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Terrance J. Zich,


 Senior Project Engineer

Geotechnical Technical Lead in Orlando, FL

Mr. Zich is a Geotechnical Technical Lead/Geological Engineer with over 40 years of geotechnical engineering and geological experience. He has extensive forensic experience in cases involving environmental, geotechnical, and geological assessments. The forensic assessments include the evaluation of near surface foundation sub-grade and deep soil conditions as revealed in soil borings and geophysical testing, together with the observed details of structures for the evaluation of the soil characteristic relationship to the appearance of recorded distress. This information is used to form an opinion of the apparent cause or causes of reported distress from problematic subsurface conditions, including but not limited to sinkholes, shrink/swell clays, collapsible soils, organic and other buried debris, landslides and other soil failure events. Mr. Zich has been involved with builders risk and construction defect investigations with regards to soils type, associated soils work, and earth movement. Mr. Zich has provided sworn affidavits, depositions, advice and testimony as part of litigation support services and has performed peer review of studies performed by other consulting firms. Mr. Zich has conducted soils associated work and other environmental, geological, and geotechnical projects across the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, Australia, Belgium, Thailand, and Vietnam. Mr. Zich has experience in directing projects related to municipal solid waste landfill contamination issues (groundwater and landfill gas), site suitability studies, mine site studies, hazardous waste site cleanup, SWPP Plans, SPCC Plans, watershed studies, water resources studies, hydrogeological studies, wetland issues, all phases of Environmental Site Assessments (including large tracts of timberlands with over 2 million acres assessed) and other environmental, subsurface and groundwater hydrology related projects. He has directed projects related to Geotechnical engineering design, construction material testing and inspection, non-destructive testing, drilling operations and engineering geology.


Builders Risk Investigations
Construction Defects
Geological Investigations
Geophysical Survey Investigations
Geotechnical/Construction Design
Geotechnical/Sinkhole Investigations
Geotechnical/Soils Investigations
Geotechnical/Soils Remediation Design
Groundwater Contamination
Groundwater Monitoring
Landfill Gas Issues
Neutral Evaluator
Phase I Environmental Assessments
Phase II Environmental Assessments
Phase III Environmental Assessments
Soil Characterization Studies
Soils Contamination
Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans
Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plans
Subsurface Investigations
Building Consulting
Construction Defect
Construction Delay/Builder's Risk
Foundation Investigation
Geotechnical & Soils Investigation


  • Graduate courses in Geology, Hydrology, and Engineering; Pre-requisite bus. admin. preparation class
    University of Colorado, Colorado State University, University of North Dakota, and Mary College
  • Bachelor of Science, Geological Engineering - Magna cum laude
    University of North Dakota – Grand Forks, North Dakota
Terrance J. Zich


Orlando Operating Metro
Orlando, FL