new flooring over the weekend.
  • The contractor continues taping and floating sheetrock.


MEB 4th Floor Ceiling Replacement:

  • The ceiling grid in the student lounge area on the Roman St. side of the building is complete.
    • The grid installation was started in the student lounge on the Bolivar St. side.
  • Crews continued relocating sprinkler heads to accommodate the new ceiling grid in the rear and center corridors.