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About us

workpic2Michelucci & Associates, geotechnical consultants, has completed more than 6000 projects since the firm was organized in 1988. The majority of our projects have been in Northern and Central California, however, we have performed investigations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Southern California. 

Our headquarters are located in Burlingame, California, about 10 miles south of downtown San Francisco.

Our firm has been involved in the exploration of sites for lightweight residential structures, commercial and industrial buildings, retaining walls, roadways, earth dams, and virtually all types of construction. 

We also have extensive forensic experience. Over the years we have investigated structures affected by expansive soil, ground settlement and lateral soil creep. We have explored sites affected by major landslides, earthquake-induced liquefaction, and other geotechnical problems. 

Our philosophy is simple. Offer the client high quality, yet cost- and time-conscious, technically accurate consultation. Our written reports are professionally concise and easy to understand for both the client, and design professional. Our firm is a member of the Association of Engineering Firms practicing in the Geosciences (ASFE) and our professionals are members of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Association of Engineering Geologists, and other professional and technical groups.  

Burlingame

Our headquarters are located in the city of Burlingame, about 10 miles south of San Francisco, California. With easy access to nearby highways and bridges, our personnel can travel to virtually any point in the greater San Francisco Bay Area within 45 minutes.  

The geologic conditions in the Bay Area vary considerately. Soft compressive sedimentary deposits known locally as San Franciscan "Bay Mud" occur near current and historic shorelines and within the bay and its associated drainage-ways. Many of the valley areas are mantled with expansive soils and our hillsides are composed of countless bedrock types that vary in strength. Identification of the engineering properties of these materials is crucial, and our experience is a valuable tool.

Ideal, or easily developable sites are rare in the Bay Area, and most new project sites are located in "challenging" geologic areas where experience and innovation are crucial.

Our Burlingame office is located in the virtual center of the Bay Area. We would be pleased to provide you with a proposal for future challenging projects.

Santa Rosa

Since 1996, our firm has successfully completed over 1000 projects in Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, and Solano counties.

The Northbay is characterized by complex geology and seismic activity. Valley areas typically are mantled with expansive clay soil or weak, compressible sediments. Hillsides are often composed of weak, fractured and sheared rock and soil that is susceptible to landsliding. Rainfall totals are higher in the Northbay region than other parts of the Bay Area, which increases landslide risks.

We have completed geotechnical investigations for a mixture of projects from both the public and private sectors.

We enjoy a reputation for quality engineering combined with a track record of providing practical, efficient solutions to geotechnical design and construction challenges.

"Michelucci & Associates, Geotechnical Consultants"

Our firm has been involved in the exploration of sites for lightweight residential structures, commercial and industrial buildings.

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  • I have worked with Joe on projects for over 25 years. I have a lot of respect for his knowledge, professionalism and creative problem solving with challenging soil conditions. I consider him an expert in dealing with expansive clay soils found in Woodside, Atherton and Menlo Park areas.


    Ron–San Carlos, CA

  • I occasionally work professionally as an engineering geologist with this geotechnical (soils) engineering firm, so I am not unbiased. Our relationship is 19 years old. I have the utmost respect for the quality of professional consulting conducted by this firm..


    David – Palo Alto, CA

  • I have worked with Joe on projects for over 25 years. I have a lot of respect for his knowledge, professionalism and creative problem solving with challenging soil conditions. I consider him an expert in dealing with expansive clay soils found in Woodside, Atherton and Menlo Park areas.


    Ron M- San Carlos, CA

  • Working with Michelucci and Associates for over 9 years. I must to admit. They are amazing. So professional. Everything done the way it’s should be. I really hope and want to keep working with them for a long time.


    Yali Y- San Francisco, CA.

  • Joe Michelucci is my favorite soils engineer for anything on the Peninsula. He is also good for jobs in other parts of the Bay Area, but I have found his expertise on projects on the Peninsula to be The Best. I’m a civil and structural engineer with offices on the Peninsula for many years. I have worked with many soils engineers over the last forty years, so I hope that my endorsement is an informed one.


    Eric C. – Burlingame, CA

  • My boss works with these folks from time to time. They have helped him and his clients be more aware about what is exactly going on with properties regarding the soil engineering aspect. With that said, Buyers and Sellers have been able to move forward confidently, whatever they had decided to do after being educated.


    Nicole Romero- CA

  • I’ve worked with Joe professionally, and can easily recommend him and his company as an exceptional Geotechnical Consulting Engineering firm, with particularly good knowledge of the North Peninsula area. They are easy to work with, professional and proficient. Mark Garrison, MG Constructors & Engineers Inc.


    Mark Garrison – CA