Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Slope Supporting a Rail Line, Strata Geosynthetics
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Strata’s New Geotechnical Software for GRS Design

Strata Systems, Inc. has released StrataPro™ geotechnical software for design of geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) structures.  The software is free, available upon request from Strata Systems. More at Strata’s New Geotechnical Software Focuses on GRS Design

Digitilt AT Inclinometer Equipment from DGSI Slope Indicator
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DGSI Offers Inclinometer Trade-in Program

DGSI, known for their Slope Indicator inclinometer equipment, announced a trade-in program of up to $3,500 in credit towards their new Digitilt AT System.  Their new system features new solid-state MEMS technology, a Bluetooth cable reel […]

GBA updates two important legal resources for geoprofessionals
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Two Important Legal Resources Updated

The GBA has been helping geoprofessional firms deal with the legal realities of our business for nearly 50 years. They have recently updated two important resource documents that address this topic: Limitation-of-Liability Case Index and […]

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Ensuring consistency in geotechnical laboratory operations

Laboratory accreditation has become a ‘ticket to the game’ and most geotechnical laboratories will have, or are working towards, accreditation. The key thing an accreditation body is looking for is consistency; in workflows, sample handling, […]

Top 500 Design Firms - With a Geo Emphasis
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Geo-companies in ENR’s 2017 Top 500 Design Firms

Top 500 Design Firms - With a Geo Emphasis

ENR’s annual top 500 design firms list for 2017 is out. These rankings are based on revenue for design services in the previous calendar year. Last year I extracted a subset of the list to see rankings of firms that are strong in geotechnical / geological related services, so I decided to do it again this year. I included firms that self-identified as geotechnical firms, as well as engineering firms that I know to have a strong geo emphasis. I’m sure there are some that I missed. I also included some of the major A&E firms that provide these types of services. Accordingly, it’s still a bit subjective on who is included. So here is the list of top Geo-Companies of 2017 (along with their change in ranking relative to 2016):

  • 1 – AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif. (No change from 2016)
  • 3 – CH2M, Englewood, Colo. (No change from 2016)
  • 5 – TETRA TECH INC., Pasadena, Calif. (+2)
  • 7 – AMEC FOSTER WHEELER, Atlanta, Ga. (-2)
  • 8 – HDR, Omaha, Neb. (+1)
  • 10 – STANTEC INC., Irvine, Calif. (+8)
  • 13 – ARCADIS NORTH AMERICA/CALLISON RTKL, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (-1)

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