Background
Background
WHAT WE OFFER

BLACKBURN

SERVICES

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Project delivery is more complicated than ever, and clients need responsive, quality service for optimal results. Blackburn Consulting provides thorough and strategic engineering, construction, and forensic services.  We’ve solved tough problems and exceeded client expectations for over twenty years. Our expertise helps keep projects on track and within budget.

As a small company, our experienced project managers have intimate involvement on every project. Our size allows us to provide nimble response and decision-making without unneeded bureaucracy.

WHAT WE OFFER

BLACKBURN

SERVICES

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Project delivery is more complicated than ever, and clients need responsive, quality service for optimal results. Blackburn Consulting provides thorough and strategic engineering, construction, and forensic services.  We’ve solved tough problems and exceeded client expectations for over twenty years. Our expertise helps keep projects on track and within budget.

As a small company, our experienced project managers have intimate involvement on every project. Our size allows us to provide nimble response and decision-making without unneeded bureaucracy.

Geotechnical

We provide careful and thoughtful engineering consulting. Regardless of size, every project gets attention from one of our experienced, licensed professionals. Our approach results in practical, economical, and clearly-communicated design and construction recommendations that lead to lower project lifecycle costs.

We know public works projects because it’s what we do. Our engineers are efficient and effective because of our in-depth knowledge of Caltrans, FHWA, AASHTO, AWWA, and USACE design guidelines and specifications.

Geo-environmental

Our geo-environmental professionals help remove contaminates from soil and groundwater with creative solutions. We guide our clients through the complex regulatory process that begins with issue identification and ends with a determination of “no-further action needed”. Our familiarity with government codes, regulations, and guidelines helps us advise our clients and coordinate with other project team members and regulatory personnel.

Every project is unique, so we bring a diverse, solution-oriented approach to each one. Whether it’s residual contamination from historic mining or agriculture, aerially deposited lead from vehicles and/or industry, or naturally occurring minerals such as asbestos, we work with our clients to develop a strategic plan to keep projects moving.

Construction Services

We’re committed to vigilant management of construction activities so we can identify and resolve issues before they cause delays and/or extra costs. Our construction services range from single visit special inspections, to multi-year inspection and materials testing positions, to full construction management of projects. We tailor our scope of service to clients’ needs.

We provide project owners with proactive, responsive construction services representatives who communicate clearly and often. Our field representatives do more than check boxes. They are trained to protect client interests through watchfulness, detailed record-keeping, and hands-on coordination with other project team members. Our staff are cross-trained and certified to perform many types of materials testing and inspections. This allows us to provide efficiency and cost-savings through strategic use of staff resources.

Engineering support strengthens Blackburn’s construction services. Our registered engineers reduce headache and delays through review of all field reports and quick response to our field staff and clients during construction.

Forensics

Blackburn Consulting’s forensic professionals bring experience, technical expertise, and professionalism to construction defect cases. We proactively consult with case stakeholders including attorneys, insurance representatives, contractors, designers, consultants, and building owners to bring clarity and resolve construction defect issues. Our clients value our ability to simplify complex problems.

We have strong experience in both forensic consulting and expert witness services including deposition, mediation/settlement conference, and trial testimony.

Whether for small or large cases, plaintiff or defendant, clients count on us to provide responsive and thorough consulting.

Laboratory Services

Blackburn Consulting provides a wide-ranging suite of laboratory tests for soil, rock, concrete, asphalt, and aggregate materials. Our laboratory staff and engineers work with clients to assign tests that gives them the information they need. We help clients interpret and apply laboratory test results for stronger project results.

Our laboratory maintains accreditation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Department of the State Architect (DSA),  and the AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP).

Our 6,000 sq. ft. in-house lab processes large quantities with high quality. Whether clients need a few R-Value results for pavement design or hundreds of permeability tests during levee construction, our lab provides efficient, careful testing with results reviewed for quality by a registered engineer.

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