Geotechnical Engineering and Subsurface Engineering

Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant ENR Baltimore, Maryland

KCI provides geotechnical engineering services to private- and public-sector clients. Our engineers have construction experience and are experts in all aspects of geotechnical engineering for highway, bridge, communication and building projects. We develop cost-effective approaches to large- and small-scale projects utilizing existing data, an in-depth understanding of local geology, state-of-the art subsurface data collection and analyses tools, and innovative design methods. Our engineers have earned the trust of our clients by providing constructible design solutions for shallow and deep foundation designs and soil improvements, as well as seismic and pavement recommendations. Services include:

  • Shallow and deep foundation design
  • Retaining wall design
  • Slope stability analyses
  • Geosynthetic applications
  • Rock-fall protection design
  • Pavement engineering
  • Subsurface explorations and in-situ testing
    • Standard penetration testing
    • Cone penetration testing
    • Pressuremeter testing
    • Dilatometer testing
    • Infiltration testing
    • Geophysical testing
    • Soil resistivity testing
    • Vibration monitoring
  • Earthquake engineering including seismic hazardous analysis and mitigation and soil-structure interaction
  • Soil/rock laboratory testing
  • Forensic engineering including post failure analysis and remedial/mitigation design
Piscataway Hills Landslide Slope Stabilization Prince George’s County, Maryland

The Geotechnical Group routinely works on a diverse set of projects ranging from highway design, bridges, communication towers, high to mid-rise buildings, slope stability studies, excavation support, ground anchors, airports, residential and commercial developments, pavement, stormwater management, flood control, water quality, wetland mitigation, environmental restoration and civil infrastructure. Our geotechnical team has worked closely with other disciplines to develop innovative and cost-effective approaches to solving challenging geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering problems.

Dam Engineering