Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc.
Plures Intelligens Modicum Machinatorem
Telephone: 510-549-3300 
Fax: 510-962-8230 

BEAR Project Receives Award


BEAR wins Best Paper of the Year

BEAR paper on preventing gasoline can explosions wins Best Paper of the Year


Alcohol Containers Explode Too!


With over 30,000 square feet of space BEAR can conduct a wide range of experiments. Our inventory of laboratory tools is expansive, with a new Electron Microscope, portable field microscope, xRay machine and combustion lab. More than ever, BEAR is ready to serve all your needs.

BEAR Offices and Yard

Our core team consists of:

  • BEAR Mechanical Engineers have analyzed and consulted on hundreds of critical, high-profile projects including the Alaskan Pipeline, Golden Gate Bridge, the BP Macondo well loss of control in the Gulf of Mexico, the Milwaukee Brewers Stadium roof collapse, the Lan Chile airplane fire at the Miami airport, the San Bruno pipeline explosion, among many others.

  • BEAR Mechanical Engineers have testified in hundreds of legal battles, winning our clients important judgements, often saving them millions of dollars in settlement fees.

  • BEAR Metallurgist and Materials Engineer tackles any material science question or concern.

  • BEAR Engineers and Physicists are available for thorough product/site investigations. Their support is also available for large and complex cases.

  • BEAR's Forensic Economist specializes in oil spills and environmental pollution from industrial accidents, agriculture, wetland/wilderness valuation and risk analysis. These services include the complete range of expertise counsel relevant to litigation.

  • BEAR Active Airline Pilots assist in aviation accident investigations.

  • BEAR Videographer and Expert Animators provide valuable visuals.

  • BEAR's Computational Simulation for physical processes has been customized to model the gas bubble forming in complex flow conditions during completion of oil/gas wells and to provide an early warning for blowout.

Take a look:

Sample simulation of gas bubble forming that predicts a blowout during completion of an offshore well.

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