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Geotechnical Engineering

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Full service geotechnical engineering, consulting firm specializing in investigation, design, arbitration, and expert witness testimony with offices in Los Gatos, Thousand Oaks, and San Andreas, California. Earth movement (settlement, soil creep, landslides, tunneling and expansive soil), foundation distress (movement and cracking of structures) drainage and grading (seeping slabs and ponding water in crawlspace), pavement and slabs (cracking and separating), retaining walls (movement, cracking and failures), pipelines, flooding and hydrology, design and construction deficiencies, expert testing at over 80 trials (Municipal, Superior and Federal); 230+ depositions; 250+ settlement conferences in Northern and Southern California and Hawaii.

Contact: Patrick O. Shires, Principal Geotechnical Engineer 330 Village Ln. Los Gatos, CA 95030-7218 (408) 354-5542 Fax: (408) 354-1852 Degrees/Licenses: MS, BS, Stanford University RCE 26397, GE 770, RGPh 879

Specialties: Geotechnical Engineering; Design and Construction Deficiencies; Earthquake Engineering; Landslides (earth movement); Expansive Soil; Drainage; Air Photo Analysis.