Burns Cooley Dennis specializes in providing geotechnical engineering services. Founded in 1985, the firm has more than 100 employees. It offers soil boring, laboratory testing, construction materials engineering, and pavement research and design services. Burns Cooley Dennis works for a variety of projects, such as streets, solid waste landfills, multistory buildings, power plants, treatment facilities, retaining walls, elevated tanks and communications towers. Its client list features several architects, civil engineers, state agencies, municipalities, developers and contractors. Headquartered in Ridgeland, Miss., the firm also has offices in Hattiesburg, Gulfport, Memphis, Tenn. Burns Cooley Dennis additionally offers specialized value engineering, design/build optimization and landslide stabilization services, as well as preliminary soil and forensic studies. Its soils laboratory is equipped to perform compressibility, permeability and classification tests.