Waterfront and Water-Related Infrastructure Solutions
KS Associates specializes in providing engineering solutions for all types of waterfront and water-related infrastructure. We can help you implement safe and effective solutions for all types of marine projects. Our Coastal Engineering Group has an in-depth understanding of local, state, and federal regulatory agencies including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For projects that require permitting — as most do — KS Associates can walk you through every step of the permitting process.
The KS Coastal Engineering Group provides engineering solutions to entities that rely on Lake Erie and surrounding waterways for their livelihood. We provide surveying, design, and construction-related services for projects including revetment repairs, detached breakwaters, bulkheads, sand-tracer studies, maintenance dredging operations, and more.
KS Associates works with municipalities, park districts, and private clients to design and install infrastructure for recreational purposes. From docks and fishing piers to marina and boat access projects, we have the talent and technical expertise to create functional, attractive amenities that meet their intended purposes.
Owning and maintaining a home along the waterfront presents unique challenges and opportunities. Our Coastal Engineers specialize in engineering services for residential waterfront properties, such as erosion protection, beach restoration, safe beach and lake access, the installation or rehabilitation of private docks and fishing piers, and more.
Coastal Engineering Services Include:
- Construction Management and Inspection Services
- Dredging Surveys & Quantities
- Erosion Protection
- Modeling – Including the use of SWAN, SWASH, GENESIS, and HEC-RAS
- Naval Architecture
- Regulatory Permitting
- Sand Monitor Surveys
- Structural and Waterfront Inspection – Including the use of Drone Technology and Underwater Cameras
- Structural Design
- Surveys – Boundary & Topographic
- Surveys – Hydrographic
- Surveys – Submerged Land Lease
- Use of GPS Echo Sounder
Mark P. Cencer, P.E.
Director of Coastal Engineering Services
440.365.4730, ext. 395