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Kevin Walsh

Kevin Quinn Walsh

Director of Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems & Assistant Teaching Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Email: kwalsh8@nd.edu

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


Academic CV

Design Projects

Summary of Activities/Interests

My primary research interests are in the fields of resilient 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. I am currently the Principal Investigator (PI) in carrying out a seismic risk assessment of ~100 medieval Catholic churches in Italy in collaboration with multiple Italian universities, as well as involved in experimentally testing proprietary pultruded FRP framing members and connections, historic masonry in the American Midwest, New Zealand, and Myanmar, timber diaphragm retrofits in Italy, and proprietary mortarless masonry cladding in New Mexico. I am also on subcommittees for ASCE 41 and the NZSEE building assessment standards. I have performed onsite structural studies in multiple states and abroad (e.g., Portugal, New Zealand, Italy, and Australia). The journal articles I have published are listed in my CV and at ResearchGate.

I am a registered Professional Engineer (PE) with an active NCEES record and am certified with OSHA 10 safety training. I have over nine years of work experience in the structural engineering industry. I concurrently serve as a senior structural engineer at Frost Engineering & Consulting (Mishawaka, Indiana). I either personally design or serve as the QA/QC Engineer for design projects in the commercial, industrial, multi-residential, educational, medical, and data sectors. I apply the design and assessment methods of various state and municipal building codes and standards such as IBC, ASCE 7, ASCE 41, AISC 341 and 360 (hot-rolled steel), AISI S100 (cold-rolled steel), ACI 318 (concrete), TMS 402/602 (masonry), ASCE/ACMA Pre-standard (pultruded FRP), SJI (open-web steel joists), and AF&PA NDS (timber) including provisions for wind and seismic. I design with industrial facility codes and standards such as CMAA 70/74, AISC Design Guide 7, AIST 13, and RMI/ANSI MH16.1. I use structural modeling software such as IES Visual Analysis, Bentley RAM Elements, and CSi SAP2000; structural detailing software such as Hilti PROFIS, ASI SteelSmart, and RAM Connection; and computational software such as PTC Mathcad and Microsoft Excel. I am also the lead engineer in our office for any projects involving verification testing in which I apply the prescribed methodologies of the following standards: 24 CFR § 3280.401, IBC 1708, ASTM C39/C39M, ASTM C42/C42M, ASTM C67/C67M, ASTM C109/C109M, ASTM C1314, ASTM E72, ACI 214.4R-10, and AISC 360. I compose technical reports detailing performance metrics such as strength, deformation capacity, the ductility capacity of identified failure modes, and recommendations for use and/or enhancement of structural components in practice. I have created a brief summary of some project highlights from my career.

I teach and advise the research of both undergraduate and graduate students. The courses I have taught at Notre Dame are as follows:

CE 60240: Behavior and Design of Building Structural Systems

CE 67600: Masonry Assessment and Design (special studies)*

CE 40620: Transportation Engineering

CE 40621 / ARCH 40621: Sustainable Performance in Heritage Architecture*

CE 34701: Introduction to Infrastructure Asset Management*

CE 30720: Resiliency of Engineering Systems*

CE 30701 / KSGA 30901: Effective Technical Writing for Global Development Proposals*

* Indicates that I developed or co-developed this course and was the first to teach or co-teach it at Notre Dame


Notre Dame researchers help Italian church communities address seismic risks

November 13, 2019

Notre Dame researchers and students in Civil and Environmental Engineering are helping Italian dioceses prepare for earthquake vulnerability by completing a seismic risk assessment of 72 churches, some of which are thousands of years old, throughout the country.