Author: cma123

Fingers in the Dam: Managing Risk in a Crumbling Dam Network

The United States relies on a vast network of dams to power our homes, fill our tubs, and protect our communities from flooding. Many of these dams were built during the infrastructure boom of the ‘50s and ‘60s, or even earlier, and are now in desperate need of modernization or replacement. It’s been estimated that […]

David Sauls Named to LSU Engineering Hall of Distinction

On May 2, the LSU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering inducted Senior Principal David Sauls into its Hall of Distinction. Each year since 1979, the school has selected two engineers to recognize for their significant contributions to the profession. “I am so grateful to my family, friends and talented partners for this honor,” Sauls […]

SR 520 Bridge is ACEC’s Project of The Year

The SR 520 Floating Bridge in Seattle, Washington, won the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) “Grand Conceptor” award, marking it as the year’s most impressive engineering project in the United States. GeoEngineers played a critical role on the Kiewit/General/Manson Joint Venture construction team, providing geotechnical consulting, design and construction support. Stretching 1.5 miles across Lake […]

Take a Stand for Science

On Saturday April 22, I will be participating in the March for Science in Tacoma. I have been involved in Earth Day celebrations since 1993 when I helped plan our local event at Tacoma Community College. I feel blessed every day to work as a geologist in my hometown of Tacoma. It’s where I grew […]

Metro Parks Tacoma and GeoEngineers Host Largest Hackathon in South Sound

This weekend, Metro Parks Tacoma held a “hackathon” in an effort to harness technology to better connect Tacoma residents with local parks. Metro Parks is an independent government agency overseeing parks and park services in the Tacoma, Washington area. It partnered with local companies and organizations, including GeoEngineers Inc. and the University of Washington Tacoma, […]

Air Quality Modeling: Solutions Through Simulation

Air quality monitoring and regulation is critically important, especially to potential sources of air pollutants such as the chemical, mineral and energy industries. Manufacturing these basic building blocks of our modern society requires the careful monitoring and control of air pollution. Maintaining government emission standards can be challenging, and the first step is accurately measuring […]

Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps Project Wins Washington ACEC Award

The Washington State Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) recognized GeoEngineers, and project partners PND Engineers, with a Silver Award for work on the Permanent Canal Closure and Pumps Project (PCCP) in New Orleans, LA. This uniquely challenging project included the deepest excavation in New Orleans history, and will play a vital […]

Trenchless Work Ranked 20th in Nation

Trenchless Technology magazine included GeoEngineers Inc. on its list of the Top 50 Trenchless Design Firms of 2016, making this the ninth consecutive year the firm has been ranked among the top 25 trenchless firms in the country. GeoEngineers continued to move up the ranking, from 21st to 20th place in terms of total reported […]

GeoEngineers Participates in College Mentoring Event

Gary Pendergrass, a principal in our Springfield office, recently attended a mentor luncheon at Missouri State University to interact with students and give them perspective on their future careers. The event was sponsored by the Geography, Geology & Planning Department, and attracted more than 35 students. Gary was one of the ten industry professionals invited […]

Precipitation and Landslide Occurrence

Rain always brings an increased risk of landslides, but extremely high precipitation rates throughout the Pacific Northwest in October have geologists, engineers and owners of vulnerable infrastructure on alert for geologic hazards. October typically receives a lot of rainfall, but last month’s rates were incredibly high. October is the start of the water year in […]

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