Geotechnical

RK&K’s Geotechnical Services Group realizes thorough geotechnical exploration is fundamental to the planning and development of roadways and structures and provides a depth of expertise in geotechnical exploration and engineering evaluation combining knowledge and experience in geology with the up to date computation methods and software. Services include all phases of Geotechnical Engineering Reports (GER); guiding the design of the geotechnical portion of projects; and plans, specifications, cost estimates (PS&E), QA/QC testing, and construction services for bridges; earthwork; slope failure, landslides, and rock fall repairs; reinforced soil slopes (RSS) and mechanically stabilized embankments (MSE); structures/building/bridge foundations; excavation support systems; sink holes and solution activity evaluation; underpinning and foundation repair; foundation and roadway design in karst areas; embankment construction over soft ground including EPS and light weight CLSM fill; ground modification using dynamic compaction, soil cement or lime/flyash mixing, deep soil mixing, wick drains and stone columns and groundwater controls. RK&K’s approach involves personnel from all disciplines to fulfill project requirements and our efforts are supported by engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, surveyors, and construction managers/inspectors. Our highly qualified professionals are skilled in a variety of exploration techniques and are committed to fulfilling our client’s geotechnical needs in a timely, economical and responsible manner.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Photo Interpretation
  • Geotechnical Analysis & Reports
  • Instrumentation
  • Ground Modification
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Foundation Investigation 
  • Geologic Reconnaissance 
  • Soil Surveys

Sample Projects

I-83 at 29th Street Bridge Repairs, MD State Highway Administration (SHA)

I-83 at 29th Street Bridge Repairs, MD State Highway Administration (SHA)

Geotechnical oversight for subsurface exploration to locate voids beneath 6-lane interstate located at toe of Druid Park Lake Dam.

I-95 (ETL) Segment 3, MD Transportation Authority (MDTA)

I-95 (ETL) Segment 3, MD Transportation Authority (MDTA)

Construction documents and Geotechnical Engineering Reports (GER's) addressing improvements to 6.5 miles of I-95, including the MD 43 interchange.

Wilmington Riverfront, Riverfront Development Corp of DE

Wilmington Riverfront, Riverfront Development Corp of DE

Lead civil engineering firm for multi-year, multi-client assignments to redevelop and revitalize this waterfront area.

Cox Creek Dredge Material Containment Facility (DMCF), Anne Arundel County DPW

Cox Creek Dredge Material Containment Facility (DMCF), Anne Arundel County DPW

Geotechnical and environmental recommendations, final repair plan review and construction progress monitoring.