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Michael Oakland

Ph.D., P.E. Vice President


Michael Oakland has more than three decades of geotechnical engineering experience related to the design and construction of foundations, dams, retaining structures, slope stability, instrumentation and ground improvement. He has a broad range of expertise in building design, infrastructure projects, pipes and tunneling, waterfront facilities and other structures. Mike has developed geotechnical investigation programs for various projects, including Boston’s Central Artery and the Deer Island Wastewater Treatment plant in Winthrop, Massachusetts. He works on challenging projects across the United States and the globe. Throughout his career, he has conducted explorations with both test borings and geophysical methods. Mike is highly skilled in the analysis of foundation performance using both standard and complex finite element methods.


Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, Purdue University

M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, Purdue University

B.S., Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Mike enjoys the challenges and potential for innovation that every new project brings.