Areas of Expertise

Our areas of expertise span the full range of a project's lifetime, from concept to completion:

  • Feasibility studies for siting and routing of facilities
  • Geologic and geotechnical constraints/opportunities studies
  • Slope stability analysis (both static and seismic), including capability to address analytical requirements and the Seismic Hazards Mapping Act, as administered through the California Geological Survey (CGS) and local jurisdictions such as Santa Clara County and Santa Cruz County
  • Landslide evaluation (including use of aerial photographic interpretations, and both large-diameter and small-diameter borings)
  • Development of landslide repair approaches, engineerís estimates, and grading plans
  • Slope and landslide monitoring and instrumentation
  • Earthquake fault investigations (Alquist-Priolo and research-level)
  • Evaluation of seismic hazards (including Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis [PSHA])
  • Liquefaction potential evaluation and mitigation
  • Seismic safety and geologic/geotechnical elements of General Plans and EIRís
  • Design-level geotechnical (soils engineering) and engineering geologic investigations
  • Construction observation and testing
  • Post-construction monitoring
  • Litigation and arbitration/mediation support
  • Peer review of geologic and geotechnical investigations