KS Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Christopher M. Day, P.E., has joined the firm as a Project Manager in our Coastal Engineering Group. The Group provides engineering solutions for all types of waterfront and water-related infrastructure, helping clients plan, design, and manage the construction of projects along the Great Lakes and inland waterways.

Christopher is a Professional Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the specialized discipline of coastal engineering. Before moving back to his home state of Ohio, Christopher had been designing and managing major port and shore protection projects along the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico. His understanding of how to design and plan projects that adapt to the conditions of both open-coast and sheltered waters brings a high degree of value and a unique technical perspective to projects for KS coastal clients. Christopher is an expert in performing beach erosion studies; designing shore protection projects; planning marine infrastructure for commercial and recreational uses, including ports, harbors, and marinas; flooding analyses and flood insurance rate mapping; morphodynamic modeling; river scour analysis; and wave modeling.

Prior to joining KS Associates, Christopher had a key role in an unprecedented project in Seattle, Washington, aimed at moving light-rail trains over Lake Washington on a floating bridge. For this project, Christopher co-led the team that developed an innovative warning system to restrict or stop rail operations on the bridge under severe wind and wave conditions. For the Port of San Francisco — where every step of the arrival and departure of cruise ships is scheduled down to the minute — Christopher identified ways to improve cruise ship mooring operations and pier infrastructure to reduce potential operational downtime. He has also led numerous waterfront infrastructure improvements at parks throughout the state of Washington, and has successfully appealed Flood Insurance Rate Maps for homeowners with coastal properties.

“Christopher joins KS Associates at a time when our coastal clients need us most. Lake Erie’s record-high water levels and tightening regulatory control over shoreline projects have driven up the demand for expert advice about projects along the southern shore of Lake Erie,” said Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., President of KS Associates. “Christopher’s background in marine physics, his skill at managing complex projects, and his ability to address stakeholder concerns will be an asset to our coastal clients. Christopher is also a native Ohioan and looks forward to ‘diving’ into projects that will have a direct benefit to our local communities.”

Christopher has a Master of Science degree in Applied Marine Physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is a Diplomate in ASCE’s Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), an elite group of Professional Engineers who have specialized knowledge and experience in marine engineering. He is also member of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).