BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, is pleased to announce that Carol Hawk has joined the firm as a geotechnical engineer. Working out of GEI's I Street office in Washington, D.C., Ms. Hawk brings 10 years of experience in geotechnical analysis and design and construction inspection for general building, earthworks, and transportation projects. Her specialties include subsurface investigations, slope stability and piping risk analyses, seismic analyses, foundation engineering, construction supervision, and quality assurance.
Prior to joining GEI, Ms. Hawk worked as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with Coffey New Zealand Ltd. in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she managed a geotechnical team that provided post-earthquake geotechnical advice to an insurance company for repair and rebuild of 1,000+ residential properties. This project also included the delivery of 25 or more geotechnical reports per week, and technical leadership on liquefaction analysis, damage assessment and foundation design. She also worked as a Project Manager for URS Australia Ltd. in Brisbane, Australia, where she oversaw the design and construction of 14 Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Water Storage Dams and was a site engineer for the Broadmeadow Mine Levee construction. Prior to her international work, she worked as a Geotechnical Engineer for URS Corporation in New York City where she provided foundation design recommendations for the NYPD Academy and performed site specific seismic analysis for the Whitney Museum Chelsea Site.
"We are thrilled to have Carol join the geotechnical team in DC," said Giovanni Bonita, Ph.D, P.E., P.G., GEI Vice President and DC office Branch Manager. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and geotechnical experience to GEI that will benefit our client's needs."
Ms. Hawk earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University.
GEI's multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists deliver integrated water resources, environmental, ecological, and geotechnical engineering solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 35,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information, please visit www.geiconsultants.com.
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