Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance

Friday, August 29, 2008


Hurricane Preparations:

  • All sandbags are in place and all missile hazards have been removed from the roofs and from around the buildings.
  • All but one elevator and one freight elevator per building were removed from service and parked on upper floors.


1542 Tulane Ave. :

  • Zimmer-Eschette crews continued demolition in the 1st Floor lounge and in the 3rd and 4th Floor annex spaces.
  • The lighting contractor completed the installation of light fixtures in Stairwell C.
  • LSUHSC Facility Services installed door dams, removed all outside missile hazards and secured the air conditioning system.


Downtown Perimeter Fencing Project:

  • The contractor cleaned up debris and removed their dumpster in preparation for the hurricane.


Walk To Wellness Security:

  • The contractor began adjusting the storefront doors at Derbigny Street to close more securely.


Dental School Lab Renovations:

  • The contractor continues to rough-in vent lines for the fume hoods in Room 8405.
  • The electrical subcontractor is pulling electrical wiring for the new lab benches in Room 8405.


Dental School Auditoriums A & B Renovations:

  • The contractor continues removing support beams for the accordion walls.
  • They delivered the framing, scaffolding, and insulation materials to the jobsite.
  • The electrical subcontractor finished removing the old lighting fixtures and installed temporary lighting.
  • All the construction materials have been secured and the dumpsters and port-a-lets have been removed from the jobsite.


Dental Campus Roof Replacement:

  • All the roofing materials have been secured and removed from the Clinic and Administration Building roofs.


Lions/LSU Clinic Permanent Repairs and Mitigation:

  • The contractor moved materials and equipment from the 1st Floor in preparation for possible affects from Hurricane Gustav.
  • The contractor finished sealing the exterior windows on floors where glass was removed for the new stairwell tower.
  • The iron subcontractor prepared columns that will hold staircase brackets.
  • The contractor continues floating sheetrock on the 7th Floor in the new lab area.
  • The mechanical subcontractor continues running supply duct on the S. Prieur St./CSRB side of the 6th Floor.



  • The contractor is laying VCT tiles in the main room and is nearly three quarters finished.
  • Custom casework was delivered today for 2 quadrants and was stored along the corridor.
  • 128 new lab chairs were delivered.


MEB 2nd Floor Lobby Renovations:

  • The contractor has completed all his hurricane preparations. 


MEB 4th Floor Ceiling Replacement:

  • Eight additional light fixtures were installed today.


Residence Hall 2nd Floor Lobby Expansion:

  • The contractor continues welding and bolting down the structural steel support for the roof and is nearly complete with this task.
  • Scaffolds were disassembled stored inside the 2nd Floor.
  • All trash and debris were removed.