Overland Park Office to Provide Services for Oklahoma City Crosstown Freeway

November 25th, 2009

Geotechnology was awarded subcontracts for the Oklahoma City I-40 Crosstown Freeway project. Geotechnology will perform over 900 pile dynamic analysis (PDA) tests for two retaining walls and 30 PDA tests for a bridge. Geotechnology is looking forward to providing responsive services to the joint venture of Allen Contracting and Manhattan Road & Bridge.  The project owner is Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

Geotechnology Wraps Up 2009 United Way & Adopt A Soldier Campaigns

November 16th, 2009


On November 9th, Geotechnology shipped 170 lbs of food, letters and essentials to support four soldiers actively serving in the United States Army. The soldiers are from Missouri and Illinois and will receive their packages by Thanksgiving to enjoy and share with their colleagues for the holidays. This was the company’s fourth year participating in the Adopt A Soldier campaign. With many veterans from various generations working at Geotechnology, this campaign is close to our hearts.

The Team at Geotechnology was not deterred by the news coverage and reports about the economy. The staff rallied to exceed expectations in its annual United Way campaign for 2009, achieving 111% of its goal. The donation, made of voluntary contributions by the staff, exceeded $7,000, which will support non-profit organizations throughout the St. Louis Metro area. Geotechnology has participated in the campaign since 1985.

IBC Seismic Design Seminar Held at Geotechnology Headquarters

November 10th, 2009

On Thursday, November 12, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. till noon, Geotechnology will welcome speakers and attendees for a seminar addressing the seismic design requirements of the International Building Code (IBC) in best practice design. The seminar will be held at Geotechnology’s headquarters in Maryland Heights and is hosted by the New Madrid Chapter of EERI, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Associated organizations included the St. Louis Section of AEG (Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists,) the St. Louis Post of SAME (Society of American Military Engineers) and SEAKM (Structural Engineers of Kansas and Missouri.) The speakers and topics are:

Greg Hempen, Ph.D., P.E., R.G., URS Corp., Retired USACE – IBC Site Classification Refresher
Doug Lambert, R.G., Geotechnology, Inc. – Shear-Wave Velocity to Determine Site Class
Steve McCaskie, P.E., Hanson Professional Services, Inc. – Geotechnical Hazard Assement under IBC
Eric Neuner, P.E., Geotechnology, Inc. – Developing Site-Specific (Response Spectra) Assessment
Nathan Gould, D.Sc., P.E., S.E., ABS Consulting – Locally-Adopted IBC & the 2009 IBC for Seismic Structural Design
Mike Griffin, P.E., CCS Group, Inc. – Seismic Design for Nonstructural Components
Jim Taylor, P.E., S.E., ABS Consulting – Cost Implications for Seismic Design & Construction

To register, contact Eric Neuner at (314) 997-7440 or e_neuner@geotechnology.com

Geotechnology Works with Keystone Award-Winning Clients & Projects

November 10th, 2009

Geotechnology is proud to work with all of its clients and project teams, including the projects and general contractor winners of AGC of St. Louis’ 12th Annual Construction Keystone Awards. We enjoyed helping clients and owners successfully reach their goals by providing the following services:

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – McCarthy Building Cos.
Building Construction Project $40 million or more

Construction materials testing and observation services to McCarthy.

Bank of Washington in Washington, Missouri – H.B.D. Contracting, Inc.
Building Construction Project $10 million to $40 million
Geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and observation services to H.B.D.

The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum – Paric Corp.
Building Construction Project under $10 million

Geotechnical engineering, pavement design, construction materials testing and observation services to The Magic House.

CityGarden – BSI Constructors Inc.
Industrial/Infrastructure Construction Project $10 million or more

Geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and observation services to Gateway Foundation.

Old Post Office Plaza – Kozeny-Wagner, Inc.
Industrial/Infrastructure Construction Project under $10 million

Environmental, geotechnical, construction materials testing and observation services to Downtown Now!

Novus International Global Headquarters – Clayco Inc.
Sustainable Construction

Subsurface exploration, geotechnical engineering and StructureScan Ground Penetrating Surveys to locate rebar and conduit in concrete floor slabs for building renovation and addition.