Why Aren’t There More Female Civil Engineering Consultants Around?

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Why Aren’t There More Female Civil Engineering Consultants Around?
Why Aren’t There More Female Civil Engineering Consultants Around?

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Proper Stormwater Management Proves Vital to Abating Water Pollution
Proper Stormwater Management Proves Vital to Abating Water Pollution

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Stormwater Management Systems with Help from Civil Engineering Firms
Stormwater Management Systems with Help from Civil Engineering Firms

Stormwater management is an important system that deals with ensuring that runoffs from stormwater will not...


ILSI: Southern Experts in civil and structural engineering

ILSI Engineering is a New Orleans-based civil engineering firm that is 100% female and minority owned. It is a certified DBE with a number of agencies. The firm provides various high-quality engineering services which include, but are not limited to, sewer, water, street, and drainage design as well as project and construction management. The firm has worked closely with various top American civil engineering firms, including Shaw, AECOM, CH2MHill, and Jacobs.

ILSI's History

ILSI was founded nearly twenty years ago and has maintained a strong performance record at the federal, state, and municipal level since. Five years ago, ownership of the firm was assumed by the founder's daughter, Iam C. Tucker, who has since assumed the role of President and CEO. Tucker has created a team of professionals with a combined experience of over 600 years in the fields of civil engineering, program and construction management, water and sewer design, storm water management, infrastructure include road and highway design, and structural engineering services. ILSI is a top amongst southern structural engineering firms.

Project Portfolio

ILSI has provided services for a number of projects as one of Louisiana's top civil engineering consultants. ILSI provided engineering services for the Southeast Louisiana (SELA) Urban Flood Control Project in New Orleans. Working for the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB), ILSI was contracted to provide construction and program management for the SELA program. Responsibilities included designing hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, hydraulic and structural designs, utility relocations, feasibility studies, alternative analyses, cost estimates, public involvement programs, and inspection services. For S&WB, ILSI also provided engineering, construction management, and inspection services for the Waterline Replacement Program. For this work, ILSI was responsible for obtaining all permits and approvals regarding government utilities affected by the project.

In Baton Rouge, ILSI teamed with CH2MHILL to work on a $1Billion Sewer Rehabilitation Program that included more than 5,500,000 linear feet of gravity sewer pipe rehabilitation, including 20,000 manholes. For the New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW), ILSI worked as civil engineering consultants to provide Construction Management and Inspection Services during the construction phase of a roadway and sidewalk overflow patching project in compliance with FEMA and DPW. Under the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, ILSI and its Joint Venture Partners managed the eight-year $850Million Capital Improvement Program to plan, design, and oversee the program's various services. Eight years of experience at the airport has proven ILSI's capacity for large-scale projects and program management and the reasons for its reputation as one of Louisiana's top civil engineering companies.