Geotechnical Engineering Expert in Soil Stability

Case Description:

A geotechnical engineering expert in soil stability was needed for a patent infringement case. The technology in question provides for a polymeric substance which increases the load bearing capacity of soil primarily for construction purposes. Both companies provided road construction services to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in which soil stability was crucial.

IMS ExpertServices was aked to locate a geotechnical engineering expert with experience working with soils engineering technologies. The expert was needed to consult on the load bearing capacity of soil in construction as applicable to numerous types of structures such as buildings and houses, towers and storage tanks, fills, embankments, and dams. Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the engineering behavior of earth materials.

Experts Presented:

  • Civil Engineering

    This civil engineering expert is a registered Professional Engineer who consults on reinforced soil design and geophysical evaluation for construction projects. He has performed subsurface evaluations, geotechnical and geosynthetic property evaluations, roadway design, retaining structure design and evaluation, and instrumentation projects including foundation and ground improvement projects. He has written manuals on soil reinforcement and provided consultation for the Federal Highway Administration. He holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in civil engineering. This expert has provided litigation consulting on several matters including one involving patent infringement. IMS Reference #5005450

  • Geotechnical Forensic Engineering

    This geotechnical engineering expert works as a consultant to the construction industry on subsurface investigations, materials testing, asphalt and concrete mix designs, structural pavement designs and construction and material problems. He has provided technical assistance to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) and conducted numerous forensic engineering investigations for asphalt and concrete streets, parking lots, highways, airports and commercial facilities providing failure analysis reports and recommendations. This expert received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Auburn University. IMS Reference #5005472

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