Tag: Technical Excellence

GeoEngineers to Help Repair Recurring Sinkhole Collapse in Arkansas

GeoEngineers is helping officials in Harrison, Arkansas, analyze and repair a sinkhole that suddenly reopened in April—the latest in a series of collapses in the Chelsea Circle community. The first sinkhole appeared in 2017, but so far, repair efforts have not had long-term success. Local authorities backfilled the sinkhole twice since then, but it has […]

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, […]

Swift Green Line Wins Award at WTS Gala

On March 7, a GeoEngineers project won an Innovative Transportation Solutions Award from WTS (Women in Transportation Seminar) at the organization’s WTS Puget Sound Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala. WTS recognized the Swift Green Line Project, a new 12-mile rapid transit bus line running from Bothell, a suburb of Seattle, Washington, to Paine Field Airport […]

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 […]

GeoEngineers Wins Washington ACEC Awards for Thirteenth Consecutive Year

The Washington American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has once again recognized GeoEngineers’ work during the chapter’s annual 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards. Three projects received awards Friday night at the award gala in Bellevue, Washington. This is the thirteenth consecutive year GeoEngineers has won awards from ACEC Washington. ACEC Washington gave a Gold Best in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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