Practitioners from Geosyntec Consultants will host a one-hour webinar August 13 addressing the challenges of vapor intrusion in Australia. The free event begins at 11 a.m. AEST. This webinar is the second in a bimonthly series recently initiated by Geosyntec. Interested parties can register on our mailing list to receive notices of future webinars. Vapor intrusion occurs when there is a migration of subsurface volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into the indoor air…
Philip Reidy, P.E., a senior water resources engineer and principal consultant for Geosyntec in Malaysia will be among the speakers at the 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD2014), set for September 7-12, 2014, in East Malaysia (Borneo). Mr. Reidy will present "Innovation in Combined Sewer Overflows and Flood Mitigation: Implementing Intelligent Distributed Infrastructure" on September 11, 2014. The event will be held at the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching, Sarawak. The theme for ICUD2014…
Derek Tomlinson, P.E., P.Eng., a Geosyntec senior engineer and hydrogeologist based in Pennsylvania, is a co-instructor for an upcoming course covering in-state regulations for vapor intrusion (VI) mitigation. The course, "Act 2 Toolkit: Vapor Intrusion," is set for September 17, 2014, at Penn State Great Valley's Musser Auditorium in Malvern, Pennsylvania. It is the first in a series sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists (PCPG). Pre-registration is required for attendance. Mr. Tomlinson's co-instructor…
A team of Geosyntec engineers, in partnership with local landscape architects, contributed to a winning entry in a low-impact development (LID) design competition sponsored this spring and summer by the City of Chattanooga and other regional partners in Tennessee. As part of the Resource: Rain LID Design Challenge, the team earned a first-place award for "Streamline Broad Street," an urban redevelopment design that re-imagines the Chattanooga Broad Street corridor leading from the Tennessee Aquarium through…
With the addition of a group of leading practitioners, Geosyntec today expands our environmental management and sustainability services to include consulting, engineering, and marketing services so that clients can monetize their energy efficiency savings, renewable energy production, and renewable fuel production through environmental credit markets. These services are now offered through Green Harbor Energy, a subsidiary of Geosyntec Consultants. Green Harbor Energy (GHE), led by Managing Director Paul MacGregor, Ph.D., is a full service provider…
Michele Briening, an engineer for Geosyntec Consultants based in New Jersey, recently earned accreditation as a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). This credential for environmental professionals was created following ratification of the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act in 2009. The act moved the direct supervision of site remediation projects from case managers with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to certified LSRPs. Practitioners who earn the LSRP certification are responsible for…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. 2014 Global Waste Management Symposium Global Waste Management Symposium June 22-25, 2014 Orlando, Florida Geosyntec Participants: Principal Jim Stout (Houston) Principal Greg Corcoran (San Diego) Senior Staff Engineer Rutuparna Joshi (Jacksonville) Project Engineer Craig Browne (Tampa) Senior Engineer Rebecca Oliver (San Diego) For More Information: Jim Stout 1-281-810-5054 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Beth Gross, Ph.D., P.E., a geotechnical engineer and an Associate of Geosyntec Consultants based in Texas, has accepted an invitation to join the Board of Governors for the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She will serve a three-year term beginning in October 2014. The ASCE's Geo-Institute is a specialty membership organization focused on geo-professionals and the geo-technics industry, which includes agencies and private firms around the United States that provide geotechnical,…
Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, a water resources engineer and an Associate for Geosyntec Consultants based in California, is among a group of panelists invited to discuss California's historic drought and the water supply regulatory challenges related to stormwater runoff. The upcoming panel will be one of several at a half-day conference, "A Call to Action: A Southern California Stormwater Meeting," sponsored by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Dr. Hanna's panel, addressing…
Terry Holman, Ph.D., P.E., a civil engineer and an Associate of the firm based in Illinois, is among the delegates from the United States participating in the 12th International Workshop on Micropiles, underway this week in Krakow, Poland. Dr. Holman will present an invited lecture, "Pile Testing and Performance: an International Perspective," during the workshop's short course on micropiles, set for June 11 at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He also will present a technical paper,…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the promotion of a new group of practitioners to the role of Associate in the United States and the United Kingdom. Please join us in congratulating these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators in their new roles within the firm. Robert Annear Associate Portland Robert Annear, Ph.D., P.E., is a water resources engineer with more than 15 years of experience in water quality modeling and providing surface water system assessments…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. Energy, Utility & Environment Conference EUEC 2014 November 3-5, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona Geosyntec Participants: Senior Scientist Gregory Coleman (Charlotte) Senior Scientist Curtis Laush (Austin) For More Information:…
Geosyntec Consultants will contribute two presentation papers and six posters on the decommissioning and disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) at the 4th Asian and Oceanic Congress on Radiation Protection (AOCRP-4).The organizer of this year's congress, set for 12-16 May 2014 at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, is the Malaysia Radiation Protection Association (MARPA) in collaboration with the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA).The AOCRP-4 serves as a scientific platform dedicated to…
Geosyntec today announced the formation of Savron as the exclusive vendor of STAR technology, a proven method for the safe and effective treatment of contaminated soil and liquid organic waste. Savron has been formed around the key practitioners of the technology — David Major, Gavin Grant, and Grant Scholes — who have been involved in the commercial development of this patented technology since its inception in 2005 at the University of Edinburgh.STAR is a revolutionary…
Geosyntec practitioners will share dozens of examples of their most creative thinking and valued solutions during the 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, organized and presented by Battelle May 19-22, 2014, in Monterey, California.This year's technical program includes more than 900 platform and poster presentations in 68 breakout sessions as well as six panel discussions. The sessions and panels are organized according to 15 event tracks that address the innovative application…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. 2014 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) May 5-8, 2014 Houston, Texas MMI Engineering Participants: Principal Paul Summers (Houston) Business Development Manager Della Mullan (Houston) Staff Engineer Chelsea Drenick…
INW and Geosyntec Consultants announced today a comprehensive, nationwide partnership to integrate INW's sensor and telemetry hardware with Geosyntec's web-based visualization and control decisions software, OptiRTC. __ Geosyntec plans to adopt INW's telemetry and sensor technologies to enhance its core hardware solutions for remote data acquisition from field sites. INW plans to utilize OptiRTC to provide users with solutions that include remote data visualization; sensor data integration with web-based data such as weather; operational alerting;…
Chelsea Drenick, P.E., a civil engineer for MMI Engineering — part of the Geosyntec family of companies — will present a paper on the selection of viable wind farm sites during the 45th Annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston on May 8, 2014.The paper offers a case study comparing three offshore wind farm sites based on their potential for energy and revenue generation. Ms. Drenick performed multi-year energy time history analyses of potential wind farms…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. Philadelphia Science Festival PSF Kick-Off Party: Science Carnival After Hours April 25, 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Geosyntec Participants:Associate Chris Voci (Philadelphia) Staff Geologist Emily Jacesko (Philadelphia) Project Engineer…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that it is a Gold Sponsor for the Mine Closure Solutions 2014 Conference to be held 26 through 30 April in Ouro Preto, Brazil. This conference reflects the growing desire among South American countries for mine closure planning and sustainable redevelopment practices. Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer based in Maryland, and Victor Damasceno, Ph.D., P.E., a civil engineer based in Florida, will lead Geosyntec's team…
Daniel Elliott, Ph.D., a senior consultant and an environmental engineer for Geosyntec based in New Jersey, will present an invited lecture on nanoremediation this week in Vienna, Austria.The lecture, "Differential Reactivity of nZVI Towards Lindane — Implications for QA/QC and Field Scale Use," is part of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the NanoRem Consortium, being held April 7-9, 2014, at the University of Vienna.Dr. Elliott, a member of NanoRem's Project Advisory Group, was invited to…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) North Carolina Chapter 2014 Spring Conference April 7-10, 2014 Raleigh, North Carolina Geosyntec Participants:Senior Engineer Fabian Benavente (Greenville) For More…
Darrell Nicholas, P.E., has joined Geosyntec Consultants as a civil engineer and Senior Consultant for the firm based in Tennessee.Mr. Nicholas has more than 35 years of experience in construction management and quality assurance for a wide range of complex, multiple stakeholder projects. For the past decade, he has concentrated his practice on the remediation of contaminated sediments.Applying his problem-solving skills and knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic dredging technology, Mr. Nicholas has supported remediation of…
Derek Tomlinson, P.E., P.Eng., a Geosyntec senior engineer and hydrogeologist based in Pennsylvania, is among the instructors for a series of two-day courses in 2014 entitled "Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids (LNAPL): Science, Management, and Technology. The first session is April 1-2 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Missouri.The course series is based on the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) Technical and Regulatory Guidance document, Evaluating LNAPL Remedial Technologies for Achieving Project Goals…
An upcoming webinar hosted by the Water Research Foundation (WRF) will examine the issue of emerging contaminants that impact the nation's drinking water and feature insights from a senior practitioner at Geosyntec Consultants.Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, a principal civil and environmental engineer for the firm based in California, will be among the presenters for "Broadening the National Dialogue on Contaminants of Emerging Concern and Public Health." The online event begins at noon Eastern on…
MMI Engineering, part of the Geosyntec family of companies, is among the exhibiting sponsors for the 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, set for March 30 — April 2, 2014, in New Orleans. In addition, Morgan Reed, D. Eng., a chemical engineer for MMI based in Texas, is a scheduled presenter for a special session focused on advanced technologies that reduce atmospheric emissions in the petrochemical and refining sectors.His presentation, "Hazards Management for Building Locations…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. Southern Gas Association (SCA) Spring Gas Conference and Expo March 17-19, 2014 Columbia, South Carolina Geosyntec Participants: Senior Scientist Thomas Bristol (Columbia) Project Engineer Brandon Mogan (Columbia)…
The U.S. Patent and Trade Office issued Microbial Reduction of Vinyl Chloride (US Patent 8,647, 824 B2) on February 11, 2014, to Stanford University for the use of the vinyl chloride reductase (vcrA) gene to quantify microorganisms critical in chlorinated solvent bioremediation. SiREM, through an exclusive agreement with Stanford University, is the only licensed provider of vcrA gene testing. Commercial testing for this gene is offered under the trade name Gene-Trac VC. Using this test,…
Philip Reidy, P.E., a senior water resources engineer and an Associate of Geosyntec Consultants based in Asia, made a timely presentation on rainwater harvesting this week to members of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). In a February 24 address to the IEM?۪s Environmental Section in Kuala Lumpur, Mr. Reidy presented ???Rainwater Harvesting: Opportunities in Water Conservation, Stormwater Management and Sustainable Design. ?۝ The presentation comes at a critical moment for Malaysian water resource managers,…
Members of the Geosyntec team will be well represented as part of the speaker line up at Geo-Congress 2014, set for February 23-26 in Atlanta.The annual event, sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is among the leading geotechnical engineering professional conferences in the world. Industry leaders have been selected to address the state of the practice for geotechnical engineering, and dozens of senior professionals have been tapped to present…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. The University of Tennessee 3rd Annual Watershed Symposium February 18, 2014 Knoxville, TN Geosyntec Participants: Project Engineer Keil Neff (Knoxville) Staff Engineer Kenneth Swinson (Knoxville) Engineer Patrick…
Dan Dolan, P.E., a principal structural engineer for MMI Engineering (MMI) based in California, recently delivered a presentation in Malaysia on extending the structural life of older offshore platforms. Mr. Dolan was invited to present by members of the Special Interest Oil and Natural Gas (SONG) group within the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) in Malaysia, a global professional organization for chemical and process engineers. The IChemE awards the chartered chemical engineer designation to practitioners…
Christopher Saranko, Ph.D., DABT, has joined Geosyntec Consultants as a senior toxicologist and an Associate of the firm based in Georgia. He has more than 15 years of research and consulting experience evaluating potential risks associated with exposures to chemicals in the environment, the workplace, and consumer products.Dr. Saranko conducts chemical fate and transport analyses of pollutants emitted by a variety of industrial sources and consumer products to develop exposure and dose estimates. He also…