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didn't meet the size requirements.










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tigeraddict
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At LSU this always takes longer than it should. I wish they would just go ahead and hire me to create as-built models for them.


that's the problem. even LSU doesn't know whats underground. they hit so many underground utilities trying to drive in pylons it slowed the process down. and the rain the past few months has turned the site into a slop hole....

you should see it roll once the get out of the ground






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that's the problem. even LSU doesn't know whats underground. they hit so many underground utilities trying to drive in pylons it slowed the process down. and the rain the past few months has turned the site into a slop hole....


This is the reason the Union project took so damn long. The other recent projects I know of that are more to the East and North of the Union didn't have many issues at all but the area between the Union and stadium is damn mess.

I think (but I'm not positive) they used GPR (ground penetrating radar) and I know they used an above ground laser system (total-station or equivalent) when they were doing the cost estimate. As far as I know it's the only project to use these (fairly new technologies) so they were aware of the issues before they even broke ground.

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you should see it roll once the get out of the ground


Heck yeah. With 3 cranes, steel's gonna be going up quick, but then it'll seem to kinda hit a lull once the above ground concrete work gets rolling.

I'm pretty excited about this project.






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What should it look like by next football season?





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junkfunky
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What should it look like by next football season?


I'd think the skeleton would be close to complete by sometime during the season so they can start with the concrete. In S.LA. you really want to pour large volumes of concrete in the cooler months but avoid the rain that you usually get in the late winter.






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Jefferson Davis


Thanks man. Appreciate it.







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CarRamrod
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In S.LA. you really want to pour large volumes of concrete in the cooler months but avoid the rain that you usually get in the late winter.
well thats ideal, but you should see some of the concrete volumes that were poured in the summer in NOLA the past 5 years.






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tigeraddict
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his is the reason the Union project took so damn long.


there were so many phases with different GCs on different phases.

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The other recent projects I know of that are more to the East and North of the Union didn't have many issues


i know the music building took quite a while, longer then planned

The area around the stadium is a mesh of utilities. its close proximity to the power house and most of the campus is fed by utilities coming off Nicholson add in that that section of campus has seen numerous renovations/upgrades over the years, and is one of the older section of campus. and no one know what is even underground.









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TenTex
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I miss the Tiger Stadium I saw games in with no upper decks.





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junkfunky
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well thats ideal, but you should see some of the concrete volumes that were poured in the summer in NOLA the past 5 years.


I know you can't wait around for the weather but I've seen the increases in cracking. It's to be expected but if you can avoid you do the best you can and I have no idea how much they'll be able to get done before it starts warming up.






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