Engineering Geology and Geologic Hazard Mitigation

SFB provides engineering geology services to identify and mitigate the potential geologic hazards affecting project planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance. Geologic Hazard studies are designed to address the following issues:

  • Fault Location
  • Potential Fault Activity and Rupture Hazard
  • Soil Liquefaction
  • Lateral Spreading and Ground Deformation
  • Seismically-Induced Settlement
  • Slope Stability
  • Landslide Delineation
  • Rock Rip-Ability
  • Strong Ground Motions
  • Seismic Design Criteria
  • Earthquake Time-History Design

SFB helps clients develop cost effective mitigation measures to meet project performance goals, minimize risk, and satisfy regulatory requirements. Our geologic hazard studies are performed by registered geologists and certified engineering geologists. Investigations often include:

  • Data and Literature Review
  • Air Photo and Geomorphic Analysis
  • Trenching
  • Tectonic Geomorphology
  • Geologic Mapping
  • Borings
  • Geophysical Surveys
  • Paleoseismic Studies (dating past earthquakes, recurrence intervals and slip rates)