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Coastal Engineering Company of Orleans Cape Cod
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Coastal Engineering Company: A team of experts.

Coastal Engineering Company, Inc. is a multi-discipline consulting firm supporting smart growth development and sustainable design of projects located in environmentally sensitive areas. We combine engineering expertise, regulatory understanding, and sustainable building practices to create economically feasible and environmentally responsible designs. Our local knowledge, technical excellence, and culture of innovation allow us to deliver customized and creative solutions specific to the needs of our clients’ needs.

Who We Are

We are exceptionally experienced in land surveying and engineering design for:

  • Site development and land use planning
  • Low Impact Development
  • Marine and waterfront infrastructure
  • Shorefront protection and coastal resiliency
  • Building design for hurricane and flood prone regions
  • Historic preservation
  • I/A wastewater treatment and disposal
  • Environmental permitting and regulatory reviews
  • Construction contract administration
About Company Message From President

Message from the President

Thank you for your interest in our company! At Coastal Engineering Co., we care about our clients and their businesses, so we focus on project goals and delivering quality professional services. Our staff of highly trained experts offers a depth of knowledge and experience tailored to our clients’ needs. From initial planning through engineering design, permitting and ultimately to construction completion, we will help you succeed. We welcome the opportunity to work with you and invite you to contact any of our dedicated project managers to find out how we may best serve you.

About Our Story

Our Story

Coastal Engineering Co. was established by Thomas “Will” Joy in 1976 - a year after Massachusetts enacted its first state-wide building code - to address the growing engineering needs of local community. In 1983, Coastal merged with Nickerson & Berger, creating a full-service, multi-disciplined engineering and land surveying firm. In 2004, a group of long-time employees took the reins over, continuing Thomas Joy’s legacy of integrity, strong work ethic, and a high degree of client and community service.

We celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2016 and invite you to watch the video recapping our most prominent milestones to date!

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About Company Innovative Thinking

Innovative Thinking

We’ve come a long way since the days of T-squares and slide rules. From communication to integrated software and cloud-based collaborative tools, we evaluate and incorporate new technologies and innovation into our core business to address the varied needs of our clients, while at the same time respecting the delicate balance between new and well established technology with proven performance track record. We are Cape and Islands Green-certified and offer LEED AP BD&C services for environmentally responsible construction projects.


About Company Personalized Approach

Personalized Approach

Project teams led by experienced project managers are dedicated to each project and include licensed professional engineers, land surveyors, soil evaluators, hydrogeologists, wetland delineation specialists, sanitarians, wastewater treatment plant operators and environmental permitting specialists as necessary to meet the objectives. 

Streamlined Process

We strive to attain timely project goals starting with careful existing conditions reviews, surveys and feasibility assessments through planning, design, permitting and construction administration. Throughout the process, we communicate closely with our clients to ensure the continuity and efficiency of the design process.

Data Collection
Engineering Design
Construction Contract Administration