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

The Importance of Eelgrass: Regulating an Ecosystem Architect

GeoEngineers works within many complex ecosystems, where understanding the influence of each species on the overall picture is often key. Sometimes a single species can make dramatic contributions on the overall health of our natural resources. These important species are often called “ecosystem architects.” Their presence or absence often dictates whether the ecosystem functions as […]

From Medicine to Earth Doctor: Finding a New Calling as an Environmental Scientist

When Roger Chang began his undergrad studies at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT), he was thinking about entering the medical field. Not sure it was the career for him, Roger was inspired to switch to environmental science by UWT professors and mentors he respected. It paid off in ways he didn’t expect, and today […]

Creating Marshes with Recycled Sediment

The coastal marshes of Louisiana and other states are a valuable resource. Sadly, in many areas they are slowly disappearing. By working together with ports and other industries, we can use river sediment to restore shrinking marshland.

A Summer at GeoEngineers

By Olivia Hunt Olivia Hunt is a senior civil engineering student at Louisiana State University (LSU). Over the summer, Olivia has worked hard as an intern in GeoEngineers’ Baton Rouge office. Olivia shared her thoughts on the internship, industry and GeoEngineers in the blog post below. See our Students and Graduates page to find out […]

Why Everyone at GeoEngineers Gets a Website Bio (If They Want One)

Seven years ago, the GeoEngineers marketing team sat around a conference room table planning a big website redesign. The question arose: Which of our employees should have bios on the new site? I started doing quick calculations in my head. Three hundred or so staff, 12 offices spread around the country, photographers in different cities […]

Drilling in the River: Geotechnical Investigations in the Mississippi and Beyond

Reliable drilling investigations are the cornerstone of geotechnical work. The soil data our drill teams gather is the basis of most of GeoEngineers’ geotechnical designs and recommendations. Even in ideal conditions, drilling operations can be challenging and unpredictable. But when we need soil information from below a river bottom it requires a team of exceptional […]

Improve Your Job Site Photography with these Five Simple Tips

The related fields of engineering, construction and environmental science require lots of photographs. We take photos to show our clients the status of a work site, document a task, promote our project and expertise, or even just for fun. Although photos are a common part of many on-site tasks, and we’re all used to taking […]

What the New ASCE 7-16 Seismic Design Standards Mean for You

Recent updates to seismic building standards by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) promise to bring changes to the engineering industry. The ASCE is the primary authoritative source for engineering standards in the United States. State and local jurisdictions often refer to ASCE standards for their building codes, and revised ASCE 7-16 guidance on […]

Report from the 2018 Underground Construction Conference

GeoEngineers employees Mark Miller, David Sauls, Jon Robison, and Gary Castleberry participated in the 2018 Underground Construction Technology (UCT) Conference last week in New Orleans, Louisiana. After the conference Mark answered some questions about what he gleaned from the conference and the current state of the industry, particularly trenchless technologies. Q: Tell me a little […]

The Dirt Podcast: Olympic Swimmer Nick Thoman on What it Takes to Win

A random meeting between GeoEngineers CEO Mike Hutchinson and Olympic Swimmer Nick Thoman jump-started a conversation on mastery, and we captured it on The Dirt Podcast. Nick talks to Mike about mastery, hard work and what it takes to succeed at such a high level—in sports, business or life. Nick won two world titles as […]

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