RAJ KRISHNASAMY, P.E.
PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
33 Years of Professional Experience
Mr. Raj Krishnasamy, P.E. is a Florida-registered Professional Engineer with 33 years of professional experience and a Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering. As President and Principal Engineer of TSF, Mr. Krishnasamy oversees all geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, and inspection services operations. His experience consists of successfully completing over 5,000 public and private projects, highlighted by 150+ FDOT projects, design-build projects totaling over $2 billion in construction costs, and prominent projects such as I-95 Express Lanes in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s South Runway Expansion (featuring the largest MSE wall in Florida), and, I-75 Express Segments A, B, C and D. Mr. Krishnasamy has extensive experience as Project Manager and QA/QC Officer for geotechnical engineering, laboratory services, and construction material testing projects. He serves as Project Manager for continuing contracts with over 20 Florida public agencies with a history of repeatedly retaining those contracts through successful, cost-effective and prompt execution of each task order. Mr. Krishnasamy’s daily involvement with the in-house and field operations of the construction and geotechnical services departments provides him the “hands-on” experience and knowledge of current construction codes and construction practices throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Krishnasamy and his highly experienced team focus on providing the client with a consistently accurate, cost-effective quality product that is delivered on time and within budget.
Mr. Krishnasamy holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Christian Brothers University (1987) and a M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from University of Memphis (1995). He has been a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Florida Engineering Society (FES), and Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE) for many years and has served on their boards as ASCE Memphis, Past President, FES Treasurer, FICE Past Program Chairman, and currently as Director of FICE DBE/MBE. He also currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and Vista Park Contract Park Condominium Association. Mr. Krishnasamy proudly supports and provided engineering services for Els Center for Autism, a 26-acre research and educational facility that gives children around the world on the autism spectrum access to the best practices in education and therapy.
FRANCOIS THOMAS, P.E.
PRINCIPAL MATERIALS ENGINEER
27 Years of Professional Experience
Mr. Francois Thomas, P.E., S.I., is a Florida-registered Professional Engineer and Special Inspector with more than 27 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, and inspection services. He serves as Principal Materials Engineer, supervising the laboratory services, construction materials testing and inspections. He has extensive experience in deep and shallow foundation systems, soil stabilization methods, grouting, and pavement sections evaluation. He has been involved in construction monitoring and supervision for private and government facilities, including construction/foundation installation for port, airport, commercial, municipal, healthcare, retail and school facilities. He has monitored the construction of numerous civil and structural designs involving earthwork, concrete, masonry and asphalt operations. He has managed projects involving subsurface investigation, laboratory testing programs and evaluating construction activities throughout Florida. He is committed to completing projects on time and within budget, with a proven record of flexible scheduling through night/weekend shifts and on occasions 24 hour shifts as needed. His responsibilities include the planning and management of field investigations, construction materials testing, and inspections accomplished by our engineering technicians and Special/Threshold Inspectors.
KUMAR VEDULA, P.E.
PRINCIPAL GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER
24 Years of Professional Experience
Kumar Vedula, P.E. is a Florida-registered Professional Engineer with 24 years of geotechnical and construction materials testing experience. He specializes in geotechnical projects involving foundation design, slope stability analysis, WEAP analysis and interpreting PDA reports, excavation support, and construction inspection. Additional experience includes foundation inspections (shallow and deep foundations), soil modification (dynamic compaction, stone columns), preloading, excavations, backfilling, and post construction monitoring. Mr. Vedula has served as a principal inspector on numerous surcharging and settlement evaluations of organic laden soils assignments. His project experience includes over 20 high rise buildings, as well as foundation engineering for bridges, roadways, utilities, schools and government facilities.
N. MANOHARAN, PH.D.
23 Years of Professional Experience
N. Manoharan, Ph.D., has more than 23 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 earth works. 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 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.
28 Years of Professional Experience
Harmon Bennett, P.E., Principal Engineer for Construction Engineering Inspection Services. Mr. Bennett is a Florida-Registered Professional Engineer with more than 28 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing and inspection services. Mr. Bennett has completed numerous projects for the FDOT as Geotechnical Engineer in the areas of roadway and bridge foundation investigations, asphalt coring and evaluation programs and design studies. His experience also includes geotechnical investigation and materials testing service projects for public and private clients. These projects include multi-story structures, distribution centers, hotels, large-scale retail, hospitals and others. He has served as the Contract Project Manager for multiple FDOT District 1 District-wide Materials Testing Contract and District 7 District-wide CEI Contracts, as well as numerous Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) Projects for several State Agencies, coordinating contract management, testing, and personnel utilization. He is experienced in nearly all forms of construction for Commercial and Transportation related projects, including but not limited to multi-story structures, large scale commercial, roadways, bridges, walls, and foundations.
AMY GUISINGER, P.E.
18 Years of Professional Experience
Amy Guisinger, P.E., is a Florida-Registered Professional Engineer with more than 18 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, materials testing and inspection services. Ms. Guisinger specializes in shallow and deep foundation analyses, retaining wall and soil anchor system design, settlement and slope stability analyses, and pavement evaluation for roadways, bridges, retaining walls, retention ponds and ground settlement projects. Her experience in the commercial and government sector includes single-story to multi-story residential buildings, parking garages, districtwide or continuing service contracts, conventional design projects and design-build projects. She has provided her expertise on over 50 bridge and roadway design projects for the FDOT throughout Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7. Ms. Guisinger has over 16 years of experience providing engineering support on District Wide Geotechnical Services Contracts for FDOT Districts 1 and 7.
SENIOR CADD MANAGER, GEOTECHNICAL FIELD SUPERVISOR
23 Years of Professional Experience
Jose Oliva has 23 years of experience supervising field crew and CADD. As Senior CADD Manager and Field Supervisor, Mr. Oliva has planned and coordinated over 1,500 transportation, residential and commercial projects. Mr. Oliva is responsible for supervising field work and all CADD/Microstation activities used to develop and generate plans and profiles. Mr. Oliva’s responsibilities include: attending project kick-off meetings, boring layouts, safety training, planning mobilization of drilling equipment as well as manpower, and overseeing CADD/Microstation technicians for geotechnical projects. He also maintains a database of related information in GIS. In addition, Mr. Oliva is an experienced Laboratory and CTQP certified QC Manager. Mr. Oliva is also MOT certified by MDX.
MIAMI-DADE OFFICE MANAGER
12 Years of Professional Experience
Mr. Duque has over 12 years of project management experience in geotechnical laboratory testing, soil classification and related construction testing/inspection operations. He has been involved in numerous projects for the public and private sectors including: Miami-Dade County, Various Cities within Miami-Dade County, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Districts IV, VI and Turnpike, Port of Miami, Port Everglades, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Miami-Dade Public Schools, Broward County School District, Monroe County Schools and the School District of Palm Beach County. Mr. Duque’s experience includes coordination, monitoring and evaluation of subsurface explorations, laboratory studies, construction operations and assistance in geotechnical report preparation.
11 Years of Professional Experience
Maximo Peralta, a Florida-Registered Professional Engineer, has over 11 years of experience in civil engineering, specializing in geotechnical engineering and construction materials. His experience includes foundation inspections (shallow and deep foundations), soil modification (dynamic compaction, stone columns), excavations, backfilling, and post construction monitoring. His project experience includes geotechnical engineering studies for various projects types including parks, piers, shoreline stabilization, dredging, bridges, roadways, utilities, high rise buildings, schools and government facilities.
5 Years of Professional Experience
Stephen has a BS in Civil Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. He has more than 5 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, laboratory testing, and inspection services, working on numerous public and private projects throughout South Florida. He is a CTQP certified Pile Driving, Drilled Shaft, & Auger Cast Pile Inspector experienced with FDOT, Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and several other municipalities. Stephen’s experience also includes monitoring and interpreting data for static load testing on augercast piles; monitoring installation of vibro-floatation and Vibro-replacement; and oversees seismic monitoring (Vibration monitoring). Stephen is also the construction services estimator for residential, municipal and FDOT projects for TSF.