Hosted by Louisiana AGC, AIA Louisiana, ACEC of Louisiana, and LAPA  

The 2013 Critical Issues Summit hosted by LAGC, AIA, ACEC, and LAPA will be held January 31 - February 1 at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA.  Join your peers - Louisiana's contractors, architects and engineers for this informative meeting. 


Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne will be the keynote speaker at the opening luncheon.  Chief lobbyists from Washington - AGC of America, AIA, ACEC, and NAPA will give you the latest from our nation's capital.  A public works panel will include DOTD, Facility Planning and Control, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of Coastal Restoration, and the State Fire Marshal's Office.  Counsel for hosting organizations will offer a legal session on recent changes and how they affect the industry.


Please join us January 31 & February 1 at the Critical Issues Summit.  Members receive the $175 discounted rate.  The cost includes all seminars, opening luncheon, and reception.  The deadline to make your hotel reservation is January 4, 2013.   


On November 20, 2012 the new 2013 Louisiana State Plumbing Code was published as a final rule in the Louisiana Register. 

A few highlights of what is included in this revised code are:
Incorporation of the many "Letters of Intent" and "Alternate Materials and Method of Construction" approvals issued by the State Health Officer since the last code revision. 
Incorporation of the recently passed Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act 
Incorporation of House Concurrent Resolution NO. 4 of the 2008 Regular Session to require privacy partitions for urinals and water closets.
Ensure restroom facilities are provided on each floor of multi-stored buildings
Accessibility and installation of back-flow preventers
Cross Connection Control Surveyor qualifications for performing surveys as required under R.S. 40:4.12
Scald prevention devices for public lavatories
self-closing metered facets at transient places (e.g. airports, services states, restaurants, train stations, and convention halls, etc.)
Updates to various other Parts of LAC 51 in reference to Part XIV revisions such that the whole of these Parts constitutes the entirety of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code, certain Sections of Parts I, VI, VII, X, XII, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XXI, XXIII, and XXIV of LAC 51 are also amended so that all of the Parts of the entire Louisiana State Sanitary Code comport with one another in respect to such plumbing references. 
Please note that the effective date for the new low-lead requirements is January 1, 2013 in accordance with the state legislation but 2013 Louisiana State Plumbing Code will be effective February 20, 2013 as stated in the final rule adoption. 
It is also available at along with all other titles of the Louisiana Administrative Code
New video series, developed by NCARB, maps out the path to licensure
Architects are responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the people who occupy the buildings they create. Therefore, the path to licensure is designed to help aspiring architects meet that important responsibility. 
Destination: Architect is a fast-paced video series that maps out key licensure requirements and highlights what you need to know before getting started. Learn the "rules of the road," so you can chart a course that will get you to your destination of becoming an architect.
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Mickey Jacob, FAIA, Inaugurated as 2013 AIA President.


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