Earth Consultants International provides engineering geology consulting services during the feasibility, planning, environmental impact analysis, and design phases of public and private construction projects. We also provide post-construction, forensic analysis of failed or troubled projects. We are often retained to assist with complex geological projects around the world that require innovative solutions.
Engineering geology is an applied science. Knowledge of geological formations and processes is used to evaluate the interaction between the earth and engineering projects or human activities, and to recognize and mitigate the impacts that may result from these interactions. Of major concern is the safety and welfare of the people that depend on these structures or buildings on a day-to-day basis, and the protection of property from damage caused by geological processes. To that end, Earth Consultants International offers specialized services in Natural Hazard Analysis, including seismicity and fault investigations, landslide and slope instability studies, and liquefaction susceptibility assessments. We also undertake services in Mineral Exploration Geology, Archeogeology, Terrain Modeling and Forensic Analysis/Expert Witness services. Team members work collaboratively on individual projects depending on their geological expertise and unique skills.
Our professionals include experts in geomorphology and surface processes, soil-stratigraphic techniques for age estimation, neotectonics and active fault characterization, seismic and earthquake hazards, structural geology, economic and petroleum geology, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Projects that we have worked on in the United States and internationally include dams and levees, above-ground and subsurface reservoirs, pipelines, harbors, liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks, mines and quarries, tunnels, landfills, water and wastewater systems, wind turbines, schools and colleges, highways, roadways and bridges, manufacturing facilities, and other industrial, commercial and residential developments. Our clients include municipal agencies, utility and energy companies and entities, urban planners, school districts, engineering companies, developers, archaeological companies, law firms, and other geological and geotechnical engineering consultants that require our expertise.
Our goal is to provide cutting-edge technical consulting in a responsive, ethically and cost-effective manner to clients around the world in need of solutions to their complex earth science problems. Our passion is to transfer knowledge by being involved in educational and outreach activities while doing our work, and in the process develop long-lasting personal and professional relationships. Having fun while doing our work is an added bonus!