Environmental Engineering
Los Angeles

Environmental Engineering Los Angeles: Geo Forward, Inc. is a full-service environmental engineering firm. The company’s headquarters are in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles. Geo Forward’s environmental engineering Los Angeles team additionally includes support offices in the San Fernando Valley and inland empire. Moreover, Geo Forward has an office in San Francisco, California, and Houston, Texas. And Geo Forward also provides geotechnical engineering services as well as environmental. Updated January 17, 2024.

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Los Angeles Locations:

Admin & Mail Office:
254 North Lake Avenue, Suite 151
Pasadena, California 91101

Downtown Los Angeles:
445 South Figueroa Street, Suite 3100
Los Angeles, California 90071

NOHO Arts District:
5250 Lankershim Boulevard, Suite 500
North Hollywood, California 91601

South Bay:
400 Continental Boulevard, 6th Floor
El Segundo, California 90245

Environmental Engineering Los Angeles:

The environmental engineering Los Angeles team specializes in commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential projects. The team comprises geologists, engineers, and contractors with expertise in soil, groundwater, subsurface contamination, and earthwork construction. The primary services include environmental site assessments, subsurface investigations, and groundwater contamination cleanup. Similarly, Geo Forward also provides geotechnical investigations, geological surveys, excavation, grading, and more.

Building Downtown Los Angeles

The professional objective of the Geo Forward team is to provide quality environmental and geological engineering services, with forward-thinking strategies to satisfy all the parties of a project. For instance, Geo Forward’s forward-thinking business strategy honors the fundamental requirement of the Client, maintains the standards of regulatory agencies, and emphasizes budgeting, scheduling, and public safety.

Los Angeles Environmental Engineering - Photo by AAK Geo Forward
Los Angeles Environmental Engineering – Photo by AAK Geo Forward

What Sets Us Apart?

The core business model of Geo Forward, Inc. involves providing our Clients with exceptional engineering and geological services. This group of professionals understands the complexities behind development projects. Consequently, this team accomplishes engineering and environmental tasks, without confusion or regret by Clients.

A comprehensive scope of work is proposed from the earliest stages of project planning. As a result, the work meets the minimum standards for all oversight agencies. And spending more time on proposals and presentations of these extensive scopes of work is encouraged to eliminate change orders. Additionally, Geo Forward accomplishes projects by setting the highest standard for fieldwork. For instance, field standards entail organization of the site setting, continuous updates, awareness of deadlines, health and safety management, and worker feedback sessions. Moreover, diligent note-taking and detailed documentation, and modern technology also assist with safety and agency compliance. Equally important, proper communication practices with affiliated contractors, architects, and engineers, as well as following strict guidelines, help keep promises to Clients.

Reports & Executive Summaries

Furthermore, the Geo Forward objective entails providing Clients with top-quality reports. All team members produce reports with simplistic executive summaries, alongside supporting data and analysis. Reports also incorporate an element of aesthetic appeal to entice the readers.

The Geo Forward team includes licensed professional geologists, engineers, and contractors with experience in engineering geology, environmental engineering, water resources, and the earthwork construction fields. Geo Forward also includes an affiliated team of professionals with licenses and educational backgrounds for out-of-the-ordinary tasks.

Environmental Engineering Los Angeles - Photo by AAK Geo Forward
Environmental Engineering Los Angeles – Photo by AAK Geo Forward

Environmental Science & Engineering Services

The Geo Forward team is dedicated to delivering high-quality environmental engineering services. This encompasses Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments, Phase 2 Environmental Subsurface Investigations, Methane Soil Vapor Testing, Methane Mitigation, and Remediation/Clean-up services. Operating with a forward-thinking approach, Geo Forward efficiently addresses the requirements of clients and regulatory agencies. Emphasizing project deadlines, finance, safety, and work quality, Los Angeles-based environmental engineering team comprises licensed professionals experienced in engineering geology, environmental engineering, water resources, and earthwork construction.

Property Condition Assessments Services

Property Condition Assessments are routinely sought by investors, buyers, and lenders during the pre-purchase phases of commercial and multi-family projects. Geo Forward’s team of skilled engineers and certified building contractors specializes in structural design theory and adheres to the California building code. Geo Forward property condition evaluations also align with the ASTM E2018 standards and national building codes. For more information about PCA methods, scopes, and technicalities, please refer to the Geo Forward National Property Condition Report page.

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment – Los Angeles

Conducting a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a comprehensive examination that evaluates a property’s environmental history and potential risks. This diligence report actively identifies and assesses existing or historical contamination, aiming to uncover environmental liabilities. The process involves a meticulous review of records, site inspections, and interviews, with the ongoing objective of providing a detailed property overview. This service supports prospective buyers, lenders, and developers in making informed decisions about environmental concerns before acquiring or developing a site. For more detailed information, please refer to the Geo Forward National Phase I Environmental page.

Los Angeles City Methane Testing

Los Angeles Methane Testing services examine methane soil gas levels underground and assess the potential combustion hazards per LA City standards. Set by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) and Los Angeles County Public Works, a methane test involves drilling, installation of vapor probes, soil gas sampling, and a “Certificate of Compliance” endorsed by a qualified geologist. For more detailed information, please refer to the Geo Forward National Methane Testing Page.

Los Angeles Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System Design

A Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System (VIMS) plays a critical role in ensuring the safety of indoor air quality. By preventing the infiltration of toxic soil gases into buildings, these systems are essential for buildings above contaminated soil and groundwater. Typically designed to block various pollutants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), methane, and radon, VIMS incorporates passive sub-slab depressurization, active ventilation, and impervious vapor membranes. Overall, a VIMS is crucial for safeguarding homes and workplaces from potential health hazards associated with subsurface gases. For more information, please refer to Geo Forward’s national Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System page.