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Kevin Walsh

Kevin Q. Walsh

Director of Minor in Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Email: kwalsh8@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-3469

Office: 200 Cushing Hall

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Auckland (2016)

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2009)

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Dayton (2007)

Biography

Concurrent Employment

  • Senior Structural Engineer, Frost Engineering & Consulting (2015 – Present)

Previous Employment

  • Strategic Asset Planner for Seismic Study, Auckland Council (2012 – 2015)
  • Project Structural Engineer, Frost Engineering & Consulting (2009 – 2012)
  • Intern Structural Engineer, Woolpert Inc. (2005 – 2007)

Professional Registration & Certification

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Ohio (2013 – Present, active NCEES record)
  • LEED Green Associate, US Green Building Council (2011 – Present)
  • OSHA 10 – General Industry, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2016 – Present)

Fellowships, Honors and Awards

  • University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (2012 – 2015)
  • Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Daniel P. Jenny Research Fellowship (2007 – 2009)
  • ASCE - Dayton Section Most Outstanding Student (2007)
  • John W. Berry Sr. Scholarship (2002 – 2007)

Research Grants

  • Ingham, J. (Principal) and Walsh, K. (Supporting), “Precast Slab Testing Using the Dunlop Reocable Connector,” Multiform Systems Ltd., 26,452 NZD, Aug. 2014 – May 2015.
  • Ingham, J. (Principal), Walsh, K. (Supporting), and Dizhur, D. (Supporting), “Out-of-plane Testing of Unreinforced Brick Infill Walls Within Structural Frames,” Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ), Grant LR0441, 33,600 NZD, Jan. 2014 – Jun. 2014.
  • Kurama, Y. (Principal) and Walsh, K. (Supporting), “Testing of Post-tensioning Anchor Wedges with Modified Geometries,” Hayes Industries Ltd., 30,000 USD, Oct. 2010 – Aug. 2012.

Journal Articles

Walsh, K., Dizhur, D., Giongo, I., Derakhshan, H., and Ingham, J., “Effect of Boundary Conditions And Other Factors On URM Wall Out-Of-Plane Behaviour: Design Demands, Predicted Capacity, And In Situ Proof Test Results,” Sesoc Journal, 30(1), pp. 57-81.

Walsh, K., Dizhur, D., and Ingham, J., “Estimating Thrust Forces Resulting from Arching Action of Clay Brick Masonry Infill,” Journal of Structural Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001624 , 06016003.

Walsh, K., Cummuskey, P., Jafarzadeh, R., and Ingham, J., “Rapid Identification and Taxonomical Classification of Structural Seismic Attributes in a Region-Wide Commercial Building Stock,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000927, 04016067.

Walsh, K., Jafarzadeh, R., Short, N., and Ingham, J., “Seismic Risk Management of a Large Public Facilities Portfolio: A New Zealand Case Study,” Facilities, 34(13/14).

Walsh, K., Dizhur, D., Liu, P., Masoudi, M., and Ingham, J., “Displacement-Based RC Column Assessment for a Case Study Interwar Building,” Sesoc Journal, 29(1), pp. 73-92.

Walsh, K., Henry, R., Simkin, G., Brooke, N., Davidson, B., and Ingham, J., “Testing of RC Frames Extracted from a Building Damaged During the Canterbury Earthquakes,” ACI Structural Journal, 113(2), pp. 349-362.

Walsh, K., Dizhur, Y., Shafaei, J., Derakhshan, H., and Ingham, J., “In Situ Out-of-plane Testing of Unreinforced Masonry Cavity Walls in As-built and Improved Conditions,” Structures, 10.1016/j.istruc.2015.04.005.

Walsh, K., Elwood, K., and Ingham, J., “Seismic Considerations for the Art Deco Interwar Reinforced-Concrete Buildings of Napier, New Zealand,” Natural Hazards Review, 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000169, 04014035.

Walsh, K., Draginis, R., Estes, R., and Kurama, Y., “Effects of Anchor Wedge Dimensional Parameters on Post-Tensioning Strand Performance,” PCI Journal, May-June 2015, pp. 63-83.

Jafarzadeh, R., Ingham, J., Walsh, K., Hassani, N., and Ghodrati Amiri, G., “Using Statistical Regression Analysis to Establish Construction Cost Models for Seismic Retrofit of Confined Masonry Buildings,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000968, 04014098.

Walsh, K., Dizhur, D., Almesfer, N, Cummuskey, P., Cousins, J., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M., and Ingham, J., “Geometric Characterisation and Out-of-plane Seismic Stability of Low-rise Unreinforced Brick Masonry Buildings in Auckland, New Zealand,” Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 47(2), June 2014, pp. 139-156.

Walsh, K. and Kurama, Y., “Effects of Loading Conditions on the Behavior of Unbonded Post-Tensioning Strand-Anchorage Systems,” PCI Journal, 57(1), Winter 2012, pp. 76-96.

Walsh, K. and Kurama, Y., “Behavior of Unbonded Post-Tensioning Monostrand Anchorage Systems Under Monotonic Tensile Loading,” PCI Journal, 55(1), Winter 2010, pp. 97-117.

Conference Proceedings
Walsh, K., Dizhur, D., Giongo, I., Derakhshan, H., and Ingham, J., “Comparison Between Predicted URM Wall Out-of-Plane Strength Based Capacity and In Situ Proof Test Results,” 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, NS, June 4 – 7, 2017.

Giaretton, M., Walsh, K., Dizhur, D., da Porto, F., and Ingham, J. “Retrofitting URM Cavity Walls for Out-of-Plane Composite Behaviour,” 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Padova, Italy, June 26 – 30, 2016.

Pir, A., Hogan, L., Dizhur, D., Walsh, K., and Ingham, J., “A Comparison of Numerically and Experimentally Obtained In-Plane Responses of a Full-Scale Unreinforced Masonry Wall,” 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sydney, Australia, November 6 – 8, 2015.

Hogan, L., Walsh, K., Ingham, J., and Dizhur, D., “Experimental Pushover Testing of a Full-Scale Existing Unreinforced Clay Brick Masonry Building,” 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sydney, Australia, November 6 – 8, 2015.

Masoudi, M., Walsh, K., and Dizhur, D., “Performance of RC Buildings with Flexible Diaphragms and Perimeter Infilled Frames in the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake – A Case Study,” 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sydney, Australia, November 6 – 8, 2015.

Walsh, K., Dizhur, D., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M., and Ingham, J., “Out-of-Plane Seismic Assessment of Clay Brick Masonry Cavity Walls Considering Different Boundary Conditions,” 12th North American Masonry Conference, Denver, CO, May 17 – 20, 2015.

Hogan, L., Walsh, K., Dizhur, D., Beskhyroun, S., and Ingham, J., “Contribution of Timber-Framed Partition Walls to the Dynamic Characteristics of an Unreinforced Masonry Building,” New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Technical Conference, Rotorua, NZ, April 10 – 12, 2015. (Best Student Paper Award)

Brown, J., Walsh, K., and Cummuskey, P., “The four R’s – Reduce Risk, Raise Resilience: local authority priorities and the Auckland perspective on engineering requirements for heritage buildings,” 4th Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference, Christchurch, NZ, November 24 – 26, 2014.

Walsh, K., Dizhur, D., Shafaei, J., Derakhshan, H., and Ingham, J., “Out-of-Plane In-Situ Testing of Masonry Cavity Walls in As-Built and Improved Conditions,” Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference, Lorne, Australia, November 21 – 23, 2014.

Putri, L., Walsh, K., and Ingham, J., “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Masonry Infill Located in the Auckland CBD,” Conference for Civil Engineering Research Networks, Bandung, Indonesia, November 4 – 5, 2014.

Walsh, K., Cummuskey, P., Dizhur, D., and Ingham, J., “Seismic Characterisation of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in Auckland, New Zealand,” 9th International Masonry Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, July 7 – 9, 2014.

Walsh, K., Draginis, R., Estes, R., and Kurama, Y., “Effects of Anchor Wedge Dimensional Properties on Post-Tensioning Strand Performance,” Post-Tensioning Institute Convention, Norfolk, VA, May 5 – 6, 2014.

Walsh, K., Cummuskey, P., Dizhur, D., and Ingham, J., “Structural Seismic Attributes of Auckland’s Commercial Building Stock,” New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Technical Conference, Auckland, NZ, March 21 – 23, 2014.

Walsh, K., Short, N., Cummuskey, P., and Ingham, J., “Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Prioritisation of Auckland Council’s Property Portfolio,” Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference, Hobart, Australia, November 15 – 17, 2013. (Best Student Paper Award)

Walsh, K., Liu, P., Dizhur, D., and Ingham, J., “Detailed Seismic Assessment of a Hawke’s Bay Art Deco Case Study Building,” New Zealand Concrete Industry Conference, Queenstown, NZ, October 3 – 5, 2013.

Walsh, K. and Ingham, J., “The Earthquake Hazard Posed by Auckland’s Unreinforced Masonry Building Stock,” 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver, BC, June 2 – 5, 2013.

Walsh, K. and Ingham, J., “Seismic Assessment and Improvement of Napier’s Art Deco Buildings,” New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Technical Conference, Wellington, NZ, April 26 – 28, 2013.

Walsh, K. and Kurama, Y., “Effects of Loading Parameters on the Behavior of Unbonded Post-Tensioning Strand/Anchorage Systems in Seismic Regions,” American Society of Civil Engineers Structures Congress, Austin, TX, April 30 – May 2, 2009.

Walsh, K. and Kurama, Y., “Behavior and Design of Unbonded Post-Tensioning Strand/Anchorage Systems for Seismic Applications,” Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute Committee Days, Seismic Committee, Chicago, IL, April 24, 2009.

Walsh, K. and Kurama, Y., “Behavior and Design of Anchorages for Unbonded Post-Tensioning Strands in Seismic Regions,” American Society of Civil Engineers Structures Congress, Vancouver, BC, April 24 - 26, 2008.

Walsh, K. and Kurama, Y., “Design of Anchorages for Unbonded Post-Tensioning Strands in Seismic Regions,” Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute Convention, Seismic Design and Research Session, Phoenix, AZ, October 23, 2007.

Summary of Activities/Interests


Dr. Walsh’s primary research interests are in the fields of resilient and sustainable infrastructure, inventory and seismic assessment of masonry and concrete buildings, large-scale experimental testing including the testing of in situ structures, unbonded post-tensioning strand/anchorage systems, and the professional practice of structural engineering.


Dr. Walsh has over seven years of work experience in the structural engineering industry. In addition to having an extensive background in civil and structural engineering design, other ventures have provided Dr. Walsh with relevant experiences in architecture, business, and materials testing that he has applied to his broad-based participation in multi-faceted design projects. Such projects have included the new construction or rehabilitation of university educational buildings, residential buildings, recreational complexes, childcare centers, libraries, military buildings, convenience stores, warehouses, crane runway frames, interstate highway bridges, and industrial storage and work platforms/racking. Dr. Walsh has also performed onsite structural studies in multiple states and abroad (e.g., Portugal, New Zealand, & Australia). Dr. Walsh is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) with an active NCEES record and is certified with OSHA 10 safety training.


Dr. Walsh has experience designing with building codes and standards such as IBC, ASCE 7, AISC (hot-rolled steel), AISI (cold-rolled steel), ACI (concrete), PCI (precast concrete), MSJC (masonry), ASCE/ACMA (pultruded FRP pre-standard), and AF&PA NDS (timber) including provisions for wind and seismic. Dr. Walsh has experience designing with industrial facility codes and standards such as CMAA 70/74, AISC Design Guide 7, AIST 13, and RMI. Dr. Walsh has experience using structural modeling software such as RAM, SAP2000, and IES Shapebuilder; drafting software such as AutoCAD and Microstation; and computational software such as MATLAB.

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