Seismic Risk Quantification and Management

Geosyntec provides specialized services in the characterization of geohazards including evaluation of design earthquake loading, landslide mapping and mitigation, karst topography assessment, and evaluation of other types of naturally occurring geological hazards.

We offer multi-disciplinary expertise in geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, geological engineering and rock mechanics, geology, seismology, and remote sensing to identify and quantify the probabilities and potential impacts of geohazards. Our practitioners are leading authorities in the characterization, assessment, and construction of engineered structures in areas of high seismicity and areas underlain by karst and other geologic features.

Geosyntec specializes in managing potential losses from geohazards to minimize their social, environmental, and economic impacts. We offer expertise in geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, geological engineering and rock mechanics, geology, seismology, and remote sensing to help mitigate the consequences of geological hazards. Business sectors which we operate in include petrochemical facilities, water and wastewater utilities, conventional and alternative energy producing facilities, and commercial developments.

Our engineers are also specialists in earthquake hazard evaluation including deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard evaluation, development of design ground motions, site response analysis, fault studies, and casualty loss modeling.

Lead Consultants

  • Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE
    Rudy Bonaparte is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on the areas of: geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; contaminate ...
  • Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E.
    Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product ...
  • Haydar Azzouz, P.G.
    Haydar Azzouz is a Senior Consultant Geologist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on the maintenance and closure of municipal solid waste and hazardous waste landfill ...
  • Christopher Hunt, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
    Christopher Hunt is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on managing and supporting a wide variety of geotechnical and geoenvir ...
  • Michael Houlihan, P.E.
    Michael Houlihan is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 30 years of experience focused on industrial and municipal waste management, waste containment system design, geotec ...
  • Paul Sabatini, Ph.D., P.E.
    Paul J. Sabatini, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE. is a Senior Principal with Geosyntec Consultants in their Oak Brook, Illinois office.  He has been a practicing engineer for 22 years and has been involved in ...
  • Hari Sharma, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
    Hari Sharma is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on the design and construction of waste containment facilities and geotechn ...
  • Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E.
    Rodolfo Sancio is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Houston, Texas with more than 18 years of experience focused on geohazard evaluations, geotechnical site investigations, site dev ...
  • Glenn Rix, Ph.D.
    Glenn Rix is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. ...
Geosyntec Consultants
Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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