The State of Louisiana, through the Office of Facilities Planning and Control (FP&C), has entered into a contract to demolish the Multi-Purpose Building. Demolition is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Workers will begin fencing the project site Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Barring rain delays or unforeseen conditions, the demolition will take approximately 120 days.
University representatives have met with state officials, the architects for the project and the demolition contractor to express concerns for the safety, health and well-being of students, faculty and staff.
The state’s experts have examined the building for hazardous materials and have determined that the building is cleared and ready for demolition. If any hazardous materials are found in the building, they will be handled and disposed of in accordance with the Department of Environmental Quality’s procedures and best practices. The contractor will demolish the building using a process called “the wet method,” which involves the building being sprayed with water as it is demolished. This method minimizes dust that may become air borne during demolition.
In addition, the contractor will install an 8-foot-high fence with screening material on the perimeter of the project site. Parking restrictions are being coordinated with Campus Police to minimize parking around the demolition site. Those parking spaces temporarily will be relocated for the duration of the project.
“The University is working diligently to protect the SUNO community during the state’s demolition of the Multi-Purpose Building,” said SUNO Facilities Management Director Shaun Lewis. “We want to thank the SUNO community for its cooperation and patience as this state demolition project proceeds.”