Alan Kropp & Associates is a well-respected consulting firm in the fields of geotechnical and seismic hazards. While retaining our character as a small, privately-owned, full service geotechnical firm, we consistently provide excellent client service. Our firm’s guiding principles include a strong and ethical commitment to our profession, families, community, and the environment.

About Us

About UsAlan Kropp & Associates (AKA) is an independent privately-owned geotechnical consulting firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. From our downtown Berkeley offices, we provide a full range of geotechnical services to a broad spectrum of public and private-sector clients. Learn more »


PersonnelAKA’s professional personnel include experts in geo-hazards, foundations, earth retention, site response, forensics, and legal consulting. AKA’s founder, Principal Engineer and President, Alan Kropp, has over 35 years of geotechnical engineering experience and actively manages the firm. Learn more »


AKA is classified by company and on-site lab certifications.Learn more »


EmploymentWe have an immediate need for staff, project, and senior level engineers to work on a wide variety of geotechnical investigation and construction projects including schools, landslide repairs, residences, and private developments. Learn more »


EmploymentAKA’s personnel are actively engaged in professional, business, and public spheres to communicate geotechnical engineering principles for public and private benefit. Learn more »