Orange County Branch Newsletter

August 2011

OC Firm Spotlight

Terracon’s Orange County Office


By, Fred Hamdan, P.E.

Terracon is a dynamic and growing employee-owned consulting firm with more than 2,700 employees providing services for geotechnical, environmental, construction materials, and facilities to clients at local, regional, and national levels.  In more than 40 years, Terracon has grown into one of the largest employee-owned consulting engineering firms in the Unites States, with 130 offices in 39 states.  Terracon currently ranks 38th in Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit our website.

Terracon's Orange County office was opened in 2001 with a staff comprising of experienced senior professionals and staff professionals capable of providing geotechnical, environmental, and construction materials engineering and testing services throughout the State of California. The team comprises of California-licensed professionals including a geotechnical engineer (G.E), Professional Civil Engineers (P.E.), Professional Geologist (P.G.); as well as environmental specialists, and technicians.

The geotechnical department has extensive experience in the design and construction of cost-effective structures with a thorough understanding of local soil, rock, and groundwater conditions throughout California. Terracon's environmental consulting services in the State of California include a team of professionals with significant experience in comprehensive site investigations, design and remediation of soil and groundwater, asbestos, lead-based paint and mold investigations, and risk assessment of soil gas and vapor intrusion.  Construction materials engineering and testing services including field and laboratory testing and analysis; construction quality control and quality assurance; and design and review are the types of services we provide representing our expertise.  Our services are provided for a wide range of clients including public agencies, power providers, commercial, retail, and institutional entities.

Terracon is currently working on a Fortune 500 Company wholesale warehouse in the City of Huntington Beach.  The firm has performed geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting during the past two years, and currently providing Construction Materials Quality Assurance, Testing, and Inspection Services.  The project involves a new 154,000 SF warehouse, a gas station, parking structure, and parking areas.

Terracon has also provided geotechnical engineering and material testing services for multiple projects in Orange County including auto dealerships in Costa Mesa and restaurants in southern Orange County.  These projects consisted of the construction of tilt-up building structures and various site improvements. 

Terracon is currently one of the main engineering consultants being selected by multiple leaders in the solar energy field to provide engineering services in developing solar power plants within the Inland Empire and Central California.  Terracon’s selection is supported by their experience with various renewable energy and transmission project work completed within the region and nationwide.

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