Based on Cape Cod, a region of significant environmental exposure and sensitivity, we excel at finding sustainable design solutions to the challenges of our fragile environment.
We know that each project is site-specific, so we use an adaptable approach to deliver efficiency, longevity and high quality.
Our experience, knowledge and established working relationships with regulatory agencies
aid in the processing of the necessary permits and licenses.
We are dedicated to achieving your vision through evaluating existing conditions/feasibility studies, planning and budgeting, survey, design, permitting, and construction contract administration.
Successful project outcome starts with clear understanding of goals, so we structure ourselves around our clients’ industries.
We are uniquely equipped to design and manage complex projects by assigning just the right team to offer a complete engineering solution.
Our clients' satisfaction is our primary concern. That may be the reason why the majority of our work comes directly from referrals.
“Creative, Knowledgeable and Competent”
Coastal Engineering Co. was key to the successful completion of a $25-million project to massively reorganize pathways and parking and add guest rooms, a wastewater treatment facility, a second pool and a children’s center, and also redo the resort’s waterfront landscaping and terracing. John and his team work as true partners of the resort. They’re creative, knowledgeable and competent. They’re also very good at guiding and preparing us about issues important to the community. They’re very mindful of our sense of place.
John’s structural and historical expertise guided the restoration of the Pilgrim Monument in the direction of a state-of-the-art fiber technology that addressed corrosion-related repair and increased the Monument’s structural integrity. It proved to be a cost-effective application that produced a moisture-proof “exoskeleton system” to fortify the interior structure including ramps and stairs for the 252’ tall granite monument. The work also included upgrades to the observation platform and viewing stations. This unique project was undertaken during the off-season with serious deadlines to be met. All work was accomplished on time and on budget; we would not hesitate to engage CEC again in the future.
“Critical In Helping Move Forward”
We all understand the issues Towns have around installing anything on Town property, and Hyannis was careful in their requirements. Coastal Engineering work was critical in helping us move forward with the Towns on the placement and curbing of the Whale structure, and making sure that the Tides installation would pass the Risk Management division requirements. Coastal was most generous in helping with the project, and we thank you for all your timely professional advice. We could not have done it without you, and certainly would not have come in within our grant award allocation. Should there be a hurricane, we’ll all be huddled behind this piece that can withstand 125 mile per hour wind.
“Great Attention to Detail”
I have worked with John and his company for both civil and structural engineering in addition to several special volunteer projects. John’s attention to detail and broad based knowledge were assets in all of our dealings. We collaborated on a Cape wide Build Out Study for the HBRACC and also served together on the BBRS Task Force on Hurricane Resistant Construction.
“Infectious Enthusiasm and a Depth of Knowledge”
John and his staff at Coastal Engineering have an infectious enthusiasm for their work and a depth of knowledge that has been invaluable to our collaborative efforts at historic properties and sites. John is accessible and possesses a level of personal interest in his company projects that elevates the results of Coastal's work above the norm. He is always high on our list of consultants on projects in Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape and Islands.
“High Level of Technical Competence and Consistent, Caring Dedication”
On behalf of the Wellfleeter Condominium Association, we wish to express our appreciation to you for your efforts for us. Your high level of technical competence and your consistent, caring dedication throughout our seawall project deserve the utmost praise and recognition.
“A Tremendous Support”
The Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc. would like to thank you for all your greatly appreciated time, guidance and expertise during our foundation project at the South Harwich Meetinghouse. You have been a tremendous support in our progress to restore this Meetinghouse to a condition worthy of its well-deserved recognition of the national Register of Historic Places.
“Professionalism, Sensitivity and Appreciation of Historic Buildings”
I sincerely recommend Coastal Engineering for any structural engineering project. As an engineer for the project since its inception, Mr. John Bologna has designed a complicated foundation support plan, conceived and executed a complex restructuring and rebuilding plan for six massive columns and bases, and proved his with his design to support our failing roof with affecting its historic elements. John brings sensitivity and an appreciation of historic buildings and is responsive, helpful and approachable. His professionalism and working style have impressed all of the members of the board of directors.
“Great Contingency Plans and Thorough Homework”
Coastal Engineering and their team of professionals are without question the best you can get from an engineering firm and trust me I have worked with a few. These guys know what they are doing. In 2008 we broke ground on our 45,000 waste water treatment plant along with a very complex and aggressive build out of our 27 acre parcel of land in a very tricky environmentally sensitive area. John and his team masterfully maneuvered through all the various boards and committees seamlessly and with great success. They were always well prepared, had great contingency plans and did their homework very thoroughly. On the execution and field work they were equally proficient and well organized and met timelines and budgets routinely.
The Town of Harwich Engineering Department has engaged Coastal Engineering for a large variety of engineering services over the past decade and would recommend them to provide technically proficient and trustworthy services to any private or public clients.
“Smooth Legal Guiding”
I wanted to take a minute to thank you all for the work you have done with our project. I knew going in it was going to be complicated but had not realized just how challenging it all could be. Fortunately, with your help the process went much more smoothly than I could have ever expected. I can't say enough positive things about the job you did effectively guiding us through the maze of Boards, hearings, and approvals. Thank you for doing such a nice job.