Christopher K. Richard, PE

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CHRISTOPHER K. RICHARD, PE
Chairman of the Board/Chief Engineer

Qualifications/Registration


Member of the Board of Directors
Licensed Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering: Louisiana License No. 24629
Licensed Professional Engineer in Environmental Engineering: Louisiana License No. 24629
Licensed Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering: Florida License No. 0047914

Work Experience

2/92 – present: Designed and managed engineering projects, including conceptual development, technical design, preparation of plans and specifications and construction administration. Typical projects included: North Water Treatment Plant – Filter Improvement and Instrumentation for City of Lafayette, LA ($6.2 million construction cost); North Water Treatment Plant – Treatment Unit Replacement for the City of Lafayette, LA ($1.4 million construction cost); Donaldsonville Water Treatment Plant Upgrades for the Peoples Water Service Co. of Donaldsonville, Inc., Donaldsonville, LA ($1.5 million construction cost); Breaux Bridge Water Treatment Plant Upgrade for the City of Breaux Bridge, LA ($1.0 million construction cost); Lafayette Regional Airport Infrastructure Improvements, Facility for PHI ($24 million construction cost); Donaldson Water Treatment Plant for the Peoples Water Service Co. of Bastrop, Inc., Bastrop, LA ($800,000 construction cost); Construction Project No. 2, Wastewater Treatment Plant for the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana ($1.2 million construction cost); 6 MGD Wastewater Treatment Plant for the City of New Iberia ($30 million estimated project cost); Ambassador Caffery Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade for the City of Lafayette, LA ($22 million construction cost); Consolidated Sewerage District Project VIII, Part C – Bellevue Plantation ($1.36 million construction cost); Channel and Levee Improvements for the St. Mary Parish Consolidated Drainage District No. 2 ($1.33 million construction cost); Facility expansion for Coil Tubing Services ($2 million construction cost); Various computer Hydraulic Models of City Distribution Systems, (Bastrop, LA; Donaldsonville, LA; Tallulah, LA; Breaux Bridge, LA; Youngsville, LA; Parks, LA and Pensacola, Florida), Permits, etc.

2/91 – 2/92: Design and Project Engineer responsible for technical design and construction administration. Typical projects included: North & South Water Treatment Plants, Lime Sludge Thickeners for the City of Lafayette, LA ($1.2 million construction cost); North & South Water Treatment Plants, Backwash Separator and Recovery for the City of Lafayette, LA ($1.3 million construction cost); Consolidated Sewerage District for the City of Lafayette, LA ($1.5 million construction cost).

1988 – 1/91: Design Engineer for Bishop & Associates, Consulting Engineers, Sarasota, FL – Sarasota County, Florida, water transmission system (more than 20 miles of pipeline from 6″ to 42″ in diameter); evaluation of existing water distribution, sewage treatment plants, sewage collection systems and pump stations in Florida; gravity sanitary sewer system and force mains in Florida; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge & fill permits; U.S. Coast Guard bridge construction permit; various EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge permits.

1987 – 1988: La. Dept. of Trans. & Development, Baton Rouge, LA – Design engineer for miscellaneous drainage and highway projects.

Education Background

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1987

Special Skills

Expert Witness – Utility Litigation
Computer Aided Structural Design using STAAD structural design software.
Hydraulic analysis using Cybernet Software.
XP-SWMM (Extran) Drainage Hydraulics

Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers

  • 1995 Outstanding Young Civil Engineer Award – LA Section

Louisiana Engineering Society

  • 2013 Dudley Hixon – Bobby Price National Professional Achievement Award
  • 2011 Waldemar S. Nelson President’s Award
  • 2004 Waldemar S. Nelson President’s Award
  • Awarded the 1998 F. Hugh Coughlin Award of Merit for Young Engineers
  • NSPE House of Delegates Representative for Louisiana 2009-2013
  • President 2005-2006
  • First Vice-President 2004-2005
  • Second Vice-President 2003-2004
  • Secretary/Treasurer 2002-2003
  • Long Range Planning Committee – Chairman 2003-2004
  • Constitution & Bylaws Committee –Chairman 2000-2005
  • State Director 1999-2001
  • State Chairman of Professional Engineers in Private Practice 2001-2002
  • Past President – Lafayette Chapter 1999-2000
  • Past State Chair – Young Engineers Committee
  • Past Lafayette Chapter MATHCOUNTS Coordinator
  • Past State MATHCOUNTS Coordinator

Louisiana Engineering Foundation

  • Past President 2014-2016
  • President 2008-2014
  • Director 2003-2007

National Society of Professional Engineers

  • 2012 Fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers
  • NSPE Professional Engineers In Private Practice Chair 2014-2015
  • Member of the Professional Liability Committee 2012 – Present
  • Member of the Legislative & Governmental Affairs Committee 2014-Present
  • Energy Task Force Chair

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

  • Engineering Alumni Steering Committee

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

  • Leadership Lafayette – Graduate, Class XVII, 2002-2003

American Water Works Association
National Society of Professional Engineers/Professional Engineers in Private Practice
Louisiana Conference on Water Supply, Sewerage, and Industrial Waste