Anchor QEA’s geotechnical engineering staff provide specialized waterfront expertise supporting projects nationwide. We develop and conduct cost-effective geotechnical field exploration programs at sites with challenging access issues along the shoreline and over water. In addition, we provide engineering support for various waterfront facilities and structures, including bulkheads, piers, docks, bridges, and foundations for adjacent upland structures.
Anchor QEA also provides geotechnical engineering for levee and dam design and construction. Our geotechnical engineers play a key role in the evaluation and design of habitat restoration, shoreline stabilization, and contaminated sediment remedies. We assess soft sediment conditions and develop design approaches and construction techniques that maintain stability during and after remediation. Anchor QEA geotechnical engineers have successfully designed and installed pier foundations in soft marine sediments, new and rehabilitated earthen dams and levees, access roads through soft marsh environments, and remedial caps on very low-strength contaminated sediments, and ensured that remedial and restoration measures did not impact nearby slopes and structures.
Rock Bay Remediation
Rock Bay is located on the east side of the Upper Harbour, Victoria, British Columbia. Historical activities in the vicinity, including a coal gasification plant and infilling, resulted in environmental impacts to soil, groundwater, and sediment.Learn More About This Project
We participated in key aspects of project planning and permitting and provided comprehensive, full-time construction support and oversight of construction management. We also designed and managed a Noise and Vibration Monitoring Program that incorporated comprehensive noise and structural monitoring of neighboring homes, seawalls, and commercial structures.Learn More About This Project
Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline
Anchor QEA provided engineering design, permitting, and construction assistance services for a living shoreline project that involved preserving and protecting existing habitat while providing areas of secondary shellfish productivity.Learn More About This Project
Dam Removal and Fish Passage
Anchor QEA decommissioned a sockeye salmon spawning facility located adjacent to a lake. We removed surface and subsurface infrastructure that included two small dams, three spawning beaches, earthen berms, diversion intakes, and supporting infrastructure.Learn More About This Project
West Coast Port Dredging Services
We provided creative solutions to save the port significant costs. We were also responsible for the following: project management; environmental investigation/remedial services; stormwater management; environmental planning, review, permitting, and monitoringLearn More About This Project
Get in Touch
For inquiries about Anchor QEA’s engineering capabilities, please contact:
Rebecca Gardner, PE, Principal Engineer
Engineering Practice Lead