Programs

Soils & Geotechnical Program

The mission of the Soils & Geotechnical Program is to provide geotechnical expertise during scoping, design, construction, and maintenance of CDOT projects to achieve the best transportation system for Colorado.


Geotechnical engineering is a subdiscipline of civil engineering specializing in the characterization and behavior of earth materials with specific emphasis on their interaction and influence on the design and performance of civil engineering structures. Geotechnical engineering is an essential part of the planning, design, and implementation of transportation projects.

CDOT has a long history of projects in which geotechnical engineering plays a major role. The CDOT Geotechnical Program provides a full range of geotechnical services that include not only geotechnical explorations and recommendations, but also design and construction inspection support.

Please explore the Quick Links on this page to get more details on our program and how to contact us with any questions.

Contact Information

David Thomas
Geotechnical Program
4670 Holly St, Unit A
Denver, CO 80216-6408

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