The Impact Of High Water Levels On Shoreline Speakers
Keith M. Swaffar, P.E.
NTH Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Swaffar has more than 42 years of engineering consulting and design experience on a wide range of projects including major infrastructure, institutional and environmental projects. Services have included project design development and studies, performing investigations to determine geotechnical and environmental conditions, shoreline rehabilitation, seawall condition assessments, development of engineering designs for the construction of new and the rehabilitation of existing infrastructure elements taking into account the need to maintain service to the public during all aspects of the construction as well as emergency response services associated with catastrophic failures. Keith has served as the principal in-charge for NTH’s efforts on the award winning Oakland Macomb Interceptor Drain as well as the geotechnical and construction inspection services associated with the substructure elements of the new Little Caesar’s Arena and ancillary structures. Mr. Swaffar has managed a wide variety of engineering projects for the firm over his career many of which have been selected as award winning efforts by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
Charles J. Roarty, Jr., P.E.
Senior Principal Engineer
Mr. Roarty offers over 38 years of experience in geotechnical, civil, shoreline, underground structural, and forensic engineering. Prior to joining NTH Consultants, Mr. Roarty served as a Field Engineer observing specialty geotechnical construction, as a Resident Engineer, and as a Zone Manager of construction contract administration staff for multiple airport construction contracts. Mr. Roarty has managed geotechnical investigations and design for various building, utility, shoreline, tunnel, and other underground projects as well as forensic investigations of failed underground structures. He has managed the emergency repair of underground conduits, failed slopes, underground and shoreline structures. He has managed several projects along the Detroit River involving the repair and/or adaptive re-use of former docks, wharfs and piers at former industrial sites repurposed for recreational use. Mr. Roarty also serves as a Quality Officer and Senior Vice President at NTH.