About Noble

Specializing in coastal, structural, harbor and water resources engineering

Noble Consultants, Inc. (NCI) is a civil engineering firm that specializes in coastal, structural, harbor and water resources engineering with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

All NCI principals and staff have specialized during their entire careers in providing engineering services on marine projects, with NCI principals having as much as 40 years of marine engineering experience. Our firm’s general experience includes siting, planning, surveying, permitting, design, final design/specifications, and construction management of civil works. Specific project work tasks that have been performed include initial site investigations and consultation; field monitoring and data collection; hydrologic and coastal analyses (flood levels, flood routing, wave dynamics, beach processes, tides, currents, sedimentation, etc.); development of hydrologic and coastal design criteria; planning, permitting and design of hydrologic and coastal structures (flood barriers, dikes, shore protection, beach replenishment, groins, breakwaters, navigation improvements, marina layouts/berthing, piers, docks, waterfront bulkheads, etc.); preparation of construction drawings, specifications and bid documents; planning reports; cost-benefit analysis; project cost estimates; environmental impact concerns; construction inspection and monitoring; and post-construction monitoring. Projects have been performed for government agencies, corporate industry and private individuals along coastal shorelines, estuaries, bays, lagoons, reservoirs, lakes, rivers and inland waterways throughout the United States and the world.

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NCI has prepared studies and designs, including final design, construction drawings, and contract documents for projects in each of the following areas:


  • Drainage Facilities/Culverts/Energy Dissipaters
  • Beach Nourishment
  • Flood & Hydrology Studies
  • Shore & River Bank Protection
  • Hydraulic & Sedimentation Analyses
  • Seawalls, Revetments, Levees & Dikes
  • Physical & Numerical Modeling
  • Breakwaters, Jetties & Groins
  • Storm Damage Assessments
  • Piers, Wharves, Bulkheads & Docks
  • Water Quality & Circulation Analyses



  • Residential & Commercial Waterfront Developments
  • Inspection of Existing Coastal Structures
  • Marinas, Harbors & Beach Facilities
  • Bathymetric & Beach Surveys
  • Navigational Improvements
  • Oceanographic Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Channel Stabilization
  • Monitoring & Maintenance Programs
  • Dredging & Siltation
  • Estuarine & Coastal Analyses


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