Various Locations

Disaster Recovery

DDG has a strong reputation of successfully implementing program management and design of local projects through federal funds. DDG has extensive experience with FEMA guidelines specifically as it relates to the assessment of storm damage and the subsequent process of reimbursement.

DDG provides the highest level of design services that fully considers each client’s needs. We operate a technologically sophisticated practice that is expertly equipped to meet complex project-specific and regulatory requirements. We are experienced in addressing the unique challenges and opportunities presented by governmental regulations, neighborhood considerations, environmental issues, site conditions, project scope and budget.

At DDG, we pride ourselves on timely service and recognize that our clients’ schedules are a fundamental and critical success factor for their projects – particularly when it involves grant monies with time constraints for expenditure. As a result, we realize it is important for all parties to understand the time schedule from day one, and we utilize our staff size, experience and workload to best suit the project schedule.

  • Hurricane Ida Renovations (5 Schools)
  • Services provided: Civil Engineering, Architecture, Survey
Hurricane Ida Renovations + Repairs/Rehabilitation to Pump Stations + Parish Owned Facilities
  • Emergency Pump Station Rehabilitation/Repairs (4 projects)
  • Hurricane Ida Repairs (5 Projects)
  • Services Provided: Civil Engineering, Architecture, H+H Modeling (Pump Stations Only), Survey

Hurricane Ida Renovations

  • Hurricane Ida Repairs (4 Schools)
  • Services Provided: Civil Engineering, Architecture, Survey

Hurricane Assessments and Repairs

Assessment and Repair of 18 Schools:

The Lafourche Parish School Board contracted with DDG to assess damages caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike at eighteen (18) sites across northern Lafourche Parish and in the City of Thibodaux. DDG worked closely with LPSB staff and FEMA personnel to conduct site visits and prepare detailed damage descriptions in accordance with FEMA Project Worksheet (PW) documenting requirements. Once all sites were documented, DDG proceeded with plans and specifications to repair the scopes of work identified in the FEMA PW’s. Several separate projects were completed following the initial assessment. Renovations included roofing repair/replacement, exterior door and window repair, interior flooring, plaster repair, painting, ceiling repair/replacement, a new portable classroom building at one site, asbestos abatement, and miscellaneous additional items. This project was coordinated with FEMA for reimbursement of LPSB monies.


Emergency Repairs to E.D. White and Vandebilt Catholic High Schools

The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux contracted with DDG to facilitate repairs to their gymnasiums as a result of Hurricane Gustav. DDG presented multiple options to the diocese along with the costs for each scenario. Once the scope of work was established, DDG assisted in “fast-tracking” the design and construction of the repairs. The final part of this project involved documentation of the repairs and costs to FEMA in order for schools to be reimbursed for the cost of repairs. This project was funded in 2009 and were completed in July 2009. The repairs did not have an initial budget since it was emergency repairs. The costs were documented by labor and materials and were then reimbursed by FEMA.