Structural Mechanics and Civil Engineering

Geosyntec provides specialized engineering and design services to clients worldwide. Much of the firm's design expertise focuses on structural systems exposed to high demand loading conditions, such as earthquakes, extreme winds, hurricanes, fire, and blast.

We specialize in the design of strengthening schemes and retrofits for industrial facilities, buildings, refinery structures, offshore platforms, and water and petrochemical storage tanks.

Geosyntec applies advanced analytical methods, combined with practical design experience, to create efficient engineering solutions for a wide range of industries:

  • Upstream oil and gas
  • Downstream oil and gas
  • Nuclear
  • Public water and power utilities
  • Renewable and clean energy
  • Security
  • Military
  • Aerospace

Our services include:

  • Advanced non-linear and dynamic analysis
  • RBI and RCM strategizing
  • Probabilistic failure rate assessments
  • Remnant life and plant life extension (PLEX) studies
  • Extreme loads assessments
  • Defect assessments

In order to validate and enhance the design of a structure, detailed structural analysis is needed to evaluate the performance of critical regions of the structure in question during design-basis events.  Geosyntec's engineers have extensive experience in performing structural, dynamics, thermal, and coupled analysis using finite element programs, such as ABAQUS, ANSYS, and LS-DYNA. Geosyntec is trusted by design houses, operators and regulators worldwide to carry out analysis of complex geometric and material nonlinearities under the most demanding of load cases and combinations: dynamic, impact, fracture, and thermal transient.

Our licensed or chartered engineers routinely contribute to the development of code and criteria documents, and serve on various code-forming committees, such as the International Standards Organization, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, American Concrete Institute, and the British Standards Institute.

Lead Consultants

  • Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E.
    Rodolfo Sancio is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Houston, Texas with more than 18 years of experience focused on geohazard evaluations, geotechnical site investigations, site dev ...
  • Willem Villet, Ph.D.
    Willem Villet is a Senior Principal Engineer based California with more than 30 years of experience focused on providing strategic planning consulting, advanced geotechnical engineering solutions, ...
  • Simon Thurlbeck, Ph.D., CEng
    Simon Thurlbeck is a Senior Principal Engineer based in England with more than 30 years of structural engineering and research experience focused on fire and explosion risk management for high-haza ...
  • Andrew Nelson, CEng
    Andrew Nelson is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Australia with more than 20 years of experience in technical safety engineering and risk management. His practice is focused on hazardous indus ...
Geosyntec Consultants
Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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