J. Kent Higgins

Consultant / P.E. / Kansas City

Background

Mr. Higgins holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in several states with over 25 years of diverse domestic and international experience, with particular expertise in project management of engineering design and construction.

Mr. Higgins’ areas of expertise include: civil engineering public works infrastructure, building codes, structural analysis, design and performance analysis for cast-in-place concrete structures; steel building systems; precast and prestressed concrete systems, cold-formed steel, and wood framed structures.  He has performed design work, prepared contract documents including general notes, specifications, and special inspection requirements.  Mr. Higgins has provided construction administrative services such as cost estimates, shop drawing review, prepared addendum’s to contract documents, answered request for information from contractors (RFIs), and provided quality control/special inspection reports to evaluate if the design intent was met on site.  Mr. Higgins has further knowledge in design and development planning, site feasibility planning, strength of materials, architectural components, and soil mechanics.

Education and Certifications

  • Civil Engineering, B.S.: University of Missouri
  • Civil Engineering, M.S.: University of Missouri
  • Registered Professional Engineer: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas), Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Texas