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In conjunction with STEM Network, an organization established by Ethiopian scientists and engineers who are working and living in the U.S. and Canada, GRI is collecting engineering textbooks to help support Ethiopian college students. What We Need We are collecting gently used (or new) engineering textbooks printed after 1990.  Books should be in good condition […]

GRI is very excited to announce that Thomas (Tom) Gayne, a staff engineer for the GRI Vancouver office, passed the Oregon-specific Principles and Practice of Engineering exam in the fall of 2016 and can now add the initials PE after his name! Tom joined GRI in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from […]

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 […]