Tag: geotechnical

GeoEngineers Helps Teach UWT Marine Engineering Class

GeoEngineers staff helped organize and teach an upper-level lecture class on port and marine engineering at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) during the recent winter quarter.  TCE – 490 Ports and Marine Infrastructure was a weekly course consisting of two-hour lectures from a roster of professional engineers—including Associate Geotechnical Engineer Lyle Stone and Senior […]

Larabee Leads UWT Students on Tour of Mary Bridge Site

Last week, Brett Larabee delivered a guest lecture for a Foundation Design class from the University of Washington Tacoma’s (UWT’s) new undergraduate civil engineering program. The lecture was centered around the MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Project which is currently in construction. Brett spent time going over the site history, subsurface conditions, and the foundation […]

EERI Webinar: Tools for Regional Scale Risk Assessments in the San Francisco Bay Area

Dr. Melanie Walling, PE, is participating in an upcoming webinar (August 30) on assessing seismic risks in the San Francisco Bay Area. The webinar, organized by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s (EERI’s) Younger Members Committee, will give an overview of new regional risk assessment tools being developed by Pacific Gas & Electric. Visit EERI’s website […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NAIOP Recognizes GeoEngineers Development Projects

NAIOP Washington State, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, recognized exceptional regional projects during its annual Night of the Stars Gala earlier this month, and GeoEngineers played a role in several of them. GeoEngineers provided construction observation services for the citizenM Seattle Pioneer Square hotel, which won “Hospitality Development of the Year.” The project team […]

SH-3 Goosehaven Project Filled with Creativity

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) recently wrapped up the SH-3 Goosehaven project, where lightweight fill and creative geotechnical engineering allowed a highway to be widened next to a riverbank in northern Idaho. A GeoEngineers team led by Braydan DuRee and Dave Lauder helped ITD widen about three miles of SH-3 along the St. Joe River […]

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