Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering, PLLC

Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering

Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering, PLLC (ICE), helmed by President and CEO Elham Farzam, is a full-service transportation consulting and engineering firm. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, the firm has branch locations throughout the Southeastern United States.

ICE’s continued success has led to significant growth since our inception in 2005. Today, the ICE team consists of more than 400 employees, including:

  • Over 80 Licensed Professionals (including PE, RLS, LG, & RLA),
  • Numerous Civil Engineering Graduates (certified engineers-in-training),
  • Utility Coordination Managers,
  • Fully-equipped Surveying Crews led by a Licensed Registered Survey Manager,
  • A Construction Management and Inspection Division of more than 130, and
  • Numerous CADD Technicians and Support Personnel.

With this comprehensive collection of skilled professionals, Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering specializes in aviation design, bridges/structures, construction services, foundation testing, geotechnical engineering, hydrology/hydraulic design, and NEPA environmental documentation.

ICE continually strives to pay unmatched attention to detail, offer outstanding personal client service, and to tirelessly pursue excellence to a level unrivaled in the infrastructure services industry.  


Architectural Services

ICE offers a comprehensive range of building design services, from inventory/programming of space needs to design alternatives; from drawings and specs to construction administration. Mr. Farzam has served numerous commercial and general aviation clients throughout South Carolina and the Southeast US.

Aviation Planning & Design

Our team includes skilled aviation engineers who offer a wide range of professional airside and landside engineering skills, serving projects at general aviation and commercial service airports located across South Carolina and the Southeast US. 

Bridge / Structure Design

ICE offers a comprehensive variety of Structural Design services. These include bridge, culvert and retaining wall designs. ICE Structural Engineers’ projects have included designing major and minor bridges over railroads, highways, and waterways in multiple states as well as internationally.

CE&I Services

The ICE team includes in-house, full-time, state-certified, site-based Construction Engineer and Inspection Technicians. These professionals perform materials testing and sampling, safety management, workzone traffic control services, and construction inspections. In this way they help ensure the successful completion of transportation construction.

Construction Management

The ICE team offers construction management services to oversee projects from start to finish. These services provide comprehensive management oversight for all development, design, and construction activities necessary to successfully complete projects.

Design-Build Engineering

Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering has been “lead” on over two dozen significant Design-Build projects. These have included bridge replacement packages (consisting of more than 50 bridges combined), numerous interstate rehabilitation and widening projects, new alignment highways (including new structures over streams), and mega bridge replacements spanning large tidal rivers.

Environmental Services

ICE offers a range of environmental services. These include:

  • NEPA documentation
  • Wetland delineation
  • Section 404/401 permitting, and
  • Environmental compliance

ICE’s environmental services further enhance our ability to provide full-service transportation consulting and design. Such the in-house collaborative planning and design can significantly expedite project delivery.

Foundation Testing

ICE’s quality control protocols require us to rigorously test the strength and integrity of our concrete structures and pile foundations. Typical tests include:

  • Pile Testing (PDA)
  • Crosshole Sonic Logging (CSL)
  • CSL with Tomography
  • Static Load Testing
  • Vibration Monitoring
  • SPT Hammer Calibration and Instrumentation Services

Geotechnical Engineering

Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering offers design and construction support of complex geotechnical features for both traditional projects as well as design-build transportation projects. ICE’s design functions include embankments, foundations, shoring systems, railway bridges, among others.

Hydrology / Hydraulic Design

ICE provides Hydrological and Hydraulic Services, including:

  • Roadway Drainage Plans
  • Bridge Hydraulic Analysis
  • Storm Sewer Design
  • Ditch Design
  • Culvert Analysis
  • Pond Design
  • Energy Dissipation Design
  • FEMA Analysis
  • Flood Control Modeling, and more

Pavement Engineering

Our pavement engineering solutions range from pavement evaluation (using FWD and GPR) to designing new or rehabilitated pavement and developing pavement management systems. Our Pavement Engineers are skilled in pavement evaluation and design for projects featuring both flexible (HMA) and rigid (PCC and RCC) pavements.

Port Engineering/Civil Site Design

Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering offers port engineering and civil design solutions. Our services positively impact projects from their initial planning stages, feasibility analysis, and conceptual design all the way to later phases of development, procurement, and construction management.

Program Management

Our skilled professionals have experience and expertise in managing large, multi-project transportation improvement programs, both for local and state agencies. Our ability to administer complex financial data and interface with the owners’ accounting systems in “real time” are the pillars of success of each assignment.

Roadway/Highway Design

ICE roadway engineers design roadway systems that are cost-effective, reliable, safe and maintainable. They have successfully conceived complex roadway widening/extensions, major and minor interchanges, bridge approaches and roundabouts, unpaved to paved roads, and multi-use cycling and walking paths.

Surveying Services

Professional ICE surveyors possess over 80 years of collective experience. This knowledge covers all facets of field surveying across a wide range of infrastructure projects. ICE serves our public and private sector clients on stand-alone survey projects and turn-key engineering assignments.

Traffic Engineering

The traffic professionals of Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering have diverse experience in all facets of traffic engineering and transportation planning. This includes the analysis and mitigation of traffic congestion to facilitate optimal traffic flow.

Utility Coordination

ICE’s highly skilled Utility Managers provide effective communication with utility owners, agencies, design firms and local municipalities. In this way, they can better coordinate electric, water, sanitary, gas utilities, and communication on ICE transportation projects.

ICE Projects