Structures - Geotechnical

RK&K’s Structures professionals deliver solutions to clients that are Innovative, effective and practical for all structure types found within the infrastructure.


RK&K’s geotechnical team provides services for all phases of planning and design effort through construction phase services for conventional design-bid-build, design-build and Public- Private-Partnership projects. This work includes preparation of geotechnical engineering reports; plans, specifications, and cost estimates; and construction services. Our team’s experience ranges from employing cutting edge technologies on challenging and complex projects to providing geotechnical engineering reports on routine transportation and environmental projects. We also provide services as the Owner’s representative, General Engineering Consultant (GEC) or Project Management Consultant (PMC).

Our areas of expertise include:

  • New and replacement highway and rail bridges
  • Landslide and rockfall evaluation/mitigation design
  • Reinforced soil slopes (RSS)
  • Retaining structures: cast-in-place, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE), soldier pile, lagging, soil nail
  • Foundation for buildings and building additions
  • Pipelines/sewer lines including tunneling under streams, highways, and railroads
  • Foundations for water/wastewater structures
  • Sinkholes and solution activity evaluation/repair
  • Foundation and roadway design in karst areas
  • Underpinning
  • Embankment construction over soft ground using lightweight materials and ground improvement: rigid inclusions, dynamic compaction, soil cement or lime/flyash mixing, deep soil mixing, wick drains, pile supported embankments and retaining walls, stone columns, and groundwater controls
  • Rigid and flexible pavements
  • Construction monitoring programs

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