The background of the Principals of MCI are in foundations and geotechnical engineering. Dr. John Lai obtained his Ph.D. in Foundation Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His son, Dr. Timothy Lai, obtained his Ph.D. in Geomechanics from Stanford University, USA. Supported by numerous geotechnical, structural, and civil engineers and geologists, the company provides a wide range of services from subsurface investigations, comprehensive soil evaluations, soil remediation, all the way to efficient and cost effective design, excavation, soil protection and construction.