christopher odom

Water Resources Engineer

BS Civil Engineering – Louisiana State University

Christopher Odom has 30 years of engineering services experience related to water resources, ports and harbors, GIS systems, hydrographic surveying, data collection, drainage control structures, erosion control and environmental studies. He has led a team of as many as 60 engineers, designers and surveyors and leads our engineering group. Mr. Odom is dedicated to continuing education and has recently completed courses at LSU in Remote Sensing, Geographic Statistical Analysis and Geographic Information Systems. He has designed custom databases for data collection efforts and managed many hydrodynamic river modeling projects including sections of the Mississippi River, Tiger Pass and Grand Pass in south Louisiana.

Specific Past Project Work

· Designer of over 150 drainage control structures for the US Army Corps of Engineers.

· Project Manager of over 100 pipeline river crossing erosion/scour studies.

· Pioneered the use of hydrodynamic modeling to evaluate pipeline river crossing protection design, thus reducing the rate of river bottom erosion and maintenance. 

· Project Manager of several multimillion-dollar erosion control design projects throughout Louisiana.

· Consulting Engineer Representative for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge for over 4 years.

· Project Manager of numerous ship dock rehabilitation/scour remediation projects.

· Designer of custom database algorithms used in processing GIS mapping data.

· Designer of GPS data collection routines optimized for specific GIS requirements.

· Designer of a custom database to organize thousands of survey control points along the Mississippi River for the US Army Corps of Engineers River Navigation Book Map.

· Managed hundreds of mapping projects.

Mr. Odom brings depth to our team that will insure accuracy in data collection, processing, analysis and engineering for all hydrodynamic modeling and wetlands projects.

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