Geotechnical Engineering


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Working together to build with confidence in an uncertain world

CTI Geotechnical engineers support the entire civil engineering enterprise, from highway to municipal to building construction and more. Geotechnical engineering is about understanding soil – the very foundation of every project – and how it will affect the performance of the constructed facility. We are proactive in identifying soil issues during investigations, thorough in our analyses during design, and trusted advisors during construction and monitoring. The natural environment presents significant risks – CTI engineers are here to help our clients navigate, and ultimately mitigate, those risks.

  • Site investigation – drilled borings and geophysical methods
  • Ground improvement engineering
  • Foundation engineering
  • Groundwater evaluation
  • Slope stability analysis
  • Settlement analysis
  • Design of reinforced slope and earth retaining systems
  • Pavement design
  • Deep foundation design, inspection, and load testing

The scope of CTI engineers’ practice is rivaled by very few geotechnical engineering companies. Combining more conventional geotechnical methods with state-of-the-art geosynthetic solutions, we offer timely and cost-effective solutions to a host of complex problems. Our success at helping our clients with innovative solutions is documented in our peer-reviewed publications as well as in our many unique project experiences.