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Daniel Aucutt

Daniel Aucutt, M.E., P.E.

Senior Engineer

Daniel Aucutt, M.E., P.E. brings experience in geotechnical design, highway soil surveys, bridge foundation design, pavement design, railroad spur alignments, barge mooring facilities, and DOTD highway and bridge projects since 1970. He has completed geotechnical and environmental projects in several petrochemical plants within Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. In addition, he has performed wetland delineations per the 1987 USACE procedures. Mr. Aucutt’s experience includes all facets of field engineering from tailgate safety meetings, staking borings, determining station and offset, and supervising subsurface explorations for CPT probes, soil borings, and monitoring well installations. Mr. Aucutt has served as Project Manager on DOTD Off-System Bridge projects as well as LTM projects conducted on behalf of DOTD. He managed a multi-year contract with the DOTD Water Resources Division to prepare Emergency Action Plans for twenty state-maintained dams.  Mr. Aucutt is a Registered Water Well Contractor with DOTD/DNR.

Areas of Expertise

Project Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Loss Prevention

  • Served as Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Newsletter Editor for T&DI, 2009-2017
  • Earned Life Membership status with ASCE, 1972-2017
  • Presented Management Practices for Loss Prevention to the Association of Soil and Foundation Engineers, Association of Engineering Geologists, American Institute of Professional Geologists, and the ASCE-Florida Section

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • ASCE Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI)
  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO)
  • Louisiana Engineering Society (LES)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Personal Life

Dan attends Christ the King Catholic Church on the LSU campus.  He recently surpassed his 25th year married to Paquita Diaz Aucutt.  He has one son and two grandsons in Chicago and a son, two daughters, a grandson and a granddaughter in Baton Rouge.  Dan enjoys maintaining his 1977 Corvette and is a member of Cars and Coffee Baton Rouge.  He tries to stay fit by running as a member of Happy’s Running Club in Baton Rouge.


  • University of Illinois, Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering, 1977
  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Schience in Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography, 1970


Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas


Dan has been active in the Filipino-American Association of Greater Baton Rouge since moving to Baton Rouge from Chicago in 1992.  His wife is a first generation Filipina and he respects their desire to quickly join American society while preserving their family-centric culture.  He has served as their public relations officer, newsletter editor, treasurer, and was their first two-term president.