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2014 State Legislative Report

Register Here for the 2015 Joint Engineering Societies Conference to be held on January 28 & 29 in Lafayette

Life Safety Code - September 15 (Shreveport), September 17 (Baton Rouge), and September 19 (Covington) - This one day 8 hour credit seminar for the year 2014 will focus on the Significant Changes to Life Safety Issues of the newly adopted 2012 editions of the of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and the International Building Code.

Life Safety Code - September 24, 2014 in Lake Charles - An introduction to NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, for architects and engineers less familiar with the content and intent of the code. The 8 hour classroom instruction will cover the major provisions of the 2012 Life Safety Code

2014 LPESA Fall Conference, Louisiana Off-System Bridge Inspection & Rating Program to be held September 18, 2014 in Bossier City, LA More information

MnSPE is offering a fall PE exam prep course and registration is now open. Upon registering, please let them know that you were referred by LES. Access PE course information and online registration here.

The Louisiana Engineering Society – Bayou Chapter is pleased to host the 2014 Annual LES-Bayou Chapter Golf Tournament will proceeds going to the State MathCOUNTS competition and our Chapter Scholarship Find. This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at LaTour Golf Club located at 300 LaTour Boulevard, Mathews, LA 70375. Registration Information

First Annual JESC Cook Off Competition

Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference and Show will be held September 24 & 25

The Registration Website for the DFI/PDCA Driven Pile Seminar in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, September 9 is now open. Register, exhibit or sponsor by visiting The technical program is also found at this site. Should you have any questions please email us at

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2014 State MATHCOUNTS Competition

The National MathCounts competition was held at The Swan resort in Orlando Florida   Team Louisiana was well represented by Orianne Luo from Glasgow Middle School, Max Pan from Glasgow Middle School, Carol Hou from Glasgow Middle School and Jojo Deep from NSU Middle Lab School  The Louisiana team coach was Cindy Downs from Glasgow Middle School.  The students participated in the Written Competition Friday morning, May 9th.  The top 12 students competed in the Countdown Round which can be seen on an ESPN webcast.  You can get to the webcast from the MathCounts website.  In addition, ABC Nightly News interviewed a few of the students on Thursday evening. Congratulations to our team!

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Louisiana Representative Hunter Greene’s House Bill 167 has become law. Act 228, effective May 28, 2014, amends and reenacts the Louisiana Revised Statute 37:711.14(B) and 711.15(A)(4)(b) relative to the Louisiana Professional Geoscience Practice Act as follows:

§711.14(B) Examinations – The Board may adopt or recognize, in whole or in part, an examination prepared, administered, or graded by another organization, on a regional or national basis, that the board determines appropriate to measure the qualifications of an applicant for a license under this Chapter; however the board retains the authority to determine a passing grade for a license in this state on an adopted or recognized examination prepared, administered, or graded by another organization, on a regional or national basis.

§711.15(A)(4)(b) License eligibility – An applicant who applies for licensure under this Chapter prior to January 1, 2015, shall be exempt from taking the examination described in Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph if the applicant satisfies all the other requirements of this Subsection.




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