Geosyntec News and Events

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…
BOSTON, Ma. — The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) retained Geosyntec to monitor and evaluate the stormwater flow from the Partridgeberry Place subdivision, a recent residential development located in the Ipswich River Watershed. The immediate project goal was to help improve groundwater base flow and develop a scientifically-based, reliable stormwater model to aid in other future low impact development (LID) designs within the Ipswich River Watershed. This study is rare in that it…
BOSTON, Ma. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that Steve Roy,LEED AP, and Andrea Braga, A.M.ASCE, have published the article "Saving Silver Lake" in the February 2009 edition of Civil Engineering, a top trade magazine published by the American Society of Civil Engineers.In the article, Steve and Andrea share their story of collaborating with Wilmington, Mass., to improve the water quality of Silver Lake, a key recreational amenity in the town. The town, including its…
Geosyntec Consultants is proud to announce that several staff members were contributing authors on five articles and the editorial column focusing on vapor intrusion in one of the most widely-read journals in the environmental remediation industry, Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation. The articles featured include:"Simulated Soil Vapor Intrusion Attenuation Factors Including Biodegradation for Petroleum Hydrocarbons," by Lilian Abreu, Robert Ettinger, and Todd McAlary"A Case-Study of Soil Gas Sampling in Silt and Clay-rich (Low-Permeability) Materials," by…
Geosyntec is saddened to announce the loss of colleague and friend Bill Ward. Bill died on Monday, March 2, 2009. Memorial services were held on Saturday, March 7, 2009 in Homer Glen, Ill. As an Associate of the firm based in the Oak Brook, Ill., office, he worked tirelessly during his 24-year career to develop watershed management plans, nonpoint source best management practices, and total maximum daily load assessments. In particular, his practice focused on…
ANN ARBOR — Geosyntec welcomes Joe Esseichick, CHMM, CPG, as Senior Scientist in the Ann Arbor, Mich., office. Most recently, he spent over five years with General Motors (GM), where one of his primary responsibilities was to develop and implement a common, global risk identification, management, and monitoring process. In an earlier position at GM, he was responsible for internal environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance auditing. He led or participated in over 50 environmental,…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that staff members Greg Roush, PG, and Dan Elliott, PhD, were honored with awards in St. Augustine, Fla., from long-time client CSX Transportation.Greg, based in Geosyntec's Atlanta regional office, received an Outstanding Performance Award, and Dan Elliott, based in the firm's Princeton, NJ, office, received a Conrail Award of Excellence in honor of their outstanding performance on projects last year. Greg and Dan accepted their awards during…
OAKLAND, Ca. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that Lisa Austin, PE, was elected to the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Board of Directors. CASQA assists the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and municipalities throughout the state of California in implementing the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater mandates of the Federal Clean Water Act. CASQA's membership is comprised of a wide array of stormwater quality management organizations and professionals from across the…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that four staff members have co-authored papers appearing in the January 2009 edition of Environmental Science and Technology, which is a leading technical journal published by the American Chemical Society.Evan Cox, and Jeff Roberts co-authored the paper "Carbon and Chlorine Isotope Fractionation during Aerobic Oxidation and Reductive Dechlorination of Vinyl Chloride and cis-1,2-Dichloroethene" with researchers from the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) and Univerisity of Waterloo (Canada). David…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, PhD, PE, has been invited to present at GeoAfrica 2009, the first African regional conference on geosynthetic issues. GeoAfrica 2009, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, is being organized by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)."Geosynthetics play major roles in waste containment, liquid impoundments, reservoirs, road and embankment construction, dams and…
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. — Lilian Abreu, PhD, a senior staff engineer based in Geosyntec's Santa Barbara office, will be speaking at the National Forum on Vapor Intrusion, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The forum, to be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, is scheduled for January 12 — 13, 2009.Lilian's presentation, entitled "Vapor Intrusion Conceptual Site Model," will address the ways that vapor travels in the subsurface, seeping into buildings. Using the Abreu…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec announces the appointment of Robert Bachus, PhD, PE, as Adjunct Professor with the Georgia Institute of Technology's (Georgia Tech) School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Dr. Bachus, a principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience, focuses on geotechnical engineering, geosynthetic engineering, waste by-product characterization, and waste containment. In fact, he is nationally recognized for his expertise in geotechnical site characterization, in situ and laboratory testing, settlement and…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nandra Weeks, PE, stepped in as the new President of the Florida Brownfields Association (FBA) this week at their annual conference held at St. Pete Beach, Florida. Nandra has been active in the FBA, serving in many roles such as Secretary, Treasurer, as well as President-Elect for the past year.The FBA is a non-profit, volunteer, service organization dedicated to assisting in the advancement and implementation of the Florida and National Brownfields Redevelopment…
OAKLAND — MMI Engineering, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geosyntec Consultants, is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a contract by the NASA Ames Research Center to develop numerical simulation approaches for possible adverse events in a rocket launch vehicle leading to deflagration of the propellant liquid hydrogen and oxygen. MMI will simulate phenomenology that involves both structural mechanics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), i.e., rupture of the propellant tanks, the phase change, mixing…
Kennesaw, Georgia — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that ADVENT and Geosyntec were recently awarded a task order under the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) 4PAE08 contract. Geosyntec and ADVENT will conduct an evaluation of the remedial action effectiveness at the Horse Pasture Site at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia and implement a pilot study of a remedial process optimization (RPO) alternative. ADVENT is a full-service, woman-owned small business specializing…
PORTLAND — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a National Cooperative Highway Research Program contract (NCHRP) through the National Academy of Sciences (NCHPR project 25-31). Along with Geosyntec staff, our research team includes researchers at Oregon State University, Marie Venner and Associates (Denver), the Low-Impact Development Center (Maryland), and Wrightwater Engineers (Denver).With a performance period of 24 months through 2011, Geosyntec will be developing a guidance document for governmental transportation agencies…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked Number 1 nationally among large firms and Number 2 overall in the 2008 "Best Firm to Work For" competition, based on a survey of environmental firms by the Environmental Business Journal. This is the first year that environmental firms had a category separate from other civil engineering specialty firms. Unlike other benchmarking surveys that the firm participates in, the Best Firm…
BOCA RATON - Geosyntec is pleased to announce that it is part of the successful Bauer Foundation Corp. team selected for construction of a 3-mile segment of the Seepage Cutoff Wall, part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Rehabilitation project to stabilize and secure the aging Herbert Hoover Dike. Geosyntec will develop specialized work plans, coordinate local and state permitting, and perform quality control and environmental monitoring tasks for the…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce it was recently awarded the Chicago Winter Preparedness 2008 contract by the City of Chicago, Department of Environment. Geosyntec will be creating and implementing a Work Plan for Mayor Daley's Winter Preparedness Fairs — a forum to bring together concerned residents with various stakeholders to address their winter concerns including utility payment assistance, home weatherization, and assistance from other City programs and non-profits. During 2008, the…
LOS ANGELES — Geosyntec Consultants' Megan Patterson was selected as Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer in the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of American Society of Civil Engineers.Since joining the firm in 2007 as a senior staff engineer, Megan has contributed significantly on many technically complex, controversial, and time critical projects for the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Her work developing innovative, integrated water solutions to stormwater problems with Geosyntec client Malibu Bay Company was recently recognized.…
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