When site conditions such as soft soils, steep slopes or seismic activity appear to limit site uses, Geosyntec’s geotechnical engineering professionals create foundation and other geostructural solutions that optimize site development potential.

Geosyntec reduced the potential for significant construction delays for the expansion of the Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute in Houston. Our design avoided foundations, utilities, and other obstructions outside of the excavation footprint by the use of shallower-than-usual anchored soldier beams.

Practice Specialties

Our geoengineering practice focuses on difficult and challenging sites where the development of dependable, cost-effective foundations, and other geostructural solutions are critical to the success of the project. Our practitioners accomplish this by establishing a thorough understanding of the project site, developing a technical framework for the project, and incorporating the critical non-engineering drivers such as schedule and project economics into the early stages of our planning.

Inventive Solutions Advancing the Practice

Geosyntec provides nationally recognized expertise and specialized capabilities in geotechnical engineering to evaluate and improve the design and construction engineering properties of soil and rock foundations. Our geotechnical engineering specialists form one of the leading practices in the United States. They are recognized for their ability to develop practical guidance and efficient designs conducive to aggressive construction schedules commonly imposed by project economics.

We specialize in developing engineering solutions that allow the optimal use of geotechnically challenging sites through the application of the industry’s most advanced technologies. We have been working with our clients and teaming partners for close to 30 years responding to the challenges of increasingly unfavorable site conditions by developing and applying sophisticated approaches to investigate sites and develop cost-effective, constructable solutions.

ASCE OCEA Finalist: Foundation Improvement Technique at Cherry Island
Dam Safety Reviews and Potential Failure Mode Analyses
Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation
Geotechnical Engineering Support for Wolf Creek Dam Deep Barrier Wall Construction
Geotechnical Engineering Support for LNG Processing and Export Facility
Design for Deep Soil Excavation Program in LA
Phased Commercial Development adjacent to San Francisco Bay
Excavation Design for Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute
VA Medical Center Campus New Construction Geotechnical Investigation and Seismic Hazard Analysis
SSHAC Level 3 Seismic Hazard Update for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant

If you are interested in applying for a position in our Geotechnical Infrastructure/Foundation Engineering Practice, click here.

Email For Information

Chris Hunt
Oakland, CA

Neven Matasovic
Huntington Beach, CA

Ron Johnson
San Diego, CA

Beth Gross
Austin , TX

Rodofo Sancio
Houston, TX

Paul Sabatini
Chicago, IL

Bob Bachus
Atlanta , GA

David Espinoza
Columbia, MD

Scott Luettich
Boston, MA

Leading the Way

Our practitioners receive ASCE’s highest awards for geoengineering, including:

  • 1994 Collingwood Prize
  • 2000 James R. Croes Medal
  • 2003 State-of-the-Art in Civil Engineering
  • 2004 Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award
  • 2006 Norman Medal  


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