Toys for Tots
December 2012


LCS’ corporate office in Irvine, California accepted donations to support Toys for Tots. Each year during October, November and December the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes those toys as Toys For TotsChristmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. LCS was a proud supporter of this program again and had many of its clients drop by the office and bring gifts. Thank you to the following companies for your support:

Debbie Hicks Arbonne
Jay & Rebecca Warner Brandman University
Rafique Sheikh Extron Electronics
Garret LeVan Genie Scientific
Mark Rankin Genie Scientific
Mel LeVan Genie Scientific
R.C. Clarke Genie Scientific
Gary & Gale Silvers Meguiar's
Laura Miller NeoGenomics
Phil Holcomb P.H. Construction
Melissa Rome PatchCentral
Rebecca watson PathCentral
Susi Manguia Path Central
Ray Heckler Precision Power International
David Greunke Ware Malcomb
Dino Valentin Ware Malcomb
Tom Meyers Ware Malcomb


Third Annual Christmas Open House
Wed., December 12, 2012

LCS Third Annual Christmas Open HouseLCS welcomed clients, colleagues and industry partners to celebrate Christmas and the Third Annual Open House at its corporate office in Irvine, California. The Open House allowed LCS to both recognize existing clients – as well as welcome those interested in selecting LCS as their future laboratory and technical facility constructors and consultants – and allowed the guests to network among themselves and with key architects and engineers.


Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Golf Tournament (BAHEP)
Monday, November 12, 2012

Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Golf Tournament (BAHEP)Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) hosted their 8th Annual Emyre Barrios Robinson Member Appreciation Golf Outing at Bay Oaks Country Club.  For years BAHEP has hosted a “Member Appreciation Golf Outing” as a way of thanking its members for their continued participation and support of the organization and the region. For several years, LCS has participated in the annual golf outing; this year Jeff Kelly, Service Department Manager, played golf while Rachel Ransom, Operations Coordinator, and Melanie Dunlap, Manager of Corporate Communications and Business Development, grilled bratwurst out on the course. BAHEP receives funding from 13 municipalities and 2 counties and contributes significantly to the overall growth and development of the region.


Gulf Coast Conference
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Gulf Coast ConferenceLCS participated in this year’s Gulf Coast Conference at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas as both an exhibitor and presenter. For two days, Audrey Thomas, Project Coordinator, Rachel Ransom, Operations Coordinator, and Melanie Dunlap, Manager of Corporate Communications and Business Development exhibited at the show; David Skinner, Executive Vice President, gave a presentation on the second day on project cost determination to attendees of the show. We were excited to see this year’s show had a great turnout!

The Gulf Coast Conference is a non-profit organization oriented toward the education and advancement of knowledge of Chemical Analysis Technology associated with the Petrochemical, Refining, and Environmental fields, and will forward this goal through annual technical meetings, regular communications, and training courses focused on these fields.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 
Sunday, September 23, 2012


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – Sunday, September 23, 2012LCS once again accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the 21st Annual Orange County Race for the Cure® 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, September 23, 2012 in Newport Beach, California.

As a designer and builder of laboratory and technical facilities, including cancer research facilities, being a part of this vital, life-saving effort is important to LCS. We wanted to provide support on a different level by participating in this event, and we feel proud to not only build facilities for cancer research, but also help raise money for their causes.

Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

LCS Supports TPC Group Golf Tournament
Friday, September 21, 2012


LCS Supports TPC Group Golf TournamentTPC Group recently hosted its Seventh Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which benefited the following organizations: Cossaboom Family YMCA; Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center; Parks Youth Ranch; East End Chamber Education Foundation; Precint2gether; The Heart Program; Julie Rogers “Gift of Life”; and Estelle and Allen Fetters Center. Marc Scott, Vice President/Operations Manager and Jeff Kelly, Service Department Manager, both played golf. We were proud to sponsor our client and participant in this tournament for such a worthwhile cause.

Rice University Global Engineering and Construction Forum
Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Rice University Global Engineering and Construction ForumLCS’ Executive Vice President, David Skinner, and Melanie Dunlap, Manager of Corporate Communications and Business Development, attended the Rice Global E & C Forum. This is the only organization focused solely on the discussion and study of problems and opportunities facing the contracting side of the engineering and construction. The Rice Global E&C Forum (RGF) has a vision to be the premier venue for discussion of critical issues impacting the future of the global engineering and construction industry.

The mission of the RGF Council is to accomplish its vision through collaboration with Rice University, by conducting an Annual Forum and holding monthly roundtable meetings within a neutral environment. This year’s forum theme was “Capitalizing on a Shifting Marketplace” and included a variety of industry leader experts who presented, discussed and debated over the topics at hand making for a thought inspiring day.

Greater Houston Partnership Golf Classic 
Monday, September 10, 2012


Greater Houston Partnership Golf Classic – Monday, September 10, 2012LCS’ Melanie Dunlap, Manager of Corporate Communications and Business Development, volunteered at the Seventeenth Annual Greater Houston Partnership Golf Classic held at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. The golf classic is an annual signature event that brings Houston’s premier businesses and organizations together for a day of food, fun, fundraising and of course, golf.

As a nonprofit business organization, the Greater Houston Partnership is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity for the region. The Annual Golf Classic benefits GHP’s mission to lead and facilitate initiatives that establish Houston as a business powerhouse in company relocations, expansions and business development growth.

Texas Chemical Council and Association of Chemical Industry of Texas – EHS Seminar
June 4-7, 2012

Texas Chemical Council and Association of Chemical Industry of Texas – EHS SeminarLCS exhibited at the Texas Chemical Council and Association of Chemical Industry of Texas’ EHS Seminar which provides the opportunity to enhance regulatory knowledge, learn from best practices, network with industry peers, and hear from experts. Since the mid 1980’s, this conference has had a long history of success. So, whether you are an operator, engineer, or manager, this was a great chance to learn and be challenged. Thanks to all of you who dropped by our booth at the TCC/ACIT at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. We enjoyed visiting with you and look forward to seeing you again next year!


 SOTX Mulligans and Mudbugs Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Thursday, April 12, 2012


LCS was a Gold Medal Sponsor again at this year’s Special Olympics Texas Mulligans and Mudbugs Annual Charity Golf Tournament presented by SGS North America, Inc. This event took place SOTX Mulligans and Mudbugs Annual Charity Golf Tournamenton Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Kingwood Country Club in Kingwood, Texas. The day began at 10:00 A.M. with player check-in and lunch, a shotgun start at 11:30 A.M., followed by an awards ceremony and crawfish boil dinner. The weather was great and fun was had by all in support of this worthwhile charity event that raised approximately $55,500! The charity event supports year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We look forward to sponsoring the event again and seeing you out there next year!


5th Annual Gilbane Cares Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, April 2, 2012


5th Annual Gilbane Cares Charity Golf TournamentLCS sponsored a hole and grilled bratwurst out on the course in support of the 5th Annual Gilbane Cares Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, April 2, 2012 at Kingwood Golf Club in Kingwood, Texas. Lunch and registration began at 10:00 A.M. followed by a shotgun start at 12:00 P.M. launching a fun day of golf that was unfortunately spoiled by some bad weather. On a positive note, all proceeds benefited CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare.

Houston Ship Channel Reverse Trade Show
Thursday, February 23, 2012

LCS sponsored and attended the First Annual Houston Ship Channel Reverse Trade Show hosted by ACIT, EHCMA and Economic Alliance Houston Port Region. The event was open to the public and representatives from companies such as Dow, LyondellBasell, Dianal America, Kuraray, Kaneka, Lubrizol, Styrolution, and other companies were available to answer questions and visit with attendees on how to do business with their company. Those who attended the show enjoyed raffle prize drawings and refreshments while mingling with company representatives and other show attendees. We hope to see you next year!

MD&M West Show
February 14-16, 2012


MD&M West Show, February 14-16, 2012LCS participated at the Medical Device and Manufacturing (MD&M) West Show in Anaheim, California, as both an exhibitor and a presenter. LCS presented an “Innovation Brief” during the show on project cost determination.

MD&M West is the most comprehensive resource for every aspect of medical device development. The medical device and manufacturing show is a comprehensive resource for exploring the latest industry issues and developments, meeting with world-class suppliers, and discovering solutions to medical product development needs. If you are involved in specifying, recommending, or purchasing manufacturing equipment and products for your company, plan to attend MD&M West. You'll find solutions for every medical specialty.

We look forward to seeing you there next year.

LCS Celebrates Three Years Accident Free 
January 3, 2012

As general contractors we are proud to announce we have been accident free for the past three years – with zero reportable incidents in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Today, construction remains a high risk industry; and as a whole, the construction industry is a tough one for safety. According to OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Act), despite overall improvements, annual accident statistics have shown that the construction industry remains one of most hazardous to workers; and, each year, more than 1,000 construction workers lose their lives and 400,000 more experience injuries or illnesses on the job.

Safety is a routine, something practiced on a daily basis that should be second nature to all of us. No matter how large or how small a project, each project should have a set protocol that focuses on safety, team work, and quality.