JUNE, 2020
The ACEC of Louisiana Board of Governors held its June board meeting on June 19. Please find June board documents listed below. The next ACEC of Louisiana Board meeting will be held on July ?, 2020, along with installation of the 2020-2021 ACEC of Louisiana newly elected Board.
ACECL ELECTS 2020-2021
David Dupre, P.E., with Meyer Engineers, Ltd. of Metairie, has been elected as chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana for 2020-2021.

Other officers elected include:

Chairman-elect : Andree F. Cortez, P.E., T. Baker Smith, LLC, Thibodaux
Vice-Chairman:  Michael J. Thomassie, P.E., Duplantis Design Group, PC, Baton Rouge
Secretary-Treasurer:  Nathan J. Junius, P.E., P.L.S., Linfield, Hunter & Junius, Inc., Metairie
National Director:  J. Andrew Craig, P.E., P.L.S.,
Mohr and Associates, Shreveport

Members at Large for 2020-2021 include:
Sherri Lebas, P.E., GEC, Inc.
Michael B. Songy, P.E., P.L.S., CSRS, Inc.
Lisa F. Cookmeyer, P.E., Trigon Associates
Bob Boagni, P.E., Greenman-Pederson, Inc.
Don R. Arrington, P.E., S.E. Huey Company
Brett P. Bayard, P.E., P.L.S., Mader Engineering, Inc.
Chad M. Poche, P.E., Gulf South Engineering & Testing

Chapter Presidents include:
Micha Duffy, P.E., Coyle Engineering Co. Inc. (Shreveport)
Colby J. Guidry, P.E., Huval & Associates, Inc (Lafayette)
Kent A. Poyser, P.E., WDG Architects Engineers (New Orleans)
Chad A. Bacas, P.E., Forte and Tablada (Baton Rouge)
Butch Babineaux, P.E., C. H. Fenstermaker (Lake Charles)

The 2020-2021 Board of Governors term will commence on July 1, 2020.

On June 17, the Department of Transportation and Development published in the State Register its notice of its intent to enter into a Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) contract with a CMAR Contractor, for Phase I of the I-10: LA 415 to Essen Lane on I-10 and I-12 project (the “Project”). State Project No. H.00410 I-10 LA 415 to Essen Lane on I-10 and I-1, West and East Baton Rouge Parishes.
Hoping to achieve at least 20% in small business participation in the MOVEBR program, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the program is on track to exceed that number, with current spending committed for preconstruction services at 40% for small businesses and a forecast of at least 33% over the life of the program, excluding program management services.

ACEC/L is pleased to announce it will host a competition to recognize engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. The EEA competition celebrates the outstanding achievements of the profession. All recipients will be eligible to submit their project to the National ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards.


Any firm engaged in the private practice of consulting engineering or surveying in the state of Louisiana is eligible to enter the awards program whether or not the firm is an ACEC of Louisiana member. Projects may have been executed anywhere in the world, but a substantial role must have been completed by personnel in a Louisiana office. A project may be entered only once in any category. There is no limit to how many different projects a firm may enter.

Studies, Research and Consulting (Category A) or Surveying and Mapping Technology projects (Category D) must have been publicly disclosed by the client between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2020. Construction of projects (Categories B through L—with the exception of D) must have been substantially completed and ready for use between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2020. However, only projects ready for use between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2020 will be eligible to be submitted for the national EEA awards program.
ENTRY DEADLINE  - Online entry submission must be completed by:  Saturday, August 1, 2020 (midnight).
FEE - $500 entry fee per project for ACEC of Louisiana members; $1,000 entry fee per project for non-ACEC of Louisiana members.

AWARD DECISIONS ARE FINAL - Entries will be judged on the basis of overall engineering excellence. Entries will also be judged on the basis of the work performed by the entering firm only and according to the rating guidelines listed on page 4.

RESEARCH OR CONSULTING SERVICES  - Entries in Category A (refer to page 5 for category listing) must be accompanied by a supplementary REPORT containing findings, graphs, drawings and other material as applicable.

Grand Winners.  One winner from each Category will be selected from the eligible submissions by vote of the judges.

Honor Awards.  Honor Awards will be given to those projects worthy of recognition by the judges.

Grand Conceptor Award.  A Grand Conceptor Award will be selected from the eligible Grand Winners. This will not be announced until the Awards Ceremony.

All Grand Winners and Honor Award Recipients are eligible to progress to the National ACEC EEA Competition, at the firm's expense. ACEC National rules and submission criteria may differ from ACEC of Louisiana’s.

Awards will be presented to the firm and owner/client at the Engineering Excellence Awards Ceremony to be held the evening of November 5, 2020 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

**Additional awards may be ordered at the winner’s expense.
Baton Rouge Chapter Luncheon
  • August 10, 2020
New Orleans Chapter Luncheon
  • August 13, 2020

Thank You to our 2020 Sponsors!
Doreen Brasseaux
President & CEO
ACEC of Louisiana
ACEC of Louisiana | 225.927.7704 |  dbrasseaux@acecl.org  |  www.acecl.org