Dusty joined Ayres Associates in 1998 as a civil engineer in the field of water resources engineering. He focuses on river engineering studies, with experience in floodplain mapping, flood mitigation, bank protection design, river restoration, aquatic habitat analysis, grade control structure design, channel stability analysis and design, and scour analysis.
Dusty has significant experience in hydraulic modeling and design and has provided 1-dimensional and 2-dimensional modeling for projects across the country. He also has experience and a working knowledge of the data collection process needed to perform real-time and post-process hydrographic surveying, including operation of GPS equipment, survey grade fathometer, and computer software. He is experienced in processing hydrographic survey data, which includes data reduction and mapping. Dusty's other experience includes preparation of plans, specifications, and reports for various projects.
His areas of expertise include the following:
- Water resource engineering
- Hydrographic surveying
- Hydraulic modeling and analysis
- Hydraulic design
- GIS mapping and project design