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Industry perspectives, features and technical commentary from GeoEngineers’ experts.

Improving Diversity in Subcontracting

Diversity, inclusion and equity are critical issues in the architecture/engineering/consulting (A/E/C) industry. Integrating these concepts into pursuits and projects can enhance firm culture and reflect a company’s values—helping others get a seat at the table is the right thing to do! According to the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), it is increasingly important for […]

Four Tips for a Successful Design-Build Project

Our modern society depends on large, complex civil engineering projects like bridges, skyscrapers and mass transit systems. It takes more than just engineering and construction expertise to build our cities and public infrastructure—it takes effective project management and collaboration. Moving a project from rough concept to completion requires careful planning, cooperative problem solving, and a […]

Redeveloping Riverfront Park

I’ve had the privilege of growing up in Spokane, and it’s been amazing to watch the city change over the past 40 years. During all that time, Riverfront Park has been a part of my life. The historic 100-acre downtown park includes picturesque scenery of the Spokane River, event spaces, two islands and one of […]

A Groundbreaking Revelation with GeoEngineers

By Kirsten Hooper Kirsten Hooper completed an internship with GeoEngineers this summer after graduating from Seattle University. She then turned that opportunity into full-time work as a field technician as she prepares to return to school to complete a master’s program. That practical experience has helped Kirsten make important decisions about her future and jump-started […]

The Future of Water: Managed Aquifer Recharge in a Drying World

Water is one of our most valuable natural resources. A combination of increased demand and trends toward less snowpack, more intense rainfall events, and/or longer, hotter, dryer summer conditions in many regions of the United States has water managers worried. A survey by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, now several years old, found that water […]

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, […]

On Earth Day, Deal More Kindly with one Another

Carl Sagan and the Pale Blue Dot There is no better time than Earth Day to take a big step back from the minutia of our everyday lives and look at the larger picture. Why is this blue globe we call Earth so important? What is at stake here? Few have answered these questions as […]

30 Years in Oregon!

The first week I started, I knew our Oregon office was going to be an adventure that I wanted to be a part of. Through the course of my first year, I really got to understand who our people are, what they are passionate about and what we excel at. I’ve seen how committed our […]

Legacy Mine Closure: Managing and Identifying your Risk

The mining industry is an essential cornerstone of our modern society. Without minerals harvested from the earth, there’d be no smartphones, computer chips or cars. But in the past, extracting minerals from the ground has been a complex and sometimes damaging process. Abandoned and legacy mines across the United States may pose risks to the […]

Five Considerations for Your Next K-12 Project

To uncover the expert insights into K-12 school projects you’ll find below, Adrienne Lindsey talked to Principal Geotechnical Engineer Julio Vela and Associate Geotechnical Engineer Morgan McArthur and collected their advice for today’s blog post. If you have additional questions don’t hesitate to contact Morgan or Julio directly through their individual bio pages. Our geotechnical […]

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