Geotechnical Engineering

Raba Kistner Consultant’s (RKCI) goal is to improve our clients’ project performance by putting our extensive geotechnical engineering and geotechnical testing experience to work. Since 1968, we have developed engineering solutions for complex surface and subsurface conditions across the Southwest.

Our Approach. The professionals at RKCI clearly understand the interrelationship between the geologic environment and the objectives of our clients. We have worked on some of the region’s largest and most significant construction projects and have successfully tailored cost-effective scopes of service to fit these individual project requirements. Every project is unique. We take advantage of advanced technology to tackle challenging underground issues, including such projects as the Toyota Texas Motor Manufacturing Plant,the McAllen Convention Center, the University Medical Center/ New Childrens’ Hospital, the El Paso Childrens’ Hospital, and the Spurs Arena (SBC Center) in San Antonio.

Our experience. Raba Kistner Consultants serves a broad market. Clients receive the advantage of both our shared experience between markets, and one of the largest archives of geotechnical data in the southwest. We tackle site conditions ranging from coastal sands to expansive clay soils to rock formations. RKCI’s geotechnical footprint has marked distribution and retail centers, high-rise structures, sports arenas and convention centers. We have served numerous educational and healthcare campuses, military installations, and international airports. Our team has also worked closely with clients on regional water/wastewater utilities and energy transmission systems, first-in-the-state transportation initiatives, and major industrial and manufacturing facilities.

The RKCI team strives to be responsive to our clients’ schedules, comprehensive in our scope, and realistic and cost-conscious in our recommendations. We invite you to read more about our services.