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Bob Schindler

It is with tremendous sadness that we must announce the passing of our CEO, friend, mentor, and business partner, Bob Schindler, on December 12, 2022. Bob was born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 31, 1963.  He was the son of Robert J. and Mary Lou Gates Schindler, beloved husband of Karen L Schindler for 32 years, father of Sara (Aaron) Skalos...

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Five PFAS Chemicals Added to List

The EPA has added five new PFAS chemicals to its list of Regional Screening Level and Regional Management level lists.  Read more here.  

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We Are Pleased to Announce Our New Acquisition

Geo-Solutions is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of all the remediation assets of FECC, Inc. a leader in the use of steam enhanced soil mixing. For the past 25 years, Geo-Solutions has been an industry leader in soil mixing technologies.  Our acquisition of the specialty equipment includes a steam generator, 500 HP operating at 135 PSIG and 358 degrees F...

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“Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering”

Geo-Solutions is proud to announce that Vice President Dan Ruffing, P.E. and his co-authors Jeff Evans (retired professor from Bucknell) and Dave Elton (retired professor from Auburn) recently completed their book “Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering”.  The book provides an overview of popular ground improvement methods including compaction, consolidation, soil mixing, grouting, slurry trenching, mechanical reinforcement with geosynthetics, jet grouting,...

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Geo-Solutions Welcomes Dave MacDougall

Dave MacDougall joins Geo-Solutions as Regional Manager based out of our Saratoga Springs office.  Dave has over 30 years’ experience in remediation and heavy civil construction with many projects involving earthwork, landfills, pile driving, dewatering, water treatment, dredging, sub-aqueous capping, wetland remediation, and soil mixing for environmental applications.  Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, and a Master’s Degree...

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Steven R. Day M. ASCE

Steven R. Day M. ASCE Recently we lost one of our founders and close co-workers, Steve Day.  Many of us at Geo-Solutions knew Steve for over 30 years going back to the Geo-Con days.  Steve was a driven, hard working leader in our industry that helped make Geo-Solutions what it is today.  We will truly miss him! Steve passed away from a...

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Large Diameter Auger Thermal Treatment System

“Did you know GSI owns the most advance large diameter auger thermal treatment system? Check out a clip from our most recent project!” Large Diameter Auger Thermal Treatment System    

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Stabilize, Support and Improve Conference in Washington, D.C

We will be exhibiting at the Deep Foundations Institute - Stabilize, Support and Improve Conference in Washington, D.C. on August 28-30, 2017. It is being held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, stop by and speak with our experts at booth 124.

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Introducing the Geo-Trencher

Ideally suited for deep and narrow cutoff walls, in lieu of more conventional construction methods like slurry trenching, the Geo-Trencher is essentially a large mixing chain mounted on a tracked chassis. As a result, it can be used to mix soils in place with wet or dry reagents for creating an in-situ mixed-low-permeability cutoff wall or it can be used...

Geo-Solutions gets SMART

Evading Canadian winter field work, Canada Geo-Solutions' Regional Manager Pete Craig snuck into the Smart Methods in Advanced Remediation Technologies (SMART) seminar series in Toronto (January 26) and Ottawa (February 16) to present on cutting-edge Permeable/Passive Reactive Barrier (PRB) technologies and related installation methods, including biopolymer slurry trenching, soil mixing and the Geo-Trencher™ single pass continuous trenching machine. Pete's presentation,...

Geo-Solutions: Technical Training for Professional Development

On February 8, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta, Dan Ruffing, our US Engineering Manager, and Pete Craig, our Western Canada Regional Manager, were happy to support the Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA) by putting on a day-long technical course "Fixing Bad Ground In Situ" at ESAA's Environmental Business 2017 event at the Marriot Cree River. The course includes over six...

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Gold Shovel Certification

Geo-Solutions, Inc. has been approved for the Gold Shovel Standard Certification. It’s a first of its kind effort to create a North American scale program, driven by industry and underpinned by data technology, to unify excavation safety under a single broadly meaningful professional brand. The mission of Gold Shovel Standard is to both certify that excavators and locators have adopted standard...

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Meeting Presentation

Geo-Solutions would like to thank the Pittsburgh Geological Society and the Pittsburgh Chapter of ASCE's Geo-Institute for allowing Dan Ruffing the opportunity to present at their joint dinner meeting held at Foster's Restaurant on January 18, 2017. Dan's presentation was titled "Slurry Supported Excavations for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Applications". Dan would like to thank the 70+ engineers, geologists, and contractors...

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Piano Key Excavation in Calgary, Alberta

Geo-Solutions recently completed a mass excavation and replacement using the cement-bentonite slurry supported excavation technique. This technique, sometimes referred to as a piano key excavation, can be used to excavate impacted or undesirable soils without the need for expensive dewatering or conventional excavation support systems. The cement-bentonite (CB) slurry serves as a liquid shoring and hardens in place to serve...

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Regional Technical Seminar – Fall 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended Geo-Solutions' 2nd Regional Technical Seminar held in Denver, Colorado on October 27. We had close to 40 attendees from a variety of stakeholder groups including engineering consultants, contractors, academics, and regulators. The seminar titled "Specialty Construction Techniques: Geotechnical and Environmental Remediation Applications" was similar to the presentation given at the Spring seminar held in Pittsburgh with...

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Steven Day Retires

After more than 4 decades in the geotechnical and environmental construction industry, Steve Day has retired. Steve began his career in 1973 after graduating from South Dakota State University, partnering with his father in their family utility and excavating company, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He continued his studies earning a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from the University...

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