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Cutcher & Associates was formed in 1996 by the company principle, Robert Cutcher, P.E.    

Cutcher & Associates specializes in the design, permitting and construction administration of coastal structures, marinas and dredging projects. We also perform above and below water inspections of waterfront structures. The company has extensive experience throughout South Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.


Cutcher & Associates is comprised of a group of professionals that are dedicated to providing quality and efficient design, permitting and project management services. We approach design challenges using a multidiscipline attitude and combine the fields of structural engineering, oceanography, geotechnical engineering and marine sciences.


Cutcher & Associates maintains a cooperative relationship with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, South Florida Water Management District and the Army Corps of Engineers as well as other permitting agencies to expedite environmental permitting for the projects we design.


Mr. Cutcher has over 30 years' experience with marine structures, coastal and estuarine related projects. He served as the project manager on numerous marina and port development projects that have been considered environmentally sensitive and required close government agency coordination. He has served as project manager for multi-discipline projects which include initial site development and planning. Such projects include the comprehensive development of Gorda Cay in the Bahamas which became Disney’s premier destination for cruise ship passengers.


Mr. Cutcher was the engineer of record for several intake and discharge structure restoration projects for Florida Power & Light. He has also served as the project manager for the coastal, hydrographic and environmental aspects of several beach nourishment projects. Mr. Cutcher was the engineer of record for the construction of the 1,200 foot jetty revetment fronting the St. Lucie Inlet, design and construction supervision for the 175 foot extension of the south jetty at the Jupiter inlet, and the 425 foot public fishing pier on Lake Okeechobee. Mr. Cutcher has been the engineer of record for numerous erosion mitigation projects as well as the the project manager for marina expansion projects in Florida and the Caribbean. 


Mr. Cutcher is a member of the COPRI (Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute) for the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Cutcher has served as the engineering consultant for the Jupiter Inlet District and as technical advisor for the South Lake Worth Inlet Committee Board. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute, National Association of Corrosion Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers. 


Mr. Cutcher has over 30 years of technical and scientific diving experience. He holds various technical diving certifications through IANTD, TDI and PADI. Mr. Cutcher has served as diving coordinator on various studies for NOAA and the US Minerals Management Services. He has extensive experience with oceanographic instrumentation as well as underwater still and HD video documentation.

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