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    Huger hall is starting to look like a finished building. They have finished cleaning the brick work and they have the interior lights on at night. Ceiling fans are working to circulate air in the building. Here are a few shots of the exterior.

    Huger Hall as seen from Tulane ave. They have the decorative columns on site and will be installing them in the next few weeks.

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    Huger Hall as seen from Taft Street

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    Huger Hall as seen from the rear of Hamilton Hall

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    Plenty of work on Bonin Hall this week here a re a few photos of Bonin Demolition on Tuesday October 4, 2011

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    Here are a couple of photos from Sunday October 9, 2011 from the same veiw point.

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    The remains of the mechanical equipment basement of Bonin Hall

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    A very old cast iron water line that is still active. Working around these lines is hard because the break with a blink of the eye. They have new water line material stock piles on the site. It looks like they are increasing the size of the lines for added supply and for fire lines.

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    Foundation prep work for one of the new rose garden dorms.

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    Foundation work at another location for the same dorm.

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    It looks like they will make the deadline of finishing Huger by Thanksgiving with no problems. The amount of stored materials outdoors for Huger is getting less and less each week. Any new materials delivered goes directly inside.

    They are just about finished with the Credit Union offices and they should be moving in very soon. There is very little construction equipment and material left at that site. They had students playing a game of touch football on the band field today. Once they finish Huger it will be a very nice location on campus. It feels very good walking around there.

    With homecoming this week I hope that many of you from out of town can make the trip to Lafayette because photos do not do justice to the amount of work done on these projects.


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    They are cleaning up around Huger Residence Hall getting ready for side walks and other outside facilities. Just a little bit of caulking and other exterior finish work left to do. Here are a few photos of Huger on the weekend of October 15. There is still plenty of interior work to do though.


    Dressing up along the north facade of Huger. Hamilton is to the right.

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    Cleaning up to the rear of Huger. Baker Hall is to the rear of the camera.

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    Installing subsurface drainage to the rear of Huger. Baker is to the rear of the camera.

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    Aggregate used as a working surface during construction is being removed so dress up and other outside work can continue. Huger to the right, Baker to the left and Hamilton to the rear center.

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    Construction on the Rose Garden Halls has really taken off this week.

    Bonin Hall is gone.

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    Remains of Mechanical Equipment Pit

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    Making big ones into little ones. They lift the large concrete piece as high as they can and drop it on the pile below in an attempt to break it into smaller pieces.

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    The ground shakes when it hits the pile. The scaffolding in the rear is for a second stair well for the first building under construction.

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    Form work for first dorm, Harris Hall and final pile of Bonin concrete is to the rear

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    First stair well to be constructed. Getting to third level of four.

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    View of first stair well on Friday October 14. Harris Hall is to the rear. Photo taken from the driveway to my home.

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    A little fun.


    Two Cypress Lake Gators.

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    Cypress Lake gator chillin out.

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    Cypress Lake Gator with some friends.


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    Being so close, how was the noise when the buildings were being torn down?

    Thanks again by the way.


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    Demolition noise was no big deal since I'm at work every Monday to Friday. They do work on weekends but they didn't start until about 8:30 or 9:00 A.M. They shut down about 5:30 or 6:00 in the afternoon. The big problem is dust. It gets everywhere and its constant. It's nothing that a good rain wouldn't cure though.


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    Clean up around Huger has continued this week.

    The entrance to Huger is getting close.

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    Forming for sidewalks on the side of Huger has started. Hamilton Hall to the right. New parking garage to the rear.

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    Removal of construction aggregate continues and is almost finished. Hamilton Hall is to the rear.

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    Drainage work and dress up to the rear of Huger. Baker is to the right.

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    Rose garden construction is well under way.

    One stairwell completed and two under construction.

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    Bonin Gone.

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    Casing for two hydraulic elevator rams for the second Rose Garden Dorm. This is where Bonin Dorm was.

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    Lots of plumbing rough in to do.

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    Completed stair well

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    The renovation of O K Allen Hall is finished.

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    What kind of renovation work was done on OK Allen?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginFan2 View Post
    What kind of renovation work was done on OK Allen?
    They added a new corridor for the new student health services. The old one will be torn down in the Union expansion process.

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    OK Allen Hall was gutted from floor to ceiling and from wall to wall. All of the old and inefficient mechanical units were removed, the windows were replaced with energy efficient units, and the floors and ceilings were insulated. The remains of the kitchen were still in the building and that was removed also. Half of the building will be occupied by Counseling and Testing the other half will be used for the medical clinic. The old clinic along with Guillory and Corona Hall complex will eventually be demolished during the student union renovation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
     
    Thanks for the updates. Sweet progress.

    In the last pic with the bulldozer it looks like a different bricklayer from the top of the window on up. Perhaps he was scared of scaffolds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Thanks for the updates. Sweet progress.

    In the last pic with the bulldozer it looks like a different bricklayer from the top of the window on up. Perhaps he was scared of scaffolds.
    At any given time there may have been 40 to 50 guys on the brick laying crew. Of that, maybe 15 or 20 brick layers, the rest being helpers of one form or another. No two brick layers will have the same technique or skill and there is no guarantee that one brick layer will work at the same place two days in a row. So the wall will vary a little bit up and down and right to left. Brick laying depends on three things, level, plumb and "finish where you start". One of the things that has changed in construction is the lack of experienced people in the trades. You may have noticed that many new homes today do not have a complete veneer of brick all the way around the house. They will break it up with stucco or siding. One of the reasons for this is because the brick layer does not have to have the skill of going all the way around the house and "coursing out" properly (finishing where he started"). They can skip an area and nobody will notice. (looking at the where the brick courses hit the window sills or the tops of the doors is a dead give away to a good or bad brick layer. If the courses don't hit at the same location at every window then the brick layer was bad or the framing carpenter couldn't measure).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    OK Allen Hall was gutted from floor to ceiling and from wall to wall. All of the old and inefficient mechanical units were removed, the windows were replaced with energy efficient units, and the floors and ceilings were insulated. The remains of the kitchen were still in the building and that was removed also. Half of the building will be occupied by Counseling and Testing the other half will be used for the medical clinic. The old clinic along with Guillory and Corona Hall complex will eventually be demolished during the student union renovation.
    Thanks, Helmut (and Kelbow, too!), for the info. And double thanks for keeping us updated and informed on all of the building going on on-campus. Really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginFan2 View Post
    Thanks, Helmut (and Kelbow, too!), for the info. And double thanks for keeping us updated and informed on all of the building going on on-campus. Really appreciate it!
    All the credit should go to Helmet, he has a camera lol. I can see the progress on the Rose Garden area everyday walking to class, and they are doing some work.

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    My wife and I were floored ( pun intended ) when we went up the elevator and saw just the hallways and the rooms and baths---so cool--Kinda wish I had just waited to take the first walk through the finished rose garden---Were they able to keep any of the bushes???? Now add on the Cajun Village with the new Union work!!!! Any word on the finishing of the total dorms and when will the Village/Union work start????


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    The Credit Union offices have settled in to their new home at the Parking Garage. Parking and Transit is sharing the office space. (The door closest to the camera).

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    The drive through for the Credit Union is located on the first level of the parking garage.

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    Work on Huger Hall continues to make nice progress. They are scheduled to be finished for Thanksgiving
    This is the entrance as seen from Tulane Ave.

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    Clean up and drainage work continues to the rear of Huger. Baker Hall is to the rear of the camera.

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