Earthquake Engineering

Seismic performance is an important design issue in many portions of the world and S&ME has skilled geotechnical earthquake engineers that can meet the demands of projects in seismic areas.  We routinely provide seismic site classification services in accordance with building codes and frequently use geophysical shear wave velocity test methods for more reliable site classification.  When needed, we can perform equivalent linear and nonlinear seismic site response analyses to develop ground surface motions.  In many places, liquefaction is a critical consideration.  Our engineers not only implement the most current analyses with respect to liquefaction triggering and consequences evaluations, we are involved with research that continues to develop these methods.

  • Seismic Site Classification
  • Seismic Site Response Analysis
  • Liquefaction Triggering and Consequences Evaluation
  • Seismic Stability