GEI understands what can and cannot be done to protect sites and combat shoreline erosion and the complex local, state, and federal permitting associated with building and maintaining these assets. GEI’s approach for a successful outcome is to have our inhouse engineers, scientists, and ecologists work together to address the complex coastal processes.
Seawalls, Bulkheads, and Coastal Revetments
Seawalls protect areas along the coast from storms, tides, and waves encroaching on the built environment. Over time or after major storms, damage occurs to these structures. GEI provides assessment, inspection, and design of repairs and enhancements to existing coastal structures for rising sea levels or design of new seawalls for maintaining and improving protection to critical facilities. Our engineers can evaluate and design to meet exposure conditions, aesthetics, ecological considerations, and budget.View project experience
Breakwaters and Wave attenuation
Engineering solutions for protecting the coastline and waterfront facilities before waves ever reach the shoreline include a variety of wave attenuation and breakwater options. These options include offshore and onshore measures such as floating attenuators, armor stone, wave fences, and dune restoration and beach nourishment. GEI provides condition assessment, repairs, wave analysis, and evaluates the level of protection the structure will provide to the facility or shoreline.View project experience
GEI integrates measures that conserve natural resources and increase the ecological value of habitats, as well as the visual quality of environs. Our ecologists and biologists are well versed in the natural approach, or application of living shorelines, to stream banks, lake and pond shores, and coastal areas to restore hydrological and ecological balance to a site. We apply innovative, integrated solutions that are structurally sound, economically feasible, and ecologically sustainable. Learn more.View project experience