WHAT WE DO

A typical geotechnical engineering project begins with a review of project needs to define the required material properties. Then follows a site investigation of soil, rock, fault distribution and bedrock properties on and below an area of interest to determine their engineering properties including how they will interact with, on or in a proposed construction. Site investigations are needed to gain an understanding of the area in or on which the engineering will take place. Investigations can include the assessment of the risk to humans, property and the environment from natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, soil liquefaction, debris flows and rockfalls.

A geotechnical engineer then determines and designs the type of foundations, earthworks, and/or pavement subgrades required for the intended structures to be built. Foundations are designed and constructed for structures of various sizes such as high-rise buildings, bridges, medium to large commercial buildings, and smaller, medium or larger structures. Renaissance Geotechnical can provide a range of subsurface investigation and geotechnical evaluation services in the following major areas:

  • Transportation: Highways, Bridges, Retaining Walls, Rock Protections, and more
  • Developments: Commercial, and Residential
  • Energy: Solar, Natural Gas Compressor Stations, Gas Plants, High Transmission Lines
  • Airports: Subsurface Investigation and Pavement Design per FAA Guidelines
  • Miscellaneous Evaluation or Mitigation: Soil Stabilization or Reinforcement, Slope Stability and Settlement Analyses, Percolation or Infiltration
  • Dams: Engineering Assessment, Emergency Action Plans, Inspection and Maintenance
  • Construction Geotechnical Special Inspection and Testing
  • Construction Administration

LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • NEW YORK & OKLAHOMA CERTIFIED DBE
  • NEW YORK MBE CERTIFICATION UNDER REVIEW
  • PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING REGISTRATION IN NEW YORK, RHODE ISLAND, OKLAHOMA, AND TEXAS

Our Team

Alseny Diop, PE: Managing Member

Mr. Diop is a registered Professional Engineer in New York, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma. As the principal geotechnical engineer, he has over 15 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction material inspection and testing. Mr. Diop obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Over the years, Mr. Diop has served as the lead geotechnical engineer in completing and/or overseeing the completion of numerous projects for foundation design to support single- and multi-span bridges, roadways, water tanks, single and multi-family residences, commercial buildings, solar sites, compressor stations, sub-stations, high voltage transmission lines, retaining walls, parking garages, and other transportation related structures mainly in New York, Oklahoma and Texas. Mr. Diop’s experience also includes providing geotechnical support for the engineering assessment, the inspection and maintenance of dams in accordance with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Mr. Diop has authored many structural design of pavements to support both heavy duty and light duty traffic, as well as the analysis and stability assessments of embankment slopes.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • MBE and DBE CERTIFICATIONS CURRENTLY PENDING
  • PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING REGISTRATION IN NEW YORK, OKLAHOMA, AND TEXAS

Renaissance Geotechnical Engineering, PLLC is a New York based company managed by Alseny Diop, a geotechnical engineer with over 15 year of experience working for EST, Inc., a comprehensive civil engineering firm based in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. From 2017 to 2019, Alseny worked for C.T. Male Associates, D.P.C, an architectural, engineering, landscape architecture, survey and geology firm based in New York State. Between the two companies, Mr. Diop was the lead geotechnical engineer for many projects such as:

  • Subsurface Exploration and Geotechnical Evaluation of the Proposed Saratoga Springs City Center Parking Garage – Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Affordable Housing, Cottage Place Gardens (CPG 4 and 5) – Yonkers, New York
  • Glens Fall Hospital Addition – Glens Fall, New York
  • Ulster County & Ulster Landing Fire Training Facility and Proposed Multi-Story Burn Building
  • KAPL Water Storage Tank – Niskayuna
  • Gobain Oxidizer Pad – Hoosicks Fall, New York
  • Spillway Rehabilitation and Engineering Assessment of Washington Lake Dam – Newburgh
  • Engineering Assessment of the West Albany and Lake Ridge Dams – Albany County
  • Bethlehem Slope Stability Evaluation at the Verizon Building – Albany County
  • Lamson Causeway CR-11 Culvert Replacement – Orange County
  • Binghamton Campus Pavement Rehabilitation and Reclamation
  • Schroon Lake Shore Stabilization Study and Design – Essex County
  • South Shore Road, Bridge Replacement over the Oswegatchie River – St. Lawrence County
  • Reconstruction of the Single-Span Bridges 243 and 269 – Sullivan County
  • Single-span bridge replacement over Oquaga Creek – Broome County
  • Fall Kill Dam Engineering Assessment – Dutchess County
  • Washington lake dam Spillway Rehabilitation for the City of Newburgh – Orange County
  • The 16-span bridge over the red river between Oklahoma and Texas
  • The South Duncan bypass Roadways and Bridges – Duncan, Oklahoma
  • US Highway 75 Roadway and Bridges in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma
  • Multiple Compressor Stations across Oklahoma and some in Texas
  • A variety of Solar Sites across New York State
  • Airport pavement design in accordance with FAA Guidelines for different airports across Oklahoma

OUR COMMITMENT

We are committed to upholding our most cherished values that are first and foremost the protection of the public while providing cost-effective, sound geotechnical engineering services