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    The guys doing the work can't get it done without the right guys in the job shack and then the right guys in the Lemoine and Juneau corporate offices. It's a project management thing. Also, this being done with private funds, things get done much easier.

    Unfortunately, the softball stadium is a different thing all together. I still say there is something going on there that does not meet the eye (I'm thinking politics or bureaucracy). I fear Al Lamson is turning over in his grave because he was a "get 'r done" type of person. Granted the final product will be very nice, but there is no reason for the work to take as long as it has.


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    Being out of state, I really love seeing the progress going on. Thanks for the great pictures.


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    Continued good weather allowed for significant progress since last week. Starting 3rd floor framing of Taft Street Dorm. I stand by my previous prediction of floor framing being finished by mid to late April if weather holds. D H Griffin Demolition equipment moved out on Wednesday 3/22/11. Hauling in dirt for Tulane Avenue Dorm

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    North End of Taft Street Dorm

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    Middle section of Taft Street dorm

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    South end of Taft Street dorm
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    Lunch Break.

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    Parking Garage work as of March 26, 2011. Getting ready for placing concrete for the Credit Union slab and continued work on getting the foundation out of the ground.


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    Credit union slab waiting for concrete.


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    Riding concrete trowels. Shame on them for allowing concrete blocks to support the wire mesh Tisk Tisk.

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    New Chilled water lines to Angelle Hall

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post

    New Chilled water lines to Angelle Hall

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    What the heck is that for? I noticed they had put two big pipes coming out from the band room last Sunday. Also, I've noticed it's been really hot, like the HVAC system hasn't been running in Angelle, when I go to our meetings Sundays. Could it be something to do with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ What the heck is that for? I noticed they had put two big pipes coming out from the band room last Sunday. Also, I've noticed it's been really hot, like the HVAC system hasn't been running in Angelle, when I go to our meetings Sundays. Could it be something to do with that? _
    Yes it's for Ac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    _ Yes it's for Ac. _
    Cool. Hopefully they'll have the building cool tonight.

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    Photo of January 2, 2011

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    Photo of April 2, 2011 just three months later

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    Denbo and Bancroft gone with framing in progress on the fourth and final level of Taft Street Dorm




    Photo of January 2, 2011

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    Photo of April 2, 2011. Left to right. More foundation work, limestone foundation for first level of parking garage and removing old chilled water line to Angelle Hall.

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    North end of Taft Street dorm


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    Middle section of Taft Street dorm

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    South End of Taft Street Dorm,

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    I still think they will be finished with the framing of the fourth level by the middle of this month (April), if the weather holds. Then the roof trusses go on and the roof deck by mid to late May. Then they will be out of the weather. Right now there is plenty of mechanical and electrical rough in going on on the first two levels.

    They have started with the Geo Pile foundation on the Tulane Ave. Dorm. So it looks like it is about eight weeks behind Taft.


    Completing insulation of the New chilled water line to Angelle Hall.

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    Parking Garage Foundation really close to Angelle Hall (the brick wall to the left)

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    Cutting rebar with a Demo Saw.

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    Grading out the Limestone foundation for the first level of the parking garage.

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    Once they "get out of the ground" this should progress pretty fast. They really need the parking.


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    Amazing.

    Thank you so much HelmutVII


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    this pace is incredible


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    Quote Originally Posted by ulforlife View Post
    _ this pace is incredible _

    The pace better be incredible because Taft Street Dorm is scheduled to be open for the Fall Semester. It will be tight, but if they keep it up, they may make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    _ The pace better be incredible because Taft Street Dorm is scheduled to be open for the Fall Semester. It will be tight, but if they keep it up, they may make it. _
    Helmut, great info. We really appreciate your insight into this construction "stuff!"

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    Sure seem to be making better progress than the guys "working" on the softball stadium.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    ...Then the roof trusses go on and the roof deck by mid to late May. Then they will be out of the weather.
    One day after you posted that, roof framing has begun. Amazing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ljr3721 View Post
    _ One day after you posted that, roof framing has begun. Amazing.

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    I see all of the diagonal bracing on the second to fourth levels. I hope they have enough, especially on the fourth level. They are predicting the potential for severe weather Monday evening into Tuesday morning. This is a particularly vulnerable time for the structure.

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    Does anyone know if they're going to have a pathway through the parking tower to the little alcove in Angelle Hall? I know there's no loading zone around Angelle now, and it's a pain in the ___ to have to load or unload stuff. They couldn't make one by the current parking garage, because as it is now, the band field goes from the band tower right up to the sidewalk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ Does anyone know if they're going to have a pathway through the parking tower to the little alcove in Angelle Hall? I know there's no loading zone around Angelle now, and it's a pain in the ___ to have to load or unload stuff. They couldn't make one by the current parking garage, because as it is now, the band field goes from the band tower right up to the sidewalk. _
    Sounds like decision time: give up the back half of backfield to create a loading/unloading drive straight from Taft to Angelle? Or does the band want to keep the back sideline intact for getting on/off the field? Stay tuned tomorrow to find out...same Bat Time, same Bat Channel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ Does anyone know if they're going to have a pathway through the parking tower to the little alcove in Angelle Hall? I know there's no loading zone around Angelle now, and it's a pain in the ___ to have to load or unload stuff. They couldn't make one by the current parking garage, because as it is now, the band field goes from the band tower right up to the sidewalk. _
    It looks like they will have all the roof trusses on and the entire exterior sheeting done by the end of the week. They will be out of the weather and really be able to go to town on the inside work.

    It looks like there will be access to the rear of Angelle Hall through the parking garage. I'm sure the Fire Marshall had something to say about that. It will probably be in combination with the drive through for the credit union. Lets hope there in not a fire in Angelle hall during this construction.

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