Geohazard Risk Assessments

Understanding the challenges you face will minimize and manage your risk.

Pipelines transporting energy products, transportation infrastructure, and railways intersect challenging landscapes that may negatively impact structural integrity. River systems, unstable slopes, and earthquakes are a few examples of environmental hazards to structural integrity. Collectively called geohazards, these risks can be effectively managed using geomorphology, the science of landscape evolution and function. Our team of geomorphologists and geotechnical engineers design efficient methods for identifying, mitigating, and monitoring environmental risks to your infrastructure. 

Geohazard risk assessment services include:

  • Identification of slope and water crossings subject to failure/flooding
  • Identification of seismic risks
  • Identification of wetland/hydric soils risks
  • Identification of subsidence risks
  • Field assessments of slope, water, and karst crossings
  • Pipeline elevation studies
  • Regular monitoring of flood, precipitation, and seismic events
  • Recommendations for next steps and/or mitigation techniques
  • Risk management programs tailored to meet specific needs

Water Crossing Risk Assessment  |  Upper Midwest


Jen Holmstadt, PMP | Senior Project Manager, Geomorphologist