Phil Jozwiak, P.E. receives Outstanding Professional Engineer in Private Practice Award-2008 from MSPE

February 10th, 2008

Phil Jozwiak received the distinguished Outstanding Professional Engineer in Private Practice Award-2008 from the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE). Jozwiak, a 1966 graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla, has practiced engineering for 42 years. As vice president of transportation and infrastructure at Geotechnology, his duties include directing and overseeing large-scale projects like airports, mass transit, federal and state environmental programs, military bases and municipal planning. His past projects include roads, bridges, water and wastewater treatment plants and transmission facilities. As a registered professional engineer in Missouri and Illinois, Jozwiak is an active member of the Missouri Transportation and Development Council, the Transportation Engineers Association of Missouri, the American Public Works Association (APWA), the Water Environment Federation, the Missouri Association of Sewer Districts and the ACEC-Missouri. He is a past president of the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)-St. Louis Section and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)-St. Louis Post.

Geotechnology Wins ACEC Missouri Grand Award for Subsurface Utility Engineering Project

February 6th, 2008

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri awarded Geotechnology a 2008 Engineering Excellence Grand Award for its project entry, “Subsurface Utility Engineering for 226 Bridges.” As part of their Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program, MoDOT contracted Geotechnology to perform subsurface utility engineering to locate and map utilities around 226 bridges within 20 counties in Northwest Missouri. Geotechnology designed and executed a protocol to quickly and efficiently accomplish site research, SUE Quality Level B geophysical surveying, land surveying and drawing preparation for each of the remote bridge locations during harsh winter weather. MoDOT required a total of 226 utility drawings and supporting field notes a mere 70 days after project launch. Geotechnology completed the project within schedule parameters as well as under budget. MoDOT was able to use the utility maps in the project bidding process, which resulted in more accurate, competitive bids and possible reduction of costs for future design and construction. This project approach provides a framework for future SUE services on large, time-sensitive design-build projects.