M.S. – Geotechnical Engineering – University of California, Berkeley – 1979
B.S. – Geology – University of Wisconsin, Madison – 1974
Mr. Deere has worked on numerous heavy construction projects, including dams, reservoirs, tunnels, canals, pipelines, roads, and mines. His work on these projects has included consultation, feasibility studies, geotechnical design and analysis, project management, and cost estimating. He has performed this work both nationally and internationally. Mr. Deere has extensive expert witness experience testifying on geotechnical and rock mechanics issues.
Mr. Deere has extensive experience in slope stability of both natural and excavated rock and soil slopes. Typical slope stability projects range from design of excavated slopes for civil and mining projects to investigations and repair design of recent landslides.
Mr. Deere is a recognized international expert in hard rock and soft ground tunneling. He has worked on numerous water, sewer, highway, and subway tunnels in the U.S. and internationally. His work on tunnels has been for contractors, owners, and design engineers. He served on the “Blue Ribbon” Tunneling and Geology Committee for the site selection of the Superconducting Supercollider. Mr. Deere is a guest instructor for Mechanized Tunneling Short Courses and Graduate Classes at the Colorado School of Mines.
Mr. Deere has over 30 years of experience in the design and construction of dams and reservoirs. He has worked on over 50 dam and reservoir projects in his career. His expertise includes earth, concrete, and rockfill dams and their foundations. He has been involved in the development of gravel pit reservoir projects throughout the Front Range of Colorado. He is the Engineer-of-Record on the design of 10 dams.