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Lourie Elected Director

Lourie New Member of ASFE's Board of Directors

April 2004 -- Silver Spring, MD:  David E. Lourie, P.E., founder of Metairie-based Lourie Consultants, has been elected to the board of directors of ASFE/The Best People on Earth, a not-for-profit trade association that helps its member firms "prosper through professionalism."

Others elected to the ASFE board of directors are:

bullet President Gerald J. Salontai, P.E. (Kleinfelder, Inc.)
bullet President-Elect Daniel L. Harpstead, P.E. (Powell~Harpstead, Inc.),
bullet Secretary/Treasurer Joseph M. Cibor, P.E. (Fugro Consultants, Inc.),
bullet Director James Johnston, P.E. (PMK Group, Inc.),
bullet Director Robert C. Rabeler, P.E. (Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc.), and
bullet Director Richard H. Wargo, P.E. (Schnabel Engineering, Inc.).

Registered as a professional engineer in Louisiana, Mr. Lourie specializes in geotechnical and environmental engineering. He has broad experience with various types of civil engineering and environmental projects in the industrial, municipal, and commercial development sectors. Mr. Lourie is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies, and the National Society of Professional Engineers, and he has served as president of these organizations at the local level. Recently, he represented ASFE during negotiations organized by the US EPA to develop the proposed "All Appropriate Inquiry" rule for Brownfield developments and other real estate transactions. He also served several multi-year terms as chairman of the Jefferson Parish Technical Evaluation Committee. Mr. Lourie is actively involved with the New Orleans-area School-to-Career program and has been an adjunct professor at Tulane University and McNeese State University, and a lecturer at Louisiana State University and the University of New Orleans. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in civil engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He founded Lourie Consultants in 1992 after serving as president of an international consulting engineering firmís Louisiana practice.

More information about ASFE and its programs is available at the groupís website ( or by contacting ASFE directly by telephone (301/565-2733) or e-mail (

Established in 1969, ASFE is a not-for-profit trade association that develops programs, services, and materials its members apply to enhance their business practices. Members are professional firms that offer "earth engineering" and related applied science services, including geotechnical, environmental, civil engineering, biological, archeological, infrastructure security, brownfields revitalization, and construction quality assurance services, among others. Member firmsí technical activities must be under the full-time control of an individual who is legally and/or ethically bound to hold paramount public health, safety, and welfare.

For More Information Contact:

Lourie Consultants
3924 Haddon Street, Metairie, LA 70002-3011
Tel: (504) 456-0966; Fax: (504) 324-0347

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