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Engineering and Land Surveying Services, Cape Cod, MA
Welcome to Coastal Engineering Company, Inc.

Our portfolio includes Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Marine Engineering, and Land Surveying.

Coastal Engineering Company - a leading civil, structural and marine engineering firm on Cape Cod and The Islands



Coastal Engineering Company, Inc. is one of the leading professional engineering firms in the region, providing civil, structural, and marine engineering services, and land surveying services  to a wide range of residential, commercial, and institutional clients and governmental agencies.

Founded over 40 years ago, we have continually expanded our areas of expertise to meet the growing needs of our clients, including the ability to address environmental controls and government regulations. We have the staff and resources in house to handle every phase of a project, from design concept to construction administration.

Coastal Engineering Company's team is dedicated to providing appropriate and cost-effective solutions for the benefit of our clients and community. We look forward to providing these solutions for you, now or in the future.

Coastal Engineering Opens Branch Office at 88 Route 6A, Sandwich

Coastal Engineering Company, Inc. is pleased to announce the official opening of a branch office in Sandwich in addition to its main office in Orleans and a satellite office on Nantucket. “We are incredibly excited about this branch office as it will enable us to more conveniently serve both new and existing clients,” commented Coastal Engineering Company resident/CEO John Bologna. Civil Engineering Division Manager Sean Riley, P.E. will lead the Upper Cape team. “Sandwich was a sensible choice for us and for our clients,” says Sean. “It will allow us to expand our geographic footprint as well as attract professional staff from the South Shore. Upper Cape realtors, attorneys, architects, contractors and residents seeking professional engineering services now have a much closer place to meet with us in person. We are fully equipped to guide our clients through the complex process of site consultation, designing plans and documents, and construction contract administration.” Sean can be contacted at 508.255.6511 ext. 485.

Coastal Engineering Company, Inc. Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Look


Coastal Engineering Company, Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. This year also marks an exciting step in company history with an overhaul of the brand image. “The main goal of the rebranding is to better convey our multifaceted expertise in engineering design for environmentally sensitive areas. With that message in mind, we combined elements of buildings, land, and water, tying together structural, civil, surveying, and marine disciplines. This type of integration within the firm allows us to help our clients with various aspects of their project, adding value in terms of streamlining and efficiency. Visually, abstract shapes and clean-cut typefaces give our new logo a high-tech, cutting edge feel, while the fresh color palette anchors the logo in our coastal environment,” explains Coastal Engineering Company, Inc. CEO John Bologna.
We’re looking forward to continuing to serve our communities energized by the new vibrant brand image.



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Town of Oak Bluffs Fire/EMS Station

The project consists of a new two-story wood-framed public safety facility with an attached pre-fabricated engineered steel structure for the apparatus garage bays. It is approximately 20,850 square foot Fire/EMS Station on a 1.10 acre town-owned parcel. New construction finishes emphasize ease of maintenance and durability. The old Fire/EMS building and pavement were removed as part of the work of this project.

Project Services:

  • Design development
  • Construction bid documents
  • Construction administration 

Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church

Brewster, MA

The project consists of the construction of a new church building and worship facility to be located at the site of the existing church building that was recently destroyed by fire. The facility is to include a new Sanctuary with seating for 350, Library, Fellowship Hall, Welcome Center/Narthex with a covered Porte Cochere, Class Rooms, Administrative Offices and other miscellaneous spaces to facilitate church functions as shown on program documents and schematic design plans presented.

Project Services:

  • Schematic Design
  • Construction Drawing
  • Construction Administration


Keystone at Buzzards Bay

Buzzards Bay, MA

Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay, a residential community for seniors in Bourne, MA, is currently under development.  Plans include 106 apartment units serving Memory Care and Assisted Living clients. 
The project consists of a 107,000sf wood frame apartment facility over an 11,000sf parking garage.  There is an 11,000sf basement slab on grade, an 11,000sf precast plank deck with a concrete topping, an additional 1st floor of 26,000sf of slab on grade, and 23,000sf wood framed second, third and fourth floor levels.

Site work began in December 2013 with concrete currently underway.  Framing, roofing & siding will take place through the winter months and overall completion is sought by 2015.

Project Services:

  • Structural consultation
  • Construction phase administration

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New article by Coastal Engineering Co. CEO John Bologna in Cape and Plymouth Business March 2016: Trends in Constructuion Technology

Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, trends in Construction technology article

So proud to be featured in Cape Cod Times on January 31, 2016! Lorelei Stevens on Coastal Engineering's "Measured Growth"

Coastal Engineering president and CEO John Bologna, left, and vice president David Michniewicz are seen at the company's main office in Orleans. Bologna joined the company in 1988 and, with four partners, bought it from founder Will Joy in 2005. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times

Bion Peters, left, and Jason Hastings work at a Coastal Engineering project at the Latham Center along Route 6A in Brewster. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times


Best of Brewster Episode 16 (November 2015) from Lower Cape TV/Channel 99 features Coastal Engineering Company. Get the inside scoop on engineering from one of the company's Principals, Brad Malo.


Tarja L. McGrail, P.E. joined the Coastal Engineering Company, Inc. shareholder group in 2015. Read more in December 2015 issue of Cape & Plymouth Business!




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ALS Ice Bucket challenge 2015

09.22.2015 - The staff of Coastal Engineering Company accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge from Woods Hole Group and challenged Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders. Coastal Engineering Company has donated $500 to the ALS cause this year. "It has always been a part of our philosophy to support communities, and supporting the ALS community feels great to everyone in the company", said John Bologna.


by Steve Kemp





by Sydney Ahlstrom


This summer, Coastal Engineering Company sponsored a foundation plan for "Tides" sculpture by Steve Kemp and a site plan for "Whale" sculpture by Sydney Ahlstrom.

The sculptures are a part of the Creative Placemaking project, partially funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council Adams Arts Program and aimed at revitalizing communities, creating jobs, growing creative industries, and increasing engagement in cultural activities by Massachusetts residents and visitors.

"Tides" started as plaster cast Cape Cod Bay tidal sand patterns, which were transferred into stoneware clay reduction and then fired to 2400° with copper patina glaze. The sculpture is now installed in Hyannis HyArts Cultural District.

"Whale" is steel sculpture, located on Cove Road across from Left Bank Gallery. It depicts a humpback whale about the size of a water cooler jumping above an imagined ocean.

"Coastal Engineering work was critical in helping us move forward with the Towns on the placement and curbing of the Whale structure, and making sure that the Tides installation would pass the Risk Management division requirements", said Wendy K. Northcross, IOM, CCE, CEO of Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

Coastal Engineering is hopeful that our participation will enable the Chamber of Commerce to continue their efforts in developing the cultural districts of Cape Cod.



Sean Riley, P.E., hosts " Rising Tides"
Flood Mapping Seminar for
Boston Society of Architects

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Coastal Engineering Company is located on Cape Cod in Orleans, Massachusetts. Our business area includes the Greater Boston area,
Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts, and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

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