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Mike recently completed a 5-day rope access course in Bend, Oregon.  Rope access refers to a set of techniques where ropes and specialized hardware are used as the primary means of providing access to GRI engineering geologists for geologic mapping.  His 5-day course prepared him for successful completion of a written exam and field evaluation […]

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 […]

GRI is pleased to announce that George Freitag has been promoted to Principal!  George has been a part of the GRI family for more than 22 years and has contributed greatly to our success.  Not only is he an engineering geologist with 30 years of experience, he also leads our environmental services and business development efforts. […]

The ASCE Oregon Section Annual Meeting and Gala was held this year at Kells Irish Pub on September 20, 2016.  The event started with a dynamic social hour and dinner followed by annual awards, officer installations, and a lively talk by Hayward Baker’s Michael J. Marasa, PE, on the sinkhole remediation at the National Corvette […]

Mike will be giving a presentation on the geologic characterization and landslide hazard assessment of the Oregon Coast Range transmission line. If you are attending the meeting, this presentation will be a part of Technical Session #7 this Thursday at 8:40am. Below is a synopsis of the presentation:   Geologic Route Characterization and Landslide Hazard […]

George will be giving a presentation on the engineering geology of the Meyers Cone along Interstate 84. If you are attending the meeting, this presentation will be a part of Technical Session #17 this Friday at 9:40 am. Below is a synopsis of the presentation:   Engineering Geology of the Meyers Cone, Interstate 84, Columbia […]

A few GRI kickball enthusiasts took part in the 8th annual Engineers Without Borders (EWB) fundraiser.  It was a blistering hot day, and each team brought their top competitors.  GRI took the field first and was able to hold back the opponent the first few innings, but after several scoring runs, we lost the first […]

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 […]

Jack Gordon, PE Senior Engineer  John (Jack) K. Gordon, PE, has been promoted to Senior Engineer after nine years with GRI.  As a senior engineer, he is responsible for managing complex subsurface investigations and laboratory testing programs and providing geotechnical engineering recommendations on a wide variety of projects.  Jack specializes in projects involving deep excavations and […]