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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 35 years of experience, MEA’s staff has provided services across the entire scope of geotechnical engineering and mine subsidence engineering. MEA provides geotechnical services to supportive design of various shallow and deep foundation systems, and all types of retaining structures by a structural engineer, as well as numerical (Finite Element) 2D and 3D seepage, and 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 inspection, and grout design and monitoring for stabilizing mine voids. Being foremost in this field, MEA’s staff has authored over 90 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

October 2015

Dr. Marino will Present in Fairview Heights, IL

Dealing With Construction ove a Subsidence-Prone Karst Terrain »

October 2015

Dr. Marino will Present in St. Louis, MO

What Structural Engineers Should Know About Building Above Underground Mines »