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About Geotechnics

Geotechnics is a geotechnical engineering services firm located in Portland, Oregon, serving private and public clients in Oregon, Washington, and California. We consistently provide high quality services at reasonable prices.

At Geotechnics, we understand the importance of having the proper tools to complete our work efficiently and thrive in a competitive environment. We are committed to staying at the forefront of innovations in equipment and technology. We have our own geotechnical laboratory where we perform most tests necessary to complete our site evaluations. For those tests we cannot currently complete in-house, we have trusted sub-consultants to get the work done quickly and to our high standards. For field work, we are acquiring an impressive inventory of equipment for sampling, in-situ testing, and instrumentation. Likewise, for engineering analysis and design, we continue to invest in software packages to aid in efficient evaluation of slope stability, site seismic response, pile design, retaining wall design, seepage studies, and other more-routine geotechnical evaluations.

Geotechnics is an Oregon-certified Tier-1 Emerging Small Business, # 7520. We carry professional and general liability insurance.

Call today to discuss your project. As a small firm, Geotechnics can guarantee that your primary contact will be an experienced professional engineer who will have direct involvement throughout your project.

About the Owner

André Maré has over 20 years of experience in geotechnical consulting, mostly in Oregon and Washington. His work experience has covered a wide spectrum, from small to large and from simple to complex. Whether working on a large public works project or a small residential property, André strives to complete work of the highest quality while maintaining exceptional client service. André enjoys his work immensely and he welcomes complex and challenging projects.

André began his career in 1987 after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona. His first employment was in Southern Africa, working as a field engineer on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project for a year. He next spent several years in Southern California working on a wide variety of projects which included large housing developments as well as numerous forensic engineering assignments. In 1993, André found himself in Seattle pursuing a graduate degree in geotechnical engineering at the University of Washington, working under Dr. Bob Holtz and studying the filtration behavior of geotextiles. His post-graduate career has continued in consulting, all in the Pacific Northwest, with four years in Seattle and over 15 years in Portland. The Northwest has been the perfect environment to hone his skills in earthquake engineering and slope stability, two of his greatest areas of interest.

After holding leadership and ownership positions at prior firms, André is now fulfilling a longtime desire to lead his own company. Geotechnics is the result and the firm is off to a good start.

From small beginnings come great things.

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