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Kevin Walsh

Kevin Q. Walsh


Phone: 574-631-3469

Office: 200 Cushing Hall


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)

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.


Sustainability and Resiliency: Key Components in Rebuilding After the Mexico City Earthquake

September 29, 2017

As Mexico City rebuilds, changes in structural design after the 1985 earthquake will be called into question, along with new practices to make buildings resilient and sustainable.