LPESA Conferences

LPESA Spring Conference
May 6-7, 2020
Natchitoches, LA

Information on venue, registration, hotel and agenda will follow.




2019 Fall Conference

October 2-3, 2019

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, Charenton


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Presentations available online:


For Winter Weather Response, Let's Volt In!

Skip Breeden, Director of Emergency Operations, DOTD

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LTAP Announcements

Steve Strength, PE, PTOE, Director, Louisiana LTAP Center

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Associate Member Showcase I: No Discharge Sanitary Sewer Plant with Low-Cost Innovative Tertiary Treatments? Why Not?

Diane Baum, CEO/Environmental Director, Baum Environmental Group

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming Challenges in Flood Management

Click here: Billy Williamson, Statewide Flood Control Program Manager, DOTD

Click here: Pat Landry, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Public Works, DOTD

Click here: Jennifer Rachal, Floodplain Management Outreach Manager, DOTD

Click here: Billy Douglas, DOTD ESF-3 Lead Coordinator, DOTD

Click here: Doug Taylor, Director of Dams, Levees and Reservoir Development, DOTD


Parish Success Stories / Agency Highlights

David Rome, Public Works Director, Terrebonne Parish

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How Do We Reach Zero Deaths on Local Roads? Updates from the Local Road Safety Program (LRSP)

Leo Marretta, LRSP Manager, Louisiana LTAP Center

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Associate Member Showcase II: Specs for Scrub Seals

Stan Williams, Technical Marketing Manager, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.

For a copy of the presentation, please email Stan.Williams@ergon.com


To Bid or Not to Bid: Procurement Code and Bid Law for Public Entities

Paul Holmes, Procurement Consultant, LaMATS

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Local Roads in LA: Navigating Around the Web Map

Christophe Fillastre, Pavement Management Engineer, DOTD

Angela Murrell, Pavement Management Coordinator, DOTD

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Click here: iVision for Local Roads

Click here: Data Dictionary for Local Roads Web Application


Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)

Madeline Richard, Environmental Scientist, Louisiana DEQ

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Every Day Counts Innovation: Drones for Bridge Inspection

Michael Burrows, Assistant Director of Aviation, DOTD

Joshua Duplantis, Aviation Technical Manager, DOTD

Jason Ball, Aviation Safety and Compliance Officer, DOTD

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Getting In the Weeds of Qualifications-Based Selection of Services

Doreen Brasseaux, CEO, American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana

Tony Arikol, President, Professional Engineering Consultants Corporation

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Are You On Track With Your Bridge Projects?

Barbara Ostuno, Off-System Bridge Program Manager, DOTD

Amanda Ranck, Assistant Off-System Bridge Program Manager, DOTD

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The Time Is Now: Get Your Bridge Load Rating on Schedule

Dana Feng, Assistant Bridge Engineer Administrator, DOTD

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2019 Spring Conference

April 24-25, 2019

L'Auberge Hotel & Casino, Baton Rouge


Visit the conference photo gallery at: https://ltrc.smugmug.com/LPESA-Spring-Conference-2019/i-qSNntT9


Presentations available online:


Please contact Dynah Capone at rudynah.capone@la.gov for more information on the following presentations:

  • LiDAR Scanning Case Studies (Brad Holleman, SJB Group)
  • DOTD Innovations Showcase (Jeff Brown, DOTD)

4101 Gourrier Ave.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: (225) 767-9131