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April 2019Lasalle Baseball Fields Turf Ribbon Cutting

Meyer Engineers, Ltd., was proud to attend the ribbon cutting for the Lasalle Park Baseball Fields Turf Project. The $1.4m project was designed by Meyer, and added major improvements to 4 existing baseball fields. Artificial turf and French drains were installed in the infields, and new sodding and drainage in the outfields. The new and improved fields will provide a better playing surfaces for the players, minimize field downtime due to weather, and decrease maintenance for the Parish.

Since the park hosts a regular rotation of adult and youth baseball and softball leagues, scheduling was a major focus of this project. The design was completed under a tight, fast-tracked schedule, and constructed while keeping a minimum of two fields in use at all times.

Read more about the project and see additional photos on Jefferson Parish’s website here.

August 2018MSY North Terminal Nears Completion

Meyer Engineers, Ltd., was pleased to offer Plan Review Services for the $993.7 million New Orleans International Airport (MSY) North Terminal and its associated expansion projects. Meyer was retained by the City of Kenner as the lead code reviewer for the project and tasked with reviewing thousands of plan sheets and specifications for compliance with the International Building Code (IBC), Kenner building code, zoning code requirements, and any other applicable regulations.

Since the project was a design/build, review and coordination were done while the expansion projects were being designed and constructed. Due to the vast size and complexity of the projects, meetings and reviews were conducted at Design Development, 30%, 60% and 100% Construction Documents as well as addendums during construction. Meyer coordinated with Kenner and airport administration, Kenner Council, Kenner Public Works, Code Enforcement, Planning & Zoning, State Fire Marshal, airport design engineers, contractors and many other departments and agencies as necessary. Meyer reviewed engineering plans, including the design and drainage calculations for the drainage pumping station and its associated site. Meyer also reviewed architectural plans for code compliance and coordinated with sub consulting firms for structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and traffic related review. Meyer not only reviewed the drawings for the terminal and concourse buildings but also reviewed the drawings for the associated expansion projects: a jet fuel farm, two-1,000 car parking garages, a radio communications tower, central utility plant, blue water disposal station, solid waste disposal building, and a taxi holding lot and refreshment station.

After being slated for an October 2018 opening, the terminal was expanded from 30 to 35 airline gates, including new gates for international airlines. These proposed changes were incorporated into the design and reviewed while construction was underway. The new terminal and its associated expansion projects are now expected to open in February of 2019. Read more here.

January 2018Meyer Recognized by ACI for Outstanding Concrete Engineering

The American Concrete Institute Louisiana Chapter recognized Meyer Engineers, Ltd., for Excellence in Flat Work for the Tremont Eastbound Rest Area on I-20 during their 2017 awards ceremony. Additionally, ACI-LA awarded the project 2nd place in the overall concrete category. Meyer designed and oversaw construction for both the architectural and engineering portions of the $11.6 million project. Read more about it here.

December 2016Lafitte Auditorium Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Meyer Engineers, Ltd., was honored to join the Town of Lafitte and Mayor Tim Kerner at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Lafitte Auditorium. The 18,000 square foot building, designed by Meyer, features a main assembly hall, a full service kitchen, two full bars, a bridal suite for a bride and her attendants, and a performance stage for bands and community plays. It incorporates state-of-the-art, energy conscious lighting and air conditioning systems. Funding for the building came from several sources, all gathered together by Mayor Tim Kerner.

The ribbon cutting was bitter-sweet for Kerner. This new auditorium replaces an original auditorium, built during the term of Tim Kerner's father, the late Mayor Leo Kerner. Hurricane Ike’s flood waters destroyed the original auditorium in 2008. “My daddy’s building may be gone, but he would have been really proud of this new, modern version of what he and the men of this town built; he would have approved,” Kerner said.

On hand to help the mayor cut the ribbon were the entire Lafitte Town Council, members of the Jefferson Parish Council, and hundreds of the citizens of Lafitte.

December 2016Elena G. Anderson, NCIDQ, IIDA, Metairie Interior Designer, Selected to Serve on Grading Panel

Elena G. Anderson, NCIDQ, IIDA, a Louisiana Registered Interior Designer for Meyer Engineers, Ltd., was recently selected to be an Exam Grader for the Council for Interior Design Qualification’s (CIDQ) Fall 2016 Grading Session of the Fall 2016 NCIDQ Examination.

All NCIDQ Examination graders are trained to apply a well-defined set of criteria when grading exams. Those who pass the exam represent qualified interior designers: individuals deemed capable to protect public health, safety, and welfare through education, experience, and examination.

Ms. Anderson earned her NCIDQ Certificate in October 2009. Ms. Anderson graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Interior Design and has worked in the Interior Design field for over 13 years. Currently, she is responsible for project management, interior finishes and specifications, and furniture selections for projects designed by Meyer Engineers, Ltd.

October 2016Meyer Welcomes Ray Hartley, PE, to Team

Raymond G. Hartley, PE, has recently joined Meyer Engineers, Ltd., as the water/wastewater business development lead and will be located in the Ascension Parish area. He comes to Meyer after 23 years with MWH Global Inc., where he served in many leadership capacities throughout his tenure. He was responsible for marketing, operations, client service, human resources, contract negotiations, quality control, planning, and administrative activities throughout the southeast United States and abroad. He brings with him a background in all aspects of engineering design and construction management that were essential to success in the management/leadership roles he assumed. After Hurricane Katrina devastated south Louisiana, he assumed the leadership role for the company in the recovery effort and successfully delivered over $100M in projects to various municipal and federal clients in the area. He most recently has served as Program Manager on the City of Akron CSO Wastewater Program and the City of Atlanta Wastewater Consent Decree Program, where he was responsible for all aspects of program delivery and client management. He is licensed in LA, MS, GA, TX and the District of Columbia and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Sate University.

September 2016Bonnabel Boat Launch Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Meyer Engineers, Ltd., was honored to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the opening of the Bonnabel Boat Launch. Designed by Meyer, this project consisted of replacing damaged and aging boat launch ramps with new, longer ramps in order to improve safety and facilitate better access to the lake. Read more about the project in this Jefferson Parish press release.

August 20162016 Outstanding Civil Engineer

David Dupre with Meyer Engineers was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Civil Engineer Award from the New Orleans Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was presented this award at the July 29, 2016 ASCE Luncheon.

Mr. Dupre is a Vice President with Meyer Engineers and has over thirty-one (31) years of experience in Civil Engineering. Mr. Dupre is involved with all aspects of administering engineering projects which include client contact, project management, design, and construction administration. Mr. Dupre is a board member and former New Orleans Chapter President of American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana (ACEC-L). He has been married to Anne for 29 years and is the proud father of 2 children, Daniel and Bonnie.