Trigon Associates, llc

Hazard Mitigation Retrofit of Multiple Buildings

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Location: Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
  • Completed: 2010

Trigon is currently providing engineering, design and construction services on this project, which generally includes retrofitting thirty (30) existing buildings/facilities throughout Plaquemines Parish to protect the integrity of the building envelopes and strengthen the components of the buildings against high winds (up to 140 mph).

This hazard mitigation work is being funded through, and requires close coordination with, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).


Examples of building improvements include the installation of roll-down shutter systems (for covering exterior glass areas) or window covers and other building hardening methods (e.g., strengthening or replacing exterior doors, hurricane clips, bracing systems).

General services provided by Trigon consist of:

  • Inspection of the 30 buildings
  • Recommendation of improvements
  • Preparation of construction contract documents
  • Preparation of cost estimate
  • Bid/award phase services
  • Construction phase services

08BThe 30 facilities being retrofitted include:

  • Sheriff’s Office lock-up
  • Sheriff’s Office trailer
  • Sheriff’s Tax Collections Office trailer
  • Health Department office
  • Drug Abuse building
  • Council on Aging building
  • Community Action building
  • Engineering and Public Works building
  • Fire Stations No. 1 & 2
  • Parish Government building
  • Water treatment plant, Buildings A, B, J & M
  • Sewer treatment plant, Buildings A & I
  • Dog pound
  • Road maintenance building
  • Solid waste office, warehouse and compactor
  • Heavy equipment building
  • Water collections office
  • Parish annex building
  • District Attorney’s Office trailer
  • Recreation Department office and shop
  • Parish auditorium
  • Parish library
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