Emergency Response Missions

After Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Cooley Dennis and Denmon received a Task Order for a total of 27 QA representatives to provide QA inspection and daily reporting functions in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Area in support of the Katrina Response. The QA representatives were divided into 3 teams with 2 teams totaling 14 QA’s involved in quality assurance for the roofing mission and 13 QA’s involved in the debris mission. As the the Blue Roof Mission was completed, all 27 QA’s were shifted to the Debris Mission.

The Blue Roof Mission involved the inspection of completed temporary roofs for compliance with contract requirements and specific work orders and measurement verification of quality of roofing installed. Also, some of the QA’s were involved with the investigation of potential roofing sites for compliance with established criteria, verifying scope/quantity and other aspects of the roofing mission such as writing ROE’s.

The QA’s supporting the Debris Removal Mission were involved in all phases of the debris mission including debris loading QA, inspection tower QA and site management. Teams were spread from Jackson and George County and the East Gulf Coast to Hancock County on the west and to the Hattiesburg and Newton County in central Mississippi.

Many of CD&D’s QA inspectors are retired Corps of Engineers inspectors and spent a long and distinguished career working on a wide variety of civil works and military construction projects. In addition to previous experience with USACE, our QA representatives have also gained considerable experience in the interpretation of contract plans and specification through the five major contracts Cooley, Dennis and Denmon has completed for the USACE, including locks and dams, levees, structures, etc.