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Aug 12, 2020Ever wonder about the basics of bridge hydraulics?

Ever wonder about the basics of bridge hydraulics? detail

Kevin White, PE of ELR will be presenting on the basics of Bridge Hydraulics with the Central Ohio ABCD section via a Microsoft Teams webinar. Click the link to register for this even on August 18, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM.

About Kevin White: Mr. White currently serves as a Water Resources Group Manager for E.L. Robinson Engineering.He has more than 25 years of design and project management experience.Mr. White also serves as the firm’s principal hydraulic engineer. In this capacity, he prepares the hydraulic, hydrologic, and water quality calculations associated with civil engineering improvement projects.

Mr. White is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and has prepared individual NPDES permit applications, and numerous Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). Additionally, Kevin has completed several CWA 404/401 Nationwide Permit applications.He is currently part of a research team conducting research on the suitability and sediment removal capabilities of two BMP’s.

Mr. White oversaw the hydraulic and hydrologic activities of the Wilbur Smith Associates North Group, which included 25 offices.Duties include project quality control; proposal preparation; train junior staff members; and organize and mentor a technology forum for hydraulics and hydrology to promote best practices, address unique designs, and foster quality and consistency.

Mr. White is responsible for project management, design of highway projects, plan review and quality assurance. Develop stormwater master plans for Municipalities.Other specialties include Transportation Hydraulics and Hydrology, Structural Design and Analysis of Gravity Flow Piping Systems, Project Plan Quality Assurance, Specification Preparation.

Mr. White was a member of the ODOT Central Office Hydraulic Section for over 10 years. Mr. White acted as a Technical Liaison to engineering consulting firms, Ohio DOT District Offices, and various local municipalities. Provided project quality assurance reviews to ensure uniform application of hydraulic/hydrologic principles and practices to ensure statewide consistency in the design of highway construction plans. The quality assurance reviews also assessed the project plans for hydraulic/hydrologic adequacy and for adherence to standard Ohio DOT design methods and policies, FHWA requirements, federal NPDES regulations, and municipal policy.

Mr. White was the Staff Specialist to aid in the design of hydraulically complex highway projects. This includes the design and analysis of cross culverts, storm sewers, open channels, pavement drainage systems and soil erosion and sediment control measures.Projects include depressed roadways, lift stations, and major urban infrastructure improvements. Structural Designs for precast reinforced concrete box culverts and the foundations and earth-retaining walls associated with these large span prefabricated structures. Responsible for developing revisions and maintaining the ODOT hydraulic design policy, standards and specifications.


M.S. Civil Engineering, Ohio University, 2011

B.E. Civil Engineering, Youngstown State University, 1991


Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, and West Virginia


Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control

Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Stormwater Inspector

Professional Memberships

Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee Chairman AFS40, Past Member AFF70, AFB60

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee Member A05, B07, C13, F17

Geotextiles and Geomembranes – Reviewer

Canadian Geotechnical Journal – Reviewer

Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities – Reviewer

Journal of Pipeline Systems – Reviewer

American Society of Civil Engineers Member

American Society of Highway Engineers Member

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