Seismic Hazard and Ground Motion Development

Our team has experience in seismic source characterization, ground motion characterization, detailed site response analysis, seismic hazard and risk analyses across the United States.

Geotechnical Engineering

We specialize in seismic evaluation and retrofit of earth dams, tall buildings, and other critical infrastructure.  Our geotechnical practice includes a full range of services from site investigation to performance-based foundation evaluations.

Geologic Hazards

Our practice includes qualitative and quantitative assessment of the potential for surface fault rupture, tsunami inundation, and earthquake-induced liquefaction, settlement/densification, lateral movement, and landsliding.


Key Projects

Our team has worked on:

Seismic Hazard & Ground Motion Development

  • DCPP Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee (SSHAC) Level 3
  • Blue Castle SSHAC Level 3
  • San Francisco Transbay Terminal
  • Washington Monument

Geologic Hazards

  • California Hospital Structural Performance SPC-4D
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife
  • U.S. State Department
  • Liquefaction evaluations for pipelines, tall buildings, critical infrastructure facilities

Dam Safety

  • FERC Part 12D Independent Consultant Services
  • Potential Failure Modes Analyses (PFMA) Facilitation
  • Seismic Slope Stability and Deformation Analyses
  • Remedial Dam Design

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Field investigations for the design and construction of new buildings
  • Seismic retrofit of existing buildings
  • Development of foundation recommendations in complex geologic settings

Key Research Projects

Seismic Hazard and Ground Motion

  • NGA-West1
  • NGA-West2 Directivity Working Group
  • PEER Directivity Model
  • Ground Motion Rotation and Maximum Direction
  • PEER Validation Project

Geologic Hazards

  • Tectonic Deformation in Marin County

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Dam Risk Analysis
  • Newmark Displacement Model


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