Christopher G. Creed, P.E.

Senior Engineer/Vice-President

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M.C.E., 1992 Civil & Oceanographic Engineering; Univ. of Delaware
B.S., 1989 Civil Engineering; North Carolina State Univ.


Mr. Creed earned his Master of Civil Engineering degree as a Davis Fellow from the University of Delaware's Center for Applied Coastal Research. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering with honors from North Carolina State University. As a Senior Engineer and Vice President for Olsen Associates, Inc., he performs project management, site investigations, planning, studies, engineering, design, permitting, and construction management functions for a wide variety of coastal engineering projects.

Since joining Olsen Associates, Inc. in 1992, Mr. Creed has been the Engineer-of-Record for comprehensive beach restoration, shore stabilization, inlet sand management, coastal marsh restoration, and marina development projects in the southeastern US, Caribbean, and Mexico. His specific engineering and design expertise includes beach fill, shore stabilization structure, and inlet sand bypassing design, numerical wave and sediment transport modeling, inlet and estuary tidal hydraulic modeling, beach nourishment offshore borrow area development, and coastal structure wave loading assessment. Mr. Creed also has extensive field experience that includes site assessment, topographic and hydrographic surveys of beaches and inlets, hydraulic surveys of inlets and marinas, and offshore geotechnical surveys to identify beach compatible sand deposits.

In addition to work with domestic, Caribbean, and Mexican private sector shorefront projects, Mr. Creed has been the managing engineer for numerous publicly funded projects, including two Federal Shore Protection Projects. His involvement with these Federal projects has included the preparation of a General Design Memorandum (GDM) and a General Reevaluation Report (GRR). Development of these documents, which are required for implementation of Federal Shore Protection Projects, involves design and analysis procedures consistent with Federal Shore Protection guidelines and regulations. Such procedures include the use of physical- and economic-based numerical models to formulate an optimal project plan that is suitable for Federal cost-sharing. Mr. Creed has been involved in Federal projects that have included beach nourishment, shore stabilizing structures, and inlet sand bypassing elements.

Mr. Creed is a Diplomate of Coastal Engineering in the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers, a member and board member of the Association of Coastal Engineers, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American and Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Associations, and a member of Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Societies. Mr. Creed is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He has authored numerous technical papers and regularly makes presentations at professional conferences related to his work.