is currently the Vice President of Engineering Analytics, Inc. Dr. Geoff Chao has over 20 years of geotechnical and construction engineering experience. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, teaching foundation engineering. Serving as the Project Manager on many litigation projects, Dr. Chao has extensive experience in the areas of construction and design defect investigations, and construction remediation and mitigation for structures on expansive soils.
His expertise includes expansive and collapsible soils evaluation, seepage and groundwater modeling, landslide investigation, settlement and consolidation analyses, retaining wall investigation, foundation design and construction for residential and commercial buildings, pavement design and distress evaluation, cover design for wastes, design of tailings impoundment, heap leach pad, and waste rock disposal sites. He is the co-author of "Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils," a textbook for students and engineering professionals. He has presented keynote speeches/short courses regarding the topic of foundations on expansive soils in the United States and China. Dr. Chao has authored over 40 technical papers, many of them dealing with structures on problematic soils. He is a committee member of ISSMGE TC106 Unsaturated Soils Technical Committee and ASCE Geo-Institute Unsaturated Soils Committee.