A. J. P. “SONNY” LAUNEY, P.E. Download CV

Senior Civil Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Masters of Science in Civil Engineering; University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Louisiana, Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering)

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
Member, Louisiana Engineering Society
Member, National Society of Professional Engineers

Emeritus Member, La. Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
Member, NCEES Structural Exam Group
Chaired numerous NCEES Committees
Adjunct Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

March 1996 to Present, Denson Engineers, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana
Civil Engineer. Design experience includes marine and shipyard facilities, building renovations and structural and foundation analysis and design. Forensic assignments include foundation and structural failures, marine allisions, personal injury investigations, including trips and falls, furniture failures, and construction and fabrication claims.

Mr. Launey is recognized by several State and Federal courts as an expert in Civil Engineering.

1974 to February 1996, Freeport McMoRan, Inc.
Engineering and Management positions. Responsible for operation and management of offshore facilities, marine transportation systems and engineering design.

Design experience includes offshore and onshore structures, facilities and docks as well as agricultural chemical plant and hard rock mining facilities.

Operational experience includes terminal, mine, offshore, plant and marine engineering and management as well as marine contract oversight.

Mr. Launey was an active member of the National Mining Association Transportation Committee.

1969 to 1974, United States Air Force
Base and plant maintenance, blast effects and structural performance research, arctic operations and facility plans for operations (intelligence).


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