Kwabena Ofori-Awuah is the Geotechnical Engineering practice leader. Since joining the firm in 2005, he has leveraged his wide range of experience in civil and geotechnical engineering to design and implement subsurface exploration programs for geotechnical and earthquake engineering projects; analyze subsurface exploration data; and prepare earthwork, soil improvements and shallow and deep foundation recommendations. He has a strong technical and multidisciplinary background in geo-materials and geo-structure, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and pavement engineering. In addition, Kwabena is responsible for numerous projects involving subsurface evaluations, dam design and inspection, specialty deep foundations design cofferdams and shoring systems, rock slope stability, seismic and soil liquefaction evaluations, site-specific seismic hazard and liquefaction analysis, and soil-structure modeling.
Kwabena earned his bachelor’s degree in Geodetic Engineering from the University of Science and Technology and his master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and Virginia, and earned his Envision Sustainability Professional Credential from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Throughout his career he has been active on many advisory panels and professional associations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), GEO-INSTITUTE, and the Association of State Dam Safety officials (ASDSO) as well as Chairman of the Seismic and Lateral Loads Committee for the Deep Foundation Institute (DFI).