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Previous Experience

Among over 2500 projects accomplished in the office since it has been started this business in 1985, the following are some samples of different types of projects. Projects varied from geotechnical investigation of small villas of total cost about USD500,000.00 to mega national projects of cost exceeds USD120,000,000.00 as of current currency rates. The following examples are classified according to the type of projects. This classification is as follows:

  1. International Geotechnical Engineering Projects.
  2. Major National Projects.
  3. Residential Compounds &Commercial Projects.
  4. Touristic Projects.
  5. Industrial & Special Projects.
  6. Sanitary and Water Supply Projects.
  7. Educational Buildings Projects.
  8. Oil, Gas & Petroleum Projects.
  9. Worship Buildings Projects.
  10. Archeological Monuments; Restoration and Underpinning Projects.
  11. Quality Control Services.

Samples of Current & Past Experience Projects

  1. International Geotechnical Engineering Projects:
  2. Qatar

    Analysis and design of the main compressor unit foundation of Qatar Fertilizer Company, (QAFCO).
    Work included the analysis of the soil data, vibration analysis of the compressor and its foundation, and design of the foundation against vibrations and dynamic loading.
    Our work also included numerical modeling of the compressor and its foundation block. Analysis of soil data to evaluate the dynamic soil parameters, as well as, the SPT blow counts to be used in Seed & Idriss method of estimating liquefaction susceptibility. For the foundation block, applied modes of vibrations were used as well as the inertia properties of the foundation and shear modulus and damping of soil. 3-D vibration analysis was conducted and results were used in design and evaluation of stress and strains in both foundations and soil.

    Saudi Arabia

    The following is a list of projects in which MCG was involved. Activities included geotechnical analysis, data reduction, preparation of the final foundation recommendations report, and finally analysis & calculations of soil improvement techniques.

    1. The medical tower and service building of the General Hospital of Jizan.
    2. Maintenance workshop of the Civil Defense Forces, Southern District.
    3. Faculty of Health Science, Jizan.
    4. The headquarter building of Haif Incorporate, Jizan.
    5. Residential planning project in Kahma.
    6. Residential planning project in Abi Arish.
    7. Hangers of Coast Guard Forces.
    8. The Highway & Transportation Administration building in Jizan.
    9. Al-Aidaby hospital in Jizan.


    1. Internal roads network of the new water supply plant on the Blue Nile, Suba, Khartoum.
      Owner: Khartoum Water Authority.
      Client: Misr Concrete Development Co.
    2. Analysis of the stability of chlorination building due to deep excavation and seepage from the Blue Nile.
    3. Geotechnical report of the site investigation activities for the water supply station fence.


    1. Geotechnical Investigations for Jabal Al-Qawarear Compound. The compound is located over the Al-Qawarear Mountain and comprises 50 residential buildings (10-Storey each) and villas.
      Owner: Al-Manar for Investment and Real Estate Development; subsidiary of, Hayel Saeed Anam Group.
      Client: The owner.

    USAID Contracts

    As a joint venture, the office was contracted with "STOG" company, Pennsylvania, USA to perform the site investigation, as well as, the planning and design of 5 pioneering wastewater treatment plants. These projects were part of the USAID fund to develop the Egyptian Villages. Our work has been performed in two governorates; Damietta and El-Menofia.

    Our role included site investigation of each of the five sites mentioned above., including the following:

    1. Drilling boreholes.
    2. Field SPT testing.
    3. Sampling with Shelby tubes and standard split spoons.
    4. Performing field vane tests in case soft cohesive soils are encountered.
    5. Inserting different length piezometers to monitor and sample ground water level for quality assessment.
    6. Performing routine, consolidation and shear strength laboratory testing in order to evaluate strength and settlement parameters.


  3. Major National Projects:

  1. A Study of Collapse and Rehabilitation Techniques of the Railway Bridge (Nefisha-Suez) – Ismailia Governorate:
  2. Client: Egyptian Ministry of Transport – Egyptian National Railways.
    Date: 2010/2009.

    Scope of Work:









    The railway bridge (Nefisha-Suez) has experienced a serious soil collapse 80 m along the rail track. The train speed at this area has been decreased from 130 Km/h to 30 Km/h, the speed at which the continuous soil collapse has stopped.

    Three main tasks have been performed and integrated together in order to study the causes of the soil collapse and come up with the possible rehabilitation techniques alternatives. These tasks are as follows:

    • Topographical site survey.
    • Geo-physical site survey for sub-surface characterization using Geo-radar/Ground Penetration Radar (GPR).
    • Geotechnical site investigation.
  3. Master Plan of New East Port Said Harbor:
  4. Client: Port Said Port Authority (PSPA).
    Date: 2008.

    Scope of Work:












    MCG was the specialized geotechnical consultant for the project New East Port Said City working along with the general consultant a JV between DHV (Dutch consultant) and Nile Consultants (Prof. Mohamed Nasr Allam – Formerly the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation). The area of the project is 35 km2 bounded by Mediterranean sea from north, eastern branch of Suez Canal from west and Sinai form east and south. Our task involved 50 boreholes down to a maximum depth of 50 m, 20 locations to perform field vane tests to a depth of 20 m, and 35 locations to do CPT & piezocone (CPTU) tests. All geotechnical field and laboratory tests and investigation have been undergone. Analysis of geotechnical data, assessment of suitability of the site for the purpose of the project and its industrial zone, liquefaction potential and risk assessment analysis are among the purpose of study. Also, types of foundations, dewatering systems and recommendation for the suitable technique of soil improvement and consolidation control are included in our final report.

  5. P&G Manufacturing Expansion Project:
  6. Client: MC Consultants (Prof. Sameh Abdelgawad).
    Date: 2008.

    Scope of Work:



































    The project was executed on two different land parcels


    • Parcel Location: The site is located within the POLARIS International Industrial Park and is approximately 3 km west of the 6th of October industrial area.
    • Parcel Size: Total area of the site is approximately 220,000 m², with an almost rectangular shape approximately 160 m above sea level. The site is situated on a flat desert area, surrounded by natural terrain.
    • Current and Historical Use: The subject site lies on vacant desert land and has not been previously developed.


    • Parcel Location: The site is located within the Industrial Development Group Park and is approximately 500 m west of 6th of October industrial area.
    • Parcel Size: Total area of the site is approximately 200,000 m², with an almost rectangular shape approximately 160 m above sea level. The site is situated on a flat desert area, surrounded by natural terrain.
    • Current and Historical Use: The subject site lies on vacant desert land and has not previously been developed.

    Our task includes field & laboratory investigation through boreholes, SPT, CPTU, and temporary piezometers. The geotechnical data and analysis will be used for:

    1. Description of Site Geology in order to include Soil Classifications (USCS).
    2. Final Laboratory Test Results.
    3. Final Boring Logs.
    4. In-Situ Testing.
    5. Water Level Observations.
    6. Consolidation Characteristics.
    7. Drainage Coefficient.
    8. Allowable Soil Bearing Capacities.
    9. Coefficient of Active Earth Pressure.
    10. Coefficient of Earth Pressure at Rest and Angle of Internal Friction.
    11. Coefficient of Passive Earth Pressure.
    12. Coefficient of Friction and Cohesion for Resisting Lateral Loads.
    13. Modulus of Sub-grade Reaction (Slab / Mat Design).
    14. Effective Roadbed Soil Resilient Modulus.
    15. Recommendations for Foundation Type and Depth.
    16. Long and Short Term Foundation Settlement Predictions.
    17. Recommendations for compacting and placing engineered fills for the support of structures, slabs, and pavements.
    18. Preliminary recommendation for pavement design.
    19. Recommendations for the treatment of expansive, collapsible or otherwise unsuitable soils including blending, soil densification, chemical treatment or removal.
    20. Soil properties under dynamic and cyclic loads, including low strain amplitude shear wave velocity, material damping and Poisson’s ratio.
    21. Liquefaction assessment of the two sites.
  7. Cairo Festival City Project:
  8. Client: Al-Futtaim Real Estate Development "AFRED".
    Date: 2006.

    Scope of Work:











    The project is a premier mixed-use urban community consists of 700 feddans (≈ 3 million m2) at New Cairo City on the ring road, east of Cairo. The project site had 3 quarries of different depths. The largest one was about 40 m deep and a plan area exceeds 10,000 m2. Our role was to examine the available fill material around the quarries and to set the specifications and procedure to fill up these three quarries to be used for construction or other activities as assigned in the Master Plan of the project.

    At 2007 – 2008

    Our office has been the geotechnical consultant for "DETAC", the contractor of the five model villas for the project. Also, our office was their geotechnical consultant for the internal roads of the model villas, Toyota car exhibit and Honda car service center; all in the same project.

  9. Seismic Stability Evaluation of Aswan's old dam:
  10. Client: Ministry of Irrigation and Public Works.
    Date: August 1987 to December 1988.

    Scope of Work:



    Material quality assessment of the dam. Also, study of the stability of the dam and its foundations & its annexes under the effect of earthquakes & seismic loads.




    Work started in August 1987 to December 1988 in cooperation with Harza Engineering Company and Sabbour Associates.

  11. New Esna Barrage:
  12. Client: Ministry of Irrigation and Public Works.
    Date: 2007.

    Scope of Work:




    Revising the design of all the projects components during all its phases (before & during construction). 

    Attend meetings with contractors to solve technical problems.
  13. Preparation of Egyptian Code for Soil Mechanics and Foundations:
    (Personal Participation of Dr. Mohamed Amer)
    Client: Ministry of Housing and New Communities.

    Scope of Work:




    Participating in preparation of manuscript and revised editions of all prints of part III and part VI of the code; "Shallow foundations" and "Foundations subjected to vibrations" respectively since 1987 until last edition in 2001.

  14. Preparation of the Unified Arabic Code of Soil Mechanics and Foundations:
    (Personal Participation of Dr. Mohamed Amer)
    Client: Arab Engineers Union.

    Scope of Work:


    Adapting the Egyptian code to be applied to the regional unified Arabic Code.

  15. The Cargo Village of Cairo International Airport:
  16. Client: Consulting & Technical Studies Office.
    Date: 2001.

    Scope of Work:



    32 boreholes were implemented in the airports site & 16 plate load tests In the following sites:

    • Cargo & maintenance Area.
    • HEIA new refrigeration faculty.
  17. Lake Manzala Engineered Wetland Project – Port Said – Egypt:
  18. Client:



    • Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA).
    • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
    • Misr Concrete Development Company.
    Date: 2001.

    Scope of Work:




    Study and construction of new Fish Farming Lakes as a method of biological treatment of Bahr El-Bakar's main sewage drain of Port-Said governorate and territories. Our office performed all slope stability analysis, consolidation & settlement analysis as well as quality control of the embankment construction.

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