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    Louisiana Campus Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    How does a simple hollow albeit large stucture like this take 18 months to complete?

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    Default Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine
    _ How does a simple hollow albeit large stucture like this take 18 months to complete?

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    Foot dragging!

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    UL Football Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by RaginFan2
    _ Foot dragging! _
    footing dragging. He failed to lay the foundation during the most dry spring and summer in decades. Then the rains came, and it is not like they were unusual rains. Bottom line he took his sweet time.

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    Default Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Express
    footing dragging. He failed to lay the foundation during the most dry spring and summer in decades. Then the rains came, and it is not like they were unusual rains. Bottom line he took his sweet time.
    Seriously, is there any way that the university can put them on a "do not hire" list so that they can't do this to us again?

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    UL 1984, 1999 . . . . Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by AstroCajun
    _ Seriously, is there any way that the university can put them on a "do not hire" list so that they can't do this to us again? _
    I understand that there is a way, but it may be expensive. In most cases it probably is not worth the delay caused by rejecting their bid if they protest. IMO if you receive a bid from a contractor who has failed once you should be able to reject his bid, or if he has multiple contracts perhaps checking the last five major ones at your school.

    Maybe we will be lucky and most of the afternoon thunderstorms will be on the wane since we have had so many in June and July.

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    Default Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Express
    _ I understand that there is a way, but it may be expensive. In most cases it probably is not worth the delay caused by rejecting their bid if they protest. IMO if you receive a bid from a contractor who has failed once you should be able to reject his bid, or if he has multiple contracts perhaps checking the last five major ones at your school.

    Maybe we will be lucky and most of the afternoon thunderstorms will be on the wane since we have had so many in June and July. _
    Its not so much that we drop them off the list of contractors to use, but we just state that we foresee this project taking x days to complete, and you tell us how much it will cost you to do so. if you do not perform, then you pay for it.

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    UL Football Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by rhineaux
    _ Its not so much that we drop them off the list of contractors to use, but we just state that we foresee this project taking x days to complete, and you tell us how much it will cost you to do so. if you do not perform, then you pay for it. _
    $800.00 a day is nothing. Thirty days is what $24,000.00, an absurdly small amount. A far more stinging amount would be 1 percent a day coupled with a an early completion bonus would probably set things in motion on future contracts.

    I have dealt with contractors for thirty years and they always have a good excuse for delays and mistakes, but when they want to move on to another job they get busy and clear things in a hurry. This guy has no reason to push the job.

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    Default Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Express
    _ $800.00 a day is nothing. Thirty days is what $24,000.00, an absurdly small amount. A far more stinging amount would be 1 percent a day coupled with a an early completion bonus would probably set things in motion on future contracts.

    I have dealt with contractors for thirty years and they always have a good excuse for delays and mistakes, but when they want to move on to another job they get busy and clear things in a hurry. This guy has no reason to push the job. _
    I AGREE!! $800/day is pitiful!! I don't know what's up with this pathetic company from Port Barre, but they should go take a look at the parking garage on campus.

    The garage was started around November and is nearing completion....both projects have dealt with the same weather conditions....if they keep dragging their feet, the garage will have been fully constructed within the same time frame as these sssssLlooooooooowwwww azzes!!

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    Ragin' Cajuns Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    The University should be charging THESE @$$HOLES $150,000 a day for them to complete it by the time pre-season drills start!!! If I'm Coach Bustle, I'm out there every day with a baseball bat getting behind those suckers to get the F#ing job done!!!


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    Default Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by NOCajun
    The University should be charging THESE @$$HOLES $150,000 a day for them to complete it by the time pre-season drills start!!! If I'm Coach Bustle, I'm out there every day with a baseball bat getting behind those suckers to get the F#ing job done!!!
    $150,000 per day...

    we'd be getting that mutha for free in about 20 days. I like the way you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOCajun
    _ The University should be charging THESE @$$HOLES $150,000 a day for them to complete it by the time pre-season drills start!!! If I'm Coach Bustle, I'm out there every day with a baseball bat getting behind those suckers to get the F#ing job done!!! _
    I guess if you were in charge we would see if this Refineryville U Contractor truly bleeds Purple and Gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Express
    I guess if you were in charge we would see if this Refineryville U Contractor truly bleeds Purple and Gold.
    I cant quite pinpoint the problem here....Someone help me out.

    http://www.bunkie.com/Businesses/MDDESCANT.htm

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    sorry Des, too good to let lie.

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    Default Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeebart21
    I cant quite pinpoint the problem here....Someone help me out.

    http://www.bunkie.com/Businesses/MDDESCANT.htm

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    sorry Des, too good to let lie.
    Their graphic designer must be colorblind, those colors look horrible together.

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    UL Football Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    They have started, and there is truck loads of the turf inside the facility. I will pass by in the a.m. and take some picks, hopefully I can download this and post them. Turbine or one of you other techno guru's should be able to walk me through.

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    Default Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyCajun
    _ They have started, and there is truck loads of the turf inside the facility. I will pass by in the a.m. and take some picks, hopefully I can download this and post them. Turbine or one of you other techno guru's should be able to walk me through.

    DaddyCajun



    ps Currently working on a Athletic complex beautification project that could raise over a Half Million and then bring in annually $25,000 or more, just depends on the participation and amounts asked for. I will fill everyone in as I get more info and should have some IDEA meetings at some of the local Cajun watering holes which everyone will be invited!!!
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    Keep it up! DaddyCajuns I will be looking for those pics.

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    Default Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyCajun
    _ They have started, and there is truck loads of the turf inside the facility. I will pass by in the a.m. and take some picks, hopefully I can download this and post them. Turbine or one of you other techno guru's should be able to walk me through.

    DaddyCajun
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    I can't tell for sure but it looks like some progress has been made towards completion of the indoor facility. Is it possible it'll be ready for Aug 3 afterall?

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    If I understand correctly from the louisiana.scout.com article, Coach Bustle made it sound like they will indeed be in the facility by Aug. 3rd

    God Bless


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid
    If I understand correctly from the louisiana.scout.com article, Coach Bustle made it sound like they will indeed be in the facility by Aug. 3rd

    God Bless
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    Default Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Express
    _ I guess if you were in charge we would see if this Refineryville U Contractor truly bleeds Purple and Gold. _
    From what I understand, the significant delay was from Southern Structures. When someone is donating the materials, a general contractor can only make them move so fast.

    Of course, nobody knows the entirety of the situation except those directly involved with it.

    It seems like everything will be complete for the beginning of practice though.

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    UL Football Re: Indoor Facility Construction Continues at a Snails Pace

    Quote Originally Posted by cajunlove
    _ From what I understand, the significant delay was from Southern Structures. When someone is donating the materials, a general contractor can only make them move so fast.

    Of course, nobody knows the entirety of the situation except those directly involved with it.

    It seems like everything will be complete for the beginning of practice though. _
    Well I am not worried about it anymore. I know for a fact that we were in one of the driest periods ever last spring and early summer when he should have been laying the foundation. That is when your delays due to weather should happen, but since he was p ussyfooting around the foundation did not really get into full gear until the late summer and early fall when the weather went bad. In addition his official complaint was not about materials not being available, but in fact weather. I am not buying donated materials from Southern Structures as an excuse. I do recall a lot of talk about how the steel costs escalated a lot from the time we first drew up the plans to the signing of the contract. So where are the "donated materials excuse" coming in?

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