Forensics

Because the southwest is geologically complex, our professionals and technical staff are knowledgeable in the fields of geology, engineering geology, hydrogeology and seismicity. These capabilities include evaluation of historic ground shaking, deterministic seismic analysis, developing response spectra, earthquake hazard assessment, liquefaction potential and other parameters that may be required by the structural engineer or building agency.

Our forensic experience in dealing with geotechnical difficulties resulting from fill settlements, expansive soils, landslides, and shallow groundwater helps us to eliminate problems in the design process before they develop in the field.