Col. Alvin B. "Al" Lee

Col. Alvin B. "Al" Lee will give the keynote at the upcoming National Disaster Reconstruction (NDR) Conference & Expo, set for June 17-18 in New Orleans. Lee, the New Orleans District's 60th commander and district engineer, is involved with appropriations exceeding $7 billion for hurricane restoration. His jurisdiction covers waterways, levees and floodwalls, navigation locks, six major flood control structures and other projects designed to protect coastal wetlands.

“The NDR Conference will present new and exciting business opportunities to attendees,” said Imago Trade Shows conference director Jimmy Mouton. “At a time when normal business activity is curtailed, disaster services are still booming. Every time a business or homeowner experiences a fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, water leak, mold, asbestos claim, sick building, or bio hazard, lucrative business opportunities are created for those ready to address the problems.

Attendees are set to include contractors, cleaning and restoration professionals, building services providers, insurance companies, wholesalers, environmental hygienists, hazardous material mitigators, and data center emergency solutions consultants.

Conference content includes sessions from representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Army Corps or Engineers, the Indoor Air Quality Association, the Restoration Industry Association, the American Bio-Recovery Association, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Mechanical Contractors Association, and the Institute for Business & Home Safety.

The show is co-sponsored by BNP Media, the parent company of National Floor Trends. For more information,