Geosyntec News and Events

SAN DIEGO, Ca. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that the California Storm Water Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference, to be held November 2 - 4, 2009 in San Diego, will feature several staff members. The following practitioners will be conducting workshops and presenting papers on topics ranging from bacteria related TMDLs to construction site stormwater management:Felicia Federico, D.Env., CPSWQ, will give the workshop "Hydromodification: Latest Advances and Pending Challenges." This workshop will compare…
PRINCETON, N.J. — The Borough of Somerville, N.J., announced on October 6, 2009 that its former landfill and surrounding redevelopment area properties received Brownfield Development Area (BDA) designation by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Municipalities receiving this designation are eligible for grants of up to $5 million each year from NJDEP's Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF) for investigation and remediation activities. The Borough's environmental consulting team, Geosyntec Consultants and Whitman have…
BOSTON, Ma. — Erik Petrovskis, Ph.D., PE, Marcus Quigley, PE, CPESC, D.WRE, and Steve Roy,LEED AP, have been invited to speak at the 2009 Sustainability Colloquium "Yes We Can — Greening our Future," an interagency conference to be held in Washington, D.C., from November 3 - 5, 2009. The meeting will feature presentations, discussions, and workshops on the latest in federal facility "green" policies and sustainability initiatives.Steve and Marcus will present on "Innovative Stormwater Approaches"…
GUELPH, Ontario, Canada — The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada selected Geosyntec Consultants and Dr. Elizabeth Edwards of the University of Toronto (U of T) as a Synergy Award for Innovation winner. The award honors the most outstanding achievements of university-industry collaboration.The decade-long partnership between Geosyntec and U of T researchers has primarily focused on the remediation of groundwater contaminated with the chlorinated solvents perchloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE), which are harmful…
CHICAGO, Il. — Geosyntec Consultants, along with teaming partners Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. (CGL) and Clark Dietz, Inc., is pleased to announce its selection by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and the Hickory Creek Watershed Planning Group to develop a watershed plan that describes strategies to protect and restore Hickory Creek and its tributaries. Hickory Creek, which has been referred to as the "gem" of the Des Plaines River system in Illinois, is…
PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) selected Geosyntec Consultants to complete the research project "Cost and Benefit of Transportation Specific MS4 and Construction Permitting."The primary objective of the NCHRP project is to assist state transportation departments (DOTs) in developing practical, defensible National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting strategies for their highway environments. "The specific research objectives are: 1) to characterize the various NPDES permitting strategies and options for DOTs; 2)…
PORTLAND, Ore. — Geosyntec Consultants' Eric Strecker, PE, will present a paper co-authored with Marcus Quigley, PE, D.WRE and Marc Leisenring, PE, on "Minimizing the Potential for Sediment Recontamination and Associated Liability from Stormwater System Sources" at the Sediment Management Working Group (SMWG) Fall Sponsor Forum in Saratoga Springs, NY, September 29 - 30, 2009.The presentation will share information on various pollutant types and characteristics in urban and industrial stormwater as well as how they…
BOSTON, Ma. — Marcus Quigley, PE, CPESC, of Geosyntec Consultants was recently named a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In support of AAWRE's mission to broaden and deepen the body of knowledge for practicing engineers, AAWRE's certification was developed to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the profession of water resources engineers. The D.WRE…
CHICAGO, Il. — Chriso Petropoulou, PhD, PE, BCEE, Keith Tolson, PhD, and Mary DeFlaun, PhD, co-authored the article "Dry and Wet Weather Microbial Characterization of the Chicago Area Waterway," which is scheduled to be published in an upcoming issue of Water Science and Technology. Other co-authors include Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona as well as Geeta Rijal, Richard Gore, Tony Glymph, Thomas Granato, Catherine O'Connor, Louis Kollias, and Richard Lanyon of the Metropolitan…
PORTLAND, Ore. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to welcome Howard Cumberland as Principal in the firm's Portland office. He will be responsible for leading Geosyntec's efforts in increasing its west coast business related to ports, harbors, and waterfront development. Howard is a 20-year-career marine scientist with an emphasis in assessing and mitigating the ecological impacts associated with nearshore in-water activities from contaminated sediments, dredging, and redevelopment. Howard has managed, designed, and conducted remedial investigations and…
BOSTON, Ma. — Geosyntec Consultants has been recognized as a Gold Award winner for 2009 by the Harvard Contractor Safety Assessment Program. The Gold designation demonstrates outstanding performance in the assessment, which is an independent evaluation administered by ConstructSecure, Inc. It measures both historical performance and forward-looking factors within a company's safety program."Safeguarding the safety of our employees, our clients and the community is a Geosyntec core value, and are pleased to receive the Gold…
SAN DIEGO, Ca. — A Geosyntec Consultants project is the cover story in the August/September 2009 issue of Geosynthetics magazine. For the project, "Demonstration of Field-Scale Biofilter Cell System," Geosyntec provided design and construction quality assurance (CQA) services for the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) in southern California. Geosyntec staff members Ron Johnson, PE, GE, and Sang-Sik Yeo, PhD, as well as IRWD's Randy Sundberg, PE, developed the article.The project purpose was to verify and…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce its selection by the Putnam County Board of Commissioners to provide a wide range of solid waste engineering and planning services. Geosyntec and its teaming partner, R. W. Beck, an SAIC Company, have entered into a five-year agreement to provide professional services in support of the County's solid waste management program. This is Geosyntec's first professional services contract with Putnam County. The "as needed" nature of the contract provides…
Geosyntec Consultants has been awarded a contract through the Navy Environmental Sustainability Development to Integration (NESDI) program to evaluate the efficacy of treating groundwater impacted by the presence of chlorinated solvent residual and soil fumigant compound, 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP). Geosyntec's research partner for this effort is Oregon Health Science and Science University's Dr. Paul Tratnyek. The research team, under the leadership of Principal Investigators Nancy Ruiz, Ph.D., of the Naval Facilities Engineering Services Command and John…
SAN DIEGO, Ca. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce its participation as a teaming partner to Brady G2. Brady G2 is a joint venture between Richard Brady & Associates and Gutierrez Canales Engineering, both small disadvantaged businesses. The U.S. Navy awarded the team, led by the Brady G2 of San Diego, Ca., one of five contracts under the Environmental Multiple Award Contracts (EMAC) program. With a contracting period of up to five years and…
COLUMBIA, Md. — The Carroll County Government recently awarded Geosyntec Consultants a contract to design/build/operate a landfill gas system at their Hoods Mill Landfill in Woodbine, Md. The closed landfill has a landfill gas migration problem, which requires remediation.Geosyntec's design at the Hoods Mill Landfill will incorporate two phases — the first represents the minimum required to address landfill gas migration issues, and the second phase, which is optional, will maximize landfill gas collection from…
GUELPH, Ontario, Canada — Genome Canada is contributing over $5 million to a research project called "BEEM: Bioproducts and Enzymes from Environmental Metagenomes" being led by Dr. Elizabeth Edwards of the University of Toronto and Dr. David Major of Geosyntec Consultants. Collaborators include: Bangor University in Wales, UK; Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Massachusetts; U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute; and Argonne National Laboratory. Their metagenomic approach is based on simultaneously sequencing and…
AUSTIN, Texas — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Zahirul Islam, PhD, PEng, co-authored the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering article, "Permeation of BTEX through Unaged and Aged HDPE Geomembranes," which was published in the August 2009 issue.In the article, Zahirul and his co-author, Prof. Kerry Rowe of the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, discuss the effects of aging high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembranes on the diffusion and partitioning…
TAMPA, Fla. — Geosyntec Consultants welcomes John Banks, PE, as Associate. John has over 25 years of environmental engineering experience, including: all aspects of solid waste management; design of wastewater collection, treatment, and effluent disposal systems; stormwater system planning and design; roadway design; landfill design; operation plan development; and facility site selection and development.Before joining Geosyntec, John served as project director and manager for a major engineering consulting firm, where he was responsible for client…
ORLANDO, Fla. — Geosyntec Consultants welcomes Chad Drummond, PE, as Associate. Chad has environmental and water resources engineering experience focusing on the areas of environmental remediation and restoration, applied numerical modeling, and surface water conveyance and treatment. He has worked on various impaired waters projects and has evaluated contaminant (including emerging contaminants) and nutrient migration within and between surface water and groundwater. Models employed include SWMM, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, ICPR, WASP, BASINS, MODFLOW, and RT3D/MT3DMS.In addition…
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., recently celebrated the opening of its Vero Beach office, which is being managed by Tanhum Goldshmid, Ph.D. The office opened its doors in early 2009 in support of the Geosyntec's contract with the Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District (SWDD).The SWDD's Indian River County Landfill facility includes a Class I municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill and a construction and demolition debris (C&D) disposal facility that serve the…
GUELPH, Ontario, Canada — Geosyntec Consultants' Guelph office recently received the University of Guelph College of Management & Economics Workplace Education Award. The announcement was made at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce's 2009 Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala.The Workplace Education Award recognizes an organization in Guelph that exhibits excellence in supporting post-secondary education in some or all of the following ways:Providing tuition reimbursement for employees who take post-secondary courses or who undertake degree, diploma, or…
HOUSTON — MMI Engineering's Keith Clutter, PhD, along with Ericka Marie Stoltz and Fred Hudson of the University of Texas at San Antonio, co-authored the article "Modeling Property Value Loss in a City Due to Terrorist Bombings" published in the IEEE Systems Journal's June 2009 issue.The article is based on a study performed by the authors that uses a systems approach to determine property value loss due to damage from a terrorist bombing. A geometric…
GUELPH, Ontario, Canada — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Evan Cox, Carol Aziz, PhD, PE, and Tom Krug, PEng, in its Guelph office have co-authored the publication In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Groundwater, which is part of the U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and U.S. Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Monograph Series.Geosyntec staff are proud to be primary authors or co-authors on…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the formal closing of its merger acquisition with MEC Water Resources, Inc., of Columbia, Mo. MEC Water Resources will continue to serve its clients as an operating unit of Geosyntec.According to Eric Strecker, PE, Geosyntec principal and chair of the firm's water and natural resources practice group, the merger of MEC Water Resources with Geosyntec "creates a team of specialists with a broad understanding of the…
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. — Geosyntec Consultants welcomes Jennifer Holder, PhD, as Principal. Jennifer's background in ecological risk assessment and extensive experience on large, complex sites has resulted in her excellent reputation for successfully assisting clients in reaching site-closure in a variety of regulatory contexts such as RCRA, CERCLA and NRDA.Jennifer has conducted ecological assessments in aquatic, sediment, and terrestrial habitats for a number of private sector clients and large Department of Defense facilities. Her field…
OAKLAND, Ca. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Elizabeth (Libby) McDonald, PE, a civil and environmental engineer, has recently joined the firm's Oakland office as Senior Consultant.Throughout her career, Libby has applied her engineering skills to a variety of projects, predominantly in the fields of groundwater and soil contamination and wastewater treatment. She comes to Geosyntec after spending 14 years managing environmental liability for Hewlett-Packard (HP). At HP, she was responsible for setting…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Steve Roy,LEED AP, and Ganesh Krishnan, PE, CPESC, co-authored an article in the May-June 2009 issue of The Military Engineer entitled "Sustainable Stormwater Management." The Military Engineer is the magazine of the Society of American Military Engineers.In the article, Steve and Ganesh, along with co-authors Russ Adams of Robins Air Force Base and Robert Goo of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, discuss The Energy Independence…
COLUMBIA, Md. — The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvardsverket) recently published a guidance document, co-authored by Geosyntec, regarding bioavailability and its use in human health risk assessment. Geosyntec co-authored the document with SWECO, a civil/environmental consulting firm based in Malmo, Sweden and Dr. Edward Bouwer of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Although the document is primarily written in Swedish, it includes a brief summary in English. The document can be downloaded by clicking here."Geosyntec…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Geosyntec is supporting engineering students at the University of North Florida (UNF) in their efforts to improve the quality of life at the Tamale Children's Home in Tamale, Ghana. Known as The Ghana Project, UNF established the bi-annual service learning trip for engineering and other students in 2001. The mission of The Ghana Project is to improve the quality of life of those living at the Tamale Children's Home through sustainable engineering…
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