Our Geotechnical Team consists of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists who are experienced in planning, design and building phases of new construction, as well as forensic evaluations related to property losses, construction claims and disputes, and construction defect litigation. Our litigation support services include expert testimony, graphical presentations and demonstrative models.

We are routinely involved in the evaluation of various geologic hazards and phenomena. We provide assessment and characterization of environmentally contaminated sites.

Geologic Hazard Analysis & Mitigation

  • Ground Subsidence/Fissure Activity
  • Seismicity and Earthquakes
  • Sinkhole Activity
  • Organic, Expansive, Collapsing, Corrosive and Other Problem Soil Conditions
  • Rock Mechanics and Stability
  • Erosion and Flooding
  • Landsliding

Construction Issues

  • Construction Dewatering
  • Unstable Subgrade Conditions
  • Rippability
  • Borrow Source Evaluation
  • Temporary Slopes and Shoring
  • Earthwork Operations
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance Programs
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Underground Utility Installations


  • Contaminated Site Assessment and Characterization
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
  • Agency Liaison
  • Underground and Above Ground Systems
  • Industrial Wastes and Chemicals

Construction Components

  • Underground Stormwater Storage Systems
  • Asphalt and Portland Cement Concrete Pavements
  • Foundations and Floor Systems
  • Retaining Structures
  • Cut and Fill Slopes
  • Surface Impoundments and Lined Pond Systems
  • Site and Building Concrete
  • Grading and Drainage Systems
  • Stormwater Conveyances
  • Dams and Levees
  • Pipelines and Pump Stations

  Primary Contacts

Robert W. McMichael, PE, GE, D.GE

Kenneth J. Turner, PE, PG