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Ms. Tucker is a passionate advocate for the City of New Orleans and the people within it. She is a Women of Substance Committee member for Bridge House – Grace House, and also a member of the non-partisan advocacy group African American Women of Purpose and Power. She is a graduate of Cohort 5 of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program at Delgado Community College and an honoree in the 2013 Gambit 40 under 40 class. Ms. Tucker has most recently been appointed to the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation, a cause near and dear to her heart and background as a police officer.

New Orleans Storm Water Management System Under Scrutiny for Further Improvements. How Structural Engineering Firms Help Improve Drains and Other Community Facilities. Structural Engineering Services You Need When Constructing a New Building. Structural Engineering Services You Need When Constructing a New Building A lot goes into planning the construction of a new building.

Structural Engineering Services You Need When Constructing a New Building

From the foundation to the electrical wiring, this process requires insight and years of experience. You get these attributes when you work with a structural engineer. They can provide your company with many helpful services, which are needed to safely and efficiently build new structures. Water Resource Management. Government and Property Owners Should Strive Jointly to Make Storm Water Management Work. Government and Property Owners Should Strive Jointly to Make Storm Water Management Work The responsibility of storm water management should not be assumed as the sole burden of your local government.

Government and Property Owners Should Strive Jointly to Make Storm Water Management Work

After all, the consequences of out-of-control precipitation runoff deeply affects every property owner in the area. This is especially true in New Orleans, where devastation occurs whenever there is a storm. Storms hit frequently enough to dub New Orleans as the sinking city. Why Storm Water Management is Important. Civil Engineering Companies Reveal Top Modern Trends in the Construction Industry. Civil Engineering Companies Reveal Top Modern Trends in the Construction Industry Design innovation has been the main theme of the construction industry for a couple of years now with sustainable, data-driven and environmentally-friendly designs taking the lead.

Civil Engineering Companies Reveal Top Modern Trends in the Construction Industry

Civil engineering companies, in particular, have been busy trying to fulfill stringent design requirements set by both their clients and the local government where the construction is located. Reasons Why Real Estate Business Owners Need the Help of Structural Engineering Firms. Reasons Why Real Estate Business Owners Need the Help of Structural Engineering Firms As one of the oldest forms of engineering, structural engineering is integral in keeping properties and infrastructure safe and secure.

Reasons Why Real Estate Business Owners Need the Help of Structural Engineering Firms

It involves the framework and design of structures for them to withstand any pressure or stress that could break them down. How Can Civil Engineering Consultants Help Crack New Orleans’ Traffic Problem? These Four Construction Projects Have Civil Engineering Firms Excited. However, the worst has come to pass and development has begun picking up again.

These Four Construction Projects Have Civil Engineering Firms Excited

Nowhere is this more evident than in the growing number of construction projects going on in the city. The huge influx of capital in the city signals investors’ confidence in New Orleans’ prospects. As civil engineering firms in New Orleans point out, there are many—and varied—developments happening all over the city. Structural Engineering Services Lend a Hand in Protecting Local Wetlands. Flood Control and Green Infrastructure: The Mission of Civil Engineering Companies. ENGINEERING FIRM DISCUSSES THE DIFFERENT STORMWATER MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES CITIES CAN BUILD. Engineering Firm Discusses the Different Stormwater Management Structures Cities Can Build When it rains, the only risk most New Orleans residents worry about is that of flooding.

ENGINEERING FIRM DISCUSSES THE DIFFERENT STORMWATER MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES CITIES CAN BUILD

As local officials and engineers know, however, a deluge isn’t the only issue worth preparing for. Urban centers are blanketed with non-porous surfaces such as roads and parking lots. When it rains, the water does not readily get absorbed, and instead goes down the sewer systems. While New Orleans’ sewer systems are equipped to handle a sudden influx of water due to strong rains, they too have their limits.

On the other hand, even a brief episode of rain can still cause problems, because the rainwater can also carry garbage and other wastes down the sewer system. Managing Stormwater Runoff. CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS HELP PREVENT FLOODING IN NEW ORLEANS. Civil Engineering Consultants Help Prevent Flooding in New Orleans As a coastal city, New Orleans has a love-hate relationship with the Mississippi River.

CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS HELP PREVENT FLOODING IN NEW ORLEANS

On the one hand, it plays a key role in food supply, commerce and transportation. On the other hand, living so close to the water means the ever-present threat of flooding. Recently, New Orleans has been on high alert for the latter since the waters at the Carrollton gauge has risen to 16 feet in May—just one foot below the official flood stage. As a result, east bank levee authorities have put a temporary ban against digging, pile driving, and underground work within 1,500 feet of the levees. Civil Engineering Consultants Work Hand in Hand with the USACE to Serve the City. Civil Engineering Consultants Work Hand in Hand with the USACE to Serve the City New Orleans was unprepared for the massive flooding that Hurricane Katrina unleashed in 2005.

Civil Engineering Consultants Work Hand in Hand with the USACE to Serve the City

While the city already had an existing Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS), its pump stations and levees were unable to handle the onslaught of heavy flood. More than 80% of the city was submerged, and a huge portion of this were in residential areas. Emergency relief and aid were immediately dispatched to NOLA, and thousands of families were relocated and brought to safety. However, even days after the disaster, the issue of effectively managing the flood waters loomed over everyone’s heads. Task Force Guardian.

Structural Engineering Services Help New Orleans Gear up for a Better Future. Structural Engineering Services Help New Orleans Gear up for a Better Future While a city’s economy may seem progressive at first glance, such cannot be always be said about the status of its infrastructure.

Structural Engineering Services Help New Orleans Gear up for a Better Future

As in the case of New Orleans, a city that has had its share of disasters, majority of its road, water and electrical wire systems are already very old. In fact, the city has one of the most ancient sewerage systems in the country, having been around since the late 1890s. Structural engineers recognize the need for upgrading, modernizing, and performing rework on large areas of New Orleans and beyond. Civil Engineering Firms Breathe New Life into Severely Damaged Roads. Civil Engineering Firms Breathe New Life into Severely Damaged Roads When Hurricane Katrina submerged more than 80% of New Orleans underwater, it took days for the flooding to recede.

Civil Engineering Firms Breathe New Life into Severely Damaged Roads

Millions of gallons of water remained stagnant in residential areas, making streets virtually impassable and homes uninhabitable. For road work alone, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to grant the city $2 billion in funding. As rehabilitation is a lengthy process that involves careful planning and implementation, local authorities wasted no time and decided to get the roads fixed. Civil Engineering Companies: Shaping the History of the New Orleans International Airport. Civil Engineering Companies: Shaping the History of the New Orleans International Airport The year 1960 brought to life a once humble Moisant Field and renamed it as New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Over the decades, this aviation hub had served as a portal for flights from the Pelican State to many South American countries.

It was in 1990 that the New Orleans Aviation Board launched a Strategic Growth Plan (SGP), aimed at making MSY at par with global standards. What Had Been Done. Ongoing Efforts for Road Work and Stormwater Management in New Orleans. Structural Engineering Firms Play Vital Roles in Housing Programs and Beyond. CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS CAN HELP MUNICIPALITIES ADDRESS SEWER SYSTEM PROBLEMS.

Civil Engineering Consultants Can Help Municipalities Address Sewer System Problems One can’t separate the state of Louisiana from water. With all the rivers and bayous found here, bodies of water are part of life in the state, where people derive their livelihood and where they go for leisure. However, the line between urban life and nature is a delicate one, and can be easily disrupted.

Take for example the recently reported case of wastewater leakage in Mandeville. According to a NOLA.com report, a broken sewage pipe has caused a spike in fecal coliform levels in Bayou Castine. The sewer leak coincides with Mandeville’s opening of a new section of beach off Lakeshore Drive, which naturally generated safety concerns among residents and local officials.

THE ROLE OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SERVICES IN RENOVATING HISTORIC BUILDINGS. The Role of Structural Engineering Services in Renovating Historic Buildings It’s official: one of New Orleans’ historic buildings will be given a second lease on life. Reports have revealed that the historic headquarters of the New Orleans Public Service, Inc. will be reinvented as a luxury hotel with 217 rooms. The reinvented headquarters, which will be renamed the NOPSI Hotel, is expected to open in Spring 2017. One thing worth noting is that this will not be a demolition job, but rather a renovation of the site. A representative from the developer said that “a meticulous restoration returns each space to its previous splendor, including the building’s street facades, cast iron rails and stone panels.” CIVIL ENGINEERING FIRMS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT PROPOSED REVIVAL OF NEW ORLEANS-ORLANDO RAIL LINE. Civil Engineering Firms Optimistic About Proposed Revival of New Orleans-Orlando Rail Line Homes weren’t the only victims of Hurricane Katrina—New Orleans’ infrastructure was heavily devastated as well.

One of these casualties is the New Orleans-Orlando rail line, a vital route that connects the two cities. However, according to Amtrak and other officials, there are plans to reconnect the daily service passenger train more than a decade after Katrina damaged the railroad tracks. This announcement gives further momentum on the plans to resurrect the line. In 2015, Congress authorized a $500,000 study on the best way to re-launch the line. The study found that it made the most economic sense if Amtrak’s trains traveled to Orlando daily, while making pit stops at Mobile, AL, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville, FL. AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT CIVIL ENGINEERING COMPANIES CAN DO FOR YOUR UPCOMING PROJECT. An Overview of What Civil Engineering Companies Can Do for Your Upcoming Project Unless you’re standing in the middle of nowhere, you’ll see evidence of a civil engineer’s handiwork everywhere you turn. So if you’re planning almost any type of infrastructure project, you’ll most likely have to work with a civil engineering company.

That said, civil engineering companies offer a wide scope of services that encompass various industries. Take a look at some specializations that you can consult a civil engineering firm about. The Critical Role That Storm Water Management Plays in Enhancing Everyone's Lives. Structural Engineering Firms Have the Right Stuff to Combat the Forces that Tug at Buildings. Structural Engineering Services Take Action by Preventing Damage from Disasters. Implementing Better and Smarter Stormwater Management to Keep Communities Flood-Free.

Implementing Better and Smarter Stormwater Management to Keep Communities Flood-Free Louisiana has had its share of calamities over the years — from strong hurricanes to massive flooding. Throughout these ordeals, the Pelican State remains steadfast, ready to rise anew, and looking forward to a bright future as it rebuilds and improves its cities. What Changes in Employment Trends Bode for Female Civil Engineering Consultants and the Like. Civil Engineering Companies and Initiatives to Protect the Louisiana Coast. Civil Engineering Firms in New Orleans Extend Their Legacy to Restoring a Sports Treasure. Structural Engineering Firms Reinvent New Orleans Transport Towards the Future. STORMWATER MANAGEMENT IN THE U.S.: THEN, NOW, AND THE FUTURE. Stormwater Management in the U.S.: Then, Now, and the Future. LESSONS FROM THE NAPOLEON AVENUE DRAINAGE PROJECT VERIFY THE NEED FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS.

What Resilient Infrastructures Mean for Structural Engineering Services in New Orleans. WILL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING FIRMS GET MORE WOMEN CIVIL ENGINEERS IN THE FUTURE? Better Systems, Better Tech: A Quick Look on the Trends for Civil Engineering Companies. HOW CIVIL ENGINEERING FIRMS CAN STRETCH OUT FEMA-FUNDED ROADWORKS. Civil Engineering Consultants Share Recommendations for Effective Stormwater Management Programs. Structural Engineering Services Include Stormwater Pollution Prevention. Storm Water Management Techniques Your Business Needs to Implement. From Girls in High School to Women in Civil Engineering Firms. Why You Should Hire Professional and Qualified Structural Engineering Firms for Your Projects. Different Types of Concrete that Civil Engineering Companies Recommend for Construction. Civil Engineering Consulting: Valuable Skills. Civil Engineering Firms Build Innovative Bridges. Critical Issues Facing Storm Water Management. All About the Canal Street Sinkhole. Nature-Inspired Formula May Make Stronger Concrete.

Why Structural Engineering Firms Are Turning Green.