Kenneth R. Dees, P.E., CFM, Founder and President, holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Southern Methodist University (1984) and has been a business owner, project manager and civil engineer for the past 35 years. He possesses expert knowledge of many topics related to general civil engineering, hydrology and hydraulics. He also has many years experience in liaison with private and public organizations as well as regulatory compliance with local, state and federal agencies.
After graduation, Mr. Dees began his career at MCI Telecommunications where he was assigned the task of mapping MCI’s nationwide telecommunication system. In the process, he discovered a process of tethering information contained in external databases to AutoCAD drawing files in a bidirectional fashion. The software would eventually become a mapping system known as Mapworks.
In 1985, Mr. Dees joined Espey Huston & Associates (EHA). His roles at EHA included work in general civil engineering as well as water resources related work.
In 1987, Mr. Dees founded DataGraphics, a software development company which developed computer software for civil site engineering, land surveying and mapping.
In 2000, Mr. Dees refocused the company as a consulting engineering company and has been principally involved in business development and management of the company, as well being involved in water resources related project work.
Numerous successful civil engineering projects over the past thirty five years
Selected by the State of Texas to oversee mapping of the Superconducting Super Collider project
Selected by over two-dozen communities to develop data, software and systems integration pursuant to Geographic Information Systems
Author of CivilWorks, a software suite which included modules for land surveying, civil site engineering, roadway design and terrain modeling
Author of MapWorks, the first GIS software package which was integrated into AutoCAD. MapWorks allowed bi-directional tethering of DWG files to local and legacy data sources, composite spatial and boolean queries as well as thematic mapping based upon queries.
Author of C2Say, a web browser extension which tethers conversations to any web site page, independent of the publisher of the page. The software is based upon a distributed architecture which takes advantage of data encryption and global content delivery to insure the most secure transaction available between peer to peer and peer to server.