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‘Project Milestones’ Category

January 19, 2021

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by: jcapistrano

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Categories: Awards and Recognition, Project Milestones

In 2016, the OSU president as part of the Marine Science Initiative Program announced that they were bringing on a team to design a groundbreaking research facility to withstand a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. A first for the engineering community and model for the industry, the building demonstrates how a multi-disciplinary team of university […]

January 15, 2021

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by: jcapistrano

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Categories: Awards and Recognition, Project Milestones

Through an on-call contract with the Port of Vancouver USA, GRI conducted a pavement evaluation at Terminal 2 to develop rehabilitation and reconstruction recommendations for approximately 6.5 acres of asphalt pavement. The pavement rehabilitation analysis was conducted to estimate the structural strengthening requirements based on the existing pavement structural capacity, the subgrade support conditions, and […]

January 4, 2019

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by: mdodgson

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Categories: Project Milestones

ASCE recently published an article in Civil Engineering Magazine about efforts the engineering community is making to protect coastal communities in tsunami inundation zones. The article highlights the innovative tsunami-resistant design of the Oregon State University Marine Studies Initiative Building—currently under construction in Newport, Oregon. GRI had the opportunity to conduct a subsurface exploration program […]

January 31, 2017

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by: mdodgson

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Categories: Project Milestones

The Port of Toledo Boatyard is owned and operated by the Port of Toledo, Oregon.  The Boatyard is located just over 7 miles east of Newport, Oregon, on the Yaquina River and is quickly becoming Oregon’s premier service and repair facility with the addition of a new 660-ton mobile lift.  The new haul-out structure consists […]

July 29, 2016

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by: mdodgson

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Categories: Project Milestones

The ground breaking ceremony for the Vancouver Waterfront Park – Grant Street Pier took place on July 18, 2016, and commenced Phase I of park construction for this project, which has been in the making for more than 10 years. The renovations will reconnect downtown Vancouver to the Columbia River and inspire a new vivacity in the Vancouver […]

November 3, 2015

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by: mdodgson

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Categories: Project Milestones

The Flat Plate Dilatometer test (DMT) can be used to investigate soil properties and has many applications in geotechnical engineering.  Dilatometer testing has several benefits compared to other standard-of-practice in situ methods, such as the Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and Cone Penetration Test (CPT). Benefits of the DMT include the direct measurement of the small strain […]

September 19, 2014

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by: mdodgson

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Categories: Project Milestones

A dedication ceremony was held on September 19, 2014, for the new Southridge High School Community Plaza, which honors active military and deceased members of the Southridge and greater Beaverton communities.  The plaza is located on the east side of the Southridge High School football stadium and includes open walkways and low walls etched with […]

October 15, 2012

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by: mdodgson

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Categories: Project Milestones

Between October 1 and December 31, 2012, the Historic Columbia River Highway will be closed to all traffic between Larch Mountain Road and Latourell Road during restoration of portions of the highway and viaduct at Crown Point.  The popular Vista House at Crown Point will also be closed during this time.  The almost 100-year-old viaduct and […]

August 24, 2012

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by: mdodgson

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Categories: Project Milestones

The City of Portland’s Fire Station 21 is located on the east bank of the Willamette River at the foot of the Hawthorne Bridge. The facility’s location on the waterfront allows Portland Fire & Rescue personnel to respond quickly to emergencies on the river and along the Eastbank Esplanade. As part of a seismic upgrade, the City is planning […]

March 6, 2012

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by: mdodgson

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Categories: Project Milestones

Central City Concern’s Old Town Recovery Center opened in December 2011. The new facility is located on the corner of NW Broadway and W Burnside in downtown Portland, on the site of a vacant fast-food restaurant. In collaboration with Gerding Edlen and SERA Architects, we assisted with the environmental cleanup of the site, which was necessitated by its use […]