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Subsidence Analysis, Remediation & Mitigation.

Laboratory Testing

We offer both In-Situ and In-House Lab Testing.

Project Bulletins

Latest findings from MEA's projects.

Core Drilling

Borehole Camera Radar
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Geotechnical Engineering

With an experienced staff and in-house laboratory, MEA provides a full range of geotechnical (soil and rock) engineering services.

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Forensic Engineering

Our geotechnical engineering experts provide forensic and litigation support services to clients and their attorneys.

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Mines & Sinkholes

MEA provides a full scope of services to clients with undermined sites across the country.


Marino Engineering Associates

With over 33 years of experience, MEA’s staff has provided services across the entire scope of geotechnical engineering and mine subsidence engineering. Aspects of geotechnical projects including various shallow and deep foundation systems, design of all types of retaining structures, numerical (Finite Element) 2D and 3D seepage, as well as soil-structure interaction analyses, sophisticated slope stability analyses, and rock engineering.

In the areas of mining and subsidence engineering, MEA has serviced over 100 major mining projects, site subsidence studies, mine stability design and failure analyses. In addition MEA has worked extensively in the areas of prediction of subsidence displacement and damage potential, subsidence damage evaluation, repair design, and mine grouting design and monitoring. Being foremost in this field, MEA’s staff has authored over 80 publications on related topics and has worked in coal fields across the U.S. »

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Gennaro G. Marino, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE President
Dr. Marino is among the nation's top experts in subsidence engineering. With over 33 years of experience, he has been a lead consultant on more difficult mining and geotechnical engineering related projects throughout the United States.

Project Investigation Bulletins

Issue #33

Investigation of Excessive Fill Shrinkage From Embankment Construction

This project involved a 40,940 ft. (7.75 miles) long enlargement of an existing levee located along the east side of the Mississippi River. »

Issue #32

Developer Avoids Substantial Risk of Subsidence Damage

Assessments of the potential for damage from subsidence and how it can be mitigated play key roles »

Issue #31

Foundation Construction in Difficult Close-Quarter Condition

This project involved an owner who wanted to construct a city building between two older existing buildings. »

Events & News

March 2015

Dr. Marino will Present at the Engineer's Club in St. Louis

Dr. Marino will be giving a presentation on Dealing with Construction over Subsidence-Prone Karst Terrain. »

May 2015

Dr. Marino will Present in Springdale, Arkansas

Dealing with Construction over a Subsidence-Prone Karst Terrain. »