Tag: geotechnical

GEOSTRATA Features Unique Wings Over Washington Project 

GEOSTRATA’s October/November issue features an article by Associate Geotechnical Engineer Lyle Stone on the one-of-a-kind Wings Over Washington development project. In the feature, Lyle explains this challenging and unique project and the creative solutions GeoEngineers and teaming partners used to build on a century-old historic pier. Wings Over Washington is a multimedia theater where guests can experience a simulated flight over the Puget Sound thanks to hydraulic […]

Port of Alaska Modernization Wins PDCA Project of the Year 

The Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) selected a GeoEngineers project, the Port of Alaska Modernization, as a PDCA Project of the Year. GeoEngineers’ Construction Design Group worked closely with prime contractor Pacific Pile & Marine to complete phase 1 of this ambitious project late last year.  The Port of Alaska Modernization set out to construct a new loading platform and approach trestle […]

HDD Feature Published in Trenchless Technology Magazine

Principal Geotechnical Engineer Mark Miller recently published a feature article in Trenchless Technology magazine’s 2021 HDD Guide, the leading trenchless engineering publication in the United States. The feature explains how engineers can reduce risks in their Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) projects through thoughtful planning and preparation. The magazine’s managing editor asked Mark to write the […]

Watching the Slopes: Landslide Mitigation and Response

Landslides are a real public safety hazard in many areas of the United States. They can have devastating effects on people and property, but because they often occur in less populated areas, the risks and causes of landslides are sometimes overlooked. I have spent most of my 40-year geotechnical career working in the Pacific Northwest […]

PSE Tacoma LNG Facility Prepares to Come Online

Puget Sound Energy is preparing to open its Tacoma Liquefied Natural Gas facility early in 2021 after nearly 10 years in development. GeoEngineers has been a critical part of the project team, providing both geotechnical and environmental services for the Tacoma, Washington facility. PSE is completing final instrumentation and testing work before processing the first […]

Final Drilled Shaft Completed on Lynnwood Link Extension

On December 11, Sound Transit’s $800 million Lynnwood Link Extension (L300) project reached an important milestone as contractors completed the last of the 110 drilled shafts required for the northern segment of this light rail expansion. Sound Transit, the public transit authority for the greater Seattle, Washington region, is expanding its network with 8.5 miles […]

Sustainable Coastal Restoration Work Featured in GEOSTRATA Magazine

The September/October issue of GEOSTRATA Magazine, the official publication of the Geo-Institute, includes a feature by Principal Geotechnical Engineer Dave Eley. The feature focuses on the evolving approach to coastal protection and restoration along the Gulf Coast through the lens of the award-winning Whiskey Island coastal restoration project for Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority […]

Kent South 224th/228th Street Corridor Project Hits Milestone

Earlier this month, contractors installed 24 girders for the South 228th Street Bridge in central Kent, Washington. This is one of the final milestones in the City of Kent’s ongoing South 224th/228th Street Corridor project, which will provide a robust new east-west artery to connect Kent’s communities. The 200-foot-long dual-span bridge will carry South 228th […]

Seattle Family Justice Center Receives National Design-Build Award

Last week, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) gave the Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center a National Award of Merit in the “Federal, State, County, Municipal” category of their annual awards. GeoEngineers provided extensive environmental and geotechnical services as a teaming partner to Howard S. Wright Construction on this important and […]

APWA Award for Granary Avenue and Laurel Street Project

GeoEngineers’ Granary Avenue and Laurel Street Project in Bellingham, Washington, has received a National Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) for transportation projects between $5 and $25 million. The project is an important step toward the City of Bellingham’s vision for a revitalized downtown waterfront. Historically, this portion of […]

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