THE GEO-HYDRO BLOG

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Congratulations to New Geo-Hydro Associate

March 6, 2014

Thomas Baglivo, P.E. is now a Geo-Hydro Associate.  Thomas started working for us in 2005 as a Southern Polytechnic co-op.  He stayed on board after he graduated in 2009, and has now passed the Professional Engineer exam.  Thomas has provided engineering and project management for all of our service lines and is also an ICC…

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Heidi Gilkenson – New Geo-Hydro Environmental Scientist

March 6, 2014

Heidi Gilkenson has joined Geo-Hydro as a Staff Environmental Scientist.  Heidi is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia with a degree in Environmental Sciences.  While in school, she worked as an intern for the United States Department of Agriculture/ Natural Resources Conservation Service.  We are very excited to have Heidi as part of…

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Top 25 Engineering Firms in Greensboro, NC

February 27, 2014

Geo-Hydro’s Greensboro office made the Business Journal’s Top 25 Engineering Firms in Greensboro, NC. While we are proud of our growth and accomplishments over the last three years, we are mostly proud of the PSMJ Award for customer satisfaction.  It we continue to take care of our client’s needs, the growth will easily follow.  Thank…

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Élan Westside

February 11, 2014

Élan Westside is a multi-family, 197-unit, apartment complex located at the corner of Fourteenth Street and Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, Georgia.  The developer of the project is Greystar, headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.  The construction of the 10-level mixed-use building consisted of concrete slabs-on-grade, elevated post-tensioned concrete slabs, wood framing, cold-formed metal framing, epicore…

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Congratulations to New P.E.s

December 9, 2013

Thomas Baglivo, P.E. and Mike Reed, P.E. have passed the Professional Engineer exam.  Thomas has been with Geo-Hydro since graduating from Southern Polytechnic State University over 4 years ago.  Mike Reed, a graduate of the University of Georgia, joined Geo-Hydro in summer of 2013.

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Sinkhole in NW Georgia

December 5, 2013

Sinkholes, whether man-made or natural, are not uncommon in Georgia.  Sinkholes form when cavities form under the ground surface and subsequently collapse.  The collapsed soils progress up to the ground surface where a sinkhole may develop over time or catastrophically without warning.   Sinkholes develop in some of the most undesirable locations. A sinkhole developed under…

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Brian Ingram Promoted to Principal

December 4, 2013

Brian Ingram, P.E., a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with Geo-Hydro for over 10 years, has been promoted to Principal.  Brian is well known by our clients for his excellent communication skills and ability to lead teams of multi-discipline staff through difficult projects.  He is a Clemson alumnus and is very active in his community.

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Earth Slopes Gone Wild

December 2, 2013

In North Georgia it is customary to assume that a 2H:1V slope cut into undisturbed residual soils will be stable.  The primary reason for this presumed stable slope configuration is because for the great majority of cases, it works.  But occasionally, there is an exception.  A large cut slope in Hiawassee, GA defied the odds…

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