President/Mansfield Office Manager
Project Management and Company Administration
Bridge, Culvert and Hydraulic Design
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1983
Bridge Inspection Training, 1993 & 1995
Categorical Exclusion Training, 2000 & 2015
Bridge Project Manager Seminar, 2005
LRFD Loads & General Overview, Prestressed Concrete Design, 2006
LRFD Foundation, Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design, 2007
Scour Assessment of Existing Bridges, 2008
Bridge Load Rating According to AASHTO LRFR Bridge Specifications, 2008
Load Rating by Hand Calculations Training, March 2009
Element Level Bridge Inspection Training, 2016
Bridge Inspection Refresher Training, 2021
Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana and Ohio
Class A Public Water Systems Operator
National Society of Professional Engineers
Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)
Past OSPE President & Past Vice President for Legislative and Governmental Affairs
Canton Regional Society of Professional Engineers
Mr. Kennedy began his career in civil engineering in 1985. He began working at SJL in 1993 after working for two other consulting firms in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since then, Mr. Kennedy’s structural engineering experience has been primarily in bridge design work. His experience includes: bridge superstructure design (single span and continuous straight and curved cast-in-place reinforced concrete slabs; continuous and single span prestressed precast concrete I-beams and box beams; continuous and single span composite steel rolled beams and plate girders; and stress-laminated timber), bridge substructure design (integral, semi-integral, stub and conventional abutments; cap and column, capped pile, T-type and wall-type piers; spread footings on soil and rock; single and multiple-row pile supported footings and drilled shafts), foundation design (for commercial and residential buildings; retaining walls on spread and pile-supported footings, and mechanically stabilized earth [MSE] walls), bridge rehabilitation and repair, part-width design and stream hydraulics.
Bridges and Culverts
Mr. Kennedy has been involved in the project management and design of over 120 bridge replacement, rehabilitation and culvert replacement projects in Indiana and Ohio. The types of work performed on these projects include: preliminary (type, size and location) design studies; detailed superstructure and substructure design; beam fatigue analysis; bridge and culvert inspection; and bridge load ratings using BARS-PC and AASHTO BrR.
Mr. Kennedy has also performed hydraulic analysis and design of bridge openings (using HEC-RAS hydraulic analysis software) or culvert openings (using HY-8 culvert analysis software) for over 35 projects.
Public Water System
From 2015-2018, Mr. Kennedy operated a Class A community water system in Richland County, Ohio, under the supervision of an Ohio EPA-certified Public Water System Operator. Since 2018, Mr. Kennedy has been the Ohio EPA-certified Class A operator for that community water system.