CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL
The LSU Construction Industry Advisory Council (LSU CIAC) was established in 1997 by construction industry leaders to provide industry and alumni support for LSU’s Construction Management Department. Its goal is to make LSU the premier program in the country by helping in a number of ways, including curriculum development and financial support. CIAC is devoted to making LSU a place where Construction Management students learn to plan and manage construction projects by being taught the disciplines of planning, estimating, scheduling, and project management. Upon graduation, LSU’s Construction Managers are ready to hit the ground running, knowing they have been given the tools to be a productive member of the construction industry. TEI, in collaboration with the CIAC Executive Director and a committee of members selected from LSU and industry, designed, developed, and deployed the CIAC website.
LOUISIANA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is tasked with leading economic development for the State of Louisiana. To fulfill its mission, LED assumes responsibility for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy. Together with LED’s knowledgeable and experienced staff of professionals, TEI has developed Internet-based systems that facilitate business access to tax incentives and other assistance. Popular with industry and economic development professionals, including LED staff, the FastLane and SmallBiz systems have become essential components in acquiring and managing the matrix of incentives offered by Louisiana to businesses, both large and small.
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
In the 2010-2011 Academic Year, there are 650,000 children enrolled in Louisiana public schools. It is the responsibility of the Louisiana Department of Education to help provide them with an educational experience that allows them to thrive throughout their lives. Part of that experience for high school students is to have real-time business and industry experience prior to graduation. The Biz2School Online Matching System, developed by TEI, offers businesses and schools an easy communication system that “bridges the gap” between the classroom and the workplace. TEI is helping the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) respond to the challenge of developing programs to meet the predicted critical workplace shortage of skills. TEI has also been selected to participate in the Louisiana Educational Accountability Data System (or LEADS), as a graphic consultant. Our participation in the project is to make the system visually appealing and the human interaction more intuitive for all users.
LSU, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
The LSU Department of Construction Management and Industrial Engineering (CMIE) combines two outstanding faculties and curricula, and whose graduates have a nearly 100% employment rate. Industrial Engineers apply engineering design to creating and improving systems that deliver products or services. In designing these systems, an Industrial Engineer integrates equipment, materials, energy, information, and people together to meet business objectives, while ensuring product and/or service quality and reliability, the safety and satisfaction of customers and employees, and the effective and productive use of resources. Construction Managers plan and manage the implementation of construction projects. This includes developing the job plans (how work will be done) from architectural and engineering drawings and requirements; estimating the labor and materials needed for each step; developing cost estimates and bids; scheduling the project work; and managing the actual work to ensure it proceeds on time, within budget, and is of high quality. Construction Managers are also always looking to implement new construction techniques to improve the total quality and cost effectiveness of the construction industry for the purpose of providing a competitive advantage. TEI worked with CMIE faculty to create a uniquely designed website that is attractive, and at the same time, content heavy. The website, designed by Cedeste Lewis and Kate Tomeny Richardson, was awarded recognition by the Faculty Senate as one of the five best websites at LSU.
COASTAL PROTECTION AND RESTORATION AUTHORITY
Created in 2005 by an act of the Louisiana Legislature, the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration (OCPR) is tasked with carrying out the policies of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and implementing Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. Completing this mission involves integrating hurricane protection, storm damage reduction, flood control, coastal protection and restoration efforts, and associated infrastructure construction and maintenance in the state. TEI works closely with OCPR administrators, attorneys, and scientists to develop the Louisiana Oil Spill Data Management System (LOSDMS) , used by federal and state trustees to ensure compliance with the Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) act for the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
The Department of Environmental Quality’s mission is to provide service to the people of Louisiana through comprehensive environmental protection in order to promote and protect health, safety, and welfare while considering sound policies regarding employment and economic development. TEI works closely with LDWF staff in conjunction with the development of the Louisiana Oil Spill Data Management System (LOSDMS).
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
The mission of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is to preserve and enhance the nonrenewable natural resources of the state (land, water, oil, gas, and other minerals) through conservation, regulation, management, and development to ensure that the state of Louisiana realizes appropriate economic benefit from its asset base. Also, DNR exercises complex regulatory and permitting functions through the Office of Coastal Management and the Office of Conservation. TEI works closely with LDWF staff in conjunction with the development of the Louisiana Oil Spill Data Management System (LOSDMS).
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES
To manage, conserve, and promote wise utilization of Louisiana’s renewable fish and wildlife resources and their supporting habitats through replenishment, protection, enhancement, research, development, and education for the social and economic benefit of current and future generations; to provide opportunities for knowledge of and use and enjoyment of these resources; and to promote a safe and healthy environment for the users of the resources. TEI works closely with LDWF staff in conjunction with the development of the Louisiana Oil Spill Data Management System (LOSDMS).
LOUISIANA OIL SPILL COORDINATOR’S OFFICE
The mission of the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO) is to protect Louisiana’s citizens and environment from the effects of oil spills. Every year the National Response Center receives approximately 4,100 spill alerts in Louisiana, more than half under six barrels. LOSCO’s goal is to minimize the unauthorized discharges of oil, provide for effective spill responses, compensate the public for damages to the Louisiana’s natural resources, and assist the public through education, service, and public outreach.
Prior to the deployment of their website, LOSCO relied on providing phone assistance, e-mails, and postal delivery to accomplish their mission. Now, using their current site designed by TEI, they offer program descriptions, services, geospatial data sets, links to related sites, acts, regulations, guidelines, contact information, and much more. With software developed specifically for LOSCO, the staff manages some aspects of the site’s content without IT support, including posting news flashes.
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals requested support, maintenance, and enhancement of existing systems, as well as the development of new custom systems. Now in the middle of year two of a three-year contract, TEI has completed the implementation of the EpiStories system and is in the testing stages of the Louisiana Early Event Detection System (LEEDS), the Louisiana Animal Disease Surveillance System (LADSS), and the Bio-Terrorism Incident Tracking System (BITS). Our team initially met with key DHH OPH staff to gather and document all requirements for the requested systems, and we continue to work closely to insure that the systems’ end results are in line with their needs and vision and that all development, testing, and training processes run smoothly. Throughout the design period, TEI participates in client meetings and provides status updates. Once complete, the systems are thoroughly tested, with test plan documentation and user manuals provided for the client.
LOUISIANA COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT
Tasked with developing and coordinating comprehensive criminal justice plans and distributing federal funds to Louisiana law enforcement agencies under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice (LCLE) was created as an office of the Governor in 1969. Since that time, LCLE has been responsible for planning and funding some of the most important programs in law enforcement, including: Louisiana Incident-Based Reporting System (LIBRS), Law Enforcement Management Information System (LEMIS), Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.). TEI has played a key role in creating Internet- and Windows-based systems used daily to collect criminal records data, report state crime statistics to the FBI, track peace officer qualifications, and schedule training for the many classes offered by LCLE. Our analysts and software engineers work daily with LCLE’s professional staff to enhance the capability of these systems to make law enforcement in Louisiana more effective.
LOUISIANA SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION
In Louisiana, sheriffs are the chief law enforcement officers, official tax collectors for the parish in which they are elected, and chief executive officers for their courts. Since 1938, the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association (LSA) has been the organization that represented the collective interests of Louisiana’s sixty-five sheriffs and nearly 14,000 deputies. For over fifteen years, TEI has supported the technology needs of LSA, including developing their website and online annual conference registration system. We also participate with LSA in developing systems used by local sheriff’s offices and police departments for criminal records management and criminal statistics reporting to state and national law enforcement agencies. For law enforcement professionals, technology is rapidly changing existing models of keeping the peace. At TEI, we are grateful that Louisiana sheriffs have chosen us to help.
LOUISIANA OFFICE OF STATE EXAMINER, MUNICIPAL FIRE & POLICE CIVIL SERVICE
The mission of the Office of State Examiner, Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service, is to administer an effective, cost-efficient, civil service system based on merit, efficiency, fitness, and length of service, consistent with the law and professional standards, for firefighters and police officers in all municipalities in the state having populations of not less than 7,000 nor more than 400,000 inhabitants, and in all parish fire departments and fire protection districts regardless of population, in order to provide a continuity in quality of law enforcement and fire protection for the citizens of the state in rural and urban areas. TEI originally helped develop the OSE website. The website is currently managed internally and TEI offers assistance when needed.
Stinson Map Company published its first MetroKey Mapbook in 1985. Since then, MetroKey has become the street atlas of choice for businesses, large and small, in Louisiana and the Mississippi Coast. In addition to MetroKey Mapbooks, Stinson Map works with public bodies and private companies to meet their mapping needs. These organizations include Emergency-911 districts; fire, sheriff, and police departments; realtors; national restaurant chains offering home delivery; large public utility companies, and others. TEI designed, developed, and maintains the Stinson Map Company website. We also created the overall brand identity for the company and all of its publications, including the design of the MetroKey Mapbook cover and, recently, a new Stinson Map logo.
The New Orleans Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots Association is an advocate for commissioned pilots traveling the Mississippi River from mile 88 in New Orleans to mile 234 in Baton Rouge. NOBRA enhances economic development through reliable service, safety, and viable partnerships.
Dalrymple Press is committed to publishing educational, trade, and reference books of the highest quality. Started in 2007, Dalrymple has published college level textbooks and technical reference manuals for several members of the College of Engineering faculty at Louisiana State University. Currently, these books are used in classes taught at Louisiana State University, University of Texas, and Baton Rouge Community College. TEI designed, developed, and currently maintains the Dalrymple Press website. In addition, TEI created the company identity, including the logo; and, designed the book covers for the published pieces as well.