20 Years of Excellence
Soil Testing & Engineering Ltd. (STL) was founded in 1999 with a commitment to provide high-quality professional services in the fields of geotechnical and environmental engineering. As the firm grew and evolved, we broadened our services to meet the needs of various clients. This expansion led to the development of our sister company, EDB International, which delivers planning, design, surveying, and civil and residential engineering services to government agencies as well as private and public sector clients.
We grow alongside our partners in order to provide the best possible service.
We pride ourselves on our unique strengths, which include:
STL is a prequalified S/M/DBE with many government agencies. We are also EDGE and MBE certified with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. We are a registered professional engineering firm in Ohio and Illinois and are prequalified with the Ohio Department of Transportation to provide various civil engineering, surverying, and geotechnical engineering services.
Shafi Alam PE, President
Shafi Alam founded STL to apply his extensive testing and civil engineering background. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and went on to graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in seven US states.
Mr. Alam has over 20 years of practical experience in engineering, project management, and field testing, and specializes in geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing. He has supervised the construction of the World Trade Center in St. Paul, MN and Camden Yard baseball stadium in Baltimore, to name but a few.
Barry Armitage, Business Development
Barry leads STL's marketing and business development. He wields over 12 years of experience marketing technical services through private, state, and federal entities like Ohio's Edison Centers of Excellence and the National Science Foundation.
Charter Hill Construction, Inc.
"Soil Testing and Engineering, LTD. of Dublin, Ohio... performed testing for us in the construction of Oakmont Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio. On more than one occasion, [STL] was asked to do extra testing on short notice and... [were] always available to meet our needs. It was a pleasure to work with Soil Testing and Engineering Ltd... We can wholeheartedly without any reservation recommend this company to work for you on any project." - Pam Hill, Charter Hill Construction, Inc.
ODOT District 8
"I try to equally show praise when it is due... Good work." "This has been a tough job, so [STL Tech] should be commended. This is the first positive thing that has come out of [our] office since we have started, so nice job." -Mark Wilson and Greg Siefring, ODOT District 8
Shelly & Sands
"...the amount of effort that you put into your responsibilities has not gone unnoticed! You have made the project much better since taking control of the documentation of S&S's materials, on the subcontractor side. [STL] should be more than happy with your efforts and your work. And I'd like to say "Thank You" from myself and the 219016-Akron project." -Greg Sykes, Shelly & Sands
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