News & Events 2019

  • EVENT: WACEL April Membership Meeting (April 25th)

    The April WACEL Membership meeting is Thursday, April 25th, at Maggiano’s restaurant in the Tyson’s Galleria at 11AM. The presentation topic is “Five Ways to Improve the Cost and Performance of Ground Improvement for Foundation Support Projects”. The Presenter is Mike Cowell, PE/CEO & President, GeoStructures.

    Specifying an aggregate pier or rigid inclusion ground improvement foundation support system can save a significant amount of money versus an over excavation or deep foundation option for building projects. However, if the specification is not accompanied by a good baseline geotechnical and structural engineering package that includes site specific design requirements, specific contractor qualification requirements, a clear scope of work, QC requirements, and a measurement and basis of payment requirement, some of the cost savings will not be realized.

    Mike will discuss some of the common practices that need to change to avoid added cost and risk to a project. He will highlight areas of best practices that can lower cost and risk while providing clarity to a ground improvement design-build project.

    We look forward to seeing you on April 25th. Attendees will receive one-hour Continued Education Credit (CEU) for attending this presentation.

    To reserve, use the following link: http://www.wacel.org/membership-meetings/ and select the meeting you will attend. Then use the search icon to the right of the “company” box. The drop-down will give you choices and after selecting your company/jurisdiction, select your name and hit submit. If successful, you should receive an email confirmation. If you encounter a problem, please email Chris Worley at chris@wacel.org for support.


  • EVENT: GeoStructures Workshop – Charlotte, NC (April 9th)

    A workshop focusing on the various design/build solutions for your projects!

    You’re invited to GeoStructures’ Workshop in Charlotte, NC. The workshop is an opportunity to learn more about ground improvement technologies and adding value to your projects.

    Topics include:

    ■ Design of Geopier Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) & Rigid Inclusions Systems

    ■ Adding Value to Your Project – Lessons Learned

    ■ Construction Coordination & Case Studies

    Lunch will be provided and there will an opportunity to network with colleagues before and after the program.

    To register visit: https://bit.ly/2TsuVK3


  • NEWS: Tom Prozinski Joins Team Geo!

    GeoStructures is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas Prozinski to the Geo family.

    Thomas Prozinski recently joined GeoStructures as the Director of Sales based in Purcellville, VA. Tom comes to us from Maxim Crane Works where he was the Regional Vice President of Mid-Atlantic. Tom’s 25+ years of experience in sales and engineering will provide customers with the specialized attention needed to provide solutions to their ground improvement and foundation support challenges. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, MA where he also played on the football team. In his spare time, Tom enjoys playing and watching sporting events particularly his own children’s events.


  • Wilmington Sports Complex Article – Construction Equipment Guide

    Honored to be a part of the amazing team of The Buccini/Pollin Group, BPGS Construction, Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc, and Geo-Technology Associates, Inc who will deliver the state-of-the-art 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE early this year. The site was environmentally impacted, so any foundation system employed needed to mitigate spoil generation and be composed of a low permeability material to mitigate risk for cross contamination. Due to the fast-track nature of the project, Geopier Rigid Inclusions were deemed best to provided settlement control for the new sports complex. To learn more about this unique facility and the construction process visit: https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/new-76ers-fieldhouse-a-slam-dunk-for-del/43319