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CMAA PD Session - Update on the City of New Orleans Joint DPW/SWBNO Capital Improvement Program

August 25, 2017
11:00 AM CDT to 1:00 PM CDT
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Venue Location
1515 Poydras St., 5th Floor Auditorium
New Orleans, LA 70112


The City of New Orleans (City) and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) are  working  together  to  implement  an  unprecedented  capital  program  to  restore  our damaged infrastructure. Using a combination of local and federal funds, the $2.4B Program will be the most comprehensive that our region has seen in a generation. The estimated 8-year program includes 200 individual projects. There will be several types of construction, including full-depth reconstruction; patch, mill and overlay; patch concrete; incidental road repairs; bridges; non-paving incidentals; and streetscapes. The Program includes FEMA-funded road / waterline work, FEMA-funded Hazard Mitigation Grant Program projects, HUD-funded  National  Disaster  Resiliency  Competition  grant  projects,  S&WB-funded Sewer System Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program (SSERP/sewer consent decree) work and City-funded bond project work. On average, there will be one construction bid opening per week beginning in the 3rd quarter of 2017 through 2020. This pipeline will create thousands of construction-related jobs citywide and maximize economic opportunity for the City’s small and disadvantaged businesses



Lauren Prieur, PE has served as Program Administrator for the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) since 2016, overseeing the Joint DPW/SWBNO Capital Improvement Program. Ms. Prieur graduated from Virginia Tech in 2005 with a BS in Civil Engineering and a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana. Ms. Prieur’s career in began as a staff engineer assigned to inspect local projects, progressing through the ranks to work as a geotechnical designer, managing high profile deep foundation jobs such as the South Dam Rehabilitation in Birmingham, AL and the Jefferson Memorial Rehabilitation in Washington, D.C. She worked with the New Orleans District Corps of Engineers as a construction manager for the Hurricane System Protection Levees and was responsible for $4.25 million in contract modifications a year. Ms. Prieur also served as project manager and oversaw nine projects totaling $100 million of levee, floodwall, and pumping station work. In 2011, Ms. Prieur became the Flood Risk Manager for the Trinity Region, Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers, overseeing planning and coordination of complex programs for the operation, maintenance, repair, and renovation of seven high risk Corps of Engineers dams that are located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.




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