We are ready to help you with your geotechnical engineering and environmental challenges. The quality of MFA’s work is consistently highly rated by our clients. Nearly all of our assignments come through referrals or repeat business, an indication of client satisfaction with our ability to meet a client’s needs, control costs, deliver quality work, and maintain project schedules.

Federal, State of Hawaii, and local city and county contracts that need geotechnical engineering and environmental services are our specialty. MFA has repeatedly demonstrated a deep understanding of the processes and procedures involved with contract fulfillment, Design-Bid-Build (DBB) and Design-Build (DB) project scopes, design requirements, specifications, and collaboration with multiple disciplines, design team partners, and government agencies.

MFA’s award from U.S. Navy PACDIV, for our performance on our prime contract providing environmental services to the Navy, cited “outstanding project management and flexibility in the preparation of numerous high quality environmental evaluations” and “consistently high quality and responsive delivery of technical products and services needed to achieve the Navy’s goals”. Our performance on all Task Orders under this contract was evaluated as “Excellent” or “Above-average”. MFA’s environmental design services were rated “Excellent” by the Navy for another recent project where we were the environmental sub-consultant for a wharf fuel system upgrade project. We also recently received an “Excellent” rating for geotechnical services for a large project at Hickam Air Force Base.


Geotechnical Investigations
Geological Reconnaissance/Mapping
Expert Witness
Geotechnical Design
Pavement Designs
Deep Foundation Design
Soil Nailing Designs
Design of Landslide Repairs
Design of Boulder Mitigation Structures
Retaining Walls
Shallow Spread and Mat Foundations
Moment Foundations
Geotechnical Lab Testing
California Bearing Ratio
Identification/Classification Testing
Geotechnical Services During Construction
Nuclear Gauge Testing
Sand Cone Testing
Monitoring of Pile and Sheetpile Installations
Monitoring of Pier and Soil Nail Installations
Monitoring of Foundation Construction
Monitoring of Mass Grading
Excavation Support Consultation
Dewatering Consultation
Sheetpiling Consultation
Soil Nailing Consultation

Environmental / Hazmat

Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and Investigations
Environmental Permitting (NPDES, Army Corps Permits, Clean Air Permits)
Corrective Action Plans
Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure plans
RCRA and TSCA Remedial Designs
Hazardous Materials Survey and Project Design (asbestos, lead, heavy metals, PCBs)
Storm Water Analysis and Permitting
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
CERCLA Studies and Design
Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
UST Site Characterization/Compliance
Air Modeling and Permitting
Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies
Remedial Engineering/Remedial Action
Landfill Design and Permitting
RCRA Evaluations and Contingency Plan
Monitoring and Construction Management
Comprehensive Environmental Management Plans (EMP)


Water Resources/Hydrogeology Studies
Groundwater Modeling
Contaminate Fate and Transport studies
Injection and Groundwater Well Design, Permitting and Testing.