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  • Composite Material Delamination Research (ISE Physical Sciences Laboratory, San Diego CA)
  • Historic Building Structural Inspection (San Ysidro LPOE, San Diego CA)
  • Acoustical Site Monitoring and Modeling (SIGC Geothermal Plant, Imperial Valley CA)
  • Vibration Impact Alignment Survey (SDCWA Hodges to Olivenhain Tunnel, San Diego CA)
  • Ambient Air Quality / Air Toxics Monitoring (Salton Sea, Imperial County CA)
  • FHWA Traffic Noise Calibration Study (Intersection/Segment Monitoring, San Diego CA)
  • Dynamic Shake Table Testing of Composite Specimen (ISE Physical Sciences Laboratory, San Diego CA)
  • SR 125 Overpass Acoustical Analysis (Caltrans District 11, San Diego CA)
  • Mass Spectrographic Analysis of Contaminated Air Samples (ISE Physical Sciences Laboratory, San Diego CA)
  • High Voltage Transformer Bushing Seismic Research (Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, U.C. Berkeley)
  • Research Dynamometer Damage Detection and Isolation (Toyota Racing Development, Costa Mesa CA)
  • Field AICUZ Assessment and Monitoring (Fort Dix Weapons Test Center, Ft. Dix NJ)
  • Long Term Community Noise and Vibration Monitoring (L&M Development, La Lesa CA)
  • Field Site Survey and Monitoring (U.S. International Border, Imperial Valley CA)
  • Analog Computing Research Project (ISE Physical Sciences Laboratory, San Diego CA)
  • Geothermal Operational/OSHA Noise Compliance Design (Second Imperial Geothermal Company, Heber CA)
  • Environmental Monitoring Compliance (OMWD Dam Construction, Olivenhain CA)
  • Site Permitting and Environmental Due Diligence (SDSU Imperial Valley Campus, El Centro CA)
  • Structural Forensic Archaelogical Survey (San Juan Teotihuacán Municipality, Mexico)
  • Acoustical Modeling of Stadium Activities (San Diego Unified School District, San Diego CA)
  • Seismic Force Transmissibility Testing of 500KV Transformers (Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Buttonwillow CA)
  • Commuter Rail Noise and Vibration Analysis (MTD Blue Line, Pasadena CA)
  • Metallurgical Analysis of Impact Fragments (ISE Physical Sciences Laboratory, San Diego CA)
  • Remote Acoustical Field Monitoring (County of Riverside, Riverside CA)
  • Baseline Air Field Contour Monitoring (San Clemente Island EIS, U.S. Navy)
  • 5.0 Megavolt Plasma Containment Experiment (ISE Physical Sciences Laboratory, San Diego CA)
  • Historic Building Structural Inspection (San Ysidro LPOE, San Diego CA)
  • Municipal Code Compliance Assessment (The Home Depot, South Las Vegas NV)
  • Remote Traffic Noise and Vibration Monitoring (La Novia Bridge Construction Project, San Juan Capistrano CA)
  • Rail Vibration Ground Transmissibility Investigation (Union Pacific Rail Alignment, Azuza CA)
  • Illumination Map of Proposed Commercial Center (Car County Carlsbad, Carlsbad CA)
  • Rail Vibration Impact Monitoring (Union Pacific Railway, Monrovia CA)
  • Noise and Air Quality Abatement Plan (Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, Point Loma CA)
  • Quarry Blasting Noise and Vibration Control (OMWD/SDCWA Emergency Storage Project Dam Site, Olivenhain CA)
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Acoustical Shock Wave Testing (SDG&E Moreno Valley Substation, Riverside CA)
  • Air Quality Conformity of Extractive Operations (California Department of Transportation, Riverside County CA)
  • Predictive Noise Exposure Modeling (Vista Industrial Park, Vista CA)
  • Dynamic Testing of Viscoelastic Beam Assembly (ISE Physical Sciences Laboratory, San Diego CA)
  • Wind Turbine Vortex Propagation Assessment (Eastern San Diego County, CA)
  • High Pressure Gas Compressor Station Vibration Monitoring (SDG&E, Moreno Valley, CA)
  • Impact Isolation (IIC) Testing of Floor Assembly (Cortez Hill Condominium Development, San Diego CA)
  • FRA Light Rail Ground Noise/Vibration Assessment (MTD Goldline Commuter Rail, East Los Angeles CA)
  • Structural Seismic Engineering Analysis (Districto Federal, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Commuter Rail Alignment Noise and Vibration Survey (NCTD Coaster, San Diego, CA)
  • Urban Redevelopment Due Diligence Survey (Imperial Avenue, San Diego CA)
  • Municipal Code Compliance (Horton Grand Hotel, San Diego CA)
  • Onsite Composite Noise Exposure Mapping (Welk Resorts, San Diego County CA)
  • Forensic Structural Inspection of Historic Structure (Rancho Guajome Adobe, Vista CA)
  • Historic Building Structural Inspection (San Ysidro LPOE, San Diego CA)
  • Former President Nixon's Estate, La Casa Pacifica, Historic Vibration Monitoring (San Clemente, CA)


Investigative Science & Engineering, Inc. (ISE), is constantly developing new and innovative technologies, strategies, and solutions to help our clients meet the ever-demanding development requirements of their projects, using state-of-the-art methods. We are proud of our reputation for supplying high quality technical, scientific, and environmental consulting, particularly in acoustics/noise, vibration, air-quality/GHG, photometric/lighting studies, historic preservation, environmental planning, and compliance with CEQA and NEPA.

Did You Know That...

ISE's mass spectrometer can isolate and quantify 192,262 chemical compounds in a matter of seconds using the NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library.

What Our Clients Say...

“I have worked on several projects with Dr. Tavares ("Rick") as a GIS Analyst, CAD Drafter and Technical Illustrator since the mid 90’s. His thorough knowledge of the subject matter and the science behind the data being portrayed on a map makes for some incredibly informative data visualization. If you want a one stop shop for your engineering and environmental solutions, hire Investigative Science and Engineering. They know what they're doing!“

Jim Rinks
GIS, CAD and Data Visualization Consultant

Contact us

Investigative Science & Engineering, Inc.
P.O. Box 488
Ramona, CA 92065

Phone Number: (760) 787-0016 Ext 0#

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