David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng, and Gary Wealthall, Ph.D. — both associates based in Geosyntec's Ontario offices — will co-present a four-day training course to remediation professionals interested in contaminant hydrogeology this week in Melbourne, Australia.The course, "Investigation, Remediation, and Management of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater," is sponsored by the Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association (ACLCA). Drs. Reynolds and Wealthall are presenting the course in conjunction with Bernard Kueper, Ph.D, P.Eng., a professor of engineering and…
Paul Sabatini, Ph.D., P.E., a principal in Geosyntec's Chicago office, will present at the 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Houston, Texas, on October 18, 2012.Dr. Sabatini's presentation, "Observational and Numerical Evaluation of Defects in Deep Mixing Method Columns Used for LNG Process Train Structural Foundation and Support," was co-authored by Paul Summers, P.E., and Billy Villet, Ph.D., both of MMI Engineering. The presentation begins at 8:55 a.m. in the George R. Brown Convention…
Geosyntec Consultants is a bronze sponsor of the 2012 Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS 2012), set for September 30 — October 3 in Phoenix, Arizona.During the conference, Geosyntec team members and other leading environmental professionals will present a broad curriculum focusing on lifecycle waste management, sustainability, and energy management in the solid waste industry.This event is a leading forum for practitioners to present the latest research and case studies to owners, designers, professionals, and policymakers…
Geosyntec engineers and scientists are among the presenters and session chairs this week at the 39th Annual International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress, under way in Niagara Falls, Ontario, through September 21.Delegates and attendees at the 2012 congress will offer more than 750 oral and poster presentations that address the technical and social aspects of how the hydrogeology practice adapts to global change. Different tracks throughout the congress address energy and climate change, karst hydrogeology, ecohydrology,…
Gary Wealthall, Ph.D, an Associate and an environmental scientist based in Geosyntec's Toronto office, has been appointed adjunct professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Canada. His initial assignments include teaching a component of the fractured bedrock course at the university.In addition to serving as adjunct faculty, Dr. Wealthall will continue to contribute to Geosyntec projects and expand the company's existing research collaboration with the university. Dr. Wealthall earned…
Aaron Sappenfield, a geologist in Geosyntec's Huntington Beach office, is the co-author of a new paper, "The Oldest Zoophycos and Implicationsfor Early Cambrian Deposit Feeding," published in the June 12 issue of Geological Magazine.In their paper (available online), Aaron and his co-authors describe their discovery of evidence that soil-mixing organisms date back to about 540 million years ago. The paper documents the oldest known specimens of the enigmatic ichnofossil, Zoophycos. Aaron wrote the paper with…
Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E., a geotechnical engineer based in Geosyntec's Columbia, Maryland office, has been appointed adjunct professor in the Civil Engineering Department of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. His initial assignments beginning July 2012 include teaching geotechnical engineering classes and aiding the Department in redesigning/renovating the Undergraduate Soils Laboratory.Dr. de Melo will continue to contribute to Geosyntec projects as he has since joining the firm in 2007. He earned his M.S. and…
R. Kula Kulasingam, Ph.D., PE, a senior geotechnical engineer in Geosyntec's Charlotte office, is among the presenters at the annual meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers - North Carolina Section (ASCE-NC), set for August 23-24 in Wilmington.Dr. Kulasingam will present an hour-long technical session, "The Key Role of Geotechnical Engineering in the Onondaga Lake Mega-Site Cleanup," beginning 3:15 p.m. on August 23 in the Carolina Room of the Riverside Hilton, 301 N. Water…
Geosyntec Consultants will be well represented at the 7th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference, set for August 22-24 in Savannah.Geosyntec is a gold sponsor for the Georgia Environmental Conference, the state's largest and most comprehensive educational opportunity on environmental concerns facing the region. During the three-day event, leading environmental professionals will present a broad curriculum to state legislators, health officials, landowners, business leaders, and others that focuses on sustainability and environmental management throughout Georgia.Geosyntec Environmental Engineers…
Geosyntec Consultants and H&S Environmental Inc. (H&S) have teamed to pursue select new business opportunities under a federal 8(a) mentor-protege agreement approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).Through the mentor-protege relationship, a joint venture between Geosyntec and H&S can offer federal clients the combined technical and financial resources and systems of both companies to provide top-tier services for project execution while having the ability to earn contract awards as a single small, woman-owned, 8(a)…
Two senior Geosyntec practitioners are among the instructors set to present courses on ethics and environmental permitting during the annual meeting of The Florida Bar's Environmental & Land Use Law Section (ELULS).The courses will be held August 9-10 at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The two-day event includes two tracks, Ethical Challenges for the Environmental Lawyer and Consultant and the ELULS Annual Update for 2012, both presented by the…
Three senior practitioners from Geosyntec's San Diego office will be among the instructors for an intensive, one-day course on post-wildfire remediation at the 11th Annual StormCon in Denver on August 21.Principal Geotechnical Engineer Ron Johnson, along with Associate Engineer Kathleen Harrison and Senior Consultant Mike Harding, will be among the presenters of the new course, Fire & Rain: Rapid Assessment and Emergency Mitigation Measures Following Wildfires. The course will be held 8 a.m. — 4…
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Environmental consulting and engineering firm Geosyntec Consultants announces the opening of its Manchester office, located at 43 Constitution Drive, Suite 102 in Bedford, New Hampshire.Peter King, PE, LSP, LEP, will manage the new office. King, who joined Geosyntec in 2011, specializes in environmental site assessment and remediation under various state and federal programs including the New Hampshire Contaminated Site Management Rules, Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA),…
Marcus Quigley, a national leader in stormwater best management practice (BMP) design, will be among the presenters of a U.S. EPA webcast August 2 discussing the next generation of low-cost, high performance infrastructure used to control urban stormwater.Quigley, a principal civil and environmental engineer in Geosyntec's Massachusetts office, will join the U.S. EPA's latest Green Highways Partnership - Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Academy webcast beginning 1 p.m. Eastern Thursday. The webcast is…
Michael Kavanaugh, P.E., Ph.D., and a principal engineer in Geosyntec's Oakland office, co-authored a significant article regarding remediation of chlorinated solvent source areas in a recent issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology.Dr. Kavanaugh, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, co-authored the article with a team of recognized chlorinated solvent remediation experts representing academia, government, and consulting. The article, "Chlorinated Ethene Source Remediation: Lessons Learned," appears in the journal's June 19 edition…
Michael Bloom, an associate water resources engineer based in Geosyntec's Houston office, was appointed by City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker to her Water Conservation Task Force, which was publicly announced on July 13.Like many parts of the United States, Houston and the state of Texas have experienced extreme drought conditions for more than a year. While conditions recently improved in the Houston area, regional officials are taking steps to make long-term plans for water…
SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. — Environmental consulting and engineering firm Geosyntec Consultants announces the opening of its newest California office at 595 Market Street, Suite 610, in the heart of San Francisco's downtown financial district. Lisa Van Tassell, PE, will manage the new office. Van Tassell joined Geosyntec in 1999 and specializes in environmental site characterization, engineering design of soil and groundwater remediation systems, and litigation technical support.Geosyntec is an environmental consulting and engineering firm that…
David J. Vance, a project scientist based in Geosyntec's Atlanta office, is to address the Texas chapter of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) at its summer meeting in Houston on July 21.Vance will speak on the topic of Stream Assessments, Mitigation, and Channel Improvement Projects in Southeast Texas. The event begins at 8 a.m. and will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Northwest, 7979 Willow Chase Boulevard.Vance has an extensive portfolio…
NASA officials announced June 28 that Geosyntec Consultants is one of three companies chosen to provide environmental remediation services at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), and other NASA locations.The combined maximum potential value for the three contracts is $91 million. Services will be performed during a five-year period beginning this year.Under the contract, Geosyntec will compete for fixed-price work orders to develop and implement contamination assessment…
Geosyntec Senior Consultant Michael Harding has been elected to chair the International Regional Council of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA).Founded in 1972, the IECA is a non-profit organization that serves as the premier global resource for the prevention and control of erosion and sediment. The organization provides education, resource information, and business opportunities for 2,500 professional members representing more than 40 countries and 17 fields of practice.The IECA was recently restructured and now includes…
Geosyntec Director of Corporate Development Michael D'Alessandro is to be among the presenters at the annual meeting of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Savannah Post, on June 14.Michael's keynote address will address leadership development for the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. The event will be held at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel, 100 General McIntosh Blvd. in Savannah, Georgia.Michael began his career as a construction engineering consultant and has more than 25…
For the second year in a row, Geosyntec has been chosen by PSMJ Resources Inc. (PSMJ) as a Circle of Excellence honoree. PSMJ announced the award May 30.PSMJ is a leading global consultancy that focuses on the effective management of architecture, engineering, and construction firms. The organization's expertise covers a range of critical business areas such as strategic planning, project management, valuation, succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions.Geosyntec is one of the 49 firms earning…
Geosyntec's design and use of "intelligent" regulated tide gates (RTGs) to address coastal erosion and protect sensitive areas against rising sea levels is the subject of a lead article in the June 2012 edition of Erosion Control, the official journal of the International Erosion Control Association.In the extended feature, "Shoreline Strategies," Senior Staff Engineer David Roman details how RTGs offer coastal communities effective, flexible systems for the management of tidal flows in areas facing significant…
Derek Tomlinson, P.E., LSRP, a senior engineer in Geosyntec's Pennsylvania office, is to be an instructor for a course on vapor intrusion for the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists (PCPG) May 16 in Monroeville, Pa. Registration began March 5.The course, Act 2 Toolkit: Vapor Intrusion, is the third in a popular series offered by the council. It helps geologists, engineers, and environmental professionals learn new details about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Vapor…
Project Scientist Hester Groenevelt and Senior Consulting Hydrogeologist Edward Nemecek are among the platform presenters scheduled to speak at the Environment, Energy Security and Sustainability (E2S2) Symposium and Exhibition in New Orleans May 21-24, 2012.The event, sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), is an annual forum for the review of innovations, technologies, and applications that address environmental and energy challenges faced by the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies. The theme…
Geosyntec will be well represented at the 8th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, organized and presented by Battelle in Monterey, California.More than 1,500 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms from around the world are expected to attend the conference May 21-24, 2012.Among them will be more than 50 Geosyntec professionals, with 21 giving platform talks and 16…
Breakthrough air-emission sampling technology for power plants is the subject of a presentation by Geosyntec chemical engineer Brian Adair at the American Public Power Association's (APPA) Engineering and Operations Technical Conference, set for April 15-18 in Cleveland, Ohio.Adair, a member of Geosyntec's expanding air practice who is based in Charlotte, N.C., will present at 3:30 p.m. April 17 on "Simultaneous Real-Time Monitoring of SO2, SO3, NH3 and H2O." During his session, Adair will describe emerging…
ATLANTA — Geosyntec Consultants today announced it has acquired Ford Consulting Group Ltd (FCG), one of the leading contaminated land consultancies in the United Kingdom.Effective as of March 31, the firm will operate as Ford Consulting Group, a Geosyntec Company. The FCG team of 14 hydrogeologists, engineers, and environmental scientists based in Delph, U.K., with a satellite location in Dublin, Ireland, will join Geosyntec's team of more than 900 engineers, scientists, and other specialists worldwide."With…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the arrival of a new group of senior practitioners to the firm at offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Please join us in welcoming these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators to the Geosyntec Family of Companies.Thom Bristol Senior Scientist, Geosyntec Columbia, SCThom Bristol has more than 13 years of experience in environmental consulting, managing client projects involving environmental permitting and regulatory compliance, water and natural…
Geosyntec engineers and scientists are among the presenters and panel moderators this week at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, being held May 20-24 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental & Water Resources Institute, this year's congress includes about 700 oral and poster presentations running in 14 concurrent tracks addressing topic areas that span the environmental and water resources industry in the United States.Participating in the 2012 congress…
Mary deFlaun, Ph.D. and a principal environmental scientist for Geosyntec, is to address the Coal Combustion Product (CCP) Remediation Meeting hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Colorado on July 11.Dr. deFlaun will present In Situ Biosequestration of Arsenic in Groundwater just after 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel, 500 Flatiron Blvd. in Broomfield.This summer meeting for members of EPRI's CCP Environmental Issues Program will focus primarily on technical presentations related…
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting November 11-15, 2012 Long Beach, California Booth 312Geosyntec Participants:Principal Ravi Arulanantham (Oakland) Senior Staff Scientist Karen Berry-Spark (Toronto) Staff Toxicologist April Brandon (Tampa) Principal Ruth Custance (Santa Barbara) Staff Engineer Scott Mansell (Santa Barbara) Project Scientist Meghan Schuck (Chicago) Senior Toxicologist Tamara Sorell (Boston) Principal Keith Tolson (Tampa) Senior Toxicologist Cathy Villaroman (Santa Barbara)For More Information:Ruth Custance 805-979-9139 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ATLANTA and OAKLAND — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that President and CEO Rudy Bonaparte and Senior Principal Michael Kavanaugh have been inducted into the inaugural class of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Academy of Distinguished Alumni at the University of California, Berkeley.Drs. Bonaparte and Kavanaugh are among 26 distinguished individuals initiated into the charter class of the Academy at a ceremony held at the University Club of UC Berkeley's California Memorial Stadium…