Shannon & Wilson has extensive earthquake engineering experience.  We perform studies for major new and retrofit of existing bridge structures, high-rise and base-isolated buildings, waterfront facilities, dams, landfills, pipelines, tunnels, hospitals, stadiums, and government and industrial facilities.  In addition to projects designed under current residential and commercial building codes, we are experienced in specialized work for critical structures such as nuclear facilities, dams, and hospitals.  Our capabilities include:

  • Ground motion evaluation
  • Seismic hazard analyses
  • Development of horizontal and vertical time histories
  • Liquefaction potential evaluation
  • Seismic slope stability evaluation
  • Numerical modeling of soil-structure interaction
  • Measurement of dynamic soil properties
  • Development of seismic design criteria