Geosyntec News and Events

BOSTON, Ma. — On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, spoke from the roof of P.S. 118 in Queens on technologies that the City will be considering to reduce stormwater flow impacts to wastewater treatment plants. One of the technologies, blue roofs, uses site-specific retention systems to mechanically slow the release of stormwater from roof surfaces to stormwater collection systems, thereby, reducing storm flows to the City's 14 wastewater treatment plants.…
Ronald S. Johnson, PE, PG, and Ken Susilo, PE, D.WRE, CPSWQ, have been invited to present at the Sixth North American Geotechnical Engineering Association Geotechnical Workshop at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power facility on September 24, 2010.Ron and Ken will discuss the geotechnical considerations when evaluating sites or preparing design recommendations for infiltration best management practices (BMPs) and the unique role of the geotechnical engineer in this process. Although the function of…
ATLANTA, Ga. — The world is going "green" to protect and improve the environment. The idea of greening up consumer products, buildings, and entire organizations is now becoming indoctrinated into the remediation world.In a National Association of EHS Management (NAEM) webinar, Todd Hagemeyer, PG, co-presented "Green Remediation: An Innovative Tool to Drive Sustainability." An ironic result of cleaning up a polluted site is often the production of unwanted consequences such air emissions, energy consumption, and…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Michael D'Alessandro, PE, PMP, will serve as an expert facilitator for the A/E/C Principals Bootcamp coordinated by PSMJ|Resources, Inc. The two-day seminar trains firm leaders in the architectural, engineering, and construction industries to improve their professional and organizational efforts.Mike serves as Director of Corporate Development at Geosyntec. He has more than 25 years of experience as a consulting engineer and is well-versed as an operations manager and management consultant. Throughout his career,…
BOSTON, Ma. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that it is part of a team that has been awarded a nationwide contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide support in evaluating the effectiveness of existing stormwater control standards in place at the state and local level.Geosyntec is a subcontractor to The Cadmus Group, Inc. of Watertown, Mass., under the National Watershed Protection Program Contract. Other team members for this effort are: Wright…
COLUMBIA, Md. — The Environmental Operations Group of the Maryland Environmental Service presented Carrie Pendleton, PE, and Doug Murphy with awards for outstanding design and construction services provided by Geosyntec at the Midshore II Landfill in Caroline County, Md. This $10-million project is the first greenfield landfill developed in Maryland in over 10 years.Geosyntec's efforts included design, permitting, preparation of bid documents, technical support during bidding, construction management, and construction quality assurance oversight. Construction began…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Geosyntec stars shone at the Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS) Annual Meeting/Update held on August 12 — 14, 2010 in Ponte Vedra, Fla.Chris Herin, PG, received the "R.S. Murali Memorial Affiliate Member for Outstanding Service" award in recognition of his outstanding service, dedication, and leadership to ELULS. Chris serves as co-chair of ELULS' Pollution Assessment, Remediation, Management and Prevention Committee. He is based in Geosyntec's Boca Raton office.…
CHICAGO, Il. — The American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute recently honored Richard Finno, PhD, PE, with the 2010 Harry Schnabel Jr. Award at the ER2010 conference in Bellevue, Wash. The award acknowledges his contributions to design and construction innovations for earth retaining structures.Dr. Finno, a consultant with Geosyntec and MMI Engineering, specializes in the areas of full-scale performance assessments of deep excavations and tunnels, numerical analysis, self-updating constitutive models, and constitutive responses of soft…
BOSTON, Ma. — Several Geosyntec professionals will be participating in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Fall 2010 National Meeting & Exposition in Boston on August 22 - 26.Mary de Flaun, PhD, Warren Brady, Brian L. Petty, PE, and Henry Kerfoot will present "Management of ORP and pH for In Situ Remediation of Arsenic in Groundwater." The group will discuss mechanisms of in situ arsenic sequestration. Through case studies, they will illustrate methods of modifying groundwater…
ORLANDO, Fla. — Mark Ellard, PE, CFM, will deliver three stormwater management-related presentations at the 2010 Watershed Management Conference in Madison, Wis., on August 23 - 27. This conference, which centers on innovations in watershed management under land use and climate change, is facilitated by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).Mark will first present a paper entitled "Nitrogen Reduction for Transitional Land Uses." The paper…
BOSTON, Ma. — Nick Yafrate, Scott Luettich, PE, and David Espinoza, PhD, PE, will play significant roles at the upcoming WasteCon Conference in Boston from August 14 - 18, 2010. WasteCon is the annual national conference of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).On August 14, Nick will present " Revitalization of Impacted Sites and Closed Landfills." He will discuss considerations when redeveloping closed landfill sites for a variety of end uses, including green…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Dr. Bob Bachus, PE, Leslie M. Griffin, PE, and Dr. Paul Sabatini, PE, will give technical presentations at the upcoming Earth Retention Conference 3 (ER2010) taking place on August 1 - 4, 2010 in Bellevue, Wash.Bob and Leslie will present "A Perspective on Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls: Pushing the Limits or Pulling us Down?" They will highlight important lessons regarding the design and construction of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls from large…
BOSTON, Ma. — Renee Fitsik and Steve Roy, LEED AP, co-authored the Stormwater Magazine article "Effectiveness of Environmentally Sensitive Site Design and LID on Stormwater Runoff Patterns." The article, published in the July — August 2010 issue, was written along with Geosyntec client Sara Cohen of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.The authors present Geosyntec's field and modeling approach as well as provide evaluation results from the hydrology of a residential subdivision, Partridgeberry Place,…
BOSTON, Ma. — David Adilman, PG, and Russ Abell, PG, recently presented an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) lecture, in conjunction with an Advanced Foundation Engineering class at the University of Massachusetts - Lowell, entitled "Subsurface Explorations — The Geology of the New England Area."David and Russ gave an overview of the bedrock structural history and development of metamorphic and igneous belts throughout New England. They also provided a summary of the glacial history…
Geosyntec Consultants announces the opening of its new Kingston, Ontario office. Dr. David Major, Managing Principal of Geosyntec's Guelph, Ontario office established the new satellite office to provide access to leading groundwater remediation and geological engineering research at Queen's University. Dr. Dave Reynolds, site remediation specialist, will direct the operations of the new office."We are excited to expand our presence in the Kingston area, which will enable us to further develop our capabilities in bedrock…
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Geosyntec was well represented at the 21st Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air in San Diego during March 14-17, 2011 with six presentations, one workshop, and two poster presentations.Brian Hitchens, PG, CHG presented "The Side Effects of In-Situ Bioremediation."Aklilu Tesfamicheal presented "A Statistical Evaluation of PCBs in Sediment Samples," to which both of these presentations relate to the Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical Site in San Diego.Sam Williams, PG, presented…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that two of its senior practitioners in geotechnical engineering have been selected to make State of the Practice presentations at Geo-Congress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geoengineering, a conference sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Pat Lucia, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Engineer based on Oakland, California, will be speaking on "The Practice of Geotechnical Forensics Engineering" and Rudy Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., Principal…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Rudy Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., President and CEO, has been selected to deliver the Nineteenth Spencer J. Buchanan Lecture at Texas A&M University. Dr. Bonaparte will be speaking on Geosyntec's participation in the design, construction, and closure of the on-site disposal facility at the former U.S. Department of Energy Fernald site in Ohio.
A best-practices illustrated handbook on the subsurface behavior of light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) is in development with key chapters being authored by Gary Wealthall (Guelph), Derek Tomlinson (Philadelphia), and Peter Zeeb (Boston — Acton).The project is funded by Shell Global Solutions UK and is managed by Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE), an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1999 to "stimulate the regeneration of contaminated land in the United Kingdom by raising awareness…
LOS ANGELES — Geosyntec welcomes Mark Hanna, PhD, PE, LEED AP, as Associate. Mark is based in the firm's Los Angeles office.Mark has over 17 years of experience working in sustainable resource management, of which the past seven have been with the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He has extensive experience in water resources, watershed-scale restoration, hydrology, and water quality projects in California and the Southwest United States.Mark was the City…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — John Banks, PE, Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, PhD, PE, and Wade Tyner, EI, recently co-presented with clients at the Florida Sunshine Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America's 2010 Summer Conference in Naples, Fla.John co-presented "Landfill Gas to Energy, A Second Generation Project" with Sandra Jennings, PE, Bureau Chief for Neighborhoods and Community Services for Escambia County. They highlighted the development of a second landfill gas to energy system for the Perdido…
AUSTIN, Texas — Geosyntec staff member Zahirul Islam, PhD, PEng, co-authored the article "Antioxidant Depletion from a High Density Polyethylene Geomembrane under Simulated Landfill Conditions" published in the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering's July 2010 issue. Zahirul's co-authors were R. Kerry Rowe, R. W. I. Brachman, and A. Ragab Ewais of GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and D. N. Arnepalli of IIT Madras in Chennai, India.In the article, the…
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