Engineering Consulting and Testing Firm in Northern California
Materials Testing, Inc. and its subsidiary, KC Engineering Company, are a full-service geotechnical engineering, materials testing, special inspection, and environmental firm. With over 50 years combined experience in the business, we have participated in the development of numerous sites with varying topographic and geologic conditions from the initial site history and resulting subsurface soil investigations to quality control and quality assurance during public and private improvement construction. This experience drives our company to support our clientele with the ability to evaluate new projects and contribute intelligent geotechnical engineering, materials testing and special inspection services during construction.
KC Engineering’s professional engineers and staff help clients evaluate the subsurface condition of a site in order to establish the most geotechnically feasible and cost-effective earthwork and foundation alternative.
Our work includes conducting site reconnaissances, evaluating historical research, reviewing regulatory agency records and government databases, interpreting aerial photographs, historic topographic maps, and more.
Our geologic services have been proven invaluable in evaluating the engineering and structural geology of a site and determining the potential impacts of project layout, site grading, and structure foundation design.
Materials Testing & Special Inspection
We maintain soils, concrete and aggregate testing equipment to service the testing needs required by the individual project specifications. Our equipment is calibrated and maintained by an independent agency.
Our geotechnical soils laboratory is used to determine the physical properties of the soil samples retrieved during field investigations. Testing is performed in accordance with the latest ASTM, AASHTO and Caltrans Test methods.
Slope and landslide stability analysis, settlement and expansive soils studies, foundation and pavement evaluations, poor drainage and moisture intrusion studies, remedial earthwork and foundation design, and more.
Materials Testing Inc. and its subsidiary, KC Engineering Company, was formed by Douglas King and David Cymanski in 1996 and has grown to be one of the most respected engineering consulting and testing firms in Northern California. Two new principals were added, Andrew King and Maurice Mathews. With over 50 years of combined experience, we have participated in the development of numerous sites with varying topographic and geologic conditions. From initial site history and resulting subsurface soil investigations to quality control and quality assurance during public and private improvement construction. This experience drives our company to support our clientele with the ability to evaluate new projects and contribute intelligent, common sense driven, geotechnical engineering, materials testing and special inspection services during construction. Our strength is based on our entire staff of professional and staff engineers, certified technicians and inspectors, and supporting administrative staff working together to provide excellent client service, practical and cost-effective solutions, and timely reports. Our work is thorough, well organized, timely, within budget and of the highest professional quality.
We are a Certified Small Business with the State of California Department of General Services (Reference #23181). Our business philosophy is to provide exemplary service to our clients and to surpass it in future projects. Our engineers are licensed to practice in the State of California and Oregon as Professional and Geotechnical Engineers.
The services provided in both our Vacaville and Redding offices includes geotechnical, geologic, environmental, materials testing and special inspection services. We strive to meet the ever-increasing demands of clients who expect the best in engineering services and conformance with the state of practice. Our offices have a proven record of responding quickly and efficiently to the needs of our clients. We recognize that the engineering field continues to evolve, especially in respect to earthquake engineering. In order to keep up with the latest technologies and engineering data, our engineers attend technical seminars on a regular basis and consult with others working in the field and in our industry.
Phone: (707) 447-4025
David Cymanski, Principal Engineer
Maury Mathews, Field & Lab Manager
Jeanine Meegan, Office Manager
Kelly Braithwaite, Office Assistant