Scott Luettich is a Senior Consultant Geotechnical Engineer based in New England with more than 30 years of experience as the lead designer and project manager for the design, permitting, and construction of landfills located throughout North America.
He has successfully led multi-disciplinary project teams for several large solid waste facilities; and has considerable expertise in conducting public hearings and interacting with regulatory personnel. Scott is thoroughly familiar with requirements and procedures for RCRA and CERCLA facilities.
Specializing in landfill design, closure, and redevelopment projects, Scott's expertise includes evaluating the design and construction feasibility of waste re-grading plans, alternative final cover systems, and gas collection systems for landfills throughout the United States He has authored guidance documents for U.S. EPA and was the lead author of a document for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection entitled "Guidance Manual for Design of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Final Cover Systems." His experience with containment design and construction also includes waste stabilization and in situ containment remedies such as slurry and sheet-pile cutoff walls.
Scott has specialized expertise in leachate recirculation, bioreactor design, and thermal modeling of heat transfer in landfills. He has researched and advanced the state of the practice to evaluate the causes, effects, prevention, and remedial cooling systems for elevated temperature landfills (ETLFs), and was a lead author of a report for the Environmental Research and Education Foundation titled "Understanding and Predicting Temperatures in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills." He is a recognized expert in liner durability and landfill stability, and has spoken on the topic of optimizing disposal capacity at sites with difficult geometric or geotechnical conditions. He has considerable expertise in mechanically stabilized earth embankments and reinforced soil or waste slopes.
He has authored over 20 technical publications and received a North American Geosynthetics Society Award of Excellence for his work in advancing design procedures for geotextile filters.