JUNE 2014
Losing Bidder for Huge Airport Construction Project Files Protest
Aviation board to hear complaint on scoring process
A joint venture including some of the biggest names in the local construction industry is crying foul over a recommendation that a competitor should get to manage the construction of a new $546 million terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport. 


Hunt Gibbs Boh Metro has been the underdog in the competition since last week, when a selection committee recommended Parson Odebrecht as construction manager for the massive project. That decision broke a deadlock from earlier in the month, when the committee gave both proposals identical scores.  


But in a formal protest letter filed Tuesday morning, the Hunt group argues that the tie should never have occurred and that its proposal would have prevailed in the first round had it been scored properly. 

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NCARB Announces It Will Create Program for Architecture Students to Graduate with Licensure 

In a major adaptation to U.S. licensure rules, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has proposed a new option for gaining licensure -- simply through the process of an architecture education. As announced in a NCARB press release earlier today, architecture students could earn intern experience and take their licensing exam while still in school, to receive licensure upon graduation.


The details behind the plan are still hazy, as NCARB puts together a task force of top architecture organizations (including the AIA and NAAB) to design how a "licensure-at-graduation" program could work. Research and plans for implementation are said to last a couple more years, with NCARB sharing their plans with interested schools in October 2014. But at this point, at the very least, the proposal is a step towards facilitating the process of becoming a licensed architect. Read More 

Free Roof Fatal Flaws Seminar

Facility Planning and Control will conduct a seminar on Roof Fatal Flaws, presented by Facility Planning and Control consultant Patrick Heil, on Monday, June 23 from 10:00 to 11:30 am. The seminar qualifies for 1.5 CEH and there will be no cost to attend. Spaces are limited so RSVP is necessary. Please RSVP via email to [email protected] by June 16.
Free NEC Class - Grounding and Bonding
The LSUCCC is pleased to announce there will be a free NEC training class in Lake Charles on Jun 17, 2014. The Class will be held from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Please click here, for more information. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.
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