Coastal engineering is an area of focus within the engineering field overseeing construction and structural projects in coastal areas. Coastal engineering expert witnesses often have a multifaceted background, including ocean engineering, civil engineering, marine engineering, and geotechnical engineering, as well as the design and building of various structures. Land surveying, hydrogeology, oceanography, climatology, geology, and marine surveying, among additional forms of ocean and costal studies, are also applicable to the field.
Construction projects in the coastal engineering field may result in different types of quality or safety-related issues, as well as potential lawsuits. Construction defects and issues with the foundation would be cause for safety issues, whether the project is based in beaches, marinas, shorelines, bluffs, lagoons, swamplands, seawalls, or other environmental settings and types of coastal environments. Coastal engineering expert witnesses may be called upon to provide an expert opinion via a sustainability analysis regarding the safety levels and amount of damage in the event of a coastal engineering lawsuit.
Coastal engineering expert witnesses might be licensed and/or certified as civil engineers, hydrologists, geologists, engineering geologists, and other related professions. Unlike land-based engineering, experts in this field must consider the potential of erosion, landslides, flooding, ocean waves, and various forms of water damage.
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