About Us

A Top Tier
Engineering
Firm

We’re in the business of dirt and dust, and we’re ready to handle any engineering challenge from the top of the roof to the ground and down.

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We have advanced capabilities in geotechnical and geostructural engineering, environmental consulting, specialty construction, materials engineering and testing, and third-party inspections.

Our Services

Geotechnical Engineering

Provide engineering and associated consulting services, to obtain practical and cost-effective design solutions for the geotechnical aspects of each project.

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Testing and Inspection

Complete quality control testing and special inspections for soils, site utilities, foundations, structural concrete, structural steel, masonry, and pavements.

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Subsurface Investigations

Diverse fleet of mounted drill rigs to perform subsurface sampling, in-situ testing, rock coring, and geotechnical instrumentation installs.

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Environmental Consulting

Investigation, testing, monitoring, and remediation services including: due diligence, subsurface investigations, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials, and ecological studies.

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Geostructural Engineering

Evaluations of existing structures, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), MSE retaining wall design, foundations and substructures design, sheeting and shoring, and excavation support.

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Deep Foundations

Foundation analyses to provide practical and cost-effective design options, as well as inspections and monitoring during construction.

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Specialty Construction

Full fleet of in-house equipment, capable of providing Design-Build services to include: SOE, grouting, underpinning, and deep foundations.

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Facilities Consulting

Observations and monitoring of curtain wall systems, EIFS cladding, exterior envelope air barrier and windows, waterproofing, roofing system applications, and other building envelope systems.

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Construction Consulting

Construction progress reviews for substantial/final completion and 3rd Party Management Services for Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire/Life Safety Inspections.

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Geoscience

Geophysical investigations and evaluations of unknown subsurface conditions, using techniques such as: Electrical Resistivity, Seismic Refraction/Reflection Surveys, Vibration/Sound Monitoring, and Electromagnetic/Micro-Gravity Surveys.

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Laboratory Testing

Accredited Laboratory by ACOE-AASHTO for testing of soils, aggregate, concrete, and Masonry/Mortar/Grout, with laboratory personnel certified by NICET and ACI.

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Featured Projects

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We bring 30 years of experience to your most challenging commercial, residential and industrial projects — plus cutting-edge equipment and techniques that lead to innovative and cost-effective recommendations that you won’t find anywhere else.

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Careers

Advance Your Career

Employees at Hillis-Carnes are supported with training, mentoring and a collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment. We go after challenges that help us grow and help our clients to reach new heights.

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Recent News

  • 13 Jul 2016

    Hillis-Carnes Sponsors Cecil County Campaign Fundraiser for Gov. Larry Hogan

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  • 29 Jun 2016

    Hillis-Carnes Capitol Services, PLLC Receives Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Certification

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  • 14 Jun 2016

    Come Join Us at the Charm City Crab Run 5K on Saturday, June 25th

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