Jointly Paul and Dean have provided the Training Seminars on the Inspection and Assessment of Dams to dam owners at the request of State Dam Safety Officials in Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, Washington, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Nebraska, Mississippi, New York, Florida, and Hawaii in the last five years. In addition, Dean and Paul serve as instructors for ASDSO’s Dam Owner Training Program and have provided dam safety training for USFWS, NRCS, and others including private dam owners with large portfolios of dams. They were responsible for conducting dam safety inspections and performing failure modes analysis for 16 high hazard dams on the Island of Oahu following the Ka Loko Dam failure, and have provided ongoing dam safety training to Hawaii’s state dam owners, regulators, and consulting engineers since 2007.
Paul currently serves as a Vice President of Gannett Fleming and National Practice Leader for Dams. He has over 30 years of consulting engineering experience and has served as a project engineer or manager for the design of eleven new dams, including four NRCS dams, and the design and technical review of many dam rehabilitation projects. He has inspected hundreds of dams across the country including completing over 100 dam assessment reports for the NRCS.