Geotechnical Engineering

Our geotechnical expertise is in evaluation, investigation, and design.  The professionals at Rhea use real-world experience and the latest software to evaluate your site and design your geotechnical systems.  Rhea’s services include the following:

Site Characterization
Foundation Design and Analysis
Retaining Structures
Dam/Levee Analysis and Design
Slope Stability
Forensic Geotechnical Engineering
Vibration Monitoring
Structural Design 

Representative projects include:

compromised stream cross section
Periodic Levee Inspections

Rhea’s understanding of the levees and detailed inspections have successfully identified potential problem areas and provided recommendations to maintain safe and functioning flood-control systems.

tire processing
Geotechnical & Structural Research

Rhea reviewed research on the properties and applications of tire-derived aggregate and incorporated PennDOT guidelines for the use of TDA as structural backfill.

Market Square after improvements
Urban Improvement Project

Rhea was subcontracted to perform the geotechnical exploration and evaluation of both geotechnical and hydraulic site properties of Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh.

before improvements
Road Reconstruction Design Review

The Rhea team used their in-depth knowledge of the site’s unique geotechnical and engineering attributes to critique the design for the large-scale construction effort of a Pittsburgh state-maintained roadway.

boring process
Locks & Dam Guidewall Stabilization

Rhea performed a geotechnical evaluation of an operating locks and dam structure on an expedited schedule.

bridge replacement
Bridge Replacement Project

Rhea was solicited to provide Foundation Reports to PennDOT for two bridges that failed to meet current bridge weight and approach standards.


North Carolina