The ability to inspire creativity and leverage the collective abilities of a diverse group of professionals and tradesmen is the driving force behind the delivery of visionary projects. Leadership in the construction price-value relationship has never been more important than in the modern construction economy.

Since 2004, we have partnered with A&E firms, real estate development groups and design/build contractors to provide retaining wall selection, specification and design services. As the project site design evolves, we move at the speed of business to adapt retaining wall solutions and ensure that the most appropriate design is always delivered on time.

Let our comprehensive approach to retaining wall design help reduce risk and deliver the project on-time and under budget!

  • Retaining Wall Technology/System Selection Consulting
  • Construction Budget Preparation
  • Geo-Structural Retaining Wall Design Analysis
  • Slope Stability Evaluation
  • Foundation Settlement Evaluation & Mitigation
  • Construction Specifications Preparation
  • Construction Plans Preparation
  • Materials Testing
  • Construction Observation & Inspection


Whether it’s your first retaining wall or you build them every day, you know that sound design and accurate material quantities are the first crucial step in the profitable construction of any structure.  Sourcing that information in a timely fashion is an absolute must.  At JC Hines and Associates, optimized retaining wall design and value-engineering consulting is our stock in trade.  Let JC Hines and Associates help you build more profit into your retaining wall projects with the following services:

  • Preliminary Design/Construction Feasibility
  • Material Quantity Estimates
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Retaining Wall Design Optimization
  • Value Engineering

Product Management/
Technical Market Development

Since we opened our doors, JC Hines and Associates has been a strong technical advocate for the expanded use of concrete modular block retaining wall technology.  As an outgrowth of our core commitment to the delivery of optimized retaining wall solutions, we have expanded our services to offer product management and technical market development consulting to manufacturing firms that produce retaining wall materials and structural components.  Not many engineering firms truly understand the business behind the effective delivery of quality retaining wall products.  We do!

  • Market Research & Strategic Planning
  • Product Research & Development Consulting
  • Public Agency APL/QPL Submittal Preparation
  • Technical Sales Training
  • Continuing Education Seminars
  • Product Guide Specification Preparation
  • Technical Literature Development


Forensic Engineering Investigation/

Retaining walls are complex structures that sometimes don’t perform as intended. In these situations, an accurate analysis and reasoned recommendations, based upon sound judgement and experience, provide a practical resolution for our clients. JC Hines & Associates provides the following services:

  • Wall Failure Investigation
  • Construction Defect Evaluation
  • Structural Performance Analysis
  • Remediation Consulting
  • Expert Witness Services