"AEPlans was a vision of AIALA membership- a vision that has become a reality"




Architects are now posting projects on AEPlans' website throughout the country, with its core business and major sales volume occurring in Louisiana. AIALA has been cited in nationally circulated magazines, for the efforts of AIALA members, in the development  of AEPlans. "AIALA had a unique opportunity to advance a solution that would benefit their profession."


Commendation agreements are being reached in various states, to align AIA components with AEPlans as we have in Louisiana. AEPlans has made regular payments for several years to AIALA's general fund. This substaintial contribution is a direct result of each project posted in Louisiana. You can make a difference by posting projects on AEPlans website.


A special thanks goes to Rob Jolliff, since 2003, the "marketing arm" for AEPlans in Louisiana. Rob has faithfully offered a free software to Practioners, to post their projects. Rob has worked closely with contractors to build their participation on the website viewing. AEPlans is very proud to serve over 6,000 regular viewers of their website in Louisiana.


AEPlans has all the features you helped design, from superior security to a high quality end product. Remember, FPC will reimburse 100% of charges to post state projects on AEPlans site.


     *Source : "Council of Education Facility Planners     International"




AIA Louisiana, Louisiana AGC and ACEC of Louisiana are co-hosting the 3rd Annual Critical Issues Summit which will bring together local leaders and experts to discuss emerging issues in the design and construction industry. The Summit will be held January 27 - 28 at the Hilton New Orleans, St. Charles Ave.


For more information and registration visit  or contact Kristy Smith / 225-344-0432.

In other news ...


W. Geoff Gjertson, AIA, associate professor of Architecture at UL Lafayette, is asking for information regarding the adoption of building information modeling software in Louisiana. Please e-mail him with any data that could be useful for the teaching of the software to architecture student. [email protected]




Bidding of construction projects is a very competitive business with many questions and debates regarding public bid law and contractor licensing laws. Click here to view news bulletin  and update from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC). Please refer to update to clarify the statutes, rules and regulations of contractor licensing and classification for eligible bidding.




A copy of the powerpoint presentation presented at the NEPA public meeting on January 10, 2011 regarding disposition of the existing  VA Medical Center is available on