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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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Six Flags Over Georgia, Hurricane Harbor

November 23, 2013

Geo-Hydro once again provides services to long-time client Six Flags Over Georgia. In the summer of 2013 Geo-Hydro provided geotechnical engineering services for the latest Six Flags Over Georgia project – Hurricane Harbor.  Hurricane Harbor is the largest expansion in the park’s 46-year history, and will feature several water attractions and guest amenities, including thrill…

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LakePoint Sporting Community

November 23, 2013

Geo-Hydro is providing environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, and construction materials testing services for LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson, Georgia.  The project spans over 1,300 acres featuring sports venues for over 20 sports.  The South Campus phase is currently under construction and includes a wake park, and baseball fields.  Approximately two-million cubic yards of earth will…

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Veterinary Medicine Learning Center – UGA – Athens, Georgia

November 22, 2013

Geo-Hydro Engineers is providing geotechnical engineering, special inspection and NPDES compliance services for this new Veterinary Medicine Facility.  The project includes a new animal hospital, classrooms, a covered outdoor lameness evaluation arena and animal isolation barn.  The project includes 5 new buildings totaling approximately 300,000 square feet.  The structure consist of structural steel and masonry…

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New EPD Storm Water Requirements for Construction Projects in Georgia

November 22, 2013

The NPDES General Permit in effect at the start of most construction projects currently in progress in the state of Georgia expired on July 31, 2013.  The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) granted automatic extensions for ongoing projects until the new permits could be released.  The GA EPD issued the new NPDES permits on…

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The Standard – Athens, Georgia

November 22, 2013

Geo-Hydro is continuing to provide special inspections services for this multi-use project in the heart of Athens.  The project includes a multi-level parking deck with a pool perched on the top, retail/commercial space and 5 stories of luxury apartments.  The foundation system includes a combination of shallow foundations and aggregate piers.  The structure includes cast-in-place…

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