Education:

West Virginia University, B.S., Management Systems Engineering, 2001
West Virginia University, M.S., Civil Engineering, 2003

Company Responsibilities:

As a member of the French Engineering team, Kari Shedlock oversees and/or conducts Hydrologic and Hydraulic (H&H) studies for projects ranging from large rivers, multiple opening scenarios, multiple span, and single span to simple culvert replacement. She has performed H&H analyses for over 40 projects with a large variety of scale, many within an expedited schedule. Her knowledge and proficiency in H&H policies, procedures and applications allowed her to complete and submit, with approval, nine smaller-scale maintenance projects, within a two-month time period. Concurrently she also submitted and had approved six small bridge projects within a three-month time period. Kari is an experienced user of many engineering software programs including; HEC-RAS, HY-8, EFH-2, TR-55, WMS, Microstation/Inroads, NSS, NFF, and PSU-IV.

The following is a selection of the H&H studies for which she has been the lead designer, organized by the size and complexity of the H&H study:

Large Scale Projects

Note: All were bridges with at least two-spans and all required FEMA involvement.

  • District 2-0: SR 0064-A01 over Fishing Creek, Porter Township – H&H Specialist.
  • District 2-0: SR 2004-A05 over Fishing Creek, Porter Township – H&H Specialist.
  • District 2-0: SR 2016-A01 over Fishing Creek, Borough of Mill Hall – H&H Specialist.
  • District 2-0: SR 2001-A02 over Jacks Creek, Derry Township – H&H Specialist.
  • District 9-0: SR 0403-008 over Stoneycreek River, Jownstown – H&H Specialist.
  • District 9-0: SR 0026-029 over Standing Stone Creek, Oneida Township – H&H Specialist.
  • District 9-0: SR 2004-04B over Elk Lick Creek, Summit Township – H&H Specialist.

Medium Scale Projects

  • District 1-0: SR 0955-B00/B01 over Six Mile and Seven Mile Creek, Harborcreek Township – H&H Specialist. Both B00 and B01 were single-span bridge replacements.
  • District 12-0: SR 2025-B10 over Redstone Creek, South Union Township – H&H Specialist. Structure was a single-span, concrete arch. Study required FEMA involvement.
  • District 12-0: 2011 Small Bridge Program (six total projects), Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties – H&H Specialist. Structures included a large variety of small bridge and culvert replacements, some of which required FEMA involvement and analysis of dams / reservoirs.
  • District 12-0: 2012 Small Bridge Program (six total projects), Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties – H&H Specialist. Structures included a large variety of small bridge and culvert replacements, some requiring FEMA involvement. All completed within an expedited time period.
  • District 11-0: SR 0030-B20 over Little Mill Creek, Greene Township - H&H Specialist. Structure was a single span concrete arch bridge, replaced with a Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert.
  • District 10-0: SR 3006-350 over Catfish Run, Madison Township - H&H Specialist. Structure was a single span steel I-beam bridge, replaced with dual Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts. FEMA involvement required.

Small Scale Projects

  • District 12-0: 2012 Bridge Maintenance Program (nine total projects), Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties – H&H Specialist. Structures included a large variety of small bridge and culvert replacements, completed within an expedited time frame.
  • District 3-0: T469 over Swift Run, Spring Township - H&H Specialist. Structure was a single span Steel I-beam bridge, replaced with a Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining FE, Kari was an employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Districts 12-0 and 11-0. She was a Project Manager in the Roadway Design Unit, where she was responsible for managing many large-scale projects, and the plans preparation of many PennDOT in-house projects. She also participated in the damage evaluation and repair of roadway and drainage systems as a result of the Hurricane Ivan Flood Disaster.