The Lemoine Company Continues Work on LSU's Spruce Hall
BATON ROUGE, LA The Spruce Hall project, a dormitory at Louisiana State University and part of the Nicholson Gateway Development, and being constructed by The Lemoine Company, started construction after LSU's final home game. This project is a hybrid construction of wood joists with heavy gage metal studs for load bearing walls along with integral structural steel framing. The 115,215-square-foot (110,201 conditioned) dormitory will be four stories tall and includes 216 student rooms.
Jason Miranda is the Senior Project Manager and is supported by Andrew Hill who is the full-time Project Manager and Wes Lawhon, newly hired Project Engineer. From the field perspective, Jeremy Pilgreen is the Project Superintendent and Josh Could is the Assistant Superintendent, all under the guidance of Leon Foster.
Currently, the level three metal framing sequence one is underway, and level two sequence two framing is finishing up with wood joists being set. The team is in the process of setting metal stairs in the four towers in anticipation to pour concrete, which will allow them to be used for access into the building. Also, the exterior densglass sheathing has commence at sequence one elevations.
The main transformer has been set and the underground electrical for high voltage tie-in is nearing completion, as well as the structural steel erection and welding. The team completed the chilled water tie in to Cypress Hall, which was a major undertaking. The chillers were also set in the mechanical yard and the air handlers are on site and ready to be set.
The Lemoine Company is currently in the process of preparing a stucco mockup to ensure waterproofing, window installation & finish details are fine tuned. Once the wood joists on Level 04 are set and floor sheathing installed, the interior framing on the first level can commence along with MEP rough-in.
The team is also nearing completion of the BIM coordination efforts in anticipation of releasing MEP piping and ductwork into fabrication.