KS Associates, Inc., Announces the Addition of Mark P. Cencer, P.E., to its Coastal Engineering Group

Elyria, OH — September 23, 2013 – KS Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and land surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, announces the appointment of Mark P. Cencer, P.E., to the firm’s 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 Lake Erie and the Lake Erie Watershed.

Cencer is a Professional Engineer licensed in Ohio and Florida. He has more than eight years of experience in marine engineering. He is responsible for all facets of KS coastal engineering projects, providing planning, surveying, design, cost estimating, permitting and construction-related services.

Cencer is an expert in erosion control and has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed technical documents providing recommendations for controlling erosion along 150 miles of Ohio’s Lake Erie Coast. Prior to joining KS Associates, he served as Coastal Engineer and Lake Erie Shore Erosion Management Plan Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In this role, Cencer primarily worked with property owners to ensure projects remained in compliance with state and federal laws, coordinating with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

Cencer also has experience in designing coastal structures, including revetments, seawalls, bulkheads, breakwaters, piers, docks, boat ramps and beach enhancement projects. While at ODNR, he created many of the design examples for the Ohio Coastal Design Manual.

Cencer’s design expertise, insight into the permitting process, in-depth knowledge of legal issues and relationships with approving agencies help KS deliver economical and expeditious solutions to clients’ coastal engineering projects.

Cencer has a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. He is a Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Society of Boat and Yacht Designers, Lakeside Wooden Boat Society and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He is also an NAI Certified Open Water Diver.

About KS Associates, Inc.
KS Associates, Inc. is a civil engineering and land surveying firm founded in 1987. The firm provides planning, design, bidding and construction phase services related to public infrastructure projects in the areas of transportation, potable water, waste water and storm water; site development engineering services for institutional, commercial and residential uses; coastal engineering services; land surveying and mapping services; and 3D laser scanning services. KS Associates is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). For more information visit: www.ksassociates.com.