Applied Geotech, LLC or AGI is a local engineering firm specializing in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Services, and Environmental Services. AGI provides engineering services to the Grand Strand and surrounding areas with our offices and laboratory located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Since its inception in 2011, AGI has provided engineering and construction services, for commercial, industrial, and residential projects


The Engineers and technical staff of Applied Geotech are local to the Grand Strand and have extensive knowledge of subsurface conditions dating back to the late 1970's. Our experience in Myrtle Beach and Horry County is second to none. As a locally owned and operated firm, AGI does not need to support costly out of town corporate overhead. You will deal directly with the professionals who will serve your project. Our engineers and construction professionals have over sixty years combined experience.



James R. Nehez, P.E
President and Senior Engineer

James (Jim) Nehez, P.E. is the President and Senior Engineer at Applied Geotech and has over forty (40) years of experience in the Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental, and Materials Testing fields. Since graduation from the Citadel in 1977, he has managed projects in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Columbia, SC as well as Savannah, GA and the Republic of Panama. He has served as project and design geotechnical engineer on roadway, airport, condominium, and commercial projects. His experience ranges from small projects to large industrial projects.

Throughout his career, Mr. Nehez has been active in Professional Societies and has served as President of several groups including the South Carolina Society of Engineers, and the Columbia and Myrtle Beach Chapters of the Construction Specifications Institute. In May, 1992, Mr. Nehez founded the South Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals in order to foster an interaction between environmental professionals practicing in both the private and public sectors and provide continuing education for Registered Geologists and Engineers. He established and was the charter President of the ASCE Branch in Myrtle Beach.

Mr. Nehez has provided engineering services to numerous notable projects during his career including Project Manager for Materials Testing for the Cross Coal Fired Plant, Cross, SC, Seismic Study for the restart of the K Reactor at Savannah River Site, and numerous buildings and additions to The University of South Carolina including the Rare Books and Special Collections addition to the Thomas Cooper Library.

Mr. Nehez served as Project Engineer for Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control for the Ridgeway Gold Mine, Ridgeway, SC including Hwy 17 Bypass Bridge. Mr. Nehez performed geotechnical engineering for bridge and roadways. His responsibilities included: formulation and administration of the CQC plan, and soil and concrete materials testing. He was also responsible for Construction QA/QC of 367 acres of tailings impoundment, including material selection, compaction of dike material, and monitoring the installation of 60 mill HDPE liner. At the time this project was completed it was the largest HDPE liner installation of its type in the world.

Mr. Nehez spent five years in the Republic of Panama as Project Manager for Construction Quality Control for the Third Set of Locks, Panama Canal Expansion. His responsibilities included overall technical oversight of quality control testing for concrete and soils. The $3.4 billion project included over 27 million cubic yards of backfill and fill including the construction of 3 major earth dams. The locks required over 6.5 million cubic yards of concrete more than 1.5 times that used in the Hoover Dam.

Mr. Nehez was an Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at Horry Georgetown Tech between 1997 and 2001 where he taught Highway Design, Foundation Engineering, and Construction Contracts.