NAIOP WA Recognizes Nine GeoEngineers Projects with Awards

NAIOP Washington State, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, recognized exceptional regional projects during its annual gala earlier this month, and GeoEngineers is involved in more than half of the award-winning projects. A total of fifteen exceptional development projects were highlighted at NAIOP’s Night of the Stars Gala on November 3, and GeoEngineers’ Development Practice […]

White Paper Aims to Streamline Seismic Design Process for Tall Buildings

Senior Geotechnical Engineer Hamilton Puangnak and collaborators recently published a white paper meant to improve seismic design efficiency for tall buildings in jurisdictions that require a code-based Design Earthquake (DE) analysis. The paper was featured in the 2023 edition of the Los Angeles Tall Building Structural Design Council Guidelines, and it can be accessed here. […]

The Moles Arrange Student Tour at Portal North Bridge

On October 20, Mark Champagne and Mike Flynn hosted stations as part of a tour of Amtrak’s Portal North Bridge project in New Jersey for The Moles’ Annual Students Day. The Moles are a national fraternal organization of the heavy construction industry, and they have been arranging site tours for students since 1962. Each year […]

GeoEngineers mourns loss of Braydan DuRee, PE

It is with great sadness that GeoEngineers marks the loss of our friend and colleague, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Braydan DuRee, PE. Braydan lost his life during a climbing accident in Grand Teton National Park on Thursday, July 20. Those who had the benefit of meeting or working with Braydan know that he did everything in […]

Geo Scholarship Awarded to Seattle U Student 

GeoEngineers sponsored a scholarship through the Puget Sound Engineering and Scholarship Fund (PSE&SSF) for the second year, and Seattle University freshman Carl Christopherson is this cycle’s worthy recipient.   The PSE&SSF is a non-profit that supports high school and college students with an interest in science and engineering. The organization runs advocacy programs and supports students […]

Miller and Castleberry Talk Shop on Vermeer Pipeline Podcast

GeoEngineers’ trenchless engineering experts Mark Miller and Gary Castleberry appeared on the latest episode of Let’s Talk Shop, a video podcast from Vermeer Corporation that features conversations with partners from across the industry. Andy Bremner, sales manager for Vermeer’s pipeline segment, and Maggie Moller, product marketing and training specialist, spoke with Mark and Gary about […]

GeoEngineers Staff Named to Influential Seismic Committees

Senior Geotechnical Engineer Melanie Walling and Senior Geotechnical Engineer Hamilton Puangnak were recently named to several influential seismic committees—all of which play a critical role in updating and informing standard building codes across the United States and worldwide. Melanie was accepted as a corresponding member to the Building Seismic Safety Council Provisions Update Committee (BSSC […]

Sadkowski Appears on Design Development Podcast

Principal Geotechnical Engineer Stan Sadkowski appeared on the Design Development Podcast recently for a conversation about the Boston development market and GeoEngineers’ growth as an employee-owned firm. Since Spring 2021, the downtown development team has grown from a couple of engineers to more than 30 employees specializing in geotechnical engineering and environmental services. Design Development […]

Braicks Named Co-Chair of DEIB Committee

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Washington recently announced Director of Integrated Communications Stefani Braicks as co-chair of its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Committee. Stefani helped launch this important committee in 2022 and served during its inaugural year. The committee is composed of small business owners, leaders at large engineering firms, and […]

PFAS Sampling Goes Nationwide with UCMR 5

PFAS Contamination Chart

As of January 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring all public water systems (PWS) serving more than 3,300 people to sample for PFAS. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are a class of synthetic fluorine compounds used in many consumer products. These toxic compounds can take decades or longer to break down and […]

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