Drill Logging – Experience with mud rotary,
hollow stem and solid-flight augers, rock and pavement coring, air
rotary, sonic rotary, ODEX, cable tools, Becker systems, hand augers,
etc. Split-spoon, Shelby, rock core, environmental and grab sample
collection, field and final logs, down-hole testing and installations,
Excavation Logging – Backhoe and excavator
test pits. Geotechnical and environmental sample collection, field
and final logs, infiltration testing.
Geotechnical Monitoring – Installation and
measurement of inclinometers, vibrating-wire and standpipe piezometers.
Performing open-hole and cased-hole infiltration tests, formation
pressure (packer) testing and monitoring pump tests.
Field Mapping – Use of various measurement
devices to locate testing locations and generate site maps and cross-sections.
Laboratory Testing – Moisture contents, unit
density, Atterberg limits, compaction, CBRs, consolidation, unconfined
tri-axial, grain-size analysis and hydrometers, direct shear, fracture
logs and point-load testing.
Construction Observation – Nuclear Field Density
testing, proof-rolling and T-bar density testing; stripping-, sub-grade-
and fill inspection; installation and proof-testing of geopiers, auger-cast-
and driven piles, soil nails and anchors; supervising removal of contaminated
soils. Drafting daily field memos.
Geotechnical Reporting – Drafting GInt logs,
maps and technical drawings and writing geotechnical and geohazard
reports. Library research.
Other – 40-hour HAZWOPER training (not current),
former licensed monitor well constructor, confined-space training.
Projects of Note
Portland Area – Westside Light Rail Tunnel, Hillsboro Extension
of Light Rail, Eastside CSO Tunnel; Southwest Parallel Interceptor;
Carolina, Taggart, Tanner Creek and Alder Basin projects; Columbia
Slough Consolidation Conduit, CSO Outfall, Inverness Force Main; numerous
landslide, bridge, waterline, airport and school projects.
Seattle Light Rail and Commuter Rail, Arizona Beach Landslide (Port
Orford), Spokane Monitor Wells.