About Us

About Earth Engineering, Inc

Established in 1996 by Principal and Chief Engineer, Moe A. Shihadeh, P.E., D. GE Earth Engineering, Inc., found its’ niche in providing quality geotechnical and construction materials testing services to entities of different nature and industry. This expertise has led to the award of indefinite (Evergreen) contracts with Houston Independent School District, Texas A&M University System, UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center, Port of Houston Authority, City of Houston, and Harris County, thus also creating an outstanding history of contract extensions and re-selections.

Earth Engineering, Inc. is owned and operated by its’ Founding Principal, Moe A. Shihadeh, P.E., D. GE and headquartered in Houston, Texas. The firm staffs 30 employees which include, Registered Professional Engineers, Engineers in Training, a Team of Qualified Management Professionals, Administrative Professionals, Qualified and Certified Laboratory and Field Representatives. The firm also entails a comprehensive Geotechnical and Construction Materials Testing Laboratory that maintains and adheres to the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) rules and regulations. We are also a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) firm.

About Our Lab

In 2005, we moved into a 13,000 square foot facility. Our current facility includes:

  • Over 7,000 square feet of space dedicated to materials and geotechnical testing with the ability to expand if the need arises.
  • A state-of-the-art concrete specimen curing facility that can hold over 3,500 concrete cylinders at any given time.
  • We use the latest technology by Extech Instruments to monitor the temperature and humidity in our concrete specimen curing facility.
  • A new Forney 500,000 lb concrete compression machine.
  • In-house coring services.
  • A full line of soil testing equipment to ensure most tests can be performed in-house.
  • Earth Engineering, Inc.’s curing room is a State-of-the-Art facility utilizing an Extech Instruments monitoring system.

The system monitors the temperature and humidity of the curing room and records every 3 minutes, typically, 1,200 readings per day.
ASTM and ACI concrete curing requirements for temperature are 72° F +/- 3° F. These readings are plotted at the end of the day and kept in a binder.

Since 1996

Company History

  • 1996

    Earth Engineering, Inc. was incorporated in Texas as a geotechnical, environmental engineering, and material testing service firm to be an innovative leader in design and recommendations of cost-effective foundation systems to support medical, institutional, commercial, industrial, infrastructure and residential structures in challenging soil conditions.

  • 1997

    Certified by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) as a small business enterprise.

  • 2000

    Ranked by the University of Houston Small Business Development Center as “Number 14” among 100 private companies making the greatest impact in Houston.  Also, ranked “Number 3” in percentage increase in jobs from 1997 to 1999.

  • 2001

    Received the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) “Accredited Laboratory” laboratory certification to perform construction materials testing services.

  • 2001

    Ranked by the University of Houston Small Business Development Center as “Number 20” among 100 private companies making the greatest impact on Houston.

  • 2002

    Certified by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers as an engineering firm.

  • 2003

    Certified by the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) as a small business enterprise.

  • 2006

    Received the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) “Accredited Laboratory” laboratory certification to perform geotechnical engineering services in addition to construction materials testing services.  Certificate No. 1501-01 & 1501.02.

  • 2008

    Successfully completed the second largest continuous mat pour in the United States (U.T. – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – Administrative Support Buildings, Convention Center and Parking Garage), second only to the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and the largest continuous mat pour in the State of Texas.

  • 2010

    Certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) by the State of Texas Certification Number: 1760547097400

  • 2017

    Obtained Pre-Certification with the Texas Department of Transportation (TX-DOT)