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Mark P. Cencer, P.E.
Director of Coastal Engineering Services

Coastal Engineering Group

KS Associatesí Coastal Engineering Group helps clients plan, design and manage the construction of projects along the Great Lakes and their tributaries. The Group serves property owners, marina owners, port authorities, park districts, dock manufacturers, industrial owners, and communities.

The Coastal Engineering Group has in-depth expertise in projects that affect, preserve or capitalize on our freshwater resources. The Group is led by Mark P. Cencer, P.E., a Professional Engineer licensed in Ohio. Mark has direct experience in hydrographic surveys; supervising diving inspections; the preparation of permit applications; the preparation of design drawings, specifications and cost estimates; and construction management and inspection services.

From beach restoration and erosion protection to public and private recreational facilities, the KS Associates Coastal Engineering Group can help clients implement sustainable, cost-effective solutions.

Importantly, 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 helps clients through every step of the permitting process to keep projects on course and on schedule.



  • Regulatory Permitting
  • Lakefront Erosion Protection
  • Marine Structural Design
  • Beach Restoration
  • Public/Private Waterfront Structures
  • Bulkheading/Dredging
  • Slope Stabilization & Retaining Walls
  • Sheet Piling
  • Hydrographic Surveying, including Submerged Land Lease Surveys (SLLs)
  • Use of GPS Echo Sounder