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Happy Holidays from GEODesign

GEODesign cheerfully gave to the following charities & non-profits in 2023: Adopt-A-Child American Diabetes Association Champlain Office of Economic Opportunity Dog Tag Groundworks Collaborative Hands of Hope HOPE Just Basics, Inc. Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department My Catholic Cause Seymour Pink, Inc. St. Jude Children’s Hospital The Haven Food Shelf Trinity Evangelical Food Shelf Turkish Philanthropy…

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Congratulations to Eric Blumberg on his promotion!

We are pleased to announce that Eric has been promoted to Associate.  For several years, Eric has assisted in the management of the NYC office.  In his new position, he will fully manage the NYC office and work closely with colleagues in the NJ office. Eric will continue to expand our waterfront development practice. This…

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Congratulations to Matt Arslaner on his promotion!

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Mehmet (Matt) Arslaner to Project Engineer. Matt has been with GEODesign, Inc. since February, 2017. He has consistently demonstrated an excellent work ethic and high quality technical capabilities. He is well liked by our clients and has proven his commitment to excellence. Please join us in congratulating…

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Recent Promotions of Five Team Members

GEODesign is pleased to announce recent promotions of five team members. Please join us in congratulating them! Jacob Wimett – VT office – Senior Associate Anthony Felicetta – NJ office – Senior Associate Alan Baribault – VT office – Senior Project Engineer Jack Cassara – VT office – Senior Staff Engineer Juan Guardado Escoto –…

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GEO Helps Metro-North Railroad Get Back on Track

A 1,000 year storm on July 9 caused flash flooding in the Hudson Valley. This significantly impacted a portion of Metro-North Railroad’s (MNR) Hudson Line operations to the point where the train service was suspended on both tracks. As a result, MNR contacted GEO’s Anthony Felicetta in the late hours of Sunday evening and GEO…

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Pumping Test on Hudson Valley Potable Water Wells

GEODesign, Inc. recently managed a 72-hour pumping test on two candidate potable water wells for a development client in the Hudson Valley. The purpose of the test was to determine the practical water yield available from the wells, the effect of pumping on the surrounding bedrock aquifer and whether the water quality met the New…

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2023 New Jersey Devils Group Outing

The New Jersey Devils had a tough, last second loss, with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime. Despite this, folks from the New Jersey and New York offices (joined by Jake Wimett from the Vermont office) had a great evening attending the game.

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S.D. Ireland’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

GEODesign was a sponsor of the annual S.D. Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Parade. For more than 30 years, this has been an annual event in Burlington, Vermont. All proceeds go to the S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund with 100% of funds going directly to cancer research at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Our logo…

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Roslyn Grist Mill Rehabilitation

GEODesign is providing geotechnical engineering and foundation design services for repair of the Roslyn Grist Mill in Roslyn, New York. The mill is a timber framed structure which was originally built in the mid 1700s. It is being raised and rehabilitated for use as an educational visitor’s center. The new concrete foundations and sill plates…

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Repair of Town Road Sliding Failure in Weybridge, Vermont

Gooseneck Bend Road, located in Weybridge, Vermont experienced sliding failure. GEODesign worked with Dubois & King (site civil engineer) to design a stabilization to be constructed with FEMA funds. Key challenges included avoiding archaeologically sensitive areas and wetland areas, installing the rip-rap key below river level using stream diversion and dewatering measures, and accessing the…

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Happy Holidays from GEODesign

On December 3rd, GEODesign held our annual holiday party. This year, all five offices came together at the Empire Steak House in New York City. As you can see in the video montage, it was a lively event! We wish all of our employees and clients a happy and healthy holiday and new year.  

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Van Wyck Expressway Widening – Atlantic Avenue Bridge

GEODesign, working for a contractor, designed this complicated SOE system for replacement of the Atlantic Avenue Bridge over the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens. The project is part of an overall multi-phase effort to add a lane in both directions to the Van Wyck for improved access to JFK airport. The entire bridge will be…

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Landslide repair in Oregon City

This site has experienced several slides. Previous owners implemented drainage and erosion control solutions that ultimately failed. GeoMechanics was hired to design this system of tied-back drilled shafts to reinforce the slope.

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Lots going on in Harlem 

Lots going on in Harlem where we designed and are inspecting CFA piles, caissons, soil cement mixed walls, and cantilevered soldier pile walls, while assisting in protecting the adjacent buildings.  

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Historic Rivoli Theater Borings Lead to Pit Underpinning Design

We performed borings in the historic Rivoli Theater in Pendleton, OR for an underpinning design. Structural drawings originally called for pile underpinning to lower the footing for a new orchestra pit but we found bedrock just a few feet down. Now this is being redesigned with pit underpinning.

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CFA Piles in Upper Manhattan

We are inspecting over 675 CFA piles for a high rise residential building in upper Manhattan. We have collaborated across offices to get this work done. Thanks to everyone for your assistance and perseverance on this large project!

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Congratulations to Staff Engineer Besart Hoxha!

Congratulations to Besart Hoxha for breezing through the EIT exam. Besart is a staff engineer in our Connecticut office. Besart graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  

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GEODesign Moves its Vermont Office to Montpelier!

On July 1, GEODesign, Inc. moved to a state-of-the-art, riverfront office building along the Winooski River in beautiful Montpelier, Vermont. The new location, situated between Barr Hill Distillery and the Hunger Mountain Co-op, received an Excellence in Architecture award for its design and landscape integration upon its completion in 2005.    This investment marks an…

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