AGS, Inc.
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AGS Markets

We are a small firm (LBE  certified) with big goals. We want to enhance communities and the built environment by providing the best possible engineering solutions to our clients. For over 33 years, AGS has been providing recommendations for critical engineering problems pivotal to the safety, stability, and longevity of some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s and California’s most important infrastructure. We apply our multidiscipline approach to markets that matter to us:  Buildings and Facilities; Transportation Infrastructure; and Water/Wastewater Infrastructure.

Explore the markets we serve
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Building+ Facilities

From small historical structures to multi-acre facilities, AGS has contributed to local and regional communities for decades. AGS, a Local Business Enterprise (LBE), has the capabilities to manage large geotechnical/civil/structural and construction management projects, remaining a steadfast and go-to firm for public agencies, organizations, and private firms on projects that shape our skyline. We focus on:

  • Commercial
  • Educational
  • Government
  • Industrial
  • Health care
  • Land development
  • Public + Civic
  • Recreational + Parks
  • Residential
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Transportation Infrastructure

AGS supports transportation infrastructure systems to keep the movement of people and goods flowing safely. We provide engineering and project management services to regional transportation and transit agencies, departments of transportation, ports, and public works departments for local roads and utilities. We provide services for:

  • Airports
  • Highways + Bridges
  • Roads
  • Parking
  • Marine + Port + Shoreline
  • Rail + Transit
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Water/Wastewater Infrastructure

AGS provides regional agencies with critical design and construction engineering in order to better serve customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We have provided a range of services to water and wastewater utilities throughout Northern and Central California. Our experience includes performing numerous tasks for SFPUC and SFDPW locally, as well as several for EBMUD, Contra Costa County Water District, the City of Sacramento, and other clients in the Bay Area, throughout California, along with federal clients. We specialize in the following:

  • Low impact development
  • Stormwater management
  • Hydraulics + Hydrology
  • Underground utilities
  • Storm drainage + Sanitary sewer systems
  • Water distribution systems
  • Water + Wastewater treatment plants
  • Dams + Levees

Services

Geotechnical + Environmental

Civil + Structural

Construction Management

Laboratory Testing

List of services

Geotechnical + Environmental

AGS has considerable in-depth and broad consulting experience in geology and hazardous materials assessment. Our geotechnical engineers have a strong background in  geotechnical analyses for landsides, roads and highways, overcrossing structures, bridges, tunnels, cogeneration plants, commercial and industrial buildings, water and wastewater treatment facilities, flood control projects, levees, pipelines, dams, water storage, and transport facilities.

  • Site characterization + Engineering geology
  • Seismic design
  • Seismic analysis of earth structure
  • Soil structure interaction analysis
  • Liquefaction analysis
  • Foundation design
  • Slope stability analysis
  • Construction recommendations for mitigation
  • Design + Construction consultation
  • Construction observation + Testing

Civil + Structural

AGS has extensive civil and structural design and analysis capabilities for a wide range of private and public works projects. Our technological capabilities include highly trained staff utilizing the latest in 3D CAD modeling design and analysis software.

  • Master planning + Site planning
  • Site grading + Earthwork
  • Underground utilities
  • Storm drainage + Sanitary sewer systems
  • Water distribution systems
  • Hydraulic + Hydrology modeling and analysis
  • Roads + Bridges
  • Pavement delineation
  • Parking layout
  • Low impact development
  • Stormwater management
  • Land stabilization + Slide repair
  • 3D CAD modeling + Analysis

Construction Engineering + Inspection

AGS provides program management and construction management services for large infrastructure projects for multiple clients such as San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco Public Works, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

  • Condition assessments
  • Inspections
  • Constructability review
  • Value engineering
  • Project controls
  • Cost estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Progress reporting
  • Construction observation
  • Construction administration
  • Change order administration
  • RFI’s + Submittals review
  • Document control

Laboratory Testing

Our in-house laboratory is AASHTO-certified for specific geotechnical testing for the geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and construction industries. AGS technicians are familiar with all types of soil mechanics laboratory testing, ranging from index tests to more sophisticated engineering property tests. This intimate knowledge of the testing methods allows AGS staff to accurately judge the validity of test results. All testing is conducted in accordance with the latest specifications of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

  • Maximum density / Moisture content
  • Sieve analysis
  • Atterberg limits
  • Unconfined compressive strength
  • Consolidation
  • Compaction
  • Sand equivalent

People

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Bahram Khamenehpour
President
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Tina Wong
Executive Vice President
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Robert Wong
Founder
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Ken Litle
VP / Senior Principal Civil Engineer
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Kamran Ghiassi
Principal Geotechnical Engineer
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Keyvan Fotoohi
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
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Michelle Shriro
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
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Erik Scheller
Principal Civil Engineer
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Sami Malaeb
Senior Environmental Engineer

The Firm

AGS is a multidisciplinary engineering firm providing services in geotechnical + environmental + civil + structural engineering, construction engineering and inspection, and laboratory testing. The firm is certified by the San Francisco Contract Monitoring Division (CMD) as a Local Business Enterprise (LBE) providing a wide range of services to public agencies and private clients.

 

Founded in 1983, AGS currently employs over 20 professionals, most with advanced degrees and professional licenses. AGS has excellent in-house support facilities including a state-of-the-art soil testing laboratory and extensive technological capabilities. Our adherence to quality assurance plans is key to our responsiveness and successful performance. Our clients speak best to the high quality of the services we have provided by repeatedly utilizing our services on multiple projects.

The Firm

AGS is a multidisciplinary engineering firm providing services in geotechnical + environmental + civil + structural engineering, construction engineering and inspection, and laboratory testing. The firm is certified by the San Francisco Contract Monitoring Division (CMD) as a Local Business Enterprise (LBE) providing a wide range of services to public agencies and private clients.

 

Founded in 1983, AGS currently employs over 20 professionals, most with advanced degrees and professional licenses. AGS has excellent in-house support facilities including a state-of-the-art soil testing laboratory and extensive technological capabilities. Our adherence to quality assurance plans is key to our responsiveness and successful performance. Our clients speak best to the high quality of the services we have provided by repeatedly utilizing our services on multiple projects.

Clients

Since 1983, AGS has built long and trusted relationships with clients through execution of numerous engineering projects.

Our clients speak best to the high quality of engineering consulting services we provide by repeatedly utilizing our expertise on multiple projects. Here is a partial list of our clients.

List of our clients
City & County
  • Alameda County Transportation Authority
  • City & County of San Francisco
  • City College of San Francisco
  • City of Oakland
  • Oakland International Airport
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • Port of Oakland
  • Port of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Department of Public Works
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • San Francisco Recreation and Parks
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • San Francisco Zoo
Regional & State
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit District
  • Caltrans
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • University of California
Federal
  • NASA
  • US Air Force
  • US Army
  • US Coast Guard
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • US General Services Administration
  • US Marine Corps
  • US Navy
List of our clients
City & County
  • Alameda County Transportation Authority
  • City & County of San Francisco
  • City College of San Francisco
  • City of Oakland
  • Oakland International Airport
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • Port of Oakland
  • Port of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Department of Public Works
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • San Francisco Recreation and Parks
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • San Francisco Zoo
Regional & State
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit District
  • Caltrans
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • University of California
Federal
  • NASA
  • US Air Force
  • US Army
  • US Coast Guard
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • US General Services Administration
  • US Marine Corps
  • US Navy