August 21, 2018

NEWS: Best Wishes to Intern Joe Novak!

GeoStructures was thrilled to have Joe Novak intern over the summer.  Joe gave Geo a presentation before heading back to VA Tech discussing his time here and what he learned.  Best wishes to Joe as he finishes up his last semester!

During my summer with GeoStructures, I was able to familiarize myself with the design methodologies and processes that go into the different forms of ground improvement provided by the company. Throughout my internship, I performed many of the tasks that the engineers conducted. Some of these tasks included creating preliminary ground improvement designs, putting together Geopier Foundation Company (GFC) packages when using GFC products, putting together final designs, and attending engineering, sales and operations meetings. In addition, my internship allowed the opportunity to go out to the field to observe ground improvement product installations, to observe various tests that are performed on ground improvement products to confirm design parameters, and to perform quality control of the ground improvement installation and tests. Overall, I have greatly valued the experience and knowledge that GeoStructures has provided, and this experience will definitely benefit my growth as an engineer.