Marino Engineering Associates
With over 32 years of experience, MEA’s staff has provided services across the entire scope of geotechnical engineering and mine subsidence engineering. Geotechnical projects including various shallow and deep foundation
systems, design of all types of retaining structures, numerical
(Finite Element) 2D and 3D seepage, as well as soil-structure
interaction analyses, sophisticated slope stability analyses,
and rock engineering.
In the areas of mining and subsidence engineering, MEA has serviced over 100 major mining projects, site subsidence studies, mine stability design and failure analyses. In addition MEA has worked extensively in the areas of prediction of subsidence displacement and damage potential, subsidence damage evaluation, repair design, and mine grouting design and monitoring. Being foremost in this field, MEA’s staff has authored over 80 publications on related topics and has worked in coal fields across the U.S. »
Gennaro G. Marino, Ph.D., P.E. President
Dr. Marino is among the nation's top experts in subsidence engineering. With over 33 years of experience, he has been a lead consultant on more difficult mining and geotechnical engineering related projects throughout the United States.
Bill Armaghani, M.S.C.E., P.E. Vice President
Bill has 32 years of experience as a geotechnical and structural engineer. He has been involved in a variety of foundation designs including bridges, malls, and many major DOT highway projects.
Often times, construction subbase/subgrade issues are not sufficiently addressed in the plans and specifications. Foresight into pavement preparation constructibility issues during design can significantly mitigate disputes, claims, delays and the final cost, especially with respect to large projects. »
Issue #14 (reprint)
The assessment of the risk of mine subsidence related damage above underground coal mines is the most critical and driving factor for land development. Only about 50% of the undermined sites investigated for mine subsidence by MEA were found to have significant risk. »
When questions exist about the accuracy of old mine maps, or where no map exists for the project site, crosshole radar can be used to determine the presence of voids or barrier coal. The use of borehole radar surveys provide a fairly reliable geophysical tool for both shallow and deep mine investigations. »
Dr. Jerry Marino will present "Mine Stability and Subsidence of a Retirement Facility" on August 1st for the 2013 Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia and Interstate Technical Group on Abandoned Underground Mines forum. »
Dr. Marino will be giving a presentation discussing the analyses and subsequent remediation of two mined-out coal seams on July 30th at the ICGCM.»
The presentation will be on "Mine Subsidence Engineering: An Overview". »