Nature-Based Resilience

South Coast Engineers has partnered with ICF to develop a nature-based implementation guide for USDOT-FHWA. The objective of the implementation guide is to provide tools and guidance for the design and use of natural and nature-based features that improve the resilience of coastal transportation infrastructure. The project team is developing a white paper on nature-based solutions, Read more about Nature-Based Resilience[…]


South Coast Engineers is currently working with the Kilgore Consulting & Management team on National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 15-61: Applying Climate Change Information to Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design of Transportation Infrastructure.  This work is funded through the Transportation Research Board, a member of The National Academies. The objective of this research is to develop Read more about NCHRP Study[…]

Best Restored Beach: Dauphin Island East End

The Dauphin Island East End Beach Nourishment project was named one of America’s best restored beaches for 2017.  The press release can be found {here} or by clicking the announcement title below. Pre- and post-nourishment photos are also shown below. Photos courtesy of Sam St. John at Celebrate America’s beaches: ASBPA names its Best Read more about Best Restored Beach: Dauphin Island East End[…]

COPRI Conference

I recently traveled to Boston, MA for the 2015 COPRI joint conference on coastal structures and solutions to coastal disasters. This was a fantastic meeting. It was well organized and the sessions were filled with excellent presentations. Plus, the conference location in Boston’s Back Bay area made it convenient to a lot of good local sightseeing and Read more about COPRI Conference[…]

Board Certification

Last week I was honored to receive my Board Certification as a Diplomate of Coastal Engineering (D.CE) from the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE). This certification demonstrates that I have specific technical expertise in civil engineering acquired through advanced education and training, as well as professional practice experience. In lieu of Read more about Board Certification[…]