Following natural or man-made disasters, CE&G has been successful in assisting several of our clients in meeting with state OES, FEMA, or FHWA personnel to assess damage, and immediate and long term funding needs. After El Nino years of 1997-1998, 2000-2001, and 2005-2006, emergency geotechnical engineering services were provided to our municipal clients through our on-call contracts. Quite often this resulted in visiting the site within hours of the unexpected event and using engineering judgment to make quick decisions in the field. Because of our experience we can rapidly develop cost of repair estimates that can be used to initiate funding assistance requests and then follow those up with more detailed engineer’s estimates as repair projects progress.

Services have been provided for disasters such as the American Canyon and Loma Prieta Earthquakes, El Niño storm seasons, water main breaks, flooding, landslides, debris flows, and roadway and bridge washouts.

Emergency Services We Provide

  • Forensic engineering
  • Structural investigation
  • Foundation engineering
  • Liquefaction and settlement evaluation
  • Seismic hazard evaluation
  • Project management & coordination
  • Expert witness
  • Landslide hazard evaluation & stabilization design
  • Earth retaining structure design
  • Ground stabilization using soil add mixtures
  • Construction observations and materials testing
  • Laboratory testing
  • Special inspection services
  • Peer review for public agencies
  • Caltrans design and material reports
  • Bridge foundation reports (state/federally funded)
  • Log of test boring sheets
  • Plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E)
  • Seismic hazard evaluation
  • Pavement investigation and design