Cape, Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts Professional Engineering and Consulting Services  

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



Our multi-disciplinary team offers a streamlined process by integrating  civil, structural, and marine engineering with land surveying, land-use planning, environmental permitting, controlled construction, and wastewater treatment plant operation and maintenance. We have the technical expertise and creative excellence necessary to provide evaluation of existing conditions, feasibility studies, planning and budgeting, design, permitting, and construction management to a broad range of projects. Our established working relationships with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies aid in the efficient processing of the necessary permits and licenses. We know that each project is site-specific and we are dedicated to tailoring our services to your unique needs.


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

Coastal Engineering Co. was hired to assist with the development of plans to restore Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church from ground up after an arson. The Church Building Committee decided to use the rebuilding process as an opportunity to make improvements to the layout and accessibility of the previous facility. An adjacent site was acquired to expand the parking lot to 128 parking spaces and to support the 10,000 SF lateral building expansion. Other programming goals included reusing the remaining concrete foundation and integrating a user friendly walk out at the lower grade level. The new facility consists of a sanctuary with seating for 350, welcome center/narthex with a covered porte cochere, multifunctional fellowship hall, and other spaces designed to facilitate church functions. Super-insulated new construction utilizes durable and non-combustible materials along with energy-efficient HVAC and mechanical systems. Vegetative buffer strips and LID drainage swales are used for storm water management.

Project Services:

  • Schematic design
  • Construction drawing
  • Permitting
  • Construction Administration


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We are pleased to welcome back Jay Norton to our team of project managers! Jay brings over ten years of experience working on waterfront and roadway projects, culvert repair/replacement, subdivisions, drainage studies, septic design, and foundation and grading plans. In his capacity as a project manager with Coastal Engineering Co., Jay’s responsibilities include consulting with clients, site inspections, engineering design, writing technical reports, and presenting projects at public hearings.

As Coastal Engineering Co. marks its 40th year, our CEO and President John Bologna was asked by Cape & Plymouth Business magazine to share his insight and perspective on running a successful business.

Coastal Engineering Co. was interviewed by 99.1 WPLM-FM on flood risk exposure and flood insurance cost mitigation on Sunday, September 4, 2016. For everyone who wasn't able to tune in but is interested in the topic, you can still listen to the podcast by clicking the graphic above! Let us know if you have any questions after listening!

New article by Coastal Engineering Co. Structural Division Manager Paul LaRochelle, P.E. in Cape and Plymouth Business July 2016: 9th Edition Massachusetts Building Code: The changes and their effect on residential construction cost.


New article by Coastal Engineering Co. Civil Division Manager Sean Riley, P.E., CFM in Cape and Plymouth Business June 2016: Rising Tides, Rising regulations

Our Civil Division Manager Sean Riley, P.E. answered the Robert Paul Properties Real Estate agents' questions and explained the logic behind obtaining an Elevation Certificate.

Coastal Engineering Co. CEO John Bologna was interviewed for "Rebuilding The Cape – The New Kind Of Cape Cod House” article by Cape Cod Wave Magazine, published on March 18, 2016.

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.


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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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