Tag: Sustainability

Principal Elected Missouri Air Conservation Commission Chair for Fourth Time

The Missouri Air Conservation Commission elected Principal Geological Engineer Gary Pendergrass as its chair for the fourth time at their monthly December meeting. Gary has served on the seven-member commission for the past decade, and continues this active role in overseeing the state’s air conservation laws. Since 1965, the Missouri Air Conservation Commission has upheld […]

Sustainable Bridge Project Receives Greenroads Silver Certification

A recently completed GeoEngineers bridge and roadway improvements project earned a Greenroads Silver Certification for its environmentally sustainable design and construction. GeoEngineers provided geotechnical design services for the James Street Bridge and Roadway Improvements project in Bellingham, Washington. In addition to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the corridor, the project focused on habitat integration, […]

GeoEngineers Part of First International Greenroads-Certified Project

GeoEngineers is part of the design and construction team for the first project outside of the US to receive certification from the Greenroads Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages certification reviews for roadway and bridge projects using its Greenroads Rating System, a sustainability-rating system for roadway design and construction. The project, Canada’s South Fraser Perimeter […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Project Wins National Engineering Excellence Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) awarded GeoEngineers and our project partner, KPFF Consulting Engineers, a national Grand Award for engineering excellence for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters project in Seattle, WA. The project received one of just eight grand awards out of 143 entries representing some of the largest and most […]

ENR Names Board Member Bill Wallace a “Top 25 Newsmaker”

Engineering News-Record (ENR) has named William A. (Bill) Wallace, a chemical engineer and member of GeoEngineers’ Board of Directors, a “Top 25 Newsmaker” for his work as the primary designer of the Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System. The editors of ENR select honorees based on news stories the magazine has published in the last year. […]

Tour of Missouri, Day 3

At 8 a.m., Bill O’Dowd and I pull into the Havener Student Center parking lot and walk across the street to McNutt Hall, the home of all Geosciences at Missouri University of Science & Technology. Dave Wronkiewicz shows up a few minutes later, and we begin our tour of MS&T laboratory facilities to review the […]

Missouri Carbon Sequestration Project: Gearing Up for the Tour

This morning I’m meeting Bill O’Dowd with the National Energy Technology Laboratory and our Project Manager on the Missouri Carbon Sequestration Project to embark on an 850-mile, three-day circuit of Missouri to tour four carbon sequestration drilling sites; meet with representatives of Missouri’s largest electric utility companies; and review research being conducted by Missouri University […]

WWU Miller Hall Renovation Achieves LEED® Gold Certification

Western Washington University’s newly renovated Miller Hall has been certified LEED® Gold by the US Green Building Council. GeoEngineers provided geotechnical engineering and construction monitoring services for the renovation. The two-year, $51.5 million-dollar project included an overhaul of all building systems and elements and renovation of general university classrooms, computer labs, instructional spaces, offices and support […]

AIA Seattle Names Bertschi School Living Science Building Best in Sustainable Design

The AIA Seattle Committee on the Environment (COTE) has awarded the Bertschi School Living Science Building first place in its 2012 What Makes It GREEN? Awards. COTE developed the WMIG award program to recognize and learn from the best in sustainable design and promote sustainable building practices. The award winners were announced at the What […]

What to Do with Carbon?

On February 20, 2012, drilling commenced on a deep exploratory borehole at the sprawling 30,000-acre Thomas Hill Energy Center in north-central Missouri. The deep borehole, the second of four that are being drilled at Missouri power plant sites, will extend into the Pre-Cambrian granite and, at a projected depth of 3,500 feet, will be among […]

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