Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce we have moved to a larger office space in Wilmington, North Carolina to accommodate additional practitioners and expanded service offerings. The Wilmington office, Geosyntec's fourth location in North Carolina, has served the coastal Carolinas since the office opened in 2018. Since its opening, the office has supported projects involving transactional due diligence, brownfields redevelopment, vapor intrusion, environmental compliance and permitting, and contamination assessment and remediation. With the expansion, we…
Frank Stillo, Ph.D. (North Carolina) coauthored an article entitled "Private Well Testing in Peri-Urban African American Communities Lacking Access to Regulated Municipal Drinking Water: A Mental Models Approach to Risk Communication" for publication in Risk Analysis on August 2, 2021. Frank's coauthors were Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Indiana University; Erica Wood, RTI International; Sydney Lockhart, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Wändi Bruine de Bruin, University of Southern California. Frank Stillo is a scientist with…
Geosyntec is launching a quarterly newsletter as a tool to provide timely and relevant updates on the growing topic of microplastics in the environment with the objective of presenting readers with a quick overview of key policies, research, and latest news. Our practitioners in the field of microplastics will be drawing on their ongoing project-specific and real-world experience, the latest international, U.S. Federal, and State regulatory developments, and the cutting-edge findings from the global scientific…
Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California), Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont), and Jeanmarie Zodrow, Ph.D., (Colorado) coauthored Chapter Eight of Forever Chemicals: Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS in the Environment entitled "State of the Science for Risk Assessment of PFAS at Contaminated Sites" on July 29, 2021. Jason Conder is a Principal Scientist based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on risk assessment and contaminated sediments in contaminated site assessment and management,…
Geosyntec's Megan Otto, P.E., Adam Questad, P.E., Stacey Isaac, P.E., Maia Colyar, P.E., and Brandon Steets, P.E., coauthored a paper entitled "Laboratory Media Test Comparisons to Long-Term Performance of Biofilter and Media Filter Treatment-Train Stormwater Controls" published in the November 2021 issue of the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. Robert Pitt was the lead author, and other coauthors were Robert Gearheart, Jon Jones, Michael Josselyn, Michael K. Stenstrom, Shirley Clark, and Jeff…
Jerko Kocijan, Ph.D, P.E., GE, M.ASCE (California) authored an article entitled "Beyond the Water's Edge: Geotechnics in the Wet" in GEOSTRATA Magazine's August/September 2021 issue. Jerko Kocijan is a Principal Civil and Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on nearshore infrastructures and energy projects, including site characterization, seismic hazard assessment, geotechnical foundation feasibility assessments, and development of final designs. He has expertise in assessing soil structure using numerical…
Brandon Steets, P.E., Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, Elisabeth Hawley, P.E. (California), Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont), and Adam Questad, P.E. (Massachusetts) coauthored an article entitled "PFAS: Regulatory Implications for Stormwater Discharges in California and Beyond" for publication in the August 2021 issue of Stormwater. The team's additional coauthor was Tom Boer, Hogan Lovells U.S. Brandon Steets is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination…
Michael Zylich, P.G., LSP (North Carolina) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Consultant. He has more than 27 years of experience in construction environmental site compliance and soil/groundwater management, natural resource permitting, site assessment and remediation, and regulatory compliance. At Geosyntec, Mike will focus on environmental permitting of electric transmission and renewable energy projects and site remediation of brownfield properties. He has performed natural resource planning; local, state, and federal regulatory permitting; emergency response…
Geosyntec's work with Ahtna and Artic Data Services was chronicled in in the August 2021 issue of Alaska Business Magazine. The story, "Long Forgotten—Far from Gone," written by Isaac Stone Simonelli, chronicles the work the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its team did to clean up defense sites in the Aleutian Islands. In particular, it addresses the work of Geosyntec and our partners in the remediation of the remaining challenging and isolated…
Jaime Mercado, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE, (Tennessee) coauthored an article entitled "Nonlinear Inelastic-Degrading Structural Modeling Approach to Assess the Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction Response of Tall Buildings" for publication in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering on August 5, 2021. Jaime's coauthors were Luis Arboleda-Monsalve and Kevin Mackie, University of Central Florida. Jaime Mercado is a Senior Staff Professional who specializes in geotechnical engineering, soil-structure interaction, and geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering. He has performed extensive research…
Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E. (Georgia) will present on "Why Waste Slides Occur: Factors Attributed to Structure Instability and Lessons Learned" at the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Emerging Topics in Landfill Management Summit on September 1st, 2021. Dr. Bachus co-authored the paper with Geosyntec colleague Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE, plus Livingstone Dumenu and Wassim Tabet. Dr. Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of…
Jeremy Yeglin, P.E. (Texas), recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Engineer. He has more than 14 years of consulting experience in contaminated site assessment and remediation, environmental compliance, water and natural resources, and civil engineering. At Geosyntec, Jeremy will continue providing multidisciplinary engineering and environmental solutions to oil and gas, solid waste, mining, and manufacturing clients. In past roles, Jeremy has led and supported large-scale permitting projects through various state and federal agencies for…
Mary Ensch, Ph.D., (Wisconsin) coauthored a paper entitled "A flow-through cell for the electrochemical oxidation of perfluoroalkyl substances in landfill leachates" that was published in the Journal of Water Process Engineering in Volume 43 in October 2021. Vanessa Y. Maldonado was the lead author, and other coauthors were Greg M. Landis, Michael F. Becker, Suzanne E. Witt, and Cory A. Rusinek. Mary Ensch is a Senior Staff Professional based in Wisconsin with experience in chemical…
Jason Raimondi (Connecticut) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Sediment Remediation Project Engineer. Jason has more than 10 years of experience as a sediment remediation subject matter expert. At Geosyntec, Jason will support and grow our sediment management practice, working with private sector, state, and federal clients. In past roles, Jason has served as lead designer for many hydraulic and mechanical dredging projects, informed by a decade of engineering experience for sediment construction projects. In…
Geosyntec is excited to announce that Applied Technology and Management (ATM), an engineering and consulting firm focused on coastal, waterfront, and water resources projects, has joined Geosyntec. The acquisition provides our clients increased access to experts in the United States and Dubai to create innovative, high-value solutions for coastal and inland resiliency and adaptation. Additionally, this partnership provides ATM’s clients with the expanded capabilities of Geosyntec’s worldwide team of multi-disciplinary experts. “The addition of ATM’s…
Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., F.ASCE, and Richard Tedder, P.E. (Florida) led a Leachate Issues Panel Discussion at the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Florida Virtual Spring Conference at 11:00 a.m. on May 11, 2021. Kwasi and Richard's co-presenters were Jason Gorrie, JMG Engineering; Himanshu Mehta, IRC SWDD; and John Weigold, Heartland Water Technology. Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah is a Principal Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 years of consulting and research experience…
Girish Kumar (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Modeling elasto-visco-bio-plastic mechanical behavior of municipal solid waste in landfills" published in the Acta Geotechnica on pages 1061–1081 in Volume 16, Issue 4 in April 2021. Girish was the lead author, and his coauthors were Krishna R. Reddy and Craig Foster. Girish Kumar is a Senior Staff Professional based in California with a focus on site assessment and remediation consulting. He has academic and research experience in geotechnical…
Mark Heaney (New York) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Principal. He has more than 30 years of experience as a subject matter expert in supporting clients in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance and other complex environmental site investigation, remediation, and liability management projects. At Geosyntec, Mark will focus on product safety and compliance as well as facilities operations to clients across sectors, including consumer products, industrial chemicals, automotive supply, pesticides, industrial…
Bob Glazier, P.G. (Maryland) will present on "Problems with the Federal CCR Rule Groundwater Monitoring and Corrective Action Regulations and Work-Arounds" while Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. (Georgia) and Jim Linton (Florida) will present on "Phytoremediation Using TreeWell® Technology: An Innovative Approach to Groundwater Remediation at CCR Sites" at the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) Workshop's Session 5 on August 5, 2021. Bob is a Principal Environmental Consultant with more than 35…
Cody Luebbering, (Missouri) will present the case study "Water Treatment Residuals Discharge and Efforts to Comply with Narrative Water Quality Criteria" at the Missouri Section American Water Works and Missouri Water Environment Joint Annual Meeting at Margaritaville at Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri at 2:10 p.m. on August 10, 2021. Cody's co-presenters are Yacine Anane, Missouri American Water and Matt Sainz, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly. Nicholas Muenks, HTIII WQ (Missouri) Principal Water…
Geosyntec will sponsor and host an exhibition booth at the 33rd Annual Texas Environmental Superconference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Geosyntec's Brandon Klenzendorf, Ph.D., P.E. and Jeremy Yeglin, P.E., LEED AP, (Texas) will attend the conference. Brandon Klenzendorf is a Senior Engineer based in Texas with more than 11 years of experience focused on water and natural resources. Brandon focuses on technical stormwater management and water resources…
Brandon Klenzendorf, Ph.D., P.E., CPESC (Texas) recently coauthored two papers related to flooding, flood risk management, and associated hydraulics in the Journal of the Transportation Research Board and the Journal of Critical Infrastructure Policy. Brandon is a Water Resources and Environmental Engineer with eleven years of professional experience and an additional five years of research experience. Brandon's practice focuses on modeling and design of green infrastructure (GI) and stormwater management facilities to treat and infiltrate…
R. Troy Hunt, P.E., (Nevada) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Principal Engineer. He has more than 30 years of experience as a subject matter expert in civil infrastructure planning, engineering, and design as well as in water and natural resources assessment, management, and restoration, strategic and tactical planning, and large program development and delivery. At Geosyntec, Troy will focus on developing public private partnerships (P3) and will use his entrepreneurial perspective to develop…
Brandon Steets, P.E., (California) Jared Ervin, Ph.D., (California), and Avery Blackwell, P.E. (California), coauthored a paper entitled, "Sources of Low Level Human Fecal Markers in Recreational Waters of Two Santa Barbara, CA Beaches: Roles of WWTP Outfalls and Swimmers," which was published in the journal Water Research on June 20, 2021. Dong Li was the lead author, and other coauthors were Laurie Van De Werfhorst, Jill L. S. Murray, Naresh Devarajan, and Patricia A Holden.…
Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California) and Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont) coauthored an article entitled "Strategic resources for assessing PFAS ecological risks at aqueous film forming foam sites" that was published in Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management on pages 746-752 in Volume 17, Issue 4. Their coauthors were Jeanmarie Zodrow, Barry Kelly, Frank Gobas, Jamie Suski, Erin Osborn, Meredity Frenchmeyer, Craig Divine, and Andrea Leeson. Jason Conder is a Principal Scientist based in California with more than 15…
Charbel Abi-Nahed, Hannah Chessell, Ali Nasseri-Moghaddam, Ph.D., P.Eng., David Drago (Ontario), and Jim Hansen, P.E. (Illinois) coauthored an article entitled "Challenges Faced in Toronto's Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project" for publication in the Summer 2021 issue of Canadian Geotechnique. Charbel Abi-Nahed is a is a Staff Professional based in Ontario with experience providing support for geotechnical engineering tasks, secant pile wall installation, borehole drilling, field supervision, laboratory testing, and reporting of both…
Mollie Taylor (Florida), Robert Dunn (Georgia) and Wade Burcham, P.E., LEED AP, BD+C (Alabama) will present at the Alabama Water Resources Conference at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. Mollie Taylor is a Senior Staff Scientist with more than 10 years of experience, focused on watershed management and estuarine habitat quality. Robert is a Water Resource Scientist and Aquatic Ecologist based in Georgia, focused on natural resource and ecological consulting for streams, rivers,…
Geosyntec's Christopher Wessel, P.E., QSD/QSP (California) and Chris Conkle, P.E., G.E. (California), attended the grand opening of Argo Drain Sub-basin Facility in Marina Del Rey, California on June 17, 2021. The $35.8 million stormwater project, which included planning, design, and construction contributions by Geosyntec for the City of Los Angeles, captures stormwater from the Los Angeles International Airport area, removes debris and trash, and pretreats it before infiltrating it into the underlying soil and groundwater.…
Melissa Setz (Georgia) is featured in the "Women in Industry" section of the United States Society on Dams (USSD) summer 2021 edition of its Dams & Levees bulletin. USSD's Women in Industry spotlights exceptional women professionals who have achieved success through their invaluable leadership, innovation and commitment to the dam and levee industry. It recognizes the women who are driving change within the industry, breaking down barriers and creating new possibilities for the next generation…
Geosyntec is expanding services to new and existing clients from our new location at 9300 West 110th Street, Suite 645, Overland Park, Kansas. Geosyntec is expanding our client services in the Kansas City area with a new office in Overland Park. This office will help our clients create exceptional solutions for a broad range of geo-environmental needs. These include assessment and remediation of contaminated soil, sediment, and groundwater; guiding clients through complex remediation and site…
Geosyntec practitioners will contribute to sessions for the 35th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School presented by the Florida Environmental Network and the Florida Chamber Foundation at the JW Marriot in Marco Island, Florida, July 21-23, 2021. Presenters include Matt Wissler, Eric Sager, Mark Ellard, Joe Applegate, and Jim Langenbach. Be sure to stop by and meet with Geosyntec Staff at booth 200 in the convention hall at the JW Marriot. Matthew Wissler, P.G. (Florida) is…
Alex McKenzie-Johnson, L.G., L.E.G., P.G. (Texas) spoke about Geosyntec's capabilities, the impact of pipelines on the environment, and the impact of the environment on pipelines on IDTMyWay, a podcast for the IDT EXPO, on June 30, 2021. Alex McKenzie-Johnson, Principal Engineering Geologist based in The Woodlands, Texas office, focuses on identifying and assessing geohazards and developing geohazard management programs with an emphasis on the pipeline industry. He has more than 18 years of experience managing…
Gloria Teague (Florida) led a one-day course entitled "An Introduction to Python for Scientists and Engineers" as part of the Florida Section of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (FASABE) Continuing Education Program hosted by the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern on July 9, 2021. Gloria Teague is a Project Water Resource Engineer based in Florida with more than 10 years…