MEA is a leading expert in advanced subsidence and geotechnical engineering challenges. With over 40 years of experience, Marino Engineering Associates, Inc. (MEA) has provided services across a wide ranging scope of geotechnical engineering and subsidence engineering. MEA provides subsidence and geotechnical services including shallow and deep foundation systems, all types of retaining structures, and underground excavations, as well as numerical 2D and 3D seepage, 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 designs, and failure analyses in coal fields across the U.S. MEA also utilizes it’s knowledge and experience on projects where land subsidence from karst terrain is a concern. In addition, MEA has worked extensively in the areas of prediction of subsidence displacement and damage potential, subsidence inspection, and grouting and monitoring for stabilizing mine voids. MEA has recently developed technologies to conduct subsidence risk management studies. MEA augments data collected from on-site with MEA’s own database and uses advanced in-house tools to perform statistical analyses which results in percent likelihood of subsidence risk and related damage potential. This technology has been very useful for mega acre projects such as solar and wind farms developed on abandoned mines. Being a technical leader in this field, MEA’s staff has authored over 100 publications on related topics.