What a diverse group of new members! New ASFE-Member Firms. A new Consultant Member. A new Government Member. New Faculty Members. And almost 80 new Student Members. This group of the newest ASFE-Member Firms – the last such of this fiscal year – brings us to a total of 25 for the 2011-2012 new-member class! We now have 284 ASFE-Member Firms, the highest total since our 2004-2005 fiscal year. Welcome, one and all! Look around. Get comfortable. Stay a long, long time!
Advance Soil Technology, Inc. performs geotechnical and environmental studies, geotechnical testing and observation, and other geotechnical services. The firm specializes in environmental site assessments, ground-water studies, and soil, foundation, and geological services. Alex A. Kassai, P.E. is the firm’s vice president. (Advance Soil Technology, Inc. / 343 S. Baywood Avenue / San Jose, CA 95128 / tel: 408/261-1155 / fax: 408/261-1588 / www.advancesoil.com)
ARES Corporationprovides engineering analysis and design (civil, mechanical, electrical, nuclear, geotechnical), program management, and risk management. John North, P.E. is the contact for the firm. (ARES Corporation / 1100 Jadwin Avenue / Suite 400 / Richland, WA 99352 / tel: 509/946-3300 / fax: 509/946-6006)
Aspect Consulting, LLCprovides earth-science and engineering services with a focus on water resources, environmental services, geological and geotechnical engineering, and information management. The firm’s client mix includes public agencies as well as private-sector, industrial, and commercial entities. Doug Hillman, LHG is the firm’s principal hydrogeologist. (Aspect Consulting, LLC / 401 Second Avenue South / Suite 201 / Seattle, WA 98104 / tel: 206/328-7443 / fax: 206/838-5853 / www.aspectconsulting.com)
Clear Creek Associates provides professional consulting services in groundwater-resource projects and environmental investigations, with expertise in hydrogeologic studies, well design and rehabilitation, mining support, aquifer storage and recovery, and groundwater modeling. R. Douglas Bartlett, R.G.is a co-founder and the firm’s principal hydrogeologist. (Clear Creek Associates / 6155 E. Indian School Road / Suite 200 / Scottsdale, AZ 85251 / Tel 480/659-7131 / Fax 480/659-7143 / www.clearcreekassociates.com)
Corsair Consulting LLCis a civil and geotechnical engineering firm that provides geotechnical, construction materials engineering and testing (CoMET), and civil-engineering services. Clint Harris, P.E. is the contact for the firm. (Corsair Consulting LLC / 1426 River Forest Drive / Round Rock, TX 78665 / tel: 512/565-9356)
Drash Consultants, LLCprovides geotechnical engineering, forensic engineering, foundation design, construction-materials engineering and testing, and environmental consulting. Long-time ASFE member Chester J. Drash, P.E. is the firm’s executive vice president and senior principal. (Drash Consultants, LLC / 1045 Central Parkway North / Suite 103 / San Antonio, TX 78232 / tel: 210/340-5004 / fax: 210/340-5009 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc. provides a wide range of geotechnical construction services for public- and private-sector clients, including a variety of foundation support and earth-retention systems. Charles J. Carey, P.E. is the firm’s contact. (G.A & F.C. Wagman, Inc. / 604 Jack Enders Boulevard, Berryville, VA 22611 / tel: 703/431-0248 / www.wagman.com/gafc)
GEOMAT Inc.provides geotechnical engineering, construction-materials engineering and testing, civil-engineering design for mining and oilfield projects, structural-engineering design, and forensic evaluations. George A. Madrid, P.E. is the president of the firm. (GEOMAT Inc. /915 Malta Avenue / Farmington, NM 87401 / Tel 505/327-7928 / Fax 505/326-5721 /geomatengineering.com)
K.S. Ware and Associates, LLC offers geotechnical engineering, construction materials engineering and testing (CoMET), Special Inspection, hazardous-materials consulting, indoor-air-quality consulting, and specialty-materials testing. Gregory W. Brubaker, P.E. is the firm’s vice president. (K.S. Ware and Associates, LLC / 54 Lindsley Avenue / Nashville, TN 37210 / tel: 615/255-9702 / fax: 615/256-5873 / www.kswarellc.com)
Kumar & Associates, Inc. provides geotechnical-engineering, environmental-sciences, engineering-geology, construction-materials engineering-and-testing services for land development, transportation, water-resources, and mining projects. The firm also provides forensic engineering and expert opinions for geotechnical-engineering projects. Alan F. Claybourn, P.E.is a principal and senior consultant at the firm. (Kumar & Associates, Inc. / 2390 South Lipan Street / Denver, CO 80223 / tel: 303/742-9700 / fax: 303/742-9666 / www.kumarusa.com)
Morrison Geotechnical Solutions Inc.provides geoprofessional services, including project management for multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on the mining industry, scoping level to detailed design of geotechnical/civil projects, and report preparation on geotechnical matters. ASFE Education Committee Chair Kimberly Finke Morrison, P.E., R.G.is the president of the firm. (Morrison Geotechnical Solutions Inc. / 2426 S. Holman Circle / Lakewood, CO 80228 / tel: 303/989-1480)
Piedmont Geotechnical, Inc.provides subsurface exploration, foundation and retaining-wall design, forensic engineering, dam-safety inspections, and geophysics. The firm’s personnel offers a range of environmental, construction testing, and laboratory services. Daniel S. Rom, P.E. is the firm’s vice president. (Piedmont Geotechnical, Inc. / 14735 Wrights Lane / Waterford, VA 20197 / tel: 540/882-9350 / fax: 540/882-3629 / www.pgci.com)
Rone Engineering Services, Ltd. (Welcome back!) provides geotechnical engineering, construction materials engineering and testing (CoMET), and environmental-consulting services to public- and private-sector clients. Richard K. Leigh is the firm’s president. (Rone Engineering Services, Ltd. / 8908 Ambassador Row / Dallas, TX 75247 / tel: 214/630-9745 / fax: 214/630-9819 / www.roneengineers.com)
Thurber Engineering, Ltd. (Welcome back!) provides a comprehensive range of geotechnical services, including site studies for foundations, slope-stability engineering, testing, and analyses. The firm also offers specialized knowledge and experience in earthquake geotechnique, geohazards, pile load testing, embankments on soft soils, oil-sands tailings, and tunnelling and trenchless technology. Heinrich Heinz, P.Eng. is the firm’s managing director. (Thurber Engineering, Ltd. / 180 7330 Fisher Street SE / Calgary, AB T2H 2H8 / tel: 403/253-9217 / fax: 403/252-8159 / www.thurber.ca)
Our newest Government Member isJack A. Touseull, P.E., P.E.G., P.G., a geological engineer and geotechnical specialist in the Denver office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Jack concentrates on geotechnical-related activities for all types of dams, powerhouses, and related water-conveyance structures involving both new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures. (Denver Federal Center / Building 67 / P.O Box 25007 / Mail Code 86-68312 / Denver, CO 80225 / tel: 303/445-2346 / fax: 303/445-6472)
D. Frank Wright, Esq.,has joined ASFE as a Consultant Member. A shareholder of Wright, Fulford, Moorehead & Brown, P.A., Frank has practiced construction litigation since graduating from law school in 1996. He has represented architects, engineers, managing general constructors and subconstructors, suppliers, and owners in all facets of construction litigation, including construction defects, delay claims, breach-of-contract disputes, contract negotiations, account collections, liens, and bid protests/disputes. (Wright, Fulford, Moorehead & Brown, P.A. / (505 Maitland Avenue / Alamonte Springs, FL 32701 / tel: 407/425-0234 / fax: 407/425-0260)
Bruce E. Beverly, P.E., F.ASCEhas joined ASFE as one of our newest Faculty Members.Previously president, chief executive officer, and chair of the board of directors of Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Bruceis now an adjunct professor within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) teaching topics related to professional practice and the professional-services business. Bruce also does part-time consulting with a small number of selected clients and serves as a board advisor to an Ohio-headquartered engineering and testing firm. (12 Lorna Drive / Auburn, MA 01501 / tel: 508/612-7805)
John E. Lens, P.E. also joins ASFE as a Faculty Member. John is a lecturer in civil engineering at the University of Vermont School of Engineering. He has been involved in ASFE programs beginning in 1983 when he joined Goldberg-Zoino and Associates (now GZA GeoEnvironmental) and then as a principal at GeoDesign, Inc. from 1995 through 2010. (UVM School of Engineering / 239 Votey Hall / 33 Colchester Avenue / Burlington, VT 05405 / tel: 802/656-8616)
Welcome new Student Members from the University of Vermont School of Engineering!
Christopher Wismann, and
Robert Worley II.
Welcome New Student Members from Worcester Polytechnic Institute!
Kyle Warren, and