Larry A. Cooley, P.E.

Larry Cooley

Larry Cooley

President

QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Cooley has been actively engaged in the field of engineering for more than 45 years.  He began his career with the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers, in 1965.  After 19 years with the USACE, Mr. Cooley entered private engineering practice, and has served as President of Cooley Dennis and Denmon Engineering, Inc. (CD&D) since the firm was established in 1993.  As President of CD&D, Mr. Cooley has served as Principle-in-charge of eight large multi-million $ contracts for construction management and quality assurance services with five different U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts.  He has considerable experience in government contracting, serving as Contracting Officer’s Representative with the Corps of Engineers and contract management within the private sector.


EDUCATION & REGISTRATIONS

  • University of Texas at Austin: Post M.S. Study, August 1977 – August 1978
  • Mississippi State University – M.S. Geotechnical Engineering, 1974
  • Harvard University: Soil Mechanics Program for Teachers and Practicing Engineers, January 1969 – June 1969
  • Mississippi State University – B.S. Civil Engineering, 1965
  • Professional Engineer – Mississippi
  • Professional Civil Engineer – Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

FEATURED EXPERIENCE

Mr. Cooley has served as President and Principle-in-Charge for CD&D since its inception in 1993.  In this capacity he was in responsible charge of all CD&D contracts including resolving contractual issues for eight contracts with five Corps of Engineers Districts. He also served as contract manager for the CD&D contract with the Vicksburg District for L:ock and Dam No.5.  The responsibility included overall responsibility and managing CD&D as necessary to provide timely responses with properly trained and technically capable personnel.

These contracts are:

  • Laboratory Testing and Quality Assurance Inspection services at Lock and Dam No. 5 on the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway for the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers
  • Quality Assurance Duties and Services throughout the limits of the St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers
  • Laboratory Testing and Quality Assurance Services at the Olmsted Locks and Dams on the Ohio River for the Louisville District, Corps of Engineers
  • Construction Quality Assurance Inspection Services within the Limits of the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers (1996 – 2001)
  • Laboratory Testing and Quality Assurance Inspection services at the Montgomery Point Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River Waterway for Little Rock District, Corps of Engineers
  • Quality Assurance Inspection Services within the Limits of the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers (2002 – 2006)
  • Quality Assurance Services in support of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi-Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers
  • Quality Assurance Services in Support of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Designated Parishes in Louisiana, New Orleans District, Corps of Engineers
  • Construction Management Services primarily within the Limits of the New Orleans District, Corps of Engineers

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Since Mr. Cooley began his career with the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers, in 1965, he has gained considerable experience on large multi-million dollar flood control and navigation projects, including locks and dams. Some of the larger projection which he has worked include the Felsenthal and Calion Locks and Dams on the Ouachita River in Arkansas, John H. Overton Lock and Dam on the Red River in Louisiana, Lake Chicot Pumping Station and Drainage Structure in Arkansas, Tensas-Cocodrie Pumping Station and Drainage Structure on the Black River in Louisiana, and Asealmore-Tippo Drop Structure in Louisiana. His involvement with these projects is varied and has included field investigations, laboratory testing and analyses, preparation and review of specifications, field testing consisting of pump test piles and pile load tests, consultation during construction, and reduction and evaluation of instrumentation data.


AFFILIATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS

  • Tau Beta Pi
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member
  • International Society of Geotechnical Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Mississippi Engineering Society
  • Director, Mississippi Section, ASCE, 1982-1984
  • President, Vicksburg Branch, ASCE, 1974
  • American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi (ACEC-MS), President 2007-2008 Board of Directors 2003-2008
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander’s Award, 2006, for Contributions to the Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force (IPET)
  • Distinguished Engineering Fellow by Mississippi State University, February 15, 2007