Coastal Engineering & Restoration
Building Resilient Coastlines and Vibrant Communities
Coastal zones today face especially challenging conditions, from erosion, flooding, reoccurring severe weather events and population shift to waterfront centers. The catastrophic impact of hurricanes along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts in recent years, and the ongoing concerns over sea level rise elsewhere, have increased awareness of the negative impacts of coastal erosion.
Successful projects are driven by sound science, attention to detail and experience tackling the challenges of working in a marine environment. We bring more than 60 years of experience in mitigation, restoration and creation projects, with a focus on beaches, bays and estuaries.
Our focused coastal services can help you face these challenges with specialized science and engineering to create safe and resilient coastal areas that will protect lives and property from the impacts of wind, waves and weather. In addition to our civil and coastal engineers, our staff includes experts in near shore oceanography, marine geology, fisheries, science and related disciplines to provide responsive services to tackle challenging projects along the water’s edge.
Our portfolio includes hurricane protection for large industrial areas and heavily populated municipalities, nourishment of barrier islands, and restoration of sensitive environmental habitat. Along with our ‘hard’ shoreline protection structures, we are a leader in wetland design, environmental permitting and the complexities of locating structures adjacent to sensitive coastal ecosystems.
We pull together our experts from across the globe to offer custom-fit solutions to our clients' toughest challenges.