Foundations Engineering

Foundation planning for structures requires both technical knowledge and engineering judgement. This planning has to combine the peculiarity of the structure with the variability of the subsoil upon which it rests. The foundation has to resist the forces imposed on it by both man and nature, yet, it has to be economical and practical. At MEC International, we provide specialized services relating to foundation engineering analysis, foundation design and inspection of foundations and foundation systems.

Our engineers combine a strong theoretical background, supported by state-of-the-art geotechnical exploration and testing devices, and the experience of designing some of the most challenging foundations systems. Our foundation recommendations are practical, sound and cost effective.  Our experience includes:

  • Shallow foundations, including analysis for settlement and bearing capacity
  • Mats and post-tensioned slabs
  • Deep foundations including driven piles, drilled shafts and augercast piles
  • Earth retaining structures including sheet pile, bulkhead and cantilever walls
  • Remediation of distressed foundations
  • Evaluation of sinkholes and their effects on foundations
  • Construction inspection of all foundation types
  • Full scale load testing of foundations


Our engineers have led the design of some of the most challenging foundation projects. A partial list of projects includes:

Biscayne Landing, North Miami, Florida

900 Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida

Quantum on the Bay, Miami, Florida

600 Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida

Trump Royale, Sunny Isles, Florida

1060 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida

Continuum, Miami South Beach, Florida

100 East Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Mizner Lofts Phase I and II, Boca Raton, Florida

200 Brickell, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

10 Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Trump International Hotel and Tower, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Edificio Mercedes, La Paz, Bolivia

Edificio Federico Suazo, La Paz, Bolivia

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida

Roker Point at Emerald Bay, Exuma, Bahamas

Amerada Hess Oil Storage Tanks Foundation Analysis and Design, Fort Lauderdale & Tampa Terminals, Florida