The Future is Now. Helping to get us moving.
As part of multidisciplinary offerings, our versatile team members provide a full range of novelty services including expert witness, geographic
information systems (GIS), emergency management, and economic analysis. Our continued growth and commitment led us to expand to these unique
and diverse services, such to exceed the expectations of our public and private clients.
EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES
Our principals have been engaged as technical engineering experts on numerous litigation cases related to flooding, condemnation and construction
disputes. Our expertise, clear and concise communication and prior court testimony is recognized nationally and sought out by both governments
and private attorneys. As professional engineers with 150 years of combined engineering expertise, our staff has the resources to thoroughly
investigate every aspect of a claim issue and accurately identify the cause and effect.
The CivilTech Team has extensive experience in a full range of GIS services in urban development and water resources engineering projects. Our
technical assistance covers virtually all phases of the design process and hazard mitigation planning. Our GIS experts specialize in spatial
database development and analysis, floodplain mapping and coastal surge inundation, HAZUS-MH, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and direct mapping assistance
to FEMA to promote mitigation through a variety of outreach activities.
CivilTech is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized HAZUS-MH vendor, an essential element of FEMA’s National Mitigation Strategy
created to promote sustained action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards. HAZUS-MH also assists
local governments in facilitating short-term recovery through emergency preparedness in response to natural hazards. In HAZUS-MH, current scientific
and engineering knowledge is coupled with the latest GIS technology to produce estimates of hazard-related damage before, or after, a disaster
occurs. CivilTech proudly offers emergency management services utilizing HAZUS-MH in pre-disaster planning, hurricane risk assessments and
mitigation planning, loss estimation, disaster response and pre- and post-disaster inventories.
CivilTech recognizes the importance of providing professional capabilities in economics to support federally sponsored water resources projects
in the United States. Our economic capabilities were established to serve the specialized technical programs needed by the United States Army
Core of Engineers (USACE) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Our firm’s excellent reputation in economic studies has grown nationally
with our commitment to advance the research and development of economic methodologies and procedures for flood damage studies, hurricane risk
assessments, benefit-cost studies, and risk & uncertainty analysis.
Ideas in action
Mr. Spinks has served as a technical expert on litigation cases for water resources engineering issues. He has testified in civil and federal courts as a technical expert including most recently on Hurricane Katrina Flooding in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana. His work has primarily involved technical expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for complex drainage and flood protection systems
well regarded as a water resources expert throughout the industry on a local, state and national level.