Senior Specialist

N. Manoharan, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience in providing geotechnical services to projects of diversified complexity focusing primarily on transportation projects. His experience includes soil investigation, foundation designs, piling works, ground improvement works, slope stability analysis, MSE walls, and earthworks. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding the analysis and evaluation of field and laboratory data, performing in-situ soil testing, in-place permeability testing, and geophysical explorations. He has performed studies including monitoring vibrations of structures during construction and evaluating bearing capacity and settlements for different types of shallow and deep foundation systems. In addition, he has provided an evaluation of embankment design of retaining walls, sheet piling systems, slope stability analysis of conventional and reinforced embankments, and evaluation of drilled shaft, driven pile, Augercast pile, and pile static load tests. He has successfully completed over 125 FDOT projects, principally in Districts 4, 6, and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise.