geotechnical site investigation News

  • ARCADIS hires geotechnical engineer in Atlanta

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting and engineering company, today announced the hire of Tracy Hendren, a geotechnical civil engineer with 15 years of experience. Mr. Hendren will be working out of the ARCADIS Atlanta office and will be reporting to Paul Booth, senior geotechnical manager. Mr. Hendren has experience and training in geophysical site characterization, seismic ...


    By Arcadis

  • RSK merges with Structural Soils to become the UK’s number one site investigation company

    A merger with the 130-strong site investigation contractor Structural Soils, a major player in the geotechnical industry with over 40 years of experience, has transformed RSK Group into the largest, most technically proficient geotechnical service provider in the UK. The merger – the largest in the company’s history – represents RSK’s first major strategic business decision since successfully ...


    By RSK Group plc

  • RSK merges with Structural Soils to become the UK’s number one site investigation company

    A merger with the 130-strong site investigation contractor Structural Soils, a major player in the geotechnical industry with over 40 years of experience, has transformed RSK Group into the largest, most technically proficient geotechnical service provider in the UK. The merger – the largest in the company’s history – represents RSK’s first major strategic business decision since successfully ...


    By RSK Group plc

  • Ecological approach used to remediate former mining site

    Cleanup of the inactive Burlington Mine site in Boulder County, CO, was initiated in 2003 as a voluntary cleanup overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) pursuant to the Colorado Voluntary Cleanup Redevelopment Act of 1994. An ecological approach was used to improve downstream water quality, reduce surface- and ground-water interaction with contaminated ...

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D420-98(2003) Standard Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes (Withdrawn 2012)

    This guide refers to ASTM methods by which soil, rock, and ground water conditions may be determined. The objective of the investigation should be to identify and locate, both horizontally and vertically, significant soil and rock types and ground water ...


    By ASTM International

  • Trimbath Joins CEC as New Vice President

    Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) welcomes William D. Trimbath, P.E., as a new vice president in the Civil Engineering practice of the firm's Pittsburgh headquarters office. Trimbath is a civil engineer with 39 years of experience in environmental investigations, site remediation, geotechnical engineering, mining, and water resource engineering for private and public sector ...

  • KeyLogBook Wins "Product & Equipment Innovation" Award at GE Awards 2013

    This year’s GE Awards were especially exciting for us here at Keynetix as both KeyLAB and KeyLogBook were finalists in the Product & Equipment Innovation Category, with KeyLogBook winning first prize! It was a year when geotechnical ground modelling and BIM were also strongly represented with the editor’s choice award going to a BIM implementation project and the young engineer ...


    By Keynetix Ltd

  • Entec remediating major Blyth regeneration scheme

    The first phase of work on a multi-million pound regeneration scheme on the former Bates Colliery site in Blyth, Northumberland, is underway. As part of the scheme, Entec will deliver the remediation of the site along with the contractor Vertase F.L.I. Remediation by Bates Regeneration Ltd, a joint venture between north east property firm Banks Developments and coal and property company UK Coal, ...


  • GEI`s Washington, D.C. Office Announces Work on Three Major Projects

    GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today work on three new projects under the leadership of its Washington, D.C. office. The Marriott Marquis Hotel and Blue Plains Tunnel are situated within the nation's capital. Wolf Creek Dam, the highest hazard dam within the purview of ...


    By GEI Consultants, Inc.,

  • Blue Castle Nuclear Project Closer to Filing Licensing Application

    Blue Castle Holdings Inc., developer of the Blue Castle Nuclear Project, is progressing rapidly toward completing site characterization activities needed for the filing of a licensing application with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and for State and local permitting. Blue Castle has been conducting on-site and off-site investigations during the last 6 months to prepare an Early ...


    By Marketwire

  • NGWA offers short course on LNAPL volume, mobility and recoverability

    The National Ground Water Association is offering a one-day course on LNAPL volume, mobility and recoverability for recovery systems design on November 4 in Costa Mesa, California.The course will show how diverse information such as soil core analysis, product bail-down tests, historical fluid levels, and recovery system performance can be integrated into an LNAPL Conceptual Site Model (LCSM) ...

  • GEI Enhances Contaminated Sediments Practice with Shoreline Work

    GEI Consultants, Inc.,one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms announced today the accelerated growth of its national Contaminated Sediments Practice. The company has strengthened its offerings both through acquisition and the hire of a number of senior experts and mid-level technical staff in waste engineering, marine ...


    By GEI Consultants, Inc.,

  • The latest technology in landfill gas analysis

    Part II A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 sets the minimum standard for contamination when land is redeveloped - as a minimum, sites must not qualify as contaminated land once they have been developed. The utilisation of brownfield sites therefore necessitates environmental investigation work, but Matthew Penfold from Geotechnical and Environmental Assessment Associates (GEA) says ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Langan Acquires Treadwell & Rollo

    East Coast Firm Adds Four West Coast Offices to Establish Nationwide Footprint Elmwood Park, New Jersey  – Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, a privately held consulting firm with 500 employees in 14 offices around the world, has acquired Treadwell & Rollo, a premier geotechnical and environmental engineering firm based in San Francisco. The acquisition, the first in ...

  • Army Corps Awards Sullivan Critical Levee Repair Project

    Sullivan International Group, Inc. (Sullivan) announced the award of a $17.8 Million levee construction project by the Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. The levee project, which is located on the Missouri River in Freemont County, Iowa, includes the repair and construction of 3 breaches in the levee from the flooding in 2011. The project is estimated to cover a length of 3.6 miles of the ...

  • DDM & TA’AZ Join Forces to Create TA’AZ Environmental

    DDM Geotechnical Services are based in the UAE, serving the Middle East markets. DDM’s Joint Venture with TA’AZ, will trade as TA’AZ Environmental, offering the Iraq market the complete array of onshore and offshore soil investigation and GeoSolutions services, plus MicroROV inspection and sand & sludge cleaning services. CPT ...


    By DDM Geotechnical Services

  • ASTM D6063 - 11 Standard Guide for Sampling of Drums and Similar Containers by Field Personnel

    1. Scope 1.1 This guide covers information, including flow charts, for field personnel to follow in order to collect samples from drums and similar containers. 1.2 The purpose of this guide is to help field personnel in planning and obtaining samples from drums and similar containers, using equipment and techniques that will ensure that the ...


    By ASTM International

  • GEI Hires Eight Senior Professionals

    GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that it has hired eight senior professionals in several of its offices throughout the country.  Joining the firm are Christopher Bradley, P.E.; Mike Carosotto, P.E., PMP, CFM; Ying-Kit Choi, Ph.D., P.E.; ...


    By GEI Consultants, Inc.,

  • ASTM D6009 - 12 Standard Guide for Sampling Waste Piles

    This guide is intended to provide guidance for sampling waste piles. It can be used to obtain samples for waste characterization related to use, treatment, or disposal; to monitor an active pile; to prepare for closure of the waste pile; or to investigate the contents of an abandoned pile. Techniques used to sample include both in-place evaluations of the ...


    By ASTM International

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