Walling Named to BSSC Issue Team

Melanie Walling, Ph.D, LG, has been named a corresponding member for a Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) sub-group that provides recommendations for future building codes. As a member of the Issue Team for Ground Motion and Geotech Issues, Walling will play an important role in evaluating cutting-edge seismic research and guiding national seismic construction standards.  […]

Robison Leads Development of New Direct Pipe ASCE Manual

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released a new Direct Steerable Pipe Thrusting Manual of Practice, and Jon Robison, PE, was heavily involved in producing this new standard guidance. Robison chairs the Task Committee on Direct Steerable Pipe Thrusting, which includes representatives from the US, Canada, and Germany. Since 2017 they have been […]

Staff Celebrate Magnolia Power Plant Groundbreaking

On February 13, Drilling Services Manager Kyle Kilfian and Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer Blake Cotton attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Magnolia Power Plant, a state-of-the-art natural gas plant that GeoEngineers has been working on for several years. GeoEngineers provided the initial geotechnical investigation and recommendations, geotechnical designs, and geotechnical services for access roads and […]

bp Recognizes GeoEngineers with Contractor Award

Earlier this month, bp Terminals & Pipelines recognized GeoEngineers’ ongoing permitting and applied geology services for Olympic Pipe Line Company (Olympic) with a 2022 Cost Effectiveness and Innovation Award. Longtime client and partner Olympic nominated GeoEngineers for the award, and bp selected the firm from a pool of its top contractors and consultants in the […]

Senior Geotech Erik Ellingsen Joins GeoEngineers’ Development Team

GeoEngineers is pleased to welcome Erik Ellingsen, PE, to the firm’s Puget Sound development team as a senior geotechnical engineer. Erik’s experience with large and complex projects like urban high-rises will be a natural fit for GeoEngineers’ portfolio in the region, and he will be serving clients from the firm’s downtown Seattle office. Erik’s diverse […]

Talking Piles at 24th PDCA Conference

Construction Design Discipline Lead Steve Spencer will be presenting at the upcoming Pile Driving Contractor Association Annual Conference in San Diego from February 7-9. The 24th PDCA Conference provides a forum for experts from the driven pile community, private business, government and academia to network, conduct business and share best practices. Steve is joining partner […]

Walla Walla River Forks Restoration

The Walla Walla River winds through the traditional lands of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla people in Oregon and Washington, and supports a wide variety of salmon and trout species—the core of the Pacific Northwest’s lucrative fishing industry. Unfortunately, more than a century of human disturbance in the form of dams, irrigation systems, and […]

Webinar on Hammer-Induced Pipe Fatigue Coming March 7

Pipeline Webinar Episode 7: Don’t Wear Your Pipe Out! GeoEngineers is continuing its series of free pipeline webinars with a March 7 presentation on the risks of pipe fatigue during pipeline installation. Join us as Urso Campos presents on the risks of hammer-induced fatigue in steel pipe, highlighting in particular how the duration of hammer use […]

Construction Designs Keep Massachusetts Rail Expansion on Track

Our construction design team played a critical role in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s South Coast Rail program, an ambitious effort to extend commuter rail service from Boston to southeastern Massachusetts that is under construction right now. Miles of track once used to transport freight are being renovated and expanded for passenger use. Yelena Bronshvayg, […]

Blake Cotton Elected GBA Committee Chair

Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer Blake Cotton has been elected chair of the Geoprofessional Business Association’s (GBA) Geotechnical Business Committee (GBC), after years serving as co-chair. His term will begin at the upcoming GBA Winter Leadership Summit in early February. The GBA has been supporting geoprofessionals for more than 50 years, with frequent involvement from dedicated […]

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