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LSU 100 Recognizes DQSI as a Fastest Growing Tiger Business

LSU 100 Recognizes DQSI as a Fastest Growing Tiger Business

LSU 100 Recognizes DQSI as a Fastest Growing Tiger Business

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February 28, 2011                                          

 

 

 

 

Covington, LA– DQSI, LLC announced today that it was selected as an inaugural member of the LSU 100 (http://www.lsu100.com/).  The first annual LSU 100 program had to select from hundreds of companies nominated for the program.  “As one of the top 100, DQSI is in good company!” said Jarett Rodriguez, LSU100 Associate Director.  The 100 honorees include companies from several states as well as locations outside the United States. The former students representing these companies hold degrees from nearly every college within the University.  It is an impressive list.  

LSU PhD computer scientist Dr. Shelly Stubbs started DQSI in 1998.  In addition to serving as CEO, she is an active principal investigator for a 2011 NASA research project involving cloud computing.  Dr. Stubbs stated, “It’s an honor to be recognized by my alma mater.  Our company has benefited greatly over the years from LSU grads.”  DQSI also collaborates with the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) which is administered by LSU as well as other partners including University of New Orleans, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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DQSI, LLC (www.DQSI.com) is Louisiana-based women-owned, 8a, small business, providing exceptional professional services to public and private organizations in the Gulf Coast region and beyond.  DQSI conducts research through the DQSI advanced research center (DARC).  Today DQSI provides military, civilian, and commercial clients with a full spectrum of technical,  management, and research services, including: Information Technology (IT); Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) Services; Geological, Oceanographic & GIS Services; Environmental Services; Green Energy Services; and Construction Services.

 

DQSI, LLC Announces Acquisition of Terra Logistics, LLC

DQSI, LLC Announces Acquisition of Terra Logistics, LLC

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March 1, 2011                                                                                                                                    

On 3/1/11 DQSI, LLC announced the purchase of 51% of Terra Logistics, LLC. This finalized agreement marks the ongoing expansion of DQSI’s success in the field of heavy construction and a leader in the Gulf Coast Region. Terra Logistics, LLC was founded in 2009 by President & CEO Daniel Martin, as a Heavy Construction Contractor. The Terra Logistics Management Team has over 50 years of combined experience in multiple fields of the construction industry.

Dr. Shelly Stubbs, President  & CEO of DQSI stated, “This acquisition is an important step in the commercialization of heavy construction services by expanding our capabilities and improving our ability to meet our growing customer needs.”

Daniel Martin President & CEO of Terra Logistics stated “I am very excited about joining efforts with DQSI to propel heavy construction management in the Gulf Coast Region.”

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DQSI, LLC (www.DQSI.com) is Louisiana-based women-owned, 8a, small business, providing exceptional professional services to public and private organizations in the Gulf Coast region and beyond.  DQSI conducts research through the DQSI advanced research center (DARC).  Today DQSI provides military, civilian, and commercial clients with a full spectrum of technical,  management, and research services, including: Information Technology (IT); Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) Services; Geological, Oceanographic & GIS Services; Environmental Services; Green Energy Services; and Construction Services

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Terra Logistics, LLC is a Louisiana-based company providing expertise in the following areas: clearing, grubbing, dams, reservoirs, flood control, levees, dredging, electrical, transmission lines, fencing, foundations, pile driving, industrial piping, industrial plants, industrial ventilation, landscaping, grading, oil filed construction, oil refineries, railroads, transmission pipeline construction, tunnels, wharves, docks, harbor improvements and terminals.

NASA Invests in DQSI for High Performance GIS Research

NASA Invests in DQSI for High Performance GIS Research

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 February 25, 2011                                          

Covington, LA– DQSI, LLC. announced today that NASA has awarded the company a Phase I SBIR project, titled: “Distributed GIS Computing for High Performance Simulation and Visualization.”  Under the project, DQSI will be researching and developing high performance computing (HPC) that address NASA’s mission for Earth Science Applied Research and Decision Support. 

“The SBIR and STTR programs help facilitate innovative research and technology development among America’s most creative small businesses,” said Bobby Braun, NASA chief technologist at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington. “These Phase I awards will serve as seed funds for transformative research and technology projects that have the potential to mature new products and services of great benefit to NASA and the nation.”

Today, the ability of sensors to generate geographical data is virtually limitless. Although NASA provides a capability for accessing, manipulating, and visualizing data, an enormous gap still exists between raw and simulated data and the visualization capability.  The challenge addressed in this research is to develop new methods for automating the access and processing of raw sensor data, sharing data and methods among researchers, and integrating visualization throughout the process.  To meet this challenge, DQSI will develop new innovations, particularly Geo-Cloud™ (www.Geo-Cloud.net).   The significance of the Geo-Cloud creation is that it is a highly performing, scalable, network environment that encompasses: 1) a high performance cloud computing (HPCC) environment, and 2) geographical context (HPGIS) whereby users can store, access, and manipulate extensive geographical resources.  Geo-Cloud provides virtualized access to Internet2 and supercomputing resources for processing very large datasets and simulations.

The project will be managed by DQSI’s Advanced Research Center (DARC).  DARC funding comes from a variety of sources including grants from federal and state agencies.  DARC maintains research facilities at the NASA Stennis Space Center through the Mississippi enterprise for Technology (MsET) and the University of New Orleans (UNO) Research & Technology Park.  Collaborators on the project include UNO’s Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Research and the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI).

DQSI President & and CEO, Dr. Shelly Stubbs stated, “This investment is an important step in our continued DARC research in cloud computing and GIS technology.”  DQSI was the sole recipient from both Mississippi and Louisiana of the 1,876 separate 2010 NASA SBIR proposals.  It is rewarding to see our many years of GIS and scientific support recognized in this way by NASA.”   

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DQSI, LLC (www.DQSI.com) is Louisiana-based women-owned, 8a, small business, providing exceptional professional services to public and private organizations in the Gulf Coast region and beyond.  DQSI conducts research through the DQSI advanced research center (DARC).  Today DQSI provides military, civilian, and commercial clients with a full spectrum of technical,  management, and research services, including: Information Technology (IT); Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) Services; Geological, Oceanographic & GIS Services; Environmental Services; Green Energy Services; and Construction Services.

DQSI Completes USACE Hurricane Levee Rehabilitation Project

In October of 2010, DQSI was awarded a 1.5 million dollar contract with the Army Corps of Engineers for the rehabilitation of 4800 linear feet of hurricane protection levee in Cutoff, LA.  The contract consisted of driving the nearly one mile of 11’ vinyl sheet piles into the toe of the levee on the unprotected side and placing a total of 4614 tons of 200# graded stone over the vinyl sheet piles.  The purpose of this contract was to stop the erosion that was taking place due to wave action in heavy storms and constant boat traffic in the adjacent marsh.  This contract was completed on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the Army Corps of Engineers.

 

USGS Digital Ortho with site location outlined in red.

DQSI Construction Project Featured in Livingston Parish News

A $200,000 grant from the Department of Transportation and Development Safe Routes to School program is paying for new sidewalks on Burgess Avenue between the Police Station and Walker High and Westside Jr. High. After these sidewalks are complete, on both sides of Burgess Avenue, another $200,000 DOTD grant will pay for sidewalks between the Police Station and Walker Elementary and Walker Freshman High. The contractor for Phase One is DQSI from Covington.

Walker Sidewalk

Article by Alice Dowty

Posted: Saturday, November 6, 2010 10:43 am

URL: http://livingstonparishnews.com/news/image_be2883ea-e9bc-11df-87dc-001cc4c002e0.html

Environmental Phase I Site Assessments awarded to DQSI by Evans-Graves Engineers for the Baton Rouge Area

DQSI completed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for Evans-Graves Engineers; both sites were located within the Siegen Lane Market Place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Phase I ESAs were conducted to search for evidence of recognized environmental conditions in connection with the subject property and, specifically, to meet one of the requirements to qualify for the innocent landowner defense to CERCLA liability. The Phase I ESAs were performed in general accordance with ASTM Standard E 1527-05, Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments:  Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. And meets the All Appropriate Inquiries rule (AAI)

Observations were made concerning the following:

  • General site setting, current and past uses
  • Geologic, hydrogeologic, hydrologic, and topographic conditions
  • Improvements including structures, roads, and utilities
  • Hazardous substances and petroleum products
  • Storage tanks, vents, fill pipes, access ways
  • PCB containing equipment
  • Strong, pungent, or noxious odors
  • Drums or containers of hazardous substances, petroleum products, or unidentified materials
  • Stains, corrosion, and stressed vegetation
  • Drains, sumps, pits, ponds, and lagoons associated with waste disposal
  • Solid waste, waste water, wells, and septic systems

 

A technical report of our findings was prepared along with maps and pertinent historical information concerning the site.

Evans-Graves Engineers, Incorporated Selects DQSI to provide Environmental Wetland Assessments

Evans- Graves Engineers, Incorporated selected DQSI to provide wetland assessments for sites in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Environmental Specialist Robert Boudet assessed wetland extents for Metro Airport Sewer Area Pump stations and Forcemain Upgrades in East Baton Rouge Parish. 

Comprehensive wetland determination maps and environmental technical reports were created by DQSI.

DQSI wins USACE Task Order for Bayou Sorrel Lock Guidewall Replacement

On March 10, 2010 USACE awarded DQSI with a task order for Atchafalaya Basin Floodway, Bayou Sorrel Lock, Northwest guidewall replacement and new dolphins in Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

DQSI wins Tree Transplanting from Napolean Ave Neutral Ground between Claiborne Ave and Carondolet St to Samual Square Park

On September 8, 2009 DQSI was awarded a USACE Tree Transplanting contract. Work consisted of providing all plant, labor, equipment, materials and operations necessary for moving and replanting 24 Crape Myrtle trees with a 90” truck mounted tree spade and maintaining and guaranteeing that the trees will live for one year after transplanting.

USACE awards DQSI with a Wetlands Delineations Recovery Scanning Project

On July 14, 2009 USACE N.O. District awarded DQSI a Wetlands Delineations Recovery Scanning Project. DQSI provided all necessary labor, tools, equipment and materials (except for government-furnished parts) (GFP) to perform the following tasks: Scan approximately 42,000 files each containing on average 30 pages of various sizes and formats including ANSI size drawings, single and double sided black and white and color documents, and color photographs. A total of +/- 1,486,800 images were scanned to create one PDF file for each file. Each PDF file was indexed for searching purposes.

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