A KCI employee uses the AM Gradiometer device to perform geotechnical engineering

Site Development

Geotechnical Engineering

KCI’s team of experts provides all aspects of geotechnical engineering services for highway, bridge, communication and building projects.

We perform work on a diverse range of projects that include slope stability studies, excavation support, ground anchors, flood control, wetland mitigation, environmental restoration and civil infrastructure. Our engineers are also proficient in providing constructible design solutions for shallow and deep foundations and soil improvements, as well as seismic and pavement recommendations.

A natural slope that needs to be stablized

Services Offered

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

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KCI’s geotechnical department works closely with other in-house disciplines to develop innovative solutions and solve challenging geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering problems. To prevent unnecessary construction delays and budget overrun, we combine construction experience and expertise to provide evaluations and designs for contracts of all sizes.

Engineering and land surveying services provided in North Carolina are performed by our associated entity, KCI Associates of North Carolina, P.A.

Our team develops cost-effective approaches to large- and small-scale projects utilizing existing data, an understanding of local geology, state-of-the art subsurface data collection, and innovative design methods.