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Kenneth K. Humiston, P.E., 








M.S. Coastal Engineering, University of Florida, 1974.

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1971.





1991-present    Humiston & Moore Engineers, Co-Founder


  • Instructor for CLE International Florida Coastal Law Conferences (2009 and 2010)

  • Member of the Collier County Environmental Advisory Council (2005-2007)

  • Member of the Collier County Sports Officials Association

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Collier County Audubon Society.


Project Manager and Engineer for the Design, Permitting and construction of a variety of coastal and marine engineering projects:

  • Gasparilla Island Beach Restoration and Erosion control Structures.

  • Surveys and management recommendations to West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) for west coast inlets: Longboat Pass, Venice Inlet, Stump Pass, New Pass.

  • Preparation of inlet and hydrodynamic elements of the Clam Bay Restoration and Management Plan.

  • Breakwater Phase of the Marco Island Beach Nourishment Project.

  • Prepared the Sanibel Island Wide Beach Management Plan. 

  • Sanibel Island, Gulf Shores/Gulf Pines Beach Restoration Project.

  • The Big Marco and Capri Pass Inlet Management Study for Collier County in 1997, and implementation of elements of that plan including beach restoration, erosion control, and environmental mitigation. 

  • Consultant to Disney Corporation on maintenance of a cruise ship berthing facility in the Caribbean.

  • Reef restoration plans for ship groundings in the Florida Keys and Jamaica.


Missions at various times during 1980’s    Environmental Moorings International, installation of mooring

                                                                   buoys on popular reef diving sites to prevent anchor damage to                                                                        coral. 

  • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

  • Underwater Explorers Society, Lucaya Beach Grand Bahama Island.

  • Island of San Salvador.


1987-1991       Coastal Engineering Consultants, Naples, Florida.


  • Responsible for management of the CEC Coastal Engineering Department projects and staff of six engineers, three engineering technicians, plus support personnel. 

  • Project Manager and Engineer responsible coastal projects:

  • Marco Island Beach Restoration and Terminal Groin Project.

  • Off-site wetland mitigation for the Marco Island Beach Project.

  • The Marco Island Segmented Breakwater, (constructed as a deferred second phase by Humiston &   Moore Engineers in 1996).

  • Wiggins Pass Navigation Maintenance dredging and beach fill in 1990.

  • Long term permits for maintenance of Wiggins Pass.

  • Collier County Beach Management Plan and preliminary sand search.

  • Regional Inlet Management Study for Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier Counties, including evaluation of dredging requirements, and a local dredge ownership feasibility and economic analysis for the WCIND.

  • Development of Dual Inlet Hydrodynamic Model with Dr. Jacobus van de Kreeke, U. of Miami to determine effects of dual inlet systems on adjacent beach erosion.


1980-1983       Coastal Technologies Corporation

1983-1986      Southern Dredging Company, Charleston S.C..


  • Construction of eight beach restoration projects along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

  • Maintenance dredging of navigable inlets from Pascagoula, Mississippi to Norfolk, Virginia.

  • Hydrographic surveys to monitor work progress, daily operations quality control.

  • Estimating, bidding and contract negotiations.


1977-1983      Suboceanic Consultants, Inc., Naples, Florida.


  • Assistant Project Engineer on Hollywood and Hallandale Beach Nourishment Project.

  • Hydrographic and Beach Profile monitoring and erosion analysis.

  • Underwater engineering and environmental assessments; Dead end canal stagnation evaluation and mitigation; Skyway Bridge collapse investigation; Hydroelectric dam inspections, Columbia River and Snake Rivers, Washington; Harbor Feasibility Study, Bahia Portete', Columbia S.A.

  • Tidal data collection and inlet hydrodynamic studies.


1975-1977      Project Engineer U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District.


  • St. Lucie Inlet Project, jetty extension, and breakwater to reduce navigation channel maintenance and downdrift beach impacts, (First breakwater constructed in Florida, constructed in 1980).             

  • Ft. Pierce Inlet maintenance dredging, and beach nourishment on Hutchinson Island.





Registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina





Florida Engineering Society

American Shore and Beach Preservation Assn.

Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Assn., 





USMC, 1966-1968





Humiston, K.K., Damon, M., Foster, J., and Moore, B.D., (2010), Bay Tidal Monitoring for Evaluation of Inlet              Maintenance Requirements, Implementation of the Restoration and Management Plan for the Clam              Bay Natural Resource Protection Area, Proceedings of the Annual National Shore And Beach                        Protection Association Technical Conference.

Dabees M.A. J.W. Kamphuis and Humiston K.K. (2006), Contour line Change Model for Beaches with                       nearshore hardbottom, Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering,                 San Diego, USA. World Scientific, pp3465-3477.

Dabees, M.A, Moore B.D. and Humiston K.K. (2004), Enhancement of T-groin's Design to Improve                           Downdrift Shoreline Response. Proc. 29th Inter. Conf. on Coastal Engineering, Portugal. In print.

Dabees M.A. and Humiston K.K. (2004), Modeling and Design of new T-groins along the Southwest Coast               of Florida, J. Coastal Research, SI 33: "Functioning and Design of Coastal Groins", p324-341

Moore B.D. and Humiston K.K. (2003) Composite T-Head Groins for Erosion Control, Proc. 3rd Inter. Conf.              on Coastal Structures, Oregon, ASCE, pp1109

Moore B.D. and Humiston K.K (1995) 1994 Charlotte County Beach Restoration: Knight Island, Optimization            of cost, Proc. Conference on Beach Preservation Technology,  FSBPA, Tallahassee, FL, pp399-414

Moore B.D. and Humiston K.K (1992) Gordon Pass Jetty Tightening Project, Proc. Conference on Beach                Preservation Technology, FSBPA, Tallahassee, FL, pp344-359

Humiston K.K (1988) The Effects of the Growth and Migration of big Marco Pass Ebb Tidal Shoals on Marco           Island Beaches, Proc. Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, FSBPA, Tallahassee, FL,                    pp375-381

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