Risk Analysis + Design



Our engineers, scientists, and architects perform risk assessment analyses to identify probable future failures and partner with you to develop plans and designs to allow you to move forward with peace of mind. We employ integrated surface and subsurface engineering, while leveraging data analytics and state-of-the-art numerical modeling technologies to design pragmatic and lasting solutions so you accurately and effectively map, model, monitor, and manage your risk.

Geotechnical Design + Site Investigations

Commercial and residential developers trust us to provide industry-leading geotechnical design reports and risk-mitigation strategies (including our own, proprietary strategy, Limited Site Investigation, LSI®), which help identify areas of increased risk and reduce costs.

Flood Protection + Support

We help communities protect against flood damage. We identify flood hazard areas and minimize encroachment using recommended riparian buffers. By studying historical records, geologic maps and aerial photographs, our team of hydrologists and engineers make recommendations regarding zoning ordinances for communities.

Construction Observation + Monitoring

Using tiltmeters, vibration monitors, and other tools and sensors, our trained technicians and engineers monitor and evaluate the construction of buildings and infrastructure projects.

Offshore Geotechnical Analysis

We provide subject matter expertise (SME) as advisory/consulting services overseeing seabed foundation design/analyses problems, specializing in preventing and mitigating seabed-structure interactions in deepwater and ultra-deepwater very soft soils using advanced numerical modeling.


To minimize leaks, pipeline owners rely on our proprietary Earth Factors Risk Modeling® monitoring system, a program which analyzes multiple GIS data sets to deliver a risk map to the client’s pipeline infrastructure, scalable from neighborhood to nation, so clients can monitor and get real-time notifications of potential risks when soil characteristics and changing moisture conditions, among other variables, affect and stress underground pipelines.