LSU School of Medicine

LSU School of Medicine

The LSU Health Sciences Center and the School of Medicine were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. There was extensive flood damage to the school’s lower floors after the New Orleans’ levees failed.

DMS proposed an unprecedented solution which was accepted and fully funded by FEMA. The funding enabled the school to temporarily relocate its instructional support, operations, and living accommodations for 800 students & staff to a European cruise ship. The ship was transported to New Orleans for the duration of the recovery.

 

DMS’ 406 Hazard Mitigation proposal resulted in FEMA obligated funds for a new, seven story building, including critical new equipment, elevated above the ground to prevent future damages. The funding also allowed for the relocation for research animals, study materials, and critical MEP equipment from the lower floors to more secure floors, to avoid potential harm in the future.

Scope of Work

• Initial FEMA damage assessment: $23 million
• DMS independent damage assessment: $475 million
• Damage assessment
• Project worksheet formulation
• Historic Preservation
• FEMA insurance eligibility
• Insurance integration

Scope of Work

• Initial FEMA damage assessment: $23 million
• DMS independent damage assessment: $475 million
• Damage assessment
• Project worksheet formulation
• Historic Preservation
• FEMA insurance eligibility
• Insurance integration