The National Disaster Reconstruction Conference & Expo (NDRExpo) has announced that registration for its educational programs now is available by visiting The conference, which takes place June 17-18 in New Orleans and is co-sponsored byNational Driller, features experts who will address disaster preparation, response, repair, remediation and restoration.

“The NDR Conference will present new and exciting business opportunities to attendees,” says Imago Trade Shows conference director Jimmy Mouton. “At a time when normal business activity is curtailed, disaster services still are 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,” Mouton adds.

Mouton notes that a variety of contractors, cleaning and restoration professionals, building services providers, insurance companies, wholesalers, environmental hygienists, hazardous material mitigators, and data center emergency solutions consultants are among the best candidates to increase their work in the disaster response field.

The conference will offer sessions by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army Corps or Engineers, Indoor Air Quality Association, Restoration Industry Association, American Bio-Recovery Association, U.S. Green Building Council, Mechanical Contractors Association and Institute for Business & Home Safety.

Highlighted topics include “Measuring Mold Growth,” “Securing Government Contracts,” “Massive Roofing Renovations – Saving the Superdome,” “Interpreting EPA Labels,” “LEED Certification,” “The Disaster Experience,” “Satellite Communications in Disaster Zones” and “Hosted IP PBX From a Disaster Recovery Point of View.”

Col. Alvin “Al” Lee, the New Orleans District’s 60th commander and district engineer, will address the NDRExpo Conference attendees on Thursday, June 18, as the day’s opening keynote speaker. As district engineer, Lee is responsible for a district, which, in tandem with the Hurricane Protection Office, is working on appropriations exceeding $7 billion for hurricane restoration. The New Orleans District’s jurisdiction includes 2,800 miles of navigable waterways, 1,300 miles of levees and floodwalls, 11 navigation locks, six major flood-control structures, and other projects to create and protect coastal wetlands.

The conference schedule is posted on and continues to grow as additional presenters are added. For more information on the conference or expo, contact Mouton at or call 770-645-0046.