Dave Heitz, P.E., a senior engineer based in Geosyntec's South Carolina office, will make a presentation October 15 during the 2012 fall conference and annual business meeting of the Solid Waste Association of North America — Georgia chapter (SWANA Georgia).This year's fall conference will be held October 15-17 in Young Harris, Georgia. Also attending on behalf of Geosyntec will be Associate Scott Elder (Atlanta), Senior Hydrogeologist Martha Carr, P.G., (Atlanta), Senior Engineer Sowmya Bulusu (Atlanta),…
Adrienne Nemura, P.E., an associate water resources engineer based in Geosyntec's Michigan office, will participate in a panel discussion on federal policy October 4 at the United States Conference of Mayors' (USCM) Mayors Water Summit in Washington, D.C.Nemura will participate on the summit's Federal Water and Wastewater Mandates panel beginning at 3 p.m. at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle. The panel moderator is Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the mayor of Baltimore, Maryland.Nemura has more than…
Michael Berman, P.E., a principal civil and environmental engineer in Geosyntec's Maryland office, is a guest speaker for a technical roundtable luncheon at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' 20th Annual Law Summit and Fall Meeting.The ABA section's three-day event will be held October 10-13 at the Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th St. in Austin, Texas. Mr. Berman's presentation, "Battle-Tested Environmental Liability Valuation: Defensible Cost Estimates for Decision Makers," is…
Geosyntec Consultants will provide guidance documents to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on the effective closure of ponds used by utilities for the long-term storage of coal combustion products (CCPs), such as coal ash.As part of the new agreement with EPRI, Geosyntec will develop two guidance documents: one on the subject of dewatering and capping of ash ponds and the other for construction activities over closed ash ponds. These guidance documents will provide comprehensive…
Derek Tomlinson, a senior engineer in Geosyntec's Philadelphia office, is among the instructors for a two-day course, Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids (LNAPL): Science, Management, and Technology, set for October 16-17 in Novi, Michigan.This event is part of a series offered by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC). The course is based on ITRC's Technical and Regulatory Guidance document, Evaluating LNAPL Remedial Technologies for Achieving Project Goals (LNAPL-2), and designed to assist environmental practitioners with applying…
ATLANTA and DENVER (October 1, 2012) — Geosyntec Consultants today announced it has acquired EnviroGroup Limited, an environmental science and engineering consulting firm headquartered near Denver, Colorado, with additional offices near Albany, New York, and Chicago, Illinois.Effective October 1, the firm will operate as EnviroGroup, a Geosyntec Company. EnviroGroup's team includes 21 practitioners and support staff specializing in vapor intrusion evaluation and mitigation, environmental forensics and litigation support, environmental management systems, and regulatory compliance management."This…
Dave Heitz, P.E., a senior engineer based in Geosyntec's South Carolina office, will make a presentation October 4 during the 2012 fall technical conference of the Solid Waste Association of North America - North Carolina chapter (NC SWANA).Mr. Heitz will present "Compressed Natural Gas As An Alternative Fuel in the Solid Waste Industry" beginning 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 North Water Street in Wilmington, NC.In his presentation, Mr. Heitz will address the…
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,…
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…