PARTIAL LIST: Individuals excluded; some firms no longer exist; page updated 8/28/2016; 2013-2016 clients in green.
Chetco Federal Credit Union hired BGC to provide soils information to support the design of the Crescent City branch office, which is now a Coast Central Credit Union office.
Coast Central Credit Union hired us to provide a foundation soils and geo-hazard assessment for the lMcKinleyville Branch office.
Beginning in 1986, Winzler & Kelly Consulting Engineers (W&K, now GHD Inc.) hired Busch Geotechnical to provide geologic information to support projects including water tank installations and repairs, seismic retrofits, road and utility corridor construction, and design of structures.
The McKinleyville Community Services District hired BGC geologists to provide underground mapping of a large land tract to assess its potential to handle large volumes of treated effluent.
Lenders, owners, sellers, buyers, and potential buyers have hired BGC to assess the risk to homes in Nesika Beach, OR, a chronically eroding coastal strand, and on many other shorelines and hillslopes..
Individual homeowners building their dream home or retirement home or starter home have hired us to provide the required regulatory reports and the necessary engineering design information.
Real estate brokers and agents, concerned about their liability, have hired BGC to evaluate property conditions independent of their clients. Here, the columns in this new high-end home are out-of-plumb: the bottom of each column is kicked out to the left, toward a steep slope below the home. The piers supporting the decks were not embedded deeply enough.
Cellular tower companies or their agents have hired BGC to provide site reports and constructon monitoring. Here is one big hole for a cell tower foundation in Fortuna. It's ready for a rebar cage. The next photo shows just how big.
Many Different Developers from Many Different States have hired us to support their work. We typically provide foundation soil information, hazards and risk analysis, support for the project engineer or architect, and follow-up construction monitoring. Here's the Hampton Inn in Crescent City (now Oceanfront Lodge). It required an exceptionally thorough report for the California Coastal Commission.
Cities, counties, and their engineers have hired BGC to provide stability analyses for water tanks, utilities lines, community wastewater disposal fields, and roads. Here is a drill rig perched on an unstable bluff top threatening a part of a community wastewater treatment facility. The neon line is the footprint of a proposed deep wall.
Individuals, contractors, engineers, architects, and designers have hired BGC to provide soil parameters to support design work. Here's part of the firm's Arcata, CA, soils lab.
Quarry owners have hired BGC to assess rock and over-burden volume and quality, provide stability analyses, and monitor erosion-control structures to keep the quarry in compliance with State laws. This is the largest working face of the Scheve Quarry in Gasquet. Improperly managed operations could cause sediment to enter the pristine Smith River.
Individuals and firms have hired us to install and monitor unstable and questionably stable hillslopes (and sometimes structures). Here is the slope inclinometer setup--datamate, cable, and sensor (already down-hole)--ready to monitor a casing that we installed on a bluff top. Note the cracks left (upslope) of the casing.