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GEAUX BUILD SPRING 2019

• VOLUME 18

Photo courtesy of Woodward Design+Build


INSIDE THE ISSUE TABLE OF CONTENTS Cover Story ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC) ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Letter from the President ................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Board of Directors & Committees ................................................................................................................................................................... 4 CIAC Calendar of Events ................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 News & Updates .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5 2018-2019 Membership Roster ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7 Construction Management Alumni .............................................................................................................................................................. 9 Alumni Spotlight - Broadmoor LLC ................................................................................................................................................................. 9 Alumni Spotlight - Moran Construction Consultants .................................................................................................................................. 10 News & Updates ...................................................................................................................................................................................................11 Construction Management Department ..................................................................................................................................................... 12 Letter from the Chair .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 News & Announcements ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 Research Spotlight - Bendable Concrete ...................................................................................................................................................... 14 Online Program Updates ................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Student Life .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17 Construction Student Association ................................................................................................................................................................... 17 2018-2019 Officers ............................................................................................................................................................................... 17 Letter from the President ................................................................................................................................................................... 17 CSA Calendar of Events ..................................................................................................................................................................... 18 NAHB Competition Team .................................................................................................................................................................................. 18 Roofing Alliance Competition Team ................................................................................................................................................................ 18

GEAUX BUILD is published for the benefit of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC), the LSU Construction Management (CM) Alumni Chapter, and the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management. Do you have news, updates, or information to share with us? Please direct your alumni updates to sbaldridge1@lsu.edu or to Samantha Baldridge, 3319 Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. We love to know what great things our alumni, CIAC members, and supporters are up to!

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COVER STORY

INTRODUCING THE NEWMAN SCHOOL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Left and above: “Education on Display” is the theme in the labs and classrooms throughout the Science & Technology Center.

The new Isidore Newman Science & Technology Center .is a three-story, 33,212-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility situated adjacent to the Lemie building and Henson Auditorium on a compact site on the south portion of campus. Erection of the center was completed over a 13-month time frame and held a budget of $16,000,000. This also included the demolition of the existing Keller building, where the new building’s footprint sits today.

array, storm-water retention system and the local weather conditions. The Science & Technology Center is located in a tight site on Newman’s active school campus. Even when school was not in session, Woodward’s team worked closely with the owner to coordinate all material deliveries, concrete pours, trash pickups, and any operations involving loud noise would not interrupt any school operations.

Completed in fall 2018 by New Orleans-based service group, Woodward Design + Build, the Isidore Newman School Science and Technology Center is a site to behold, beautifully blending design and function in one place.

To learn more about Woodward Design+Build’s work, visit their website, https://woodwarddesignbuild.com/.

The building serves as an instrument to put education on display. The exterior design reinforces this concept with its transparency, while also being considerate of its context in both materiality and form, utilizing light brick and a standing seam metal roof, it builds on the architectural language of recently developed buildings on campus to further reinforce the architectural identity of Isidore Newman School. The hip roof and the rhythm of the façade are an ode to the surrounding vernacular of the uptown neighborhood. The interior design further illustrates “education on display” by providing continuous glazing into the facility’s life science, physics and chemistry labs so that the pedagogy can be experienced throughout. The building will also feature a systems display that will monitor the building’s solar panel

Above: the state-of-the-art systems display panel that monitors local weather conditions, water retention, and more.

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL F R O M TH E C I AC PRE S IDE NT A letter from Travis Blair

We are rapidly coming to the end of another great year here at Louisiana State University, and the CIAC still has many exciting events and opportunities to come for students and industry professionals alike. As we move into the last three months of the spring semester, we are looking forward to the CIAC Career Fair, Construction Interviewing Day, the CSA Banquet, the CIAC Golf Tournament, and our annual membership meeting! With the leadership of the Department Chair, Dr. Charles “Chuck” Berryman, our partners in the LSU CM program have been working diligently toward our short term goals that include the roll out a completely online undergraduate degree in Construction Management, and our long term goals that include increasing the scale and scope of our construction and materials research, adding an engineering based Construction Management degree, and creating a Ph.D in Construction Management. I would like to note that the progress we have made towards our goals this year would not be possible without the time, effort, and energy from our board members, committee chairs and members, and our membership at large. The CIAC at LSU has had an incredibly active and productive year, but there is still time to add to the list of accomplishments! I hope that you’ll be able to join us for one or all of our upcoming events, especially for the annual banquet and membership meeting. On behalf of the board of directors, we would like to express our great sense of gratitude for your support of the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management. Our success is not possible without you! Sincerely, Travis Blair, 2018-2019 CIAC President

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WHAT IS CIAC? The purpose of the Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC) is to enhance the construction industry through our support of the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management at LSU.

WHO ARE CIAC MEMBERS?

Recent LSU CM graduates, leaders in the construction industry, and organizations who work in and support the construction industry both locally and across the world.

WHO CAN JOIN LSU CIAC?

Anyone who is passionate about giving back and enhancing the construction industry. It is also always recommended that recent LSU CM alumni get involved to share their input on how the program can be improved.


CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL 2018 - 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2018 - 2019 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Travis Blair, President | Pala Group Ryan Day, President Elect | Primoris Services Group Marc Bourgeois, Treasurer | Regal Construction LLC Chris Thompson, Secretary | ISC Constructors LLC Rudy Comeaux, Past President | The Lemoine Company Marty Broadnax | Cajun Industries Thom Bonner | Saulsbury Industries Scott Couper | Pala Group Dr. Gerrad Delatte | Turner Industries Steve Fleury | Structural Glen Gulino | ISC Constructors, LLC Michael Demouy | Louisiana AGC Josh Rounds | Performance Contractors Art Farve | Performance Contractors Kenny Freeman | Petrin Corporation Lane Grigsby | Cajun Industries Dr. Charles Berryman | LSU Stephanie Heumann | LSU Jonathan Dyer | Structural Ryan Cooney | LSU Foundation

Ryan Day | Personnel Marc Bourgeois | Finance and Governance Ryan Day | Curriculum & Accreditation Review Jason Creech | Department Enhancement Chris Thompson | Student Enhancement Rudy Comeaux | Membership & Fundraising Lance McCann | Publicity & Promotion Josh Rounds | Research Hunter Thibodeaux | New Orleans Ad-Hoc Scott Couper | PTH Equipment Procurement

LSU ADVISORS TO THE BOARD Dr. Charles Berryman | Department Chair Stephanie Heumann | Faculty Representative Jonathan Dyer | LSU Alumni Representative Ryan Cooney | LSU Foundation Representative

CIAC COMMITTEES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Finance & Governance | It is the responsibility of this committee to provide an analysis of the expenditures of the previous fiscal period, prepare a budget for the succeeding fiscal year, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for updating the current budget. Curriculum & Accreditation | It is the responsibility of this committee to ensure that the education program is excellent in all phases possible. Department Enhancement | It is the responsibility of this committee to maintain an open dialogue with the faculty and to assist the department in the recruitment of new faculty and other needs of the department.

Student Enhancement | It is the responsibility of this committee to focus on student development beyond the classroom and to assist the faculty in recruiting the best possible students through scholarships and cooperative work programs. Membership & Fundraising | It is the responsibly of this committee to recruit members for the council and raise funds. Publicity & Promotion | It is the responsibility of this committee to create awareness of the council and to promote its activities in support of the CM Department.

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL KEEPING UP WITH THE CIAC CIAC SPRING 2019 EVENTS CALENDAR JANUARY 1/23 Board Meeting

From socials to networking to recruiting events, it’s been a busy year for members of the Construction Industry Advisory Council! CIAC members and guests gathered to celebrate, learn, and recruit from Texas to Louisiana - and there’s more to come in 2019!

FEBRUARY 2/28 Deadline to Register for Construction Interviewing Day (CID) MARCH 3/7 Board Meeting 3/8 Deadline to Register for the CIAC Career Fair 3/12 “Best Foot Forward” Interview Skills Panel 3/13 CIAC Career Fair 3/13 CID Social

CIAC Members and LSU Construction Management students gather for a Saints tailgate before the September 16th game against the Cleveland Browns. The tailgate was sponsored by Regal Construction. Geaux Saints!

3/14 Construction Interviewing Day APRIL 4/11 Construction Student Association Banquet 4/12 CIAC Golf Tournament MAY 5/9 Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet

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CIAC Members and LSU Construction Management Faculty & Staff enjoyed beautiful weather on the third story terrace of Patrick F. Taylor Hall during a tailgate prior to the September 29th home game against Ole Miss.


CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL

This fall, the CIAC took the first steps towards establishing a Houston area Ad-Hoc chapter! Prospective members met for an after hours social, sponsored by D E Harvey Builders.

In November, CIAC members gathered at the beautifully remodeled Palmisano office in New Orleans for the annual membership meeting. Guest speaker and former MLB Pitcher Anthony Ranaudo delivered the captivating keynote address.

CIAC members, LSU CM faculty and staff gathered for the annual Christmas Party, where the board presented member Glen Gulino with the “Randy Rebowe Member of the Year Award.” Anthony Gulino (pictured right, holding the plaque) accepted the award on Glen’s behalf. 6


CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL ACI Facility Support Kyle Batson* Alliance Safety Council Sheri Bankston Brooke Barber Renee Barbier Dianna Braud Travis Broussard Toni DeJohn Mary Lynn Jones Joelle McGehee Karen Sparks Kathy Trahan America’s Home Place Doug Higgins Ben Polk Archer Western Patrick Gillis* B & K Construction Company LLC Bo Markovic Barber Brothers Contracting Co. LLC Doug Barber Barriere Construction Co. LLC Caroline Wolfe BASF Corp. La’Tisha O’Bear* Boh Bros. Construction Co. LLC Justin Arceneaux* Jeff Plauche Brasfield & Gorrie Taylor Robinson* Broadmoor LLC Steven Michel Brock Group Thomas Gauthreaux*

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Brown & Root Sean Fekete* George Sirven*

Daniel Hudson Carson Lafleur Chad Pierce

Cajun Industries LLC Thomas Armstrong Mike Barber Lance Black Marty Brodnax Eric D’Aquin Chip Dupuy Austin Foote Oscar Giron Gregory Graugnard Todd Grigsby Madison Jackson Wayne Litton Chris Newton Neil Rome Scott Swindler

Fisk Electric Conner Maise*

Carpet Showcase Inc Robert Bose* CenterPoint Energy Keri Burke Dane Sawyer* Chaffe McCall LLP Scott Barney Citadel Builders Dylan Graham* Contractors Educational Trust Fund Vic Weston D E Harvey Builders Bryan Wesley Hunter Hoogland* DR Horton, Inc. Michael Cascio DSLD Homes Blaine Perkins* EXCEL USA Joseph Battaglia* Lauren Champagne

Fluor Corporation Michael Culotta Donald Monk Fox Construction Company Chris Fox Gator Millworks John Christian Williams GM Cable Contractors Grayson Hopper*

Iberia Bank Barry Kilpatrick

Christian Primeaux* Chris Scheumack

Insulations, Inc. Richard Reese

Moore Construction Steve Moore

ISC Constructors LLC Stephen Breaux Blake David Elliot Diel Conor Diel* Anthony Gulino Glen Gulino Scott McDaniel Mason Moran* Kevin Rispone Austin Suits Chris Thompson

Moretrench Rene Duplantis Scott Falgoust

Jacobs Engineering Kyle Robert*

Golden Nugget Lake Charles Stephanie Drouant

JB James Construction Michael Chapman*

Grady Crawford Construction Trey Crawford

Kent Design Build Adam Martin

Great River Industries Stephen Fertitta GROUP Contractors Shane Kirkpatrick Brian LeBourgeois* Hajoca Michael McWard* Hargrove Engineers Kerry Abshire* Harrison Contracting Larry Lewenthal Hensel Phelps Kyle Conahan* Steven Jesulaitis James Williams*

Louisiana AGC Ken Naquin Michael Demouy Louisiana State University Tyler Maidlow* Nick Fruge* Manson Construction Co. Kyle Allen

MYCON General Contractors Drew Graham* Pala-Interstate LLC Scott Couper Travis Blair Palmisano William Cotten* Christopher Dupre* Justin James* Nick Moldaner Thomas Savino* Pat Williams Construction, Inc. Jason Williams Performance Contractors, Inc. Timmy Boudreaux Justin Craig Jason Creech Corey Dinkel

Art Favre Weylin Guidry Courtney Hernandez Lance McCann Josh Rounds Brandon Wilson

MAPP Construction Jaelyn LeBlanc*

Petrin LLC John Freeman Kenny Freeman

Milton J. Womack, Inc. Matt Jones

PlanGrid Daniel Parry

MMR Group Zachary Butler* Christian Lawson* Amber Leach

Pontchartrain Partners Donny LaCombe


2018-2019 MEMBERSHIP ROSTER Primoris Services Corporation Conrad Bourg Ryan Day Regal Construction LLC Marc Bourgeois Cameron Horton Repcon Inc. Josh Causey RITHM Slutions Group LLC Andrew Green Rogers-O’Brien Construction Cameron Salter Roofing Solutions LLC Tupac de la Cruz Rotolo Construction Brian Coco* Russel Pool Company, Inc. Thomas Russell Ryan Gootee General Contractors Michael DeGruy Kyle Hebert Zach Oliver Ryan Gootee Saulsbury Industries Thom Bonner Sealevel Construction Richard Roth Shavers-Whittle Construction Gerrad Whittle Shields | Mott LLP Andrew Vicknair

SITECH Louisiana James Thompson

Omer Hebert Justin Mikush*

Southeast Engineers Jarren Pickering*

United Rentals Sylvia Hay* Bruce Magee

Structural Jonathan Dyer Steven Fleury Stuart & Company General Contractors Reece Cook* Tyler Tramonte The Beck Group Colleen Barnett* The Brandt Companies LLC Greg Chander The Lemoine Company LLC Rudy Comeaux Kameron Keller* Bryan O’Connor Tyler Whittington* The McDonnel Group Jeffrey Proctor Theresa B. Jones Consulting Theresa Jones Toll Brothers Jack Lundy* Triad Electric & Controls Robert Evans Brian Hooks Clayton Mounger Turner Industries Group LLC Collin Averett* Troy Bergeron Chad Bradley Troy Bruhl* Gerrad Delatte Carlos Guidry

Whiting Turner Blaise Sheehy* Woodward Design+Build William Grote* Chandler Patten* Ryan Robin* Stephen Scallan Derek Simoneaux* Hunter Thibodeaux Junior Members* Daniel Abadie Ibrahim Abukhader Ernest Babin Zac Bateman Steven Baye Brady Bergeron Christian Bernard Philip Bernard Garrett Bertaut Jay Bhakta Jude Bontemps Andrew Bordelon David Bossier Alexander Brewster Brandon Brouillette Varnecia Burton Hunner Caballero Asa Clemons Christian Commander Cullen Crochet Zachary Crochet Myles Dearman Austin Dedon Joel Dodge Phillip Ernst Charles Farley Daniel Ferris Joshua Foret Lauren Foster John Fox Eric Frantz Lucas Gallmann Andrew Gautreaux Donovan Gayden

Luke Gomez Steven Gonzales Benjamin Grandy Patrick Green Clayton Guillory Nicholas Guillot Sameer Hajari Derek Hannaman Alex Hatcher Austin Hebert Samantha Hess Douglas Holder David Huddleston Zachary Hunt Stephen Hurstell Blake Hymel Blake Johnson Alexander Kanaan Maurice Keen Patrick Kelly Blake Killian Austin Kirk Monthol Kongchum Dane Landry Patrick Landry Caleb Lavigne Stephen LeBlanc Austin LeBouef Eric LeDoux Tyler Legrand Jacob Luneau Brian Martin Christopher McKay Joe Messina Jace Meyers Joseph Miller Erin Mitchell William Morris Logan Mulligan Kelli Murphy Jeffrey Nguyen Rachel Nissen Michael Orgeron Ryan Palmisano Josh Pate Jean Paul Darion Percle Alexander Pierce Kyle Plaisance Joshua Protti Thomas Quern James Rea Dylan Redmann Eric Rider

Austin Robert Jeremy Roberts Oneyda Rodriguez Austin Root Brandon Roy Stoyan Ruh Christian Ruppert Sanaz Saeidi Henry Salassi Brennen Samaha Rhett Seguin Tyler Simmons Tyler Simoneaux Connor Smith Eric Smith Garret Smith Jamar Smith Dakota Sparks Jacob St. Brooke Stafford Andrew Steele Jace Stevens Hunter Stone Alex Stuart Austin Sulik Christopher Taliancich Nicholas Talley Jesse Thibodeaux Jessica Thigpen Rachel Timphony Erik Troxclair Austin Tupper Brandon Venegas Michael Vetter Jonah Vice Christian Voelkel Austen Waguesck Dylan Wilson Louis Witty Denotes a recent (Spring 2018-Fall 2018) graduate

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ALUMNI ALUMNI LIFE AT BROADMOOR LLC

Founded in 1973, Broadmoor was established as an expansion to Boh Bros. Construction, allowing Boh Bros. to concentrate its efforts in the civil construction market, while Broadmoor headed up its commercial arm. Broadmoor is not only a successful Louisiana Construction Company, it’s also a proud supporter of the LSU Construction Management program and its graduates! Take a look at some of Broadmoor’s projects in the Greater New Orleans area (all individuals are graduates of the LSU Construction Management program unless otherwise denoted).

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Project: Tulane University Dining Commons in New Orleans, LA. From left to right: Brent Jones ‘15, Kyle Ibert ‘13, and Alfred Johnson, interning with Broadmoor while he completes his CM degree at LSU.

Project: New Orleans International Airport - Food and Beverage Build Outs in New Orleans, LA. From left to right: Blake Jenevein ‘10, Taylor Hogan ‘18, and Marcos De Souza, interning with Broadmoor while he completes his CM degree at LSU.

Project: Broadmoor’s Metairie Office, Conference Room prepping for the Virgin Hotel Project in New Orleans, LA. From left to right: Richard Rogers ‘08, Stephen Darre’ ‘09 (Arch.), Kaitlyn Derenbecker ‘12 (Int. Des.), Nathan Hunter ‘08, Greg Lusignan ‘91, Thomas Colosino ‘09 (Arch.), Lief Chou ‘15, Stephen Millet ‘09, and Michael Grueske ‘12.

Project: Westin Hotel Site Office, New Orleans, LA. From left to right: Michael Park ‘04, Jake Jenevein ‘10, Doug Hudson ‘12, and Brenton Scardina ‘17.

To learn more about Broadmoor LLC or their ongoing projects, visit www.broadmoorllc.com.


CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ALUMNI

ALUMNI LIFE AT MORAN CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS

In 2018, Moran Construction Consultants (MCC) was named as an LSU 100 Fastest Growing Tiger Business by the E.J. Ourso College of Business. The LSU 100 recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Tiger-owned or Tiger-led businesses in the world. MCC is also a proud supporter of the LSU Construction Management program and its graduates. Learn more about what LSU CM Alumni are up to at MCC below! Mitchell Knaps (not pictured), Class of 2016 After graduating from the LSU CM program in 2016, I briefly worked for DLSD Homes before coming over to MCC. I’m now traveling all over the country as a consultant for MCC and I’m engaged to be married this October. Nick Fruge, Class of 2018 Since graduating from LSU in Spring 2018, I have taken a full-time position with MCC in Baton Rouge, LA. In my short 10 months of working with this team, I have been able to see more of the country than I had in my entire lifetime prior. The opportunity to travel extensively at such a young age is a priceless one. I was also able to purchase my first-ever new truck, which was a very gratifying feeling and represented my becoming an “adult” (as if that would ever be an accurate way to describe me). My girlfriend, Alex, and I made a year together in September 2018. She might be the one!

From Left to Right: Chris Shinaberry, Glendon Steady, Nick Fruge, Tim Amorello, and John Moran

Charlie Provenza (not pictured), Class of 2010 I’ve participated in a number of notable projects both as an assistant project manager and project manager including a $90 million detention facility in Plaquemines Parish and the $10 million LSU Foundation Building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My wife and I recently welcomed our second son in November 2018, and in 2019 I joined the team at MCC as a consultant for the West Coast, New Orleans, and Texas Territories. Tim Amorello, Class of 2011 Following graduation from LSU in 2011, I married my wife in 2015, and we are now proud parents to our little boy. I’ve worked for MCC since 2017 and currently monitor more than $750+ million in project funds with a national footprint. I’ve served in a number of roles including Lead Estimator, Assistant Project Manager, and Project Manager. Some of my most notable projects include: • Baton Rouge Magnet High School Remodel and Renovations - Baton Rouge, LA • Alliance Safety Council - Gonzales, LA • BASF Utilities & Control Building - Geismar, LA • Exxon NAG Phase II - Mont Belvieu, TX • Marathon Control Room and Marathon Turnaround & Training Facility - Garyville, LA • Sasol Main and Catalyst Warehouse - Lake Charles, LA • Shintech Warehouse and Maintenance Shop Plaquemine, LA

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ALUMNI AWARDS AND ACCOLADES Chris Newton (PBC ‘15) of Cajun Industries Associated Builders and Contractors Workforce Development and Safety Member of the Year.

Rudy Comeaux (BSCM ‘08) was named the Acadiana Society for Human Resource Professionals 2018 Human Resource Professional of the Year.

Joe Yenni (BSCM ‘11) of Palmisano has been named to the New Orleans CityBusiness “Excellence in Construction and Real Estate” class of 2018.

BUSINESS VENTURES Nick Moldaner (BSCM ‘05) of Palmisano has been named to the Greater New Orleans Inc. NextGen Council.

Joe Yenni (BSCM ‘11) of Palmisano has been appointed to the Associated Builders and Contractors New Orleans/ Bayou Chapter Board of Directors.

Earl Henderson III (BSCM ‘13) recently joined the Babcock & Wilcox team as the site manager for the Shell Appalachia Pennsylvania Chemicals Project. Formerly, Earl was a site manager for Kiewit.

Travis Banks (MSCM ‘15) recently launched his own construction firm, Gravel Road Builders & Construction Services LLC, serving the Greater New Orleans Area.

FUTURE TIGERS Lance McCann (BSCM ‘13) of Performance Contractors and his wife welcomed their second baby, Jack Robert McCann, on November 12, 2018. Congratulations to the McCann Family and welcome to the LSU Construction Management family, baby Jack!

WEDDING BELLS Earl Henderson III (BSCM ‘13) and Alexis Delahoussaye were married in January 2019, accompanied by their son, Kingston. “She’s my soul mate!”, says Earl. Congratulations to the happy couple!

News or updates to share? Submissions may be directed to Samantha Baldridge via email at sbaldridge1@lsu.edu. Please include a photo!

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DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

FROM THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR A letter from Dr. Charles Berryman

I am happy to announce that the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management is expanding its online presence. Fall 2019 will be the inaugural launch of our online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM). This degree program will be the first of its kind that is accreditated by the American Council for Construction Education. Integrated within this program are several online micro-credentials for those interested in furthering their education but don’t want a full bachelor’s degree. If they decide later to get the degree, these classes can be transferred into either the online or the campus version of BSCM. We will introduce the Introduction to Construction Management, Construction Technology Management, and Construction Management Fundamentals micro-credentials first. In addition, faculty are developing proposals for a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Highway Construction and Industrial Facilities Management. Quality is first and foremost with these online programs. Our faculty have worked hard to bring our online Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) to national prominence. For the past three years, it has been ranked as a top online program by US News and World Report. The online BSCM will be another great program for our students and the construction industry! A side but related note the marketing analysis for this program indicated almost 27,000 job posting nationally for construction professionals; however, of all the construction schools in the nation, we only produce around 4,500 students annually. We anticipate this program will grow extremely fast and end up being much larger than our campus program. Exciting times…thank you industry, faculty, and staff for helping us to get to this point! Sincerely, Charles Berryman, Ph.D., CPC

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DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ACCOLADES Three Faculty Members Earn CETF CEP Award

Dr. Carol Massara Joins Faculty as Post Doctoral Fellow The department welcomes Dr. Carol Massara as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Massara earned her PhD in engineering with a concentration in construction management from Louisiana State University in Fall 2018.

From left to right: Dean Judy Wornat, Ken Naqin, Dr. Kimberley Williams, Dr. Charles Pecquet, Art Favre, and Dr. Charles Berryman; Not pictured: Stephanie Heumann

PUBLICATIONS

Ms. Stephanie Heumann, Dr. Charles Pecquet, and Dr. Kimberley Williams were selected as this years’ Contractors Educational Trust Fund (CETF) Construction Educators of Practice awardees. This award recognizes full-time instructors in the Construction Management Department who excel in their positions.

Dr. Husam Sadek Publishes Manuscript in Construction and Building Materials Journal

Tran-SET Awarded Funding for Project

Dr. Husam Sadek will serve as the principal investigator (PI) for a research project titled Synthesis on Documenting and Tracking Research Implementation in cooperations with the Southeast Transportation Consortium (STC) and Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC). Dr. Marwa Hassan is a Co-PI for the project, which was awarded $40,000 in funding.

NEW FACES

Chris Melson Publishes Five Manuscripts

Lauren Zabaski Joins Staff as Programs Manager

The department welcomes Lauren Zabaski as our new program manager! Prior to LSU, Lauren was a Project Assistant for Hood Container in St. Francisville, LA. Lauren received her BA in human resources from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Welcome, Lauren!

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Dr. Husam Sadek’s research, titled Evaluation of the Healing Potential of Asphalt Mixes Based on a Modified Semi-circular Bending Test was published in a leading materials journal, Construction and Building Materials. Dr. Husam is a co-author for this publication.

Chris Melson, Program Manager for Tran-SET has recently published five manuscripts, including Characterizing the Impact of Production Adaptive Cruise Control on Traffic Flow: An Investigation published in Transportmetric B: Transport Dynamics and “Modeling cooperative adaptive cruise control in dynamic traffic assignment” published in Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.


DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

BENDABLE CONCRETE? NEW MATERIAL COULD BE THE ANSWER TO LA’S INFRASTRUCTURE WOES In the early 1990s, Victor Li, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan, developed Engineered Cementitious Composites, also known as ductile or bendable concrete. More than 20 years later, researchers at LSU are close to bringing this material to mass adoption, producing a cost-effective ECC that utilizes readily available ingredients. Furthermore, through testing to-date, it has proven far superior to traditional concrete and could greatly improve the transportation infrastructure in this region. “Compared to typical concrete, our cost-effective ECC material has about 300 times more deformation capacity, more than two times the flexural strength, and a higher compressive strength,” said Gabriel Arce, a senior research associate in LSU’s Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management and principal investigator on the LSU ECC project. “The cost of our material is approximately 2.5 times that of regular concrete; typical ECC cost can be more than four times that of regular concrete. “However, when you factor in the possibility of building pavements at half the thickness and the enhanced construction productivity due to the ability to construct pavements without joints, the cost of pavements with our ECC material should be comparable to that of traditional concrete. ECC has the potential to provide [Louisiana] with more durable and reliable concrete

pavements that can mitigate the necessity of recurring repair, saving [the public] time and money.” The new and improved ECC has been more than a year in the making. After graduating with his PhD from LSU, Arce submitted his proposal for the project, Evaluation of the Performance and Cost-Effectiveness of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) Produced From Region 6 Local Materials to the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States, or Tran-SET. Trans-SET is a collaborative partnership between nine major institutions and two community colleges, led by LSU, and established to address the accelerated deterioration of transportation infrastructure through “cutting-edge technologies, novel materials, and innovative construction management processes.” Its members are LSU, Arkansas State University, Baton Rouge Community College, Navajo Technical University, New Mexico State University, Oklahoma State University, Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University, University of New Mexico, University of Texas at Arlington, and University of Texas at San Antonio. Three researchers getting concrete into mold TransSET funded the project and testing began on four different types of sand; two types of recycled crumb rubber materials; five different types of fiber; and three different types of fly ash, which is a by-product of coal combustion and can be utilized to partially replace cement in concrete materials. Once the team settled on the raw ingredients, several ECC mixes were evaluated for compressive strength, tensile strength, deformation capacity, flexural performance, workability, and cracking performance. Those were refined based on testing

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DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT outcomes and evaluated further. In the end, Arce and his team settled on the following ingredients: A type of PVA fiber readily available in the U.S. market. It doesn’t possess the oil coating typically used in PVA fibers for ECC application but it does substantially reduce the cost and increase practicality. They were also able to reduce the fiber content by 25% while still producing a ductile material. Locally available fine river sand from the Mississippi River. The sand is fine enough to be implantable in ECC materials and is a replacement for the expensive and hard-to-obtain microsilica sand normally used. Locally available fly ash, which replaced up to 75% of the cement utilized in the ECC mix. “We were able to tailor the cementitious mix and the interface between the fibers and the cementitious matrix in such a way that allowed for a ductile behavior of the concrete,” Arce said. “In more simple terms, the formula utilizes the right materials in the right proportions.” In the coming months, Arce and the team will further develop their work with a project at the Louisiana Transportation Research Center Pavement Research Facility. There, they will build a 210-foot-long section of ECC pavement and use

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the LTRC PRF’s 65-foot-long Accelerated Transportation Loading System (ATLas 30) to simulate truck loading for pavement testing. The ATLaS 30 equipment is capable of compressing many years of road wear into a few months of testing to obtain performance data on the ECC material. Assisting Arce’s team—which includes co-PIs Marwa Hassan, LSU Construction Management professor and Trans-SET director, and Tyson Rupnow, LTRC associate director of research—will be Susan Bogus, associate professor of civil engineering at the University of New Mexico, and the Lemoine Company and Quality Concrete, who will prepare the material at large scale and construct the section of pavement. To learn more about Dr. Arce’s research and the bendable concrete project, visit www.traset.lsu.edu: Project No. 18CLSU01 PIs: Dr. Gabriel Arce Dr. Marwa Hassan (LSU) Dr. Tyson Rupnow (LTRC) Dr. Susan Bogus (UNM) POP: March 2018 – November 2019 Photos and story courtesy of LSU Engineering and Joshua Duplechain.


DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Construction Management - Online

Coming Soon - 100% Online BSCM!

The online program for Construction Management continues to grow. In Fall 2018, 16 students received their master’s in construction management (MSCM) and 17 received their post-baccalaureate certificate (PBC).

Starting in Fall 2019, the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management will offer a 100% online bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. The online BSCM will include a variety of certificates and microcredentials that can be earned independently or as part of the cumulative degree program. The program will offer flexible classes taught by the department’s award-winning faculty. This is the first online Bachelor’s Degree to be offered by the LSU College of Engineering #GeauxBuild!

Online MSCM Program Jumps to 12th in Nation

Online MSCM graduates gather for a photo in the auxiliary gym of the Pete Marivich Assembly Center while waiting to process in.

The LSU College of Engineering rose four spots in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings of Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, finishing T-12 overall. The Online MS in Construction Management program also ranked T-10 among public institutions, tied with Auburn University. The program was also ranked 11th in engineering programs for veterans. Schools were ranked using five categories—student engagement (LSU CM ranked #4), faculty credentials and training (LSU CM ranked #1), peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity. The LSU Online MS in Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education, or ACCE. It offers a unique blend of leadership, construction and business management courses. It is designed to develop leaders and managers of complex building projects with mastery in the best practices contained within sustainability, building information modeling, project delivery, and decision making. There is no separate degree designation for campus or online.

PBC student Brian Andre accepts his diploma from LSU President F. King Alexender during commencement.

Story courtesy of LSU College of Engineering and Joshua Duplechain.

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT STUDENT LIFE

2018-2019 CSA OFFICERS Pictured left to right: Jacob Clay (Banquet Chair), Kia Jeffrey (Treasurer), Kayla Stradford (Vice President), Lacy Dupre (President) Dominique Shaw (Secretary), Logan Vaughn (Public Relations Chair), and Zachary Pickett (Social Chair.)

FROM THE PRESIDENT

We will also host a tailgate for the LSU vs. Texas A&M baseball game and our end of the year crawfish boil before the end of April.

As my term as President comes to an end, I want to say that it has been a great experience to serve the Construction Student Association (CSA).

On behalf of myself and the CSA, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the CIAC for their endless support and dedication to enhancing student life at LSU. I know that the relationships that we have with the industry are instrumental in the success our students have in the industry.

This year we focused on recruiting and engaging freshmen while still providing exciting and beneficial opportunities for our upperclassmen. Additionally, we strengthened our relationship with the local, regional, and national construction industry and we are excited to see what happens next for the organization.

Finally, I would like to extend an invitation to all CIAC members, CM Alumni, and supporters to attend our upcoming banquet on April 11, 209 at Boudreaux’s Catering Hall in Baton Rouge, LA. For more information about this event or any other CSA event being held, please contact csa@lsu.edu.

With the help of the CIAC, CSA had a successful fall semester filled with site visits and networking events. Currently, we are preparing for one of our most exciting on-campus events, Construction Week. This spring the event include the Construction Interviewing Day (CID) Panel Discussion for Interview Skills, the CIAC Career Fair, the CID Social, and Construction Interviewing Day.

Geaux Tigers! Lacy Dupre, 2018-2019 CSA President

A letter from Lacy Dupre

Additionally, we are excited to announce that the 37th Annual CSA Banquet and Auction will be presented by both the CSA and the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management, and all donations will be tax deductible.

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT STUDENT LIFE Spring 2019 CSA Calendar of Events January 24 CSA Meeting, hosted by MAPP February 14 CSA Meeting, hosted by Performance Contractors March 7 CSA Meeting, hosted by CORE Construction March 12 CIAC Panel Discussion for Interview Skills March 13 CIAC Career Fair

COMPETITION TEAMS

March 13 CID Networking Social March 14 Construction Interviewing Day (CID) April 4 Sigma Lambda Chi Induction April 4 CSA Meeting, hosted by EXCEL April 5 AIC Exam April 11 Annual CSA Banquet April 12 CIAC Golf Tournament May 11 Commencement

NAHB COMPETITION TEAM

ROOFING ALLIANCE COMPETITION TEAM

The LSU NAHB competition team traveled to Las Vegas, NV to compete during the International Builders’ Show (IBS). The competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal. Proposals are submitted to a group of construction company executives who act as judges. During the convention, students defend their proposals to the judges in front of an audience.

This January, five LSU Construction Management students traveled to Nashville to compete in the Roofing Alliance’s Construction Management Student Competition. The competition is held during the International Roofing Expo (IRE). LSU was one of five teams selected to compete in the final round. Competitors included Auburn University, Colorado State University, Minnesota State University, and the University of Florida.

From left to right: Will Dugan, Drew Bennett, Taylor Sperry, and Caleb Burks

From left to right: Regis Williams, Jake LeBlanc, Courtney Tilly, Dominique Shaw, and Jacquari Self

The LSU team was one of 37 teams competing in the Four-Year Program category; 58 teams competed overall.

LSU Roofing Alliance Team Members: • Drew Bennett, Team Captain • Taylor Sperry • Caleb Burks • Bradley Brumfield • Will Dugan, Alternate Robert Benton serves as the Faculty Advisor to the team.

This year’s competition team was sponsored by America’s Home Place, who provided invaluable coaching and support to the team. Thank you for your partnership, America’s Home Place!

Right: Drew Bennett, Taylor Sperry, Caleb Burks and Bradley Brumfield present in front of the judges panel in Nashville, TN.

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Spring 2019 Geaux Build Magazine  

GEAUX BUILD is published for the benefit of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC), the LSU Cons...

Spring 2019 Geaux Build Magazine  

GEAUX BUILD is published for the benefit of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC), the LSU Cons...

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