Drawing upon more than 30 years of experience in water resources engineering, I manage Ayres' river engineering discipline and manage projects in bridge hydraulics, scour analysis, culvert design, and roadway drainage. I have been responsible for the hydraulics, scour, and countermeasure studies for hundreds of bridges in 15 states and overseas.
I teach the Federal Highway Administration National Highway Institute (FHWA/NHI) HEC-RAS course nationwide and contributed to the HEC-RAS Hydraulic Reference Manual and the new FHWA manual HDS 7 "Hydraulic Design of Safe Bridges." I've received Instructor of Excellence awards from NHI for my teaching in 2012, 2013, and 2019.
My primary areas of expertise include:
- Hydraulic design of bridges
- Bridge scour evaluations
- Plans of action for scour critical bridges
- One-dimensional hydraulic modeling
- Two-dimensional hydrodynamics
- Floodplain restudies
- Floodplain management
- Sediment transport