Porous Pavement

August 10th, 2009

porous_pavementAt Geotechnology we’ve noticed an increased number of porous/pervious pavement design projects. Simply put, the pervious asphalt or concrete allows water to flow through the pavement and drain into the ground, thereby reducing the amount of runoff into the sewer system. This green design might allow you to earn stormwater runoff credits and offset your stormwater retention requirements and/or water and sewer utility bill. However, there are maintenance considerations, such as sweeping the pavement to keep the pores from clogging. Each new project will enhance our knowledge of this system and allow us to better assess the long-term benefits of porous pavements. To learn more, contact Jeff Klein at (314) 997-7440 or j_klein@geotechnology.com.

Missouri Growth Association

August 10th, 2009

Come see us on September 24, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Missouri Growth Association Annual Reception at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. It’s one of prime networking events of the year with over 1,000 attendees and all the biggest movers and shakers in the region’s development industry.

Geotechnology Celebrates 25th Anniversary

August 10th, 2009

On September 4, 2009, Geotechnology officially turns 25. To demonstrate our gratitude to our community and clients for many successful years in the Midwest, our staff will participate in a community project, the design and construction of Baden Garden in St. Louis city. We’ve also paid tribute with the launch of this new Web site to serve as a better resource for our clients and a freshened company logo to put a good foot forward for another 25 years!

Geotechnology wants to say thank you to our communities and our clients for trusting us to participate in your transportation/infrastructure, industrial and development projects for the past 25 years. It’s our privilege to work with you to help achieve your vision. Because of your loyal partnership, we’ll continue to be a positive contributor to your community for years to come.

Anna Saindon, P.E., Ph.D. Joins Geotechnology

August 10th, 2009

Anna Saindon joined Getoechnology as a senior engineer in the environmental group. She will apply over ten years of experience and study to provide environmental, geotechnical, hydrological and seismic engineering services to clients in manufacturing, energy, heavy industry and development. She has accrued experience with the Illinois Site Remediation Program, the Illinois Dry Cleaner Response Trust Fund and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. She earned her bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in geological engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology (UMR.) She is past president of the St. Louis section of Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists (AEG), a member of National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA.)

Phased Array Ultrasonics

August 9th, 2009

Phased arrayAlthough our non-destructive testing group staff has been applying ultrasonic testing to projects for many years, the recent addition of phased array ultrasonic equipment has proven to be beneficial for our clients, especially industrial and transportation. The phased array method allows the operator to examine a steel part or weld from multiple angles using a single probe to create a detailed picture of internal conditions and test for anomolies. Unlike traditional x-ray methods, we don’t have to clear the area before performing the inspection, it’s higher speed, it’s easier to operate in areas with limited access, and it provides higher quality data. To learn more, contact John Baker at (314) 997-7440 or j_baker@geotechnology.com.

Brian Ward Promoted to Field Services Supervisor and Senior Field Representative

August 4th, 2009

Brian Ward joined Geotechnology in 2002 and is recognized for a high level of technical competence and the ability to work with clients with large, complex, fast-track projects. He’s spent the past few years working largely on Lumiere Place Casino and Hotel in downtown St. Louis and River City Casino in St. Louis County, both for Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. In addition to project assignments, as field services supervisor he will be responsible for training staff and leading quality assurance efforts related to field testing procedures. Tasks include new hire orientation and reporting education, calibration and maintenance of materials testing equipment, and job site visits to provide support to field staff and foster continued communication with clients.