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President, Principal Engineer


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As President of Geocon West, Mr. Berliner is responsible for the management of Geocon’s technical practice in the greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside County areas. He began his professional career in 1992, gaining geotechnical engineering experience throughout southern California. His experience encompasses a wide range of projects for both public and private clients, and includes multi-story office buildings, regional shopping centers, parking structures, sound stages and studio facilities, educational facilities, mixed-use and multi-family residential developments, large-scale land developments, roadways and paving rehabilitation, bridges, pipelines, solar fields, and more. Mr. Berliner has an expertise on projects requiring deep excavation/shoring and mitigation of groundwater, as well as projects that require drilled and driven piles, micro-piles, stone columns, cement/lime stabilization, soil nails, compaction grouting, underpinning, and ground mitigation. He has a strong background in forensic geotechnical engineering and provides support for project dispute resolution, serving at times as a geotechnical expert witness. He manages large on-call contracts involving both geotechnical and special inspections services, and has the reputation for providing creative geotechnical solutions as well as maintaining outstanding service for projects with critical schedules and budgets.

Neal is actively involved in CalGeo and ASCE. He and his wife have two very active boys that are involved in Scouting, and two beagles that are a constant source of chaos. Neal is very active in his community and hosts overnight campouts and outdoor movie nights for the local children throughout the year (and yes…….popcorn is provided!).

“A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create.” Mahatma Gandhi

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