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A field staff engineer stands near the bottom of a steep precipice, looking intently at their tablet they hold in front of them. With a few taps on the screen, there is a light whirring sound and a drone with multiple spinning rotors slowly approaches the ground in front of the engineer and lands with […]

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 […]

Tadesse Meskele, PhD, PE, has been selected by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) as a member of the 2020 Class of Housner Fellows. After a rigorous and competitive application process, Dr. Meskele is one of six Fellows selected by the EERI Housner Fellows Management Committee for the 2020 Class. During his two-year commitment to […]

GRI was part of a consultant team for the Vancouver Waterfront Park and Grant Street Pier project that took top honors as ACEC Oregon’s 2019 Project of the Year and received the People’s Choice Award! It was an honor to work with such a great team to create public access to the river for the […]

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 […]

Three GRI geologists are presenting at the combined 61st Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) Annual Meeting and 13th International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) Congress. The first-ever combined Congress held in the United States will take place the week of September 15, 2018, in San Francisco, California. George Freitag is […]

One of the newest members of the GRI team, Nora Utevsky, GIT, recently volunteered at a 5-day, hands-on geoscience field camp for middle school girls at Mount St. Helens.  In its third year, GeoGirls allows young women to explore the volcanoes in their backyard, the hazards they pose to human population, and the technology scientists […]

Full-Depth Reclamation of Pavement Full-depth reclamation (FDR) of pavement is an alternative rehabilitation technique that uniformly pulverizes and blends together stabilizing agents with worn-out asphalt concrete pavement and a portion of the underlying materials.  The end result is a sustainable, cost-effective, and green approach to stabilized base course that is ready for a new pavement […]