Chad M. Poché, P.E.
Mr. Poché is the Vice President, co-founder, and partner in Gulf South. He has been a consulting geotechnical engineer for more than 25 years in South Louisiana, working on traditional and unique geotechnical engineering projects (shallow and deep foundation design, slope stability, pavement design, etc.). Mr. Poché has also provided construction oversight for virtually every type of earthwork related project. He has been the geotechnical engineer of record for thousands of projects throughout his career.
Mr. Poché’s experience includes the development of appropriate scopes of work and proposals for a broad range of projects; planning and coordinating analyses; preparing technical reports; foundation and geotechnical engineering design; construction recommendations; Miss. River facility permitting; managing personnel and office operations; and expert witness testimony. Mr. Poché has logged soil borings; overseen the installation of ground water monitoring wells, piezometers, and inclinometers; overseen and evaluated pile load tests; overseen, performed, and evaluated dynamic pile testing (PDA and PIT); performed CMT field testing and inspection; and performed laboratory testing.