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Stanley Consultants Assisting in New Orleans' Hurricane Recovery Mission

Stanley Consultants has been tapped by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assist with hurricane recovery repairs in New Orleans. The company was awarded a Quality Control and Management Support task order to support the effort through an existing contract. A six-member team is currently in New Orleans assisting with the effort.

Repairing the extensive damage to New Orleans' hurricane and flood protection system caused by the devastating winds and flood waters generated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita is high priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The goal is to bring the levees back to pre-Katrina protection levels by June 1, 2006, the beginning of the next hurricane season.

The USACE formed Task Force Guardian to manage the New Orleans' levees and floodwalls repair. The task force is composed of Corps employees supplemented by contracting forces. Stanley Consultants' Quality Control and Management Support (QCMS) task order assembles engineering expertise to provide program planning, quality assurance oversight, program communication, and cost/schedule management. The team will work closely with the USACE staff to implement a series of design and construction contracts.

It is critical that construction activities proceed in a coordinated manner to allow the most efficient progress possible. Stanley Consultants' team will work as liaisons to provide strategic coordination and scheduling services to so that all entities will work as a unit toward a common goal.

A website is available through USACE (www.usace.army.mil) for the public to track progress on Task Force Guardian and other efforts to reconstruct and provide additional protection to the New Orleans region.

Stanley Consultants, a Stanley Group Company headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, provides engineering, environmental, and construction services worldwide.

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