November 18, 2009- Scott Smiley, Jr., founder and member of Smiley Law Group, LLC was invited to speak at the Louisiana Engineering Society: New Orleans Chapter’s Monthly Meeting. Scott would like to extend his thanks to the LES for the invitation to speak and the opportunity to meet several people in the engineering industry.
The LES has three main chapters in the state of Louisiana and is dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profession by pursing an active leadership role through various resources.
Incorporating speakers during the monthly meetings is just one of the many ways the LES provides its members with resources and information relevant to the field of engineering.
As a construction lawyer, Scott Smiley consults with engineers as experts on various cases. Since the discovery of Chinese Drywall in completed construction projects across the state, he has become familiar with the basic problems of Chinese Drywall, how it effects individuals and contractors and how to proceed in the case that Chinese Drywall is detected.
The issue of Chinese Drywall is not only relevant to contractors and home/property owners, it extends to architects, engineers and attorneys. Engineers in particular are being contracted to perform inspections of homes and businesses suspected of harboring Chinese Drywall.
Scott focused his presentation on the pertinent issue of Chinese Drywall in the state of Louisiana. Below is the slide presentation that was used during the meeting yesterday.