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Fish and People: Finding a Balance
Mar 31, 2011

The best river environment for thriving salmon populations isn’t always the best for humans who also use the rivers and streams the fish inhabit. Efforts to enhance habitat with engineered structures such as engineered log jams (ELJs) and large woody debris placements can increase the risk of drowning or injury for fishers, swimmers, kayakers and whitewater rafters that visit the river for...


Applied Technology Team Adds GIS Expert
Mar 28, 2011

GeoEngineers is pleased to announce that Jaime Crawford is joining the company as an Associate in the Applied Technology team. She will be based in GeoEngineers’ Redmond, WA office.

Jaime brings 13 years of Geographic Information System (GIS) and geospatial database experience, most recently as Enterprise Spatial Solutions Director at Critigen. In her prior...


Gordon Denby appointed to STPI Earthquake Engineering Experts Panel
Mar 28, 2011

The Science and Technology Policy Institute, a department of the Institute for Defense Analyses, has invited Gordon Denby, GeoEngineers’ President and a Principal Geotechnical Engineer, to serve on a panel of experts to plan for the future of the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).

NEES was originally founded in 2004 to provide earthquake engineering research...


GeoEngineers’ Project Wins Grand Award
Feb 9, 2011

For the third year in a row, GeoEngineers took home a Grand Award at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards. The Pipeline Crossing of Mississippi River Levee project was the top in the energy category. This annual program recognizes the state’s best engineering achievements, and the awards are among the most prestigious in the industry....


Living Building Opens with Help from GeoEngineers
Feb 4, 2011

On February 11, the Bertschi School, an independent elementary school on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, celebrated the opening of its new Science Wing. The new structure is Washington State’s greenest new building and a project that is on track to be the first certified...


GeoEngineers Projects Receive Best in State Awards
Jan 27, 2011

GeoEngineers recently received awards for two entries in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)-Washington 2011 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. This annual program recognizes the state’s best engineering achievements, and the awards are among the most prestigious in the industry. 

The Olympic Pipeline Span Protection project won a Silver...


Steel Mill Slag At Your Construction Site?
Jan 1, 2011

If you have a critical structure that is supported on or above steel mill slag, be aware that the structure may experience significant differential movement problems for years after completion of construction. Great care should be taken if steel mill slag is being considered for use as structural fill for construction projects.

Slag is a waste product of metal production. Originally...


Field Notes

Take a Stand for Science
BY MIKE HUTCHINSON, LG, LHG
Air Quality Modeling: Solutions Through Simulation
BY JOSEPH STOLLE, PE

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