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Indiana Department of Transportation

INDOT > Doing Business with INDOT > Contractors/Construction > Materials Management Information > Geotechnical Services Geotechnical Services

Geotechnical Services is responsible for performing geotechnical investigations and providing recommendations for the design and construction of roadway and structures for the INDOT. Geotechnical investigations include soil borings, sampling, testing, and engineering analyses for the purpose of evaluating the subsurface conditions in order to provide recommendations for a suitable and economical foundation design.

This section is also responsible for the review of geotechnical reports prepared by a geotechnical consultant for all federally funded local agency projects.

In addition to geotechnical investigations, the section also handles all issues relating to Geotechnical Engineering for the INDOT. These issues may include:

  • Structure Foundation: Pile driving systems, proof testing of rock, light weight fill, integrity testing, etc.
  • Embankment: Light weight cellular concrete, reinforced earth, shale, use of waste products, slope stability, etc.
  • Ground Modification: Stone columns, lime/cement/flyash, dynamic compaction, etc.
  • Landslide: Investigation, monitoring, and correction
  • Geogrid and Geotextile
  • Other issues: Including sinkholes, mine subsidence, retention/detention pond, peat/marl problem, erosion control, instrumentation, settlement.
  • Standard Specifications and Special Provisions for geotechnical issues

Manuals, Guidelines, Forms & Suppliers & Geotechnical Consultants  

Forms

Approved Contractors, Consultants, and Materials     

Contact Information

Athar Khan, P.E.
Manager, Geotechnical Services
Indiana Department of Transportation
120 S. Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-610-7251 ext 219
atkhan@indot.in.gov

Mir Zaheer, P.E.
Supervisor, Geotechnical Design Services
Indiana Depatrment of Transportation
120 S. Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-610-7251 ext 224
mzaheer@indot.in.gov

Nayyar Siddiki, P.E.
Supervisor, Geotechnical Laboratory Services
Indiana Department of Transportation
120 S. Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-610-7251 ext 228
nsiddiki@indot.in.gov

Joey Franzino, P.E.
Supervisor, Geotechnical Field Services
Indiana Department of Transportation
120 S. Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-610-7251 ext 261
jfranzino@indot.in.gov