Dr. Feng Zhu has joined the staff of Building & Earth. Zhu will be based in the corporate office located in Birmingham, Alabama, and will serve as senior geotechnical engineer, providing engineering support throughout the firm.
Zhu received his Master of Science degree in geotechnical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, one of the top five engineering schools in China. Zhu moved to the United States in 2004 and subsequently obtained his Ph.D in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Akron.
Zhu has extensive experience in analysis and resolution of complex geotechnical problems. His expertise includes shallow and deep foundation design for buildings, bridges and industrial structures, design and construction of earth retaining structures, sheet pile wall design, settlement evaluation, deep excavation support system design, levee design and seepage analysis, slope stability analysis for embankments and channels, failed slope stabilization, erosion evaluation and control, pavement design, above ground storage tanks and soft soil improvements methods.