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2018 Oregon Brownfields Conference Roundup

Posted on May 22, 2018

Environmental principal Lon Yandell recently attended the 2018 Oregon Brownfields Conference. We asked him to give us a little bit of background on the event and to share his takeaways: For readers who haven’t attended before, what is the Oregon Brownfields Conference? The Oregon Brownfields Conference is held every two years at different locations to […]

Q&A with Kevin Cline: Environmental Staff

Posted on December 13, 2017

Kevin Cline

Environmental staffer Kevin Cline recently moved to Bellingham, expanding GeoDesign’s environmental services in NW Washington. We caught up with him about his work, his new home, and his controversial views on olives. What is your role at GeoDesign? As a part of our environmental group, I complete Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs), […]

Field Q&A: Steve Vandecoevering, Environmental Field Staff

Posted on October 23, 2017

Methane Sampling

What’s environmental field work really like? We asked Steve Vandecoevering to tell us about his daily work, advice for field staff just starting out, and more: What do you like most about field work? I love being out in the elements, especially the cool days of spring and fall, and the opportunity to stay physically […]

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Field Q&A: Jessica Pence, Geotechnical Field Staff

Posted on October 3, 2017

What’s geotechnical field work really like? We asked geotechnical field staffer Jessica Pence about her work, what she loves about it, and advice for those just starting out: What do you like most about field work? I like that it’s hands-on. You are able to see what is happening and what something is actually going […]

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The Brownfield Balancing Act: Part 1

Posted on May 24, 2017

In my last blog, I discussed whether developing a brownfield is worth the effort and risk. Ultimately, the answer is yes (as long as you do your homework prior to purchase). But how much homework is enough? How do you strike the balance between potential assessment costs and overall development costs (or potential liability associated with […]

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