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Geotechnical Services Division

The Geotechnical Services Division is responsible for performing geotechnical investigations and providing recommendations for the design and construction of roadways and structures for INDOT. Geotechnical investigations include soil borings, sampling, testing, and engineering analyses. Geotechnical investigations evaluate the subsurface conditions in order to provide recommendations for a suitable and economical foundation design.

This division is also responsible for the review of geotechnical reports prepared by geotechnical consultants for local agency projects on the National Highway System and state routes.

The Geotechnical Services Division handles all matters related to Geotechnical Engineering for INDOT. These matters may include:

  • Structure Foundation: Pile driving systems, proof testing of rock, light weight fill, integrity testing, etc.
  • Embankment: Light weight cellular concrete, reinforced earth, shale, use of waste products, slope stability, etc.
  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls: Design and review
  • Ground Modification: Stone columns, lime/cement/fly ash, dynamic compaction, grout injection, etc.
  • Landslide: Investigation, monitoring, and correction
  • Geosynthetic Materials: Geogrids and geotextiles
  • Other issues: Including sinkholes, mine subsidence, retention/detention pond, peat/marl problem, erosion control, instrumentation, settlement.
  • Standard Specifications and Special Provisions for geotechnical issues

Geotechnical Design Manual

Guidelines and Design Memos

Forms

Approved Contractors, Consultants, and Materials

Contact Information

Athar Khan, P.E.
Manager, Geotechnical Services
Indiana Department of Transportation
120 S. Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-522-9717
atkhan@indot.in.gov

Mir Zaheer, P.E.
Supervisor, Geotechnical Consultant
Design Services
Indiana Depatrment of Transportation
120 S. Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-522-9730
mzaheer@indot.in.gov

Aamir Turk, P.E.
Supervisor, Geotechnical In-House & LPA Services
120 S. Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-522-9728
aturk@indot.in.gov

Nayyar Siddiki, P.E.
Supervisor, Geotechnical Laboratory Services
Indiana Department of Transportation
120 S. Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-522-9723
nsiddiki@indot.in.gov

Iqbal Khan
Supervisor, Geotechnical Field Services
120 S. Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-522-9718
ikhan@indot.in.gov

Joey Franzino, P.E.
Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Landslide Project Specialist
Indiana Department of Transportation
120 S. Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-522-9714
jfanzino@indot.in.gov

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