GEC was selected by the Louisiana State Office of Facility Planning and Control to serve as the Project Coordinator and Client Manager for damage assessment services for McNeese State University throughout all phases of recovery after Hurricane Laura. The GEC team will leverage FEMA reimbursement, insurance proceeds, CDBG, and other sources of funding for the recovery project. Additionally, GEC will conduct and track building assessments and provide monitoring and coordination of design and construction activities.
GEC will be supported by our teaming partners, Rostan Solutions LLC and Meyer & Associates Consulting Engineers. Rostan Solutions, a nationally recognized disaster recovery company, specializes in emergency preparedness, response, and disaster recovery services. Their personnel have more than 150 years of combined experience with disaster recovery programs resulting from natural and man-made disasters. Meyer & Associates is a Lake Charles-based engineering firm with close ties to McNeese and the surrounding communities. Their local presence will be critical throughout the recovery process.
A top priority for the MSU President is to get students back on campus for the spring 2021 semester. Jeff Eichholz, Director of GEC’s Disaster Recovery Division, stated that a swift and systematic response is crucial to achieve the goal of reopening for the spring. “Knowing we only have three short months, our team is prepared to spring to action immediately to meet the challenge of ensuring students can return to a functioning campus in January.”