Earth Mechanics Inc. (EMI) is a geotechnical and earthquake engineering consulting firm specializing in transportation infrastructure. Founded as a California Corporation in 1989, EMI has accumulated over 25 years of experience completing over 1000 projects including bridges, freeways, roadways, tunnels, transit, rail, high-speed rail, wharves, and port facilities. Highlights of EMI's project experience include the first design-build segment of California High Speed Rail and the new east spans of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
EMI provides full-service geotechnical and earthquake engineering consulting, from subsurface investigations and testing at certified in-house soil and rock mechanics laboratories, through foundation design and construction support. EMI technical staff has strong experience with state and federal codes and guidelines from numerous agencies including Caltrans, FHWA, AREMA, AASHTO, TRB, ATC, and the California High Speed Rail Authority. For projects that call for state-of-the-art solutions, EMI has the leadership, experience, and technical expertise to provide them.