Call for volunteers

The CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter’s 3rd Annual Golf Benefit is just around the corner and we’re ramping up for our most successful tournament to date and… we need your help!



We’re looking for:

Volunteers for the Registration Table – Help check people in the Friday morning of the tournament. We need  4 people from 10:30 am – noon:  1 for registration/sign-in, 1 for handing out ditty bags, 1 person to sell raffle/door prize tickets and 1 for selling mulligans.

Hole-in-One Spotters– Monitor our hole-in-one location. We need a total of 4 people to be witness if there is a hole-in-one for the “Hole-in-one Win a Car” hole. We need two shifts of 2 people:  first shift from noon – 2 pm and second shift from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Floaters –Help as needed. We need 3 people to be on hand as needed. Relief duty for registration, hole-in-one spotters, beverage cart, etc.  The shifts needed are 1 person who will be available from 10:30 am – noon, 1 from noon – 2 pm and 1 person available from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Ditty Bag Items– No golf tournament is as much fun without a bag of goodies! If you have some company logo swag items like cozies, key chains, golf tees, etc. that you would be able/willing to donate to include it in the ditty bags for our players we would be grateful!


If you can volunteer some time or would like to donate ditty bag swag,  please contact Justin Cain, Golf Committee Chair at [email protected] or 504-283-9400. Tournament Brochure.


Also, if you haven't registered yet you can do so via our website CMAA GCC Golf Sponsorship Opportunities.

Thank you and see you in April!

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Calling for Nominations! - 2015 Construction Management Project Achievement Awards

This competition is open to all Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) members and non-members. To be eligible projects, programs or program phases must have achieved substantial completion during the period starting June 3, 2014 and ending June 2, 2015.

Awards are bestowed in these categories

(includes highways, transit, airports, ports, public works, etc.) with:

• Constructed value less than $25 M
• Constructed value greater than $25 M

(includes education, health care, research, offices, commercial, residential, hospitality, federal, state, county, city, etc.) with:

New Construction
• Constructed value less than $25 M
• Constructed value greater than $25 M

• Constructed value greater than $15 M

(these categories allow for distinct phases of a multi-projector multi-phase program to be submitted forconsideration):

Infrastructure (includes highways, transit, airports, ports, public works, etc.)

Buildings (includes education, health care, research, offices, commercial, residential, hospitality, federal, state, county, city, etc.)


Deadline for entries is May 1, 2015 May 22, 2015

Submittals to Include:
• Project Nomination Form
• $150.00 Submission Fee – CMAA Member or
• $200.00 Submission Fee – Non-Member
• 3 Bound Copies of Nominations


Awards Ceremony

• During 4th Annual Regional Infrastructure Conference
• Location: Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel
• June 10, 2015


The Construction Management Association of America Gulf Coast Chapter is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Awards Program to recognize outstanding achievement in the practice of construction management. Award winners will serve as examples for CMAA to promote professionalism and excellence in the management of the construction process, and will be honored during an Awards Ceremony at the 4th Annual Regional Infrastructure conference on June 10th 2015.


The Program is designed to recognize and promote professionalism and excellence in the management of the construction process. Awards will be given to the projects that best reflect this mission.


The competition is open to all CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter members and non-members.

Nominated projects must have been completed between June 3, 2014 and June 2, 2015.

Projects within the Gulf Coast Chapter region area as well as International Projects from a firm within the Gulf Coast Chapter region will be accepted.


Each nominated project will be evaluated using the listed criteria and entry information should be provided using the Nomination Form format only.

The judges will focus most closely on these questions:

• What did the CM do that was special?

• What did the submitting firm do that another CM/PM provider could not or would not have done?

• How did the CM solve a problem, create an opportunity or overcome a challenge?

Each submitter is free to make the best possible case for a project as an example of creativity, innovation and service. Your statement describing the CM’s unique contributions, along with information you submit to support that statement, make up 70 percent of your score with your documented positive outcomes making up the other 30 percent.

This is a competitive process. Only the best project in each category will be selected. Honorable Mention awards may be presented. The Awards Selection Committee will be composed of owners and professional construction managers.


See Submission Packet for instructions and Project Nomination Form.


For questions regarding submittals please email:
[email protected]

Ship nominations to:
Darren Williams

CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter Awards Committee
909 Poydras St, Suite 1175
New Orleans, LA 70112



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Professional Development Update

We are happy to report on our two recent back-to-back events which were both very successful and well attended.

The Professional Development session held on October 31 featured Michael Vallan, Assistant Attorney General with the Louisiana Department of Justice. Mr. Vallan provided an update to the Louisiana Public Bid Law and as usual, the information was very informative and beneficial. Questions from Chapter members from the area’s A/E, contracting, and public owners communities helped to make this a very well-rounded discussion from various perspectives. We look forward to Mr. Vallan’s next update on this topic in 2015. If you missed this excellent presentation, you can see for yourself the excellent information presented by visiting the CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter website.

Next was our Fall Social, held on November 13 at the Publiq House. This was a joint event among the CMAA, ASCE, APWA and SAME. The turnout was fantastic, with nearly 50 of us enjoying the gathering and drink specials as well as getting to know each other and learning about our common interest in the construction industry. Some stayed for the Brass-A-Holics performance that evening, free tickets for which were also included for our group. All in all, it was a successful event and one that we look forward to making a tradition at least annually.

Our final event for 2014 will be held next week on Thursday, December 11. It will be a panel discussion focusing on ethics in the construction management arena. With panelists representing the contractor, owner, CM and legal/auditing aspect of ethics, this is sure to be a lively discussion, and a fantastic way to get your ethics hour before the end of the year. Send your questions for the panel to [email protected] for consideration for the discussion. Register for this event today here. Get your seat be sure to get your seat before it sells out!

Also, please bring your donation for the Chapter’s food drive to next Thursday's session. The non-perishable food items will be donated to the food bank for distribution to those in need.

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Welcome Aboard!

We are very happy to welcome our most recent CMAA Owner Organization Member, the City of New Orleans. It is clear that the City of New Orleans values the importance of supporting a professional organization which promotes the standards and best practices of the project delivery industry that we are all part of. The City is supporting its professionals in Certified Construction Manager (CCM) training, which will further validate the City professionals abilities to apply effective management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of a project from inception to completion for the purpose of controlling time, cost and quality.

Through this org membership, City staff (eg, Capital Projects Administration/PDU, Public Works, Inspector General, Code Enforcement, Coastal and Environmental Affairs, Hazard Mitigation, NORA, Safety and Permits, etc) can join CMAA for no additional cost, enjoying the benefits of full membership in CMAA; these benefits include professional resources such as online training sessions (great for PDH/CEU requirements), promotion (eg, publications, "Find a CM/PM" directory, professional certification and networking/business opportunities.

Along with our first owner members, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, the City of New Orleans staff is taking advantage of the Chapter activities through a strong appearance at our last Professional Development Session and will also be attending in force for the upcoming Professional Development Session on October 31 focusing on the Louisiana Public Bid Law.

We appreciate the support by our owner members and look for support in other areas of Chapter activities as well.

Welcome aboard!


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2014 Big Game Raffle

Saints Football?

LSU Football?­



CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter has partnered with the Rotary Club of Metairie again this year to raise funds to defeat Polio worldwide, to support local charities, and to provide for CMAA Scholarship funding.

- The prizes are AMAZING!

- 100% of the money raised goes to charities/scholarships (all prizes were donated so there are NO administrative costs)

- Purchases are tax deductable

You can get your tickets by calling Jessi at (504) 596-2036 or emailing [email protected]

Click here for Prize List

   in association with

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