Strong Foundations


The foundation of a good design rests on a solid understanding of the underlying soils. Lumos & Associates’ geotechnical staff has the experience and the expertise to investigate and evaluate complex subsurface conditions.

We have performed geotechnical investigations for large municipal buildings, commercial and industrial developments, roads, utilities, tunnels, and pipelines. We are familiar with a wide range of geotechnical stabilization techniques, including piles, reinforced earth mats, retaining walls, geotextile fabrics, and geogrids that are designed to save our clients money while providing a strong foundation for their projects.


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Mitch Burns, P.E., CEM - Materials Engineering Manager

Mitch has over 31 years of geotechnical engineering experience. He has served as a materials technician, special inspector, project engineer, project manager, and department manager. Mitch has authored numerous geotechnical reports for schools, roadways, airports, pipelines, buildings, mines, and site developments across Nevada, and also oversees the Lumos materials testing laboratories. He has experience in slope stability analysis, fault evaluations, and a variety of roadway rehabilitation methods that include pulverizing and reusing existing roadway sections, lime and cement treatments, rock stabilization, geogrids, and geotextile fabrics.

As Lumos’ Materials Engineering Manager, Mitch oversees our three AASHTO-certified materials laboratories, field materials testing operations, and geotechnical reporting.

University of Nevada, Reno
Master of Science, Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

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At Lumos & Associates, we hire and mentor great talent to serve our local communities. We are dedicated as a firm to fostering and promoting innovation and collaboration among all associates. We believe this ongoing commitment will ensure the continued longevity, stability and success of our firm.

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