Mr. Devin attended the University of Maine, where he earned a B.S. in Forest Engineering in 1986 and an M.S. in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering in 1990.  Mr. Devin taught a hydraulics laboratory course for two years while in graduate school.  Mr. Devin has also done independent study work in Geological Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, and has completed coursework as a distance student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Degree Programs

M.S. Civil Engineering


Thesis: “Flowslide Potential of Natural Slopes in the Presumpscot Formation

B.S. Forest Engineering with Distinction



Forest Engineering, (Spring 1985)

UNBExchange Student, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada


Continuing Education

Geological Engineering

INR_1d9ef5cUniversity of Nevada, Reno (UNR) (Spring 1995 through Spring 1996)


  • Independent study program consisting of:
    • Engineering geology, geologic strip log of the North Fork Feather River Canyon
    • Structural geology, rock mechanics, rock cut mapping, joint survey and kinematic slope stability analyses
    • Engineering geology, rock mechanics, finite element modeling of rock slope


Missouri University of Science and Technology (Spring 2009, Fall2010)


  • Geological and Civil Engineering Distance Education (15 credit hours)
    • Advanced Hydrology
    • Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology
    • Geotechnical Construction Practice
    • Subsurface Exploration
    • Aggregates and Quarrying

Geotechnical Engineering

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Estimation of Soil Properties for Foundation Design (August 2000)
  • ASCE, Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Wall Technology (August 2000)
  • ASCE, Earthquake Induced Ground Motions (December 2000)
  • UNR, Basics of Geosynthetics (March 2003)
  • American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Rock Mechanics for Practitioners (August 2003)
  • Univ. of California, Evaluation and Mitigation of Geotechnical Seismic Hazards (August 2005)
  • ASCE, Unsaturated Soils Engineering Practice (March 2006)
  • Colorado School of Mines, Fundamentals of Grouting (May 2006)
  • Geobrugg North America, Slope Stabilization Workshop (October 2006)
  • Gregg Drilling, Geotechnical Investigation using the Cone Penetration Test (April 2007)
  • Assoc. of Engineering Geologists (AEG), Rock Slope Stability Workshop (April 2007)
  • ADSC International Assoc. of Foundation Drilling, Micropile Design and Construction Seminar (June 2007)
  • Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), Soil Nailing Seminar (February 2008)
  • GeoInstitute ASCE, 2007 California Building Code Update for Geologists and Engineers  (July 2008)

Hydrologic / Hydraulic Engineering                          

  • Haestad Methods, Water Surface Profiling and Floodplain Analysis (June 1999)       
  • Haestad Methods, Floodplain Hydrology Systems (October 2004)
  • International Erosion Control Assoc. (IECA), Streamwise: An Introduction to Fluvial Geomorphology (February 2007)
  • IECA, How to Design Natural Channels Using Principles of Geomorphology (February 2007)
  • Water Resources Learning Center, Design of Storm Sewer Systems and Pavement Drainage (March 2007)
  • Water Resources Learning Center, Design of Stormwater Management Systems (April 2007)
  • Pilot View Resource Conservation, Fluvial Geomorphology for Engineers (February 2008)

Materials Engineering           

  • Asphalt Institute, Asphalt in Pavement Maintenance (March 1999)

Structural Engineering                     

  • International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO),
    • 1997 Uniform Building Code Earthquake Regulations (March 1998)
    • 1997 Uniform Building Code Structural Update (September 1998)
    • Wood Structures II, Evaluation of Wind and Earthquake Forces, (April 1999)
  • American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Wood Design and Construction, (November 1998).
  • Steel Structures Technology Center, Inc., Structural Welding, Design and Specification, (November 1999)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Fundamentals of Connection Design (February 2002)