Contact Information

  • Company: Engineering Analytics, Inc.
  • Phone: 970 488 3111
  • Cell: 970 222 6054
  • Fax: 970 488 3112
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Construction Defects and Geotechnical Engineering

Specialty Focus: Expansive Soils, Foundations, Collapsible Soils, Landslides, Retaining Walls, Excavations, Embankment Dams, Mill Tailings, Foundation Movement

Education: PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology; MS, Illinois Institute of Technology; BS, Illinois Institute of Technology

Years in Practice: 55

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10

Additional Information

Dr. Nelson is a Principal Engineer and former CEO of Engineering Analytics, Inc. a Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Consulting Company that he founded. It is located in Northern Colorado. He is also Professor Emeritus of Colorado State University where he taught Geotechnical Engineering for 39 years. He is the senior author of two textbooks on Foundations on Expansive Soil. He has served as expert witness on over 100 cases involving construction defects relating to foundations constructed on expansive or collapsing soil. He is also an expert on Mill Tailings Dams. He is the engineer of record for raises on two tailings dams and has consulted on several cases involving tailings dam failures.