Geo Lab logoGeotechnical Laboratories, Inc., often referred to as Geolab, was established in 1998 in Columbia, Maryland. The company was founded by civil and environmental engineering expert, Matthew Norris. Geolab provides site specific, practical geotechnical services to a wide range of clients. The staff has experience working locally across Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia completing numerous private, commercial, educational, industrial, and governmental projects. Listed below are some of the past projects completed by Geolab:

  • Jericho Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church of Glen Arden
  • University Town Center, College Park
  • Fairwoods Office Park
  • The Preserves at Rock Creek
  • Olney Estates
  • Denit Estates
  • Six Flags America
  • Century Boulevard Retaining Wall
  • Embassy of the Republic of China
  • Embassy of Ghana
  • Washington, D.C. Prison
  • Washington National Airport Parking Structure
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • The Pentagon

Geolab provides high quality geotechnical assistance to their clients through a full range of geotechnical testing, inspection, and environmental services. Here are some of the specific services offered by Geolab:

  • Segmental Retaining Wall Design
  • Prince George’s County Lot Borings
  • Montgomery County Special Inspections
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Soil-Cement Mix Designs
  • Geogrid Reinforced Pavement Section Design
  • Superspan and Plate-Arch Shape Control
  • WSSC Utility Testing and Inspection
  • Pre-Construction Plan Review
  • Construction Testing and Inspection
  • Subsurface Exploration
  • Geotechnical Engineering Analysis
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Structural Steel and Light Gauge Framing Inspection

The staff at Geolab includes professional engineers, geologists, as well as certified technicians. The majority of the staff has over 10-35 years of experience working in the local area. All are members of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers. A few of the central and experienced staff members are listed below:

Matthew Norris, P.E., Principal, is the president and founder of Geolab. He has over 35 years of combined geotechnical, environmental and construction materials experience involving both testing and inspection.

Deryck Critchlow, P.G., Assistant Manager, has over 30 years of experience with a wealth of knowledge regarding construction techniques, problem solving and project management.

Alfred Young, P.E., former Principal and mostly retired Senior Geotechnical Engineer and author, has over 40 years of combined geotechnical and construction testing experience. For over 30 years he has provided geotechnical evaluation and recommendations for projects mainly in the Baltimore-Washington area.