American Society of Foundation Engineers
Pacific Crest Engineering
Inc. (PCEI) was founded in 2001 to provide services related to geotechnical,
environmental and chemical process engineering to the Monterey Bay
and Silicon Valley areas. The principals have been working in the
local area since 1990. Our firm was established to provide
quality, responsive services to all of our clients throughout the local area.
James F. Walker is the
Principal Civil and Chemical Engineer for the firm. Mr. Walker
obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from
the University of California at Santa Barbara, and has 29 years of
consulting experience within the Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley
areas. Mr. Walker is a Registered Civil Engineer, Chemical
Engineer, and Fire Protection Engineer within the State of
California. Mr. Walker is also certified as a LEED Accredited
Professional for green building design. Mr. Walker’s experience
includes chemical process design, equipment fit-up and hook-up,
design of groundwater / wastewater remediation / treatment systems,
air dispersion modeling, facility closure, environmental permitting
/ compliance, project management and construction administration.
Elizabeth M. Mitchell is the
Principal Engineer for the Geotechnical Engineering Group. Mrs.
Mitchell is a Registered Geotechnical Engineer and a
Registered Civil Engineer with 23 years of experience in the
field of Geotechnical Engineering. She is also a Qualified SWPPP
Developer (QSD) and Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP).
She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Master of Science degree in Civil
Engineering from San Jose State University. Her experience includes
project management and technical field direction for several
large-scale public works, commercial and residential projects in the
Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito County area.
Bauldry is Vice-President of our Geotechnical Group. Mr. Bauldry has
been a practicing Geotechnical Engineer within the Monterey Bay area
for over 25 years. He has a Master of Science degree in Civil
Engineering from San Jose State University, and is a Registered
Geotechnical Engineer and a Registered Civil Engineer in
the State of California. He is also
a Qualified SWPPP
Developer (QSD). As
founder and Principal Engineer at Bauldry Engineering for over 15
years, Mr. Bauldry brings a wealth of geotechnical experience with
design and construction of academic, commercial, industrial, coastal
and public works facilities throughout the Monterey Bay area.
Pacific Crest Engineering merged with Bauldry Engineering in 2014.
Our office is located at
444 Airport Boulevard, Suite 106 in
Watsonville, California. The Geotechnical Group
specializes in geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting
services related to soils and groundwater contamination issues. The
office includes a fully equipped laboratory facility where we
perform a variety of soil, asphalt and concrete testing.
PCEI's special inspection
services include sampling and testing of concrete and masonry,
inspection, sampling and testing of earthwork operations,
inspection, sampling and testing of hot mix asphat, geotechnical
review of design documents, field observation of grading operations,
and Cal-Trans assurance testing. Our laboratory is certified
by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) for soil testing and
concrete field sampling work (LEA #270).
We are also qualified to
provide Independent Assurance (IA) testing as required for federal
and state funded projects such as the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
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Summary of Field and
We currently have a staff of three Field Technicians. Our
Senior Field Technician and Field Technician Supervisor has over 25 years of experience in observation and testing of grading and
foundation projects throughout the local area. Our field
technicians possess one or more of the following certifications from recognized state or national
NICET Soils Technician, Level I or II
ICC Soils Technician
Cal-Trans Test Methods for Soil, Aggregate, HMA & Concrete
ACI Concrete Field Sampling and Testing Technician - Grade I
As noted above, we also
have on staff Field Technicians who are certified by both ACI and
Cal-Trans for field sampling and laboratory testing of concrete.
Chemical Process Group specializes in chemical engineering and
environmental consulting related to air emissions estimates,
permitting, and remediation systems. We have a total office space of 4,000 square
We perform consulting work on a regular basis within Santa Cruz,
Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara Counties of California. We have a
central computer server system which has 5 RAID hard
drives (2 mirrored, 3 data storage) and tape back-up systems.
PCEI is a proud member
firm of the following organizations:
Engineers Association (CalGeo)
American Society of Foundation Engineers (ASFE)
American Council of Engineering Companies - California (ACEC)
American Public Works Association (APWA)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
California Council of Testing and Inspection Agencies (CCTIA)