Geosyntec News and Events

Joe Cleary (New Jersey) will present at the 94th Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF) Fall Meeting at the Phillips 66 Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on November 9-10, 2016. Phillips 66 will host the 94th PERF Fall Meeting at their Research & Development headquarters. The agenda includes the following topics in the Water and Air focus areas: Induced seismicity Water treatment Water valuation New policies and regulations Source identification for PM and VOCs Air quality…
Julie Konzuk (Ontario) and Drew Raw (Maryland) will present to the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) International Committee. Their presentation is entitled "Challenges Related to Remediation of Military Sites Impacted by Munitions and Emerging Contaminants." The presentation will share experience regarding common contaminants and environmental release mechanisms at military sites, specific hazards and planning needs for military site investigation and remediation, other investigation considerations, and remediation techniques. Julie is a Principal Engineer with 18…
Derek Tomlinson (Pennsylvania) will present on "Vapor Intrusion Investigation Best Practices" as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Vapor Intrusion Guidance Updates, Impacts & Considerations seminar hosted by Alpha Analytical Laboratories at Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. PADEP has revised the Land Recycling Program Technical Guidance Manual (TGM) for Vapor Intrusion into Buildings from Groundwater and Soil under Act 2, to assist…
John Seymour (Illinois) will teach a short course entitled "Geotechnical Considerations in Surface Impoundment Management and Closure" at the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) Midwest Workshop on Current Issues in Ponded CCPs at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington, Kentucky on November 2, 2016. About the Workshop A similar workshop about issues in ponded coal combustion products (CCPs) was held in Tampa, Florida in…
Gary Wealthall (Ontario) and Doug Larson (Massachusetts) will teach upcoming sessions of the Princeton Groundwater Hydrology Course in Miami, Florida, October 24 – 28, 2016. This five-day intensive course introduces the basic concepts of groundwater hydrology and contaminant fate and transport, and presents a detailed discussion of current and emerging remediation technologies. The Princeton courses are widely acknowledged as the established standard in groundwater remediation training courses. The Princeton Groundwater courses are the established standard…
Alan Munn (Malaysia) will be presenting his paper "Taking Tank Farm Safety to a New Level" at the Tank Farm Tech Asia 2016 at the Royal Bintang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 31, 2016. Alan will also join the panel during the Process Safety session that will conclude the conference on day two. The theme for this year's conference is "Enhance Asset management, Reliability and Safety." This annual conference is organized by Hydrocarbon Asia…
Geosyntec will deliver a number of presentations at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on November 6-10, 2016. This year, Geosyntec continues our tradition of practice excellence by providing presentations on the cutting edge environmental science and technology including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class of emerging chemicals of concern, and the use of activated carbon as an…
Geosyntec will co-present a Short Course entitled "Passive Sampling of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds at Sediment Sites: Practical Advice for Decision-Makers and End-Users" at the Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1:00-5:00pm on January 9, 2017. Presenters Jason Conder, Ph.D.,
Senior Scientist,
Geosyntec Consultants Upal Ghosh, Ph.D.,
Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Matt Lambert, M.S.,
Environmental Scientist,
United States Environmental Protection Agency Matt Vanderkooy, M.S.,
Environmental…
Nancy Bice (California) was appointed to the University of California, Berkeley Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Advisory Council on October 7, 2016. Nancy occupies a position formerly held by Rudy Bonaparte. She manages Geosyntec's San Francisco Bay Area operations, has served on the firm's Board of Directors, and is the firm's Diversity Leader. She is also an actively practicing Engineering Geologist, bringing clients more than 35 years of experience in the environmental remediation field. The…
Derek Tomlinson (Pennsylvania) recorded a video presentation for the 252nd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition August 21-25, 2016. Derek's presentation, entitled "Development of innovative technologies for the remediation of DNAPL source zones throughout their lifecycle," appears in the Presentations On Demand section of the ACS website. Abstract Derek Tomlinson (Geosyntec Consultants, Philadelphia, PA, USA) Evan Cox (Geosyntec Consultants, Waterloo, ON, Canada) David Reynolds (Geosyntec Consultants, Kingston, ON, Canada) Gavin Grant (Savron Solutions,…
The 22nd Annual Florida Remediation Conference (FRC) has been rescheduled for December 1-2, 2016 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida and as scheduled Geosyntec will be featured in a keynote address, moderate a panel discussion, and present in four platform presentations. The Florida Remediation Conference is the Southeast's premier soil and groundwater cleanup conference of the year. Over the years, FRC has developed a solid reputation for a casual atmosphere that's conducive to…
Geosyntec will sponsor and attend the 2016 Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) & Sustainability Management Forum held by NAEM at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado on October 26-28, 2016. A Gold Sponsor for the event this year, Geosyntec has sponsored this event since 2010 and has provided webinars and articles on a number of topics including green remediation, vapor intrusion, clean air act monitoring, and integrating financial and sustainability reporting for its…
MMI Engineering will host the IChemE's 7th Regional Process Safety Seminar in Jomtien, Thailand October 13-14, 2016. The theme for this year's seminar is "Investing in Process Safety & Integrity – What is the price?" The half-day workshop, prepared by MMI Engineering's Garry Law (Australia) and Alan Munn (Malaysia), will provide participants with an opportunity to discover practical ideas on how to achieve the right level of safety through gaining a better understanding of the…
Simon Thurlbeck (England) will present at the International Fire and Explosion Hazard Management Conference at the Corinthia Hotel on St. Georges Bay, Malta from 10:30am-11:00am on November 4, 2016. Simon will address fire and explosion hazard management pre-preparedness in a presentation entitled "Passive Protection." The purpose of the conference is to give high-risk fire and explosion hazard management specialists from around the world the opportunity to listen, discuss, and network with the world's foremost experts…
Geosyntec will sponsor the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2016 Annual Conference at the Pennsylvana Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 27-29, 2016. With 10,000 attendees expected, the SWE Annual Conference is the largest conference in the world for women in engineering and technology. Geosyntec will sponsor the Collegiate Leadership Institute, a three-day set of sessions specifically designed to prepare women pre- and post-graduation to become leaders in engineering. Attendees are selected competitively for…
Please join Geosyntec at the 32nd Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy presented by the Association for Environmental Health and Science Foundation (AEHS) at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, Massachusetts on October 17-20, 2016. The conference attracts 600-800 attendees, including a wide variety of representation from state and federal agencies, military, industry, environmental engineering and consulting, and academia. It has become the preeminent national conference in this important environmental area. The…
Geosyntec's Chairman Emeritus Patrick C. Lucia (California) was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) at the University of California, Berkeley, on October 6, 2016. Pat was honored for his many years of practice leadership as a nationally-recognized authority in forensic engineering and risk management as applied to geotechnical and underground construction issues; for business leadership as long-time Board Chairman for a leading national engineering company; and…
Tim Ingram (England) will be speaking at CRA's annual Risk Forum entitled "To Automate or Not to Automate" at Stratford Manor Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon on October 5-6, 2016. His topic, "Culture and Infrastructure Required to Automate Nuclear Processes," draws upon his broad experience as a System Engineer maintaining operations within the Nuclear and Defense sectors, including the provision of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) to Defense projects across land, sea and…
Jim Langenbach (Florida) was welcomed as new Conference Chair for the Florida Remediation Conference (FRC) at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida on October 6-7, 2016. The conference has been rescheduled for December 1-2, 2016. A veteran of many FRCs, both behind the podium and among the attendees. Jim has assumed the leadership responsibility for steering the technical content at future conferences. As Conference Chair, Jim will deliver the keynote address for the 22nd…
Rula Deeb (California) and Jason Conder (California​) participated in webinar hosted by the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) and the Brown University Superfund Research Program to address frequently asked questions about per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) investigation and cleanup on September 21, 2016. Co-presenters included Dr. Jennifer Field from Oregon State University and Dr. Christopher Higgins of Colorado School of Mines. The webinar was attended more than 200 people and answered the following…
Kathleen Harrison (California) and Michael Harding (California) will lead a five-session master class series entitled "Fire & Rain: Post-Fire Erosion Control Master Class" from October 6 through November 3, 2016. A panel of post-fire erosion control experts will deliver a live and on-demand, comprehensive five-session master class series covering the ins and outs of post-fire erosion control applications, techniques, and best practices. This five-week interactive discussion will include: post-fire hazard assessment; secondary disaster impacts; watershed…
Jamey Rosen (Ontario), Daniel Woeste (Illinois), and Mustafa Erten (Texas) will be presenting at the DFI International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control, and Remediation at the New York Marriott Marquis on October 14-15, 2016. Jamey's presentation will be at 8:30am, Saturday, October 15. It is entitled "Interactive 3-Dimensional Modeling of Anchors at Bluestone Dam" and it will describe the technology used to build a detailed interactive 3D GIS/MicroStation model of the Bluestone Dam, with…
Geosyntec will attend the American Bar Association's (ABA) 24th Fall Conference for the Section of Environment, Energy & Resources (SEER) at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado on October 5-8, 2016. Attending this year's SEER Fall Conference on behalf of Geosyntec will be Russell Abell (New Hampshire), Paul Brookner (Minnesota), Dave Folkes (Colorado), Stephen Foster (Colorado), Rich Kraft (California), Silvia Mancini (Ontario), and Nandra Weeks (Florida). Several of our practitioners will participate in a…
Silvia Mancini (Toronto) will speak at Expert Insight Panel (non-CLE) entitled "Utilizing Stable Isotope Tools in Legal Matters" at the American Bar Association"s 24th Fall Conference for the Section of Environment, Energy & Resources (SEER) at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The expert insight panels strengthen substantive knowledge of some of the most pressing issues confronting environmental, energy, and natural resource lawyers today…
Geosyntec will be will be featured in keynote address, moderate a panel discussion, present in four platform presentations, and be represented as a Signature Sponsor for the FRC Golf Tournament at the 22nd Annual Florida Remediation Conference (FRC) held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida on October 6-7, 2016. The conference has been rescheduled for December 1-2, 2016. The Florida Remediation Conference is the Southeast's premier soil and groundwater cleanup conference of the…
The Board of Directors for Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. has elected Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., LSP, as President & CEO of the firm. Zeeb succeeds Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, NAE, who has served in that role for the last 20 years. "Healthy succession planning and implementation are vital to the long-term multi-generational success of our firm. Our CEO transition is part of a continuous process designed to maintain the vitality, competitiveness, and independence of…
Yu Jun Leong (Texas) co-authored the article entitled "Phase state of ambient aerosol linked with water uptake and chemical aging in the southeastern US," which was published in the peer-reviewed Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Journal, Volume 16, Pages 11163–11176, 9 September, 2016. This article discusses the results from the analysis of ambient air samples collected at a subtropical forest site in Alabama, US. Atmospheric secondary organic aerosols (SOA) were found to be primarily liquid in…
Geosyntec and Colleagues from the University of California, Davis were honored with the 2016 Telford Premium Award for best paper in Ground Improvement, the journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Volume 168, Issue 3, August 2015, pp 206-216. The paper is titled "Field-scale bio-cementation tests to improve sands." It documents field trials of bio-cementation for erosion control at a project site in northern Saskatchewan in 2012. Geosyntec provided support in experiment design, project…
Yuval Cohen (New York) spoke at the Second Annual Water Finance Conference at the Denver Athletic Club in Denver, Colorado on August 31, 2016. Yuval's panel topic, "Water Negotiation: Bridging the Gap between Private Capital and Public Projects," was a session on public-private partnerships for water systems. The conference featured the topic of "Funding Sustainable Futures for Water Utilities" throughout the nation and was attended by representatives of utilities, various water agencies, coalitions and associations,…
Tony Rice (Washington) will represent Geosyntec at the International Pipeline Conference & Exposition (IPC) 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & The TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 26 - September 30, 2016. Members of the pipeline industry from around the world will gather for the 11th International Pipeline Conference IPC 2016. This year over 250 exhibitors, more than 300 technical paper presentations and over 5,000 registered participants are expected. Conference proceeds are…
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