Corry Platt is a Senior Principal Scientist based in North Carolina with more than 30 years of experience focused on characterization, permitting, and construction of waterfront, sediments, and dredging projects, both contaminated and for beneficial reuse.
As a Certified Environmental Professional (CEP), Corry helps clients navigate pre-construction and construction-phase project development. This work includes siting, regulatory affairs, construction-phase contract administration, at-risk construction management, inspection, reporting, training, and quality control as applied to site remediation, ship channel deepening, shoreline improvements, legal proceedings, ecological restorations, human health crises, liquefied natural gas terminals, natural gas pipelines, electric transmission, and due diligence.
Sediment management, dredging, and dredged material management are a few areas of Corry's expertise. He assists clients in understanding the interdependencies of permitting, engineering, cost estimating, construction, and business operations and integrates these fields to develop and manage their projects effectively. These projects often include pre-dredge sediment characterization, dredged material handling, dewatering, dredged material stabilization, beneficial use planning, remediation of contaminated sediments, construction forecasting, and construction-phase quality control. Corry adds value to energy, government, military, industrial, and commercial clients, often functioning as an owner's agent, technical specialist, or contractor's advisor. He has saved clients over $100 million in construction costs and has managed projects with budgets from $1,000 to $60 million. He has experience implementing projects across the United States and in Canada, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe.
As a project manager, Corry has charted several firsts, including innovative sediment dewatering, drinking water reservoir dredging, and quantifying submerged wood waste as a contaminant vector. His work products have been used at universities as teaching tools and have received accolades from the Council on Environmental Quality.
Corry actively contributes to the environmental profession as the President of the Academy of Board-Certified Environmental Professionals where he has served as a Trustee since 2006, and as an Executive Team member since 2010. Additionally, he is a mentor and working group contributor in the Western Dredging Association, a member of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, a past member of the North Carolina Wind Working Group, and he often serves as Session Chair at industry conferences.